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Learn about Top 5 Exchange OST Recovery Tools of 2016

With the development of various tools for recovering Exchange OST data, choosing a right one maybe quite confusing for users. Nevertheless, their motive is to be able to restore data from damaged OST files without affecting its integrity. Now-a-days, OST recovery Tools are in high demand among users as the Exchange OST file is very prone to corruption, mainly due to the synchronization issues. In such situations, one reliable way to restore back our data like emails, calendar, contacts, etc. from such OST files is to use automated recovery software. This article will guide users in choosing the right tool by discussing the Top 5 Exchange OST Recovery Tools of 2016. Continue reading Learn about Top 5 Exchange OST Recovery Tools of 2016

Exchange 2010 Online Archive Support for Outlook 2007– Now Available

I have seen many people asking a very common question in forums and restricted news groups, “Is there any support available for Outlook 2007 clients to access Exchange 2010 online archive?” Answer to this was no but now Yes. It is available now.

Exchange team announced the support yesterday and the December 2010 cumulative update for Office 2007 family will add this feature in Outlook 2007 now.

The update can be downloaded from: Office 2007 Cumulative Update for December 2010

I am sure everyone knows the limitation but thought of reminding one more time. You need Exchange 2010 Enterprise CALs to avail the online archive mailbox feature. So it is very clear that if you are running exchange 2010 standard CALs.

Lync 2010 RTM Documentation available on Technet

Good to see that Lync 2010 documentation is available on technet now. If you are someone of those willing to learn Lync or already working on OCS and want to upgrade your knowledge this documentation is right for you. You must know the common OCS terms to understand this documentation although.

So, what are you waiting for? Just click and get your copy of documents downloaded.

Microsoft Office Lync 2010 now available

I am not sure if you have been waiting for Microsoft Communications Server 14 launch so eagerly but I have been for sure. Finally, Microsoft Communications Server 14 RC is made available publically yesterday. This is a downloadable ISO and contains Microsoft Communications Server 14 Client too. One of the very interesting stuff is they have renamed this product from Microsoft Office Communications Server to Microsoft Lync now. Well, the new name seems really short and pretty. Honestly, Microsoft Office Communications Server was quite a lengthy name to pronounce 😉 The downloadable ISO is available at Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Release Candidate (RC) Review the system requirements on the same page. Lync is supported on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 only. Download and Enjoy 😉

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 beta available for download

MS Exchange team just announced the availability of Exchange Server 2010 SP1 beta. The update can be downloaded from Microsoft Download Center (Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta)

This download is a prerelease of a stable download hence not recommended to be installed on the production servers unless you thoroughly test it in lab environment.

Enjoy testing!! 😉

Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

Exchange Team announced the release of RU 3 for Exchange Server 2007 SP2 on Friday, March 19, 2010.

Update Rollup is available for download Here

This Update Rollup addresses the recent issues mentioned below:

976108 ( ) "451 4.4.0 DNS Query Failed" status message in an Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport server

976460 ( ) Later updates do not match a calendar item that an Exchange Server 2007 user updates by using Exchange ActiveSync on a mobile device

977179 ( ) You receive an "0x800423f0" error message when you perform system state backups on the passive node of Windows Server 2008-based Exchange Server 2007 CCR clusters

977531 ( ) An external recipient misses the last occurrence of a recurring meeting request or a recurring appointment that is sent from an Exchange Server 2007 user

977923 ( ) The Edgetransport.exe process crash when it process meeting requests in Exchange Server 2007

978137 ( ) The subject of a confirmation message is garbled for certain languages when a remote device wipe operation is performed in Exchange Server 2007

978200 ( ) The sender address of a forwarded meeting request does not include "on behalf of" as expected in an Exchange Server 2003 organization and an Exchange Server 2007 organization mixed environment

978253 ( ) A SSL certificate validation error is generated on an Exchange Server 2007 server when you run any test commands after you run the Test-SystemHealth command

978469 ( ) A mailbox that was moved from an Exchange Server 2007 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server cannot be accessed by using Outlook

978517 ( ) The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service stops responding on an Exchange Server 2007 server

978521 ( ) The synchronization and the reconciliation between Microsoft Office Outlook and a BlackBerry mobile device fails when a mailbox is moved around between two Exchange Server 2007

978528 ( ) The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 server when a user tries to access a specific calendar item

978832 ( ) Read items are marked incorrectly as unread items in an Exchange Server 2007 public folder

979055 ( ) A delegate cannot save three settings of Resource Settings for an Exchange Server 2007 resource mailbox in OWA

979170 ( ) You receive an error message when you use ExBPA to schedule a scan on an Exchange Server 2007 SP2 server

979219 ( ) The store.exe process hangs on an Exchange Server 2007 server


People installing Exchange Server 2007 updates/update rollups or service packs on a clustered server role must read:

How to Install the Latest Service Pack or Update Rollup for Exchange 2007


Applying Exchange 2007 Update Rollups to Clustered Mailbox Servers

Exchange Server 2007 SP2 RU2 available for download

Rollup Update 2 for Exchange Server SP2 is available for download on Microsoft Download Center now.

This rollup update has 53 fixes for recently identified bugs in the application. The complete list of fixes is available at Description of Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

Read more about the Rollup Update – Released: Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

Download the Rollup Update – Microsoft Download Center

HP Sizer Tool for Exchange 2010

While designing a new exchange organization it is really tough to do the proper capacity planning. Most of the times it is really hard to decide how to choose correct hardware configurations. HP has developed a tool for exchange 2010 sizing problems. I found this tool really cool to be used as a help for your capacity planning and related stuff.

You can download this tool from HP’s website directly. Here is the download location: HP Sizer for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

To read the primary documentation and introduction of the tool you can also logon to

Microsoft Unified Communications – User Group, India

Ladies and Gentleman,

It is our great pleasure to announce the formation of Microsoft Unified Communications – User Group, India. “Microsoft Unified Communication User Group – India” is an independent group is focussed on encouraging communication between IT Professionals motivated by self-interest in Microsoft Unified Communication products like…

  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Office Communication Server (OCS)
  • SharePoint Server (MOSS & WSS)

We understand the value of networking & knowledge transfer and would like to take opportunity to assist and inspire all Unified Communication IT Professionals through this platform. This User Group is designed as an Information Resource where Unified Communication Professionals can find:

  • Articles,
  • How-To(s),
  • Technical Videos,
  • Unified Communication Industry News,
  • Forums (to discuss technical things),
  • New Product features and
  • Product understanding.

Though this User Group is based out of India, there will be no regional boundaries as “Microsoft Unified Communication User Group – India” will host Virtual Monthly Meetings regularly and occasional In-person Events to increase the awareness of Microsoft Unified Communication products. We will also host guest speakers comprising of Experts in the Unified Communications space.

We welcome your contributions and memberships along with your valuable feedback for the site.

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Please feel free to get in touch with us for any of your feedbacks or queries.

Warm Regards,

Leaders @ MUC-UG, India

Exchange 2010 says Good Bye PFDAVAdmin!

PFDAVAdmin was one of my favorite tools for troubleshooting public folder related issues. A great tool that helped in almost every type of PF related issues.

MS Exchange Team announced the a new tool as a replacement of this and called it ExFolders. ExFolders is just a port of PFDAVAdmin, says Bill Long on Exchange Team blog. The tool is available for download from

Preserving the old interface of PFDAVAdmin they have added few more features into the new tool and some changes in the way the tool should be used. You can learn more about ExFolders Here