Category Archives: Informational

Out of Office (OOF) and why the TLA does not fit

ehlo!

While many of you work on a regular basis with the Out of Office Assistant I’m sure there is some knowledge missing where Out of Office fits into the Three Letter Acronym (TLA) OOF.

I want again spread the word about that so that the message of OOF will again out in the world.

There is an old blog post (very old) on the Exchange Team blog which clarifies this: Why is OOF an OOF and not an OOO?

So keep your users informed with that 🙂

Your EXGuru – aka Peter Forster – aka Satschent Peter

 

ECP Language without a mailbox and specify Exchange version

ehlo!

You are using your admin account for administrating Exchange, right? If not – you are on the bad side of life 🙂

So when there is no mailbox available ECP will be shown in the primary language your browser is configured to. If you want to change this just use the correct URL.

For instance https://localhost/ecp/?mkt=EN-us will always use the English locale.

During a migration where your mailbox still resides on Exchange 2007 or 2010 and you want to configure Exchange 2013 settings please use: https://localhost/ecp?ExchClientVer=15

Same will work if you want to use Exchange 2010 ECP: https://localhost/ecp?ExchClientVer=15

Your EXGuru – aka Peter Forster – aka Satschent Peter

The installer of Exchange – very robust

ehlo!

Ever run in a problem during setup of Exchange?
Sometimes the installer will show you an error message or you have a hardware problem with an unexpected reboot of your servers.

I had several situations where this happend but thanks of the structure of Setup from Exchange in many times it was possible after correcting the problem the installation went fine. It just happend in my demo environment where during step 7 Mailbox Role: Transport Service my harddisk breaks and the virtual machine was off.

After repairing the error the VM started again. Setup detected an unfinished installation and was later completed successfully.

What is your expierence with Exchange Setup?

Your EXGuru – aka Peter Forster – aka Satschent Peter

Update Outlook before you migrate to Exchange 2013/2016

ehlo!

Many of you use Outlook to connect to your Exchange-Server, right?
When did you last update your Outlook to the latest version? Wow, you installed Service Pack 1 for Office 2013?
If yes than you have a very old version of Outlook.

Microsoft releases monthly updates to Outlook to keep Outlook Up-to-Date for you newest Exchange versions.

If you do not install those updates you can have the strangest errors. Worst case with very versions is that you are not able to connect to Exchange 2013/2016 at all.

My recommendation before starting a migration project: Update Outlook to the latest available version. And it is easy to follow the latest version.

Outlook – latest Hotfixes: Latest available Update for Outlook (MSI-based installation)
Office-Click-To-Run – latest Version: Office Click-To-Run – latest Version

Below you see the latest releases of Outlook 2010/2013/2016

Outlook 2016

Version-Number

Patch

KBArticle

16.0.4288.1000

Oktober 2015

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2910976

16.0.4266.1003 – RTM

16.0.4229.1021 – Beta Preview

Outlook 2013 Click-to-Run

Version-Number

Latest release

Stand Oktober 2015

15.0.4763.1000

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/office-2013-365-update

Stand September 2015

15.0.4753.1002

At least Service Pack 1 with the latest updates.

Outlook 2013

Version-Number

Patch

KB-Artikel

15.0.4763.1000

October 2015

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3085579

15.0.4753.1002

September 2015

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3085495

15.0.4745.1000

August 2015

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3055012

15.0.4727.1000

June 2015

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3054855

At least Service Pack 2 with the following updates.

Outlook 2010

Versionsnummer

Patch

KB-Artikel

14.0.7160.5000

October 2015

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3085604

14.0.7157.5000

September 2015

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3085522

14.0.7155.5000

August 2015

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3055041

14.0.7151.5000

June 2015

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3054881

 

Your EXGuru – aka Peter Forster – aka Satschent Peter

Welcome to the world of EXGuru

helo!

The idea of blogging is long time in my mind but now the time has arrived to do it (again). I’m with the community since the old NNTP times (the good times) and now I’m back with a brand new blog and a brand new topic: Exchange

Since years I’m in the world of Exchange. Started with Exchange 5.5  – the early days of messaging –  I was using every version until the latest Exchange Release from Microsoft which is Version 15.1 aka Exchange 2016.

On this blog I try to help you out with the most important things on Exchange: Do the things right.

The blog will contain technical informations and interesting findings at my installations at our customers.

I’m happy to start over again!

Your EXGuru – aka Peter Forster – aka Satschent Peter