MEC 2014 announced


Microsoft announced the next Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC).

Another MEC is going to be held in …… 2014.


Last MEC was in September 2012 in Orlando.

It was good oportunity to share your ideas, ask questions and discuss your Exchange Server related concern with Microsoft Engineers, Exchange Server MVPs, and with all other Exchange community folks around the world.

Microsoft Exchange Conference 2012 in Orlando was held 10 years after the last MEC.

So now Microsoft says: “See, we told you it wouldn’t be antoher 10 years!”

But we hope it will be every year.

On WebSite I am MEC you can find information about MEC 2014.
We don’t know when, only April 2014, and we don’t know where.

What will Microsoft present on MEC 2014 ? We don’t know yet. Maybe new Exchange Server, or new features for Exchange Server 2013 or SP1.

Where … maybe in Europe, but we don’t think so.

Visit WebSite and Exchange Team Blog WebSite where you can find many links, blogs, and Exchange MVP’s

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iOS 6.1.2 fixes Exchange calendar sync issue

After many reports of problems with iOS 6.1 for Apple devices, with synchronizing calendar mailbox located on the Exchange server, Apple has finally released a new version of iOS 6.1.2.

We wrote about it here:

Devices with iOS 6.1 cause Exchange excessive transaction log growth


On website Support Apple we can read that, iOS version 6.1.2 improves error handling Exchange calendar, which could lead to increased activity in the network (synchronization), and reduced battery life.




This description is very superficial and does not mention that the “increased network activity” caused a rapid increase Exchange Transaction Logs that could cause dismount databases with mailboxes.

However it’s good that Apple finally noted that this problem occurred.

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Find Exchange mailboxes with the same manager

In previous post we described how to remove Team Calendar from Microsoft Outlook 2010 or 2013

Remove Team Calendar from Outlook



We wrote that team calendars are created from properties of user account in Active Directory, where you can select Manager for any AD account.

When you have the same manager as other AD account (user), you will see in Outlook Team Calendar with users who have the same manager as you.

If you don’t have to remove Outlook Team Calendar, you can check for mailboxes with same manager, and clean them if it’s wrong manager.

Below we present how to find mailboxes and mailboxes manager.


To find mailboxes with the same manager John VIP, you can use below command.
As a result you will get all mailboxes having John VIP as a manager.

Run this command in Exchange Management Shell:

Get-User -ResultSize unlimited | where {$ -eq "John VIP"} | select name, recipienttype, RecipientTypeDetails

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Remove Team Calendar from Outlook

Outlook 2010 introduced a new feature:  Team Callendar.  Team Calendar is created automatically  based  on fields ‘Manager’ , ‘Direct Reports’ from AD.



Automatic configuration of this feature is very convenient. The problem appears when you do not want to see these calendars in Outlook. So we’ll have a little work.


Disable Team Calendar for single user

For single user simply disable this feature directly in Outlook. Expand ‘Calendar Groups‘ and deselect ‘Show Team Calendar‘, ‘Show Manager’s Team Calendar‘.





If we want to avoid user’s ability to manage these functions and permamently disable feature we can use Registry Editor.

So fire up regedit and create folowing  DWORD key:

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Exchange Server 2010 SP3 installation on Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Below we will shortly present how to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 on Microsoft Windows Server 2012.

Installation is quite simple.

First we need to install Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on server.

After installation get all updates from Microsoft provided for Windows Server 2012.

When you are sure that server has installed all updates, you need to install all required Windows Features for Exchange Server 2010.

Run Powershell console and write or paste:

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Client-Auth,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Http-Redirect,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Static-Content,Web-WMI,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy -Restart


This will install all features provided for Exchange Server 2010. After installation server should be restarted.

Next you need to install:

both of them are required for Exchange 2010 SP3.


Now when Windows Server 2012 is prepared for installation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 you can go on.

Installation of Exchange Server 2010 SP3 can be run from setup.exe, then you will use Installation Wizard, or you can open CMD as a Administrator, go to Service Pack 3 folder and run command like below: /mode:install /r:ca,ht,mb


This will run unattended installation of Exchange Server 2010 SP3 with roles CAS, HT, and mailbox server.



Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 (Service Pack 3) installation

Most of us will want to install Service Pack 3 for Microsoft Exchange 2010, mainly because it allows the coexistence with Microsoft Exchange 2013.

Unfortunately coexistence with Microsoft Exchange 2013 will be possible only after the release Cummulative Update 1 for Microsoft Exchange 2013 which is expected in the Q1 of 2013, but sooner or later it is worth to install SP3 for Microsoft Exchange 2010 to be prepared for the upcoming changes.

As usual, we should first install SP3 in test environment, not in production right away, because you never know what to expect when you install Service Pack 3.

Below we show the installation of SP3 for Microsoft Exchange 2010, on the server with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

What you need to know before installation of Service Pack 3 for Microsoft Exchange 2010:

  1. SP3 require Active Directory schema update
  2. Exchange 2010 SP3 is listed as including all security bug fixes up to SP2 UR5-v2. It actually includes all security and bug fixes up to SP2 UR6
  3. SP3 you can only install on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2, Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  4. coexistence with Exchange 2013 will be possible after installation CU1 (Cummulative Update 1) for Exchange 2013


Servers Upgrade order:

Exchange servers should be upgraded in the following order:

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Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Rollup 6 error: make sure enough disk space is available KB2746164

When you install Rollup 6 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2, you can again meet with well-known problem that has performed well for Rollup 4 and Rollup 5.


However, in the latest version that is updated Rollup 6 generates a new error message:



When setup wizard checks for system requirement you can get error:

“…Check to make sure enough disk space is available….”

Of course, after checking the amount of free space on the server, it appears that there is quite a lot, so what caused this error?

As usual, the problem are installed updates:

  • KB2506143 – for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • KB2506146 – for Windows Server 2008 SP2


We have already written about them many times and the problems they caused during the installation of Rollup 4 and Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2.

However, this time we write about them again because of the new specific error message about the problem when you install Rollup 6 for Exchange 2010 SP2.

Of course, there is one solution:

uninstall both updates and re-install Rollup 6



Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook Standards Documentation

On Microsoft Download Website you can find new version of documentation describing Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook standards.




This documentation describes how Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook support industry messaging standards.

You will find informations about iCalendar, IMAP (Internet message Access Protocol), POP3 (Post Office Protocol).

You can download this documentation in one .zip file (3,8MB):


Microsoft Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) KB2808208 released

Finally Microsoft released Service Pack 3 for Microsoft Exchange 2010.

Installation of SP3 for Microsoft Exchange 2010, will rising the Exchange version number to:




Service Pack 3 for Microsoft Exchange can be downloaded here:

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3

And description of SP3 you can find in this KB articles KB2808208:

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 description


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