Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 3

Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2013 was released today by the Exchange Team (KB2892464). This update raises Exchange 2013 version number to 15.0.775.38.

This CU contains the following functional enhancements:

· Usability improvements when adding members to new and existing groups in the Exchange Administration Console

· Online RMS available for use by non-cloud based Exchange deployments

· Improved admin audit log experience

· Windows 8.1 / Internet Explorer 11 no longer requires using OWA Light

The CU contains the following fixes:

o 2874216 Security issue that is described in Security Bulletin MS13-061 is resolved by an Exchange Server update

o 2865161 "Errors: Failed exporting item id: from source id" when you try to copy search results in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2871980 Child domains are not displayed for selection when you create a mailbox by using EAC in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2878160 "The Active Directory user wasn’t found" error when you create or update an In-Place eDiscovery search in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2882608 Exchange Server 2013 does not share the inproxy.dll file

o 2886115 Retention policies are not applied to Exchange Server 2013 mailboxes when user accounts are on different domains

o 2888274 WebClientReadFormQueryString string and WebClientEditFormQueryString string return incorrect URLs in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2888315 Event 2112 or 2180 is logged when you try to back up a database in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2888612 Retention policy does not work after you run a cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2889786 Sign-in format for Outlook Web App on mobile devices is not adjusted according to the Set-OwaVirtualDerictory cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2890650 Items in the Drafts folder are not stamped with the retention policy tag in an Exchange Server 2010 or 2013 environment

o 2895487 "Copy Search Results" option does not work in an Exchange server 2013 environment

o 2895500 DBCS characters appear garbled when you run some PowerShell scripts in EMS in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2895678 "Nombre de usuario\dominio" is displayed unexpectedly on the Spanish version of the OWA and EAC logon pages in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2902929 You cannot forward an external meeting request in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2902929 You cannot forward an external meeting request in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2902933 "Generate incident report" does not display the "Bcc" field in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2902934 Korean language localization issue in Exchange 2013 OWA user interface

o 2902936 You cannot change SMTP addresses for distribution groups by using EAC in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2902938 You cannot preview Office documents in shared folders by using Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

o 2902939 EMS connection error when you separately install an Exchange Server 2013 Mailbox server and a Client Access server

o 2883203 Exchange Server 2013 restarts frequently after Cumulative Update 2 is installed

o 2890814 No redirection to the Outlook Web App URL for Exchange Online users in an Exchange hybrid deployment

This Cumulative Update includes schema and AD changes, so make sure you run PrepareSchema / PrepareAD. Note that Cumulative Updates can be installed directly, i.e. no need to install RTM then CU1 etc. Note that once installed, you can’t uninstall a CU nor any of the installed roles. The order of upgrading servers is irrelevant, unlike with previous generations of Exchange.

Also, and I can’t emphasize this enough: As with any Hotfix, Rollup, Service Pack or Cumulative Update, I’d recommend to thoroughly test this in a test and acceptance environment first, prior to implementing it in production.

You can download Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 3 here; CU3 UM Language Packs can be retrieved here. More details about these changes, preparing Active Directory or installing this Cumulative Update can be found in the original announcement.

Forefront TMG 2010 SP2 Rollup 4

Release of Rollup 4 for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2870877).

Changes in this update:

· 2889345 Accounts are locked out beyond the AccountLockoutResetTime period in Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 SP2

· 2890549 Incorrect Performance Monitor values when queried from a .NET Framework app in Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

· 2890563 "URL" and "Destination Host Name" values are unreadable in the web proxy log of Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

· 2891026 Firewall Service leaks memory if Malware Inspection is enabled in Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

· 2888619 A password change is unsuccessful if a user’s DN attribute contains a forward slash and an Active Directory LDAP-defined special character in Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

· 2863383 "Query stopped because an error occurred while it was running" when you run a non-live query in Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 SP2

· 2899720 Threat Management Gateway 2010 incorrectly sends "Keep-Alive" headers when it replies to Media Player WPAD file requests

· 2899716 Firewall service (Wspsrv.exe) crashes when a web publishing request is handled in Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

· 2899713 Access to certain SSL websites may be unavailable when HTTPS Inspection is enabled in Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

You can request Forefront TMG SP2 RU4 directly from support here.

Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 3

Exchange Team released Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (KB2891587). This update raises Exchange 2010 version number to 14.3.169.1.

