Transport rules with Mail Enabled Public Folder as destination

Folgaizer - Tech blog by G. Folga

Exchange 2007 Management console doesn’t allow to use a mail-enabled public folder as a destination for transport rules, so the only way it’s make the rule from PowerShell.

In the following example we’ll create a Transport rule that sends a blind copy to a mail-enabled public folder for each message sent by a user.


$Mailbox = "user@example.local"
$PublicFolder = "PF1mailenabled-pf-01"
$condition = Get-TransportRulePredicate From
$condition.Addresses = @(( Get-Mailbox $Mailbox ))
$action = Get-TransportRuleAction BlindCopyTo
$action.Addresses = @(( Get-MailPublicFolder $PublicFolder ))
New-TransportRule -name "From $Mailbox Send A Bcc To $PublicFolder" -Conditions @($condition) -Actions @($action)

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Single AD Site-Link: Don’t do it.

Dirk & Brad's Windows Blog

One of the frequent issues we see when supporting Small to Medium businesses (SMB) is replication issues caused by problems with physical Active Directory design. When I say “physical design” I don’t mean forests, tree roots, domains, child domains, etc. Those are elements of logical design. Physical design, in a nutshell, is how you configure the various elements in Active Directory Sites & Services. When these elements work harmoniously, Active Directory will reward you with fast & efficient replication. If mistakes are made, they’ll be compounded by the amount of replication traffic and at worst (typically in coordination with some other misconfiguration) can bring replication grinding to a halt. So let’s go over physical Active Directory design at a basic level.

The first rule of physical design is “You do not talk about Fight Club.” Wait a minute……wrong topic; my mistake. The first rule of physical design is to let…

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Creating a wildcard webserver certificate with your internal Microsoft CA

Robbie Roberts Blog OCS, Exchange & Technology

It is sometimes necessary to issue a wildcard certificate from your internal Microsoft CA, I had such a requirement this week and thought it would make a nice blog post.

The post assumes you have a Enterprise CA already deployed and a web server template deployed and available for enrolment.

First we need to create the certificate request that will be issued to your CA.

1. Logon to a Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7 domain member

2. Open the certificates MMC snap-in

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Now create the certificate request

3. Right click the Certificates folder which is found under the personal folder

4. Select All Tasks > Advanced Options > Create Custom Request

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5. In the Certificate Enrolment Wizard Click Next

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6. In the Certificate Enrollment Page select Custom Request > Proceed without enrolment Policy and then select Next

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7. In the Custom Request Page select (No template) Legacy Key from…

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Exchange 2010 SP3 sets AllowCrossSiteRPCClientAccess back to false

Jason (Izzy) Sherry's Blog

If you have any scripts, like those used during the failover process, that use this cmdlet for Exchange 2010 you need to update them to set this value each time.

Just add “–AllowCrossSiteRPCClientAccess $True” to the cmdlet line when calling Set-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup, this assumes  you want to allow cross site RPC access without requiring your users to restart Outlook when their active database is moved to another AD Site.

Set-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup –AllowCrossSiteRPCClientAccess $True.

I’m pretty sure  I’ve seen this value reset back to $False with SP2 (RU unknown) also, so this “bug” might have existed before SP3. This switch was added, or really it started working, in SP2 RU3.

See this blog post for more details:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmilne/archive/2013/05/08/exchange-2010-dag-allowcrosssiterpcclientaccess-reverts-to-false.aspx

For general Exchange 2013 questions or to discuss non-support topics join the “Microsoft Exchange 2013” Facebook group I admin: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MSEX2013

For community based support goto TechNet forums: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/

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