Written by Sam McGeown on 5/1/2012
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The Test MAPI Connectivity monitor for the Exchange 2007 management pack will automatically generate a critical error for any Recovery Storage Groups you have on monitored Exchange Mailbox Roles. As these are generally temporary Storage Groups created for a recovery and then removed, you don’t want an alert - but manually adding an override for every time is not a great use of your time either. The State Change event details are as follows:
Written by Sam McGeown on 21/7/2010
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The Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer is perhaps the best tool I’ve used in a long time for troubleshooting Exchange external access – it just works! On the forums and websites I read, it doesn’t seem to get the coverage that I’d expect, so I thought I’d give it a mention.
Written by Sam McGeown on 8/7/2010
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I’ve just fixed an issue with Routing for my mixed Exchange 2003/2007/2010 environment. The environment is a single AD domain with 4 sites, Site1, Site2, Site3 and Site4. In Site1, Site2 and Site3 there are 3 Exchange 2003 servers, one per site. In Site4 there is an Exchange 2007 SP2 server (CAS, Mailbox, HT). All the connectors required worked as expected, and inter-site routing works as expected. I introduced into the mix a 2010 Enterprise server (CAS, Mailbox, HT) to Site1 as a prelude to a full upgrade of the site to Exchange 2010.
Written by Sam McGeown on 2/7/2010
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I’ve spent a fair bit of time today trying to sort out my iPhone sync to my Exchange Server, failing miserably. It used to work, pre-upgrade to iOS4, but for some reason fails to sync. Symptoms were: iPhone fails to sync, generic timeout error (or is very slow) successfully tests the mailbox access  The server was configured as per to allow OWA/ActiveSync with SSL on OWA.