Here’s a list of fixes contained in this Rollup:

o 2715761 "550 5.6.0" NDR when you send a yearly recurring meeting request in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2839533 RPC Client Access service freezes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2840454 "The rules on this computer do not match the rules on Microsoft Exchange" error when you manage rules by using Outlook 2013 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2874070 Public folders are exposed although the user does not have rights to see the parent folders in an Exchange Server 2010 SP3 environment

o 2878175 Client Access server crashes when you use Outlook with a Riverbed WAN optimizer in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2879320 Retention action setting is not updated in FAI items by running the Set-RetentionPolicyTag cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2879736 Office 365 users cannot retrieve an on-premises user’s free/busy data in an Exchange Server 2010-based hybrid deployment

o 2880153 RPC Client Access Service crashes if Outlook is in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2880290 RPC Client Access service crashes when you use Outlook in ANSI online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2882467 RPC Client Access service stops if Outlook is in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2882677 BlackBerry device is not redirected in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2886469 EAS client receives status code 8 during synchronization in an on-premises Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2886567 "Objects added to a Binding Source’s list must all be of the same type" error message when you add an additional domain name in Exchange Server 2010 SP3

o 2887574 RPC Client Access service freezes when your mailbox reaches the quota limit in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2888406 Mailbox Replication service crashes when you try to move mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2888906 Events 1000, 4999, and 9775 are logged when Store.exe crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Mailbox server

o 2888911 W3wp.exe crashes when you decline a meeting request by using Outlook Web App or an EWS application in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2890650 Items in the Drafts folder are not stamped with the retention policy tag in an Exchange Server 2010 or 2013 environment

o 2891194 Exchange ActiveSync devices are marked as "Blocked" in EMS and EMC when the devices are synchronizing with the Exchange Server 2010 server

o 2892337 Outlook client freezes when you try to sort email folders by columns in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2893437 Delegate can read your AD RMS protected messages by using Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2896304 Background image is displayed incorrectly in an email message when a disclaimer rule is enabled in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

o 2899146 You cannot drag email messages to other folders by using Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

As of Service Pack 2 Rollup 4, its no longer required to disable/re-enable ForeFront Protection for Exchange using the fscutility to be able to install the Rollup properly. However, if you want to remain in control, you can disable ForeFront before installing the Rollup using fscutility /disable and re-enable it afterwards using fscutility /enable.

As with any Hotfix, Rollup or Service Pack, I’d recommend to thoroughly test this rollup in a test and acceptance environment first, prior to implementing it in production.

You can download Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 3 here.

Tools for Microsoft Exchange Servers

It’s very hard to remember all URL for tools available and to keep in repository and favorites for the tools required for Exchange Servers. For my ease I have collected some of important source and sharing in this blog post so other can access it. I must say, there would be some more source which I would be missing so please update me.

I have covered tools available for Exchange 2003,2007 and 2010 version provided by Microsoft and some third part (All freeware).

Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer Tool

The Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool, is a Web- based tool designed to help IT Administrators troubleshoot connectivity issues with their Exchange Server deployments. The tool simulates several client logon and mail flow scenarios. When a test fails, many of the errors have troubleshooting tips to assist the IT Administrator in correcting the problem

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Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer v2.8 (ExBPA)

The Exchange Best Practices Analyzer programmatically collects settings and values from data repositories such as Active Directory, registry, metabase and performance monitor. Once collected, a set of comprehensive ‘best practice’ rules are applied to the topology.
Administrators running this tool will get a detailed report listing the recommendations that can be made to the environment to achieve greater performance, scalability and uptime.

Note Exchange Best Practices Analyzer v2.8 should not be used to scan Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010. In Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010, the Best Practices Analyzer is installed during Exchange Setup and can be run from the Exchange Management Console Toolbox.

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Microsoft ExRAP Scoping Tool V1.0

This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scoping tools necessary to prepare and qualify your environment to receive a Risk and Health Assessment Program for Microsoft Exchange Server (ExRAP).

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Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor (ExMON)

Use the Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor to gather real-time data to better understand current client usage patterns, and to plan for future work. Administrators can view several items, including IP addresses used by clients, versions and modes of Microsoft Office Outlook, and resources such as CPU usage, server-side processor latency, and total latency for network and processing. Works with Microsoft Exchange Server 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010

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Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant v1.1 (ExPTA)

The Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant programmatically executes a set of troubleshooting steps to identify the root cause of performance, mail flow, and database mounting issues. The tool automatically determines what set of data is required to troubleshoot the identified symptoms and collects configuration data, performance counters, event logs and live tracing information from an Exchange server and other appropriate sources. The tool analyzes each subsystem to determine individual bottlenecks and component failures, then aggregates the information to provide root cause analysis.

Note :: The Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant should not be used to scan Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010. In Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010, the The Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant is installed during Exchange Setup and can be run from the Exchange Management Console Toolbox.

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Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer (ExPDA)

You can use the Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer to perform an overall topology readiness scan of your environment. When you run the Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer, it provides a detailed report that will alert you if there are any issues within your organization, which could prevent you from deploying Exchange 2010.

