Orchestrator Runbook for creating a new mail enabled user

In this guide I will be explaining the process I have used to create a new user, allocate it to the correct OU, and define settings such as login script. The runbook looks like this: First drag an Initiate Data unit from the runbook control section. I renamed this to “User Info”. You can use whatever fields you want here, but the ones I used are as below: These will be linked to later in the runbook. Click finish and then drag and link a generate random text control from the utilities section. Set this up according to your complexity requirements, I did this as above. The next step is […]

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Exchange Management Shell useful scripts

Check back here from time to time, I’ll be updating this as and when I find new one: When a user sends mail from a delegated mailbox, by default, the sent item goes into their own mailbox. To change this behavior so that the mail goes into the delegated mailbox’s sent items: Set-MailboxSentItemsConfiguration –Identity ‘CEO Mailbox’ –SendAsItemsCopiedTo SenderAndFrom –SendOnBehalfOfItemsCopiedTo SenderAndFrom To grant a user editor rights to a shared calendar on a mailbox: Add-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity ‘alias:\Calendar’ -User ‘username’  -AccessRights Reviewer

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A workaround for getting the Exchange Management Console to work on Windows 8

Exchange 2010 out of the box is not supported on Windows 8. In order to get it to work you must first install .Net 3.5. This doesn’t always work using the add feature section so you can do an offline add from the Windows 8 DVD. Put the following in at a command prompt: Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:DVDLOCATION:\sources\SxS /LimitAccess   *Replace DVDLOCATION in the above command with the path to the windows 8 DVD. Once you have got that installed, you need to make a batch file and save it to your desktop as follows:   set __COMPAT_LAYER=RUNASINVOKER set COMPLUS_Version=v2.0.50727 “C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Bin\Exchange Management Console.msc” exit     You can […]

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500 error when accessing OWA after installing PHP web apps

After installing Joomla on one of my web servers recently, I discovered that I was no longer able to access OWA, being presented with a 500 error when trying to access the webpage. The cause of this problem was quite simple, but it took me a while to find. <add value=”index.php” /> had been added into my web.config file. Removing this value did not stop my php sites from working, but it did allow my OWA to start working again, so you might want to check it out!

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Installing certificates on Windows Phone 7

When I first got my Windows Phone, I wasn’t able to sync with my Exchange 2010 server. This is because my SSL certificate is not one of the trusted root certificates that come with Windows Phone. This is a simple issue to fix. When you install Exchange 2010, the system uses by default a self-signed certificate to secure the client communications (Outlook Web App, Outlook Anywhere or ActiveSync/EAS). It is a best practice to publish those services on Internet with a certificate that is delivered either by your own internal certification authority or a public certification authority. In both cases, the client that connects to the server has to trust […]

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