Thomas Stensitzki is a leading technology consultant focusing on the Microsoft messaging and collaboration technologies and the owner of Granikos GmbH & Co. KG.
He is an MVP for Office Apps & Services since 2018.
Thomas is an MCT Regional Lead for Germany and delivers Microsoft Learning training courses for Office 365, Microsoft Teams, and Exchange Server.
He holds Master certifications as Microsoft Certified Solutions Master Messaging and as Microsoft Certified Master for Exchange Server 2010. These certifications make him a subject matter expert for any messaging topic related to Microsoft Exchange, Exchange Online, Microsoft 365, and hybrid configurations.
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It happend again.
A new .Net Framework version has been released via the Windows Update distribution channel and the Exchange Server Team has decided to skip support for the new release.
You're only option is to block the automatic installation by the local Windows Update Agent using a registry.
The follow BlockNetFramework472.reg file simplifies setting the registry key.
As always... Enjoy Exchange Server
The PowerShell script New-RoomMailbox has been updated and release v1.2 has been published to GitHub and TechNet Gallery.
The script now creates a third mail-enabled security group to limit the set of users which are allowed to book the resource. The group itself is created (prepared) only, but not assigned to the room resource.
Additionally, the default language (locale) is configured. This prohibits the "Set locale" - dialogue when accessing the room mailbox using Outlook on the Web.
Read more here: https://www.granikos.eu/en/justcantgetenough/PostId/337/create-a-new-room-mailbox-with-security-groups
The Category List Manager is a C# Visual Studio Solution that allows you to connect to a source mailbox which is either hosted on an on-premises Exchange Server or in Exchange Online using Exchange Web Services (EWS).
You can use AutoDiscover or a static Url to connect to the Exchange Server or Office 365. By default the solution uses the credentials of the user executing the program. These credentials are referred to as default credentials. You can use the Settings form to set dedicated credentials of an user with appropriate access rights to the mailbox(es).
The program helps you to
The supported target mailbox types are:
The GUI comes with an easy-to-use UI. The execuable works a command line tool as well and can be used for automation purposes.
Use CategoryManager.exe -help to get the most recent command line help information.
Watch the presentation held at the Exchange User Group Berlin Meetup on May 31st 2018.
Additional credits go to Henning Krause
Exchange Server extends the Active Directory schema during the PrepareSchema step during setup. The steps PrepareAD, PrepareDomain, or PrepareAlLDomains create Active Directory containers and objects that are crucially important for a stable operation of Exchange Server.
There are different Active Directory objects that are used to determine, if Active Directory has a proper Exchange Server configuration up and running.
At Active Directory forest level the following attributes are used to determine the Exchange Server release:
At Active Directory domain level the following attribute is used to determine the Exchange Server release:
Enjoy Exchange Server!
This script reads the Exchange schema version from the Active Directory schema partition.
The Exchange organization name is fetched from Active Directory automatically.
The script fetches at forest level:
The script fetches at domain level:
# Fetch all version information in the Active Directory forest
PS D:\Scripts> .\Get-ExchangeServerVersionInfo.ps1
Exchange Server Schema and Object Information for forest [VARUNA.ROOT]
Exchange Organization Name : VARUNA-GROUP
Active Directory Schema rangeUpper: 15332
Working on VARUNA.ROOT
MESO Container objectVersion : 13236
Exchange Configuration msExchProductId : 15.01.1466.003
Exchange Configuration objectVersion : 16213
Working on VARUNAGROUP.DE
MESO Container objectVersion : 13236