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Unified Messaging Troubleshooting Tool

The Exchange 2010 UM Troubleshooting Tool is an Exchange Management Shell cmdlet that you can use to diagnose configuration errors specific to call answering scenarios and to test whether voice mail is functioning correctly in both on-premises and cross-premises UM deployments.

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Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator

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Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer (ExEPA)

Use the Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer tool to collect estimated statistical information from a single mailbox store or across an Exchange Server organization. The collected data can be used for such tasks as analyzing the performance and health of a server that has mailboxes, improving capacity planning models, and improving testing methodologies and tools

For 64 bit : Download
For 32 bit: Download

ExFolders

This new tool is replacement of PFDAVAdmin to Exchange 2010. This got changed the name to ExFolders because it no longer relies on DAV, and it’s not just for public folders (even PFDAVAdmin, in its public release, was not just for public folders).

For Exchange 2010 SP1:

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For Exchange 2010 RTM :

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Log Parser 2.2

Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows® operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory®. You tell Log Parser what information you need and how you want it processed.

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Exchange Log Analyzer

The ExLogAnalyzer is a framework that parses logs and triggers events based on the log entries. It can analyze (replay) logs across multiple servers and multiple log types in a single run.

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Exchange 2007 Anti-Spam Migration

The Exchange 2007 Anti Spam Migration Tool reads these settings from Active Directory and converts them to equivalent Windows Power Shell script (consisting of Exchange 2007 tasks) which can then be run on Edge Transport or Hub Transport roles of Exchange Server 2007.

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Exchange Support Tool: ExchDump

ExchDump is a command line utility that gathers Exchange configuration information from various sources used in troubleshooting support issues.

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Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

The Messaging API is a COM-like API that provides access to the contents of messaging stores. CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using either CDO or MAPI, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store.

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Microsoft Exchange Server Public Folder DAV-based Administration Tool

Use the Exchange Server Public Folder Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV)-based Administration tool (PFDAVAdmin) to perform various management tasks related to public folders and mailboxes. The tool checks the permissions status of each public and mailbox folder and corrects any problems found. The ability to bulk export/import the permissions and replica lists make this tool invaluable in achieving greater productivity in managing public folders. The program can also reports content information of each public folder and mailbox folder such as the number of items in each folder, size of folder and most recent modification date of any item in the folder.

Note: PFDAVAdmin is supported when running with Exchange 2000 Server, Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007. In Exchange 2010 ‘ExFolders’ is introduced.

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Microsoft Exchange Server Inter-Organization Replication

Use the Inter-Organization Replication tool to replicate free and busy information and public folder content between Exchange organizations. The tool allows for the coordination of meeting, appointments, contacts, and public folder information between disjointed Exchange organizations

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Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 (ILM 2007 SP1)
Active Directory and GAL synchronization Management Agent support for pure Exchange 2007 environments

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Microsoft Exchange Server WinRoute

Use WinRoute to determine the link state routing information as known to the routing master. The WinRoute tool connects to the link state port, TCP port 691, on Exchange 2000 or 2003 server and extracts the link state information for an organization. The information is a series of GUIDs that WinRoute matches to objects in Active Directory, connectors and bridgehead servers, and presents in human-readable format. This tool should be the first step in troubleshooting routing in an Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 mail-handling environment.

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Exchange Server Importer for Lotus cc:Mail Archives

Use the Importer for Lotus cc:Mail Archives tool to import cc:Mail archive files to folders in an Exchange 2003 mailbox store or to one or more personal folder (.pst) files. After you install the archive importer, you can import all cc:Mail archives yourself or you can distribute the archive importer program (Ccmarch.exe) to users who need to import their own cc:Mail archive files

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Microsoft Exchange Server Inter-Organization Replication

Use the Inter-Organization Replication tool to replicate free and busy information and public folder content between Exchange organizations. The tool allows for the coordination of meeting, appointments, contacts, and public folder information between disjointed Exchange organizations

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Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2010

Use Jetstress 2010 to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010 server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users.

For 32bit:

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For 64bit:

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Microsoft Exchange Server SMTPDiag Tool

SmtpDiag is a troubleshooting tool designed to work directly on a Windows server with IIS/SMTP service enabled or with Exchange Server installed. It utilizes the same APIs as Windows and Exchange in order to diagnose configuration and connection issues involving SMTP and DNS.

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Microsoft Exchange Server Information Store Viewer (MDBVU32)

Use Information Store Viewer (also called MDBVu32) to view or set details about a user’s message storage files, which consist of the private information store, the personal folder file (.Pst), the public store and the offline folder file (.Ost).

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Microsoft Exchange Server MTA Check

Use MTA Check, a command line tool, to check the MTA database consistency of Exchange message transfer agent (MTA) and to repair the MTA database if necessary. MTA Check will analyze and correct problems in the MTA

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