Exchange 2010 Public Folders Report

When you use Public Folders in Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment it’s good to know what kind of folders you have, what is size of those folders.

We can use script AggregatePFData.ps1, which you can find in Exchange 2010 installation directory like below:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Scripts


With this script you can easly get information about Public Folders reside on Exchange 2010 server.

You will get informations like below:

  • Identity
  • Owner
  • ItemTypes
  • FolderType
  • MailEnabled
  • HasModerator
  • HasRules
  • ItemCount
  • TotalItemSize
  • LastUserAccessTime
  • LastUserModificationTime

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Exchange 2010 Management Pack for SCOM known issues KB2592561

In KB2592561 article you can find informations about known issues with Exchange 2010  Management Pack and SCOM 2012 or SCOM 2007




This article is recommended for all of people using SCOM to monitor Exchange 2010 environment.

If you have any problems in SCOM with Exchange 2010 MP you shoudl first look through this document before calling for support or posting to the forums as the issue may be covered below.

This articles is applyed to:

  • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012


Guidance, Tuning and Known Issues for the Exchange 2010 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager




Microsoft Outlook 2013 no more suggested contacts

Outlook2013When considering the installation of a new version of Microsoft Outlook (MS Outlook 2013), you must know that Outlook 2013 no longer uses the suggested contacts.


If you install Microsoft Outlook 2013 as an update Outlook 2010 or 2007 then you can still use the suggested contacts that were created with previous versions of Outlook but as a read only.

Unfortunately, Outlook 2013 does not allow you to add new suggested contact but it allow you to use sugested contacts added by previous versions of Outlook.

However, if you install Microsoft Outlook 2013 on new computer as a new installation then you have forget about suggested contacts.
In a clean Outlook 2013 installation, Suggested Contacts is no longer available, the folder never is created, and no suggested contact items are created.



On the other hand, it is a good thing, because sometimes it happened that we had to remove mailbox and then we assumed it again for some time. Then lot of users store previous mailbox address in suggested contacts and when they sending a message most often used with hints Outlook, which was no longer valid, and send message to this mailbox resulted in the receipt of information about the non-delivery of messages.

The solution was to remove a suggested contact or in some cases all suggested contacts. Therefore, with the introduction of Microsoft Outlook 2013 problem disappears.


Microsoft Lync Server 2013 online guides

This time we present Microsoft Lync Server 2013 guides which are available on website

You can find there 8 movies with explanations how to deploy, configure and administrate Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Below you can find all movies:


Deploying the New Lync Server (3-Part Series)

Deploying the New Lync Server Part 1

Deploying the New Lync Server – Part 1

In this guide, you will experience deploying a new Lync environment using the Lync Server Topology Builder and the server role deployment process.




Deploying the New Lync Server Part 2

Deploying the New Lync Server – Part 2

In this guide, you will experience deploying a new Lync environment using the Lync Server Topology Builder and the server role deployment process.



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Microsoft Exchange 2013 online guides

All of you who want to get to know how to work with Microsoft Exchange 2013, IGNITE created Exchange 2013 online Guides.

You can see how to work with Exchange Administration Centre, how to create DAG etc.

All you need it’s internet browser with silverlight.

All Exchange 2013 Guides are available here:

Exchange 2013 Guides


You can find there informations about:

• Using the Exchange Administration Centre
• Deploying Site mailbox
• Creating an Exchange Certificate Request
• Deploying an Exchange Mailbox Server Role
• Creating a Database Availability Group
• Testing Database Availability Group Switchover and failover
• Creating Data Loss prevention
• Testing Data loss Prevention Policies
• Performing an In-Place Discover and Hold in Exchange
• Performing eDiscovery using SharePoint

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Exchange 2010 find empy distribution groups

When you have big Microsoft Exchange environment, you probably have many Distribution Groups.

Often you create distribution groups when you need them or someone need, and after that you forget about them.

It’s good to clean unused grups from time to time.

Below we present powershell command to find distribution groups without members.

If you have any distribution group without members, you will receive informations about name, smtp address and Managed By.

You can simply use below commands:

$DistrGroups = Get-DistributionGroup -ResultSize Unlimited
ForEach ($DistrGroup in $DistrGroups) { 
 if (!$(Get-DistributionGroupMember -Identity $DistrGroup.’DistinguishedName’)) { 
  Write-Host $DistrGroup.DisplayName "," $DistrGroup.PrimarySmtpAddress "," $DistrGroup.ManagedBy



Exchange 2010 SP1 end support

8th January 2013 will be the last day of Microsoft support for Microsoft Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1.

So if you still have installed Service Pack 1 it’s time and good reason to install Service Pack 2

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Exchange 2010 was released 8/23/2010.

You can check LifeCycle for Microsoft Exchange 2010 product on Microsoft Support Website:

Exchange 2010 LifeCycle




As you can see there isn’t specified date for end of support for Microsoft Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2.

When Microsoft will ship SP3 for Exchange 2010 then you should check again when support will end for SP2.

Lync Server 2013 video on TechNet

On TechNet Websites you can find two videos about Microsoft Lync Server 2013.

Each of them takes about 1h.

You can find out about new features in Lync Server 2013, new video meetings resolution,

Lync Server 2013: Architecture & Administration


Lync2013 Architecture and Administration


Lync Server 2013 introduces many new features, along with significant enhancements to existing functionality. This session provides a high-level introduction to these new features and enhancements as well as covering a more in depth look at topology, high availability, scale and disaster recovery. This includes architectural underpinnings for these changes and details around the Lync 2013 enterprise grade resiliency and how the administrator experience toolset is expanded for new scenarios. Continue reading

Outlook 2007 – no holidays in calendar since 2013

When your users will open theirs Microsoft Outlook 2007 for the first time in 2013 year they will see that Outlook 2007 has holidays until the end of 2012, and in 2013 they don’t have any holidays. calendar2013

If you have users workaholic – they won’t complain.

This situation is caused by Microsoft Outlook 2007.
When it was released it included only calendar holidays till the end of 2012.

Now when you want to still use Outlook 2007 you have to download and distribute a new “Holiday file” to your users.

You can find such file in internet.

Remember that holidays are added to a users Calendar by Microsoft Outlook and not Exchange Server. When you crate mailbox and for the first time you will login using OWA then you will see that mailbox calendar is empty – no holidays. But after you open you mailbox using Microsoft Oultook, all holidays will be added to mailbox calendar by outlook and then you can see them in OWA.

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