Category Archives: Exchange

Low Disk Space Alert Script

If backups should fail, or there is a mail storm… How can I get alerted when the Exchange database transaction log disk is almost full? It’s not a good day when the database dismounts because the TL disk fills up. … Continue reading

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Testing Open Relay / Allowed Relay using PowerShell

In my previous post, I posted a script which emails me move reports from office 365. A subset of that script emails using a non-authenticated connection.  This code allows you to test an open relay too… In many ways much … Continue reading

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SPF ending “all” word explained

While creating a SPF record on Microsoft’s wizard, I noticed this question Does {your email domain} send e-mail from any IP addresses that are not identified in the above sections? There are several radio button options. Yes; mail may legitimately … Continue reading

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http to https redirect Windows 2008 IIS

This is the best way I have found to redirect http to https and to a specific sub url. Hence if the user types mail.uwhpwatertown.com, which implies http, they will, thru IIS error handling, get redirected to https://mail.whatever.com/owa I was … Continue reading

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Import Export IP list on Allowed Relay Receive Connector

If you are migrating from Exchange 2003 to 2010, when you export the list of allowed relay devices, following this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935635 the output will typically be in this format: 10.1.0.1 10.1.0.2 10.1.0.3 10.1.0.6 10.1.0.7 10.1.0.8 Name the file IPList.txt So, … Continue reading

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Folder and File level scanning Exclusions for Exchange 2010

There is a technet article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342.aspx Titled : File-Level Antivirus Scanning on Exchange 2010 Please read the first section to understand the requirements. To make the rest of the article easier to understand, as it does get a bit convoluted … Continue reading

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Exchange 2007 /2010 Certificate install

Exchange 2007 /2010 installs itself with a self signed certificate. This means it gets you going with ssl, but it’s not something you want to run with in production. Why? Well, workstations accessing OWA will complain with a popup box … Continue reading

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