Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0

by Arman Obosyan 15. November 2012 10:20

The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 (OCAT) provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile and mailbox for common configurations that may cause problems in Outlook. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Outlook or when you want to identify possible issues with Outlook proactively.

For any problems that are listed in the report, you are provided a link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article that describes a possible fix for the problem. If you are a Help Desk professional, you can also export the report to a file. Then, the report can be viewed in the Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool on another client computer where the tool is installed. The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 also includes a command-line version that can be used to collect an OCAT scan without user intervention.

Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0

What’s new in OCAT 2.0:

Automatic downloading of new detection rules
As we create new rules to detect issues or to collect additional information about your Outlook profile, we will post a new updated rule file to the Internet. With the default OCAT version 2 configuration, OCAT will automatically check for a new rule file and provide a mechanism to update OCAT if a new file is found.

Automatic downloading of OCAT installation files
As we update and fix the core OCAT application, we will post a new Windows Installer package file (.Msi) to the Internet. With the default OCAT version 2 configuration, OCAT will automatically check for a new installer file and provide a mechanism to update OCAT if a new file is found.

Addition of the CalCheck tool
The Calendar Checking Tool (CalCheck) for Outlook is a command-line program that checks Outlook Calendars for problems. This tool is now included in OCAT to scan for and report on any known problems with items on your primary Calendar. For additional information about the CalCheck tool check KB2678030

Addition of new detection rules
To greatly enhance the list of known issues detected by OCAT, approximately 175 new rules were added since the first version shipped.

Command-line version of OCATcmd.exe
OCAT version 2 includes a command-line version of OCAT (OCATcmd.exe) that administrators can use to scan computers in their organization.

Office 365 resources added
To help Office 365 customers with Outlook problems, we added a link on the OCAT Welcome page to an article that provides a list of resources to help with top issues and how-to problems in Office 365. We also added detection rules specific to Office 365 issues.

New modern user interface
The colors, fonts, and icons in OCAT were updated to mirror those found in Windows 8.

Download Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0

Version: 2.0
Date published: 11/14/2012
Language: English
File name: OCAT.msi 5.5MB
File name: OCAT v2 supplemental information download.docx 2.0 MB

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Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2719800)

by Arman Obosyan 14. November 2012 17:56

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 customers.

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 resolves the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

  • 2707146 IRM-protected messages cannot be returned in search results if the messages are recorded and sent to an external contact in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2710975 Some MAPI property objects in an ANSI .pst file contain unreadable characters if you import the file by using the "New-MailboxImportRequest" cmdlet
  • 2712001 ExTRA.exe does not collect data if you select a scheduled task for a data collection in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2712595 Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service crashes when you run the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2716145 Store.exe crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox server if a VSAPI based antivirus software is used
  • 2717522 Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 server when you update the OAB that contains a DBCS address list
  • 2720017 An RBAC role assignee can unexpectedly change a DAG that is outside the management role group scope in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2727802 Microsoft Exchange Replication service crashes intermittently when you try to move mailboxes from an Exchange Server 2003 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server
  • 2733415 Event ID 1 is logged on the Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server in a mixed Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2003 environment
  • 2733609 Email message and NDR message are not delivered if an email message contains unsupported character sets in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2743761 DAG loses quorum if a router or switch issue occurs in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2748766 Retention policy information does not show "expiration suspended" in Outlook Web App when the mailbox is set to retention hold in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2748767 You receive an NDR message that incorrectly contains recipients of successful message delivery in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2748870 Declined meeting request is added back to your calendar after a delegate opens the request by using Outlook 2010
  • 2748879 You cannot access a mailbox by using an EWS application in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2749075 A copy of an archived item remains in the Recoverable Items folder of a primary mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2749593 Outlook logging file lists all the accepted and internal relay domains in the Exchange Server 2010 organization when you enable troubleshooting logging
  • 2750293 Items remain in the "Recoverable Items\Deletions" folder after the retention age limit is reached in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2750847 An Exchange Server 2010 user unexpectedly uses a public folder server that is located far away or on a slow network
  • 2763886 "The operation failed" error in the Outlook client when you open a saved message from the Drafts folder and then try to send it in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

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Download Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2719800)

Version: 14.02.0328.5
Date published: 11/13/2012
KB articles: KB2719800
Security bulletins: MS13-102
File name: Exchange2010-KB2719800-x64-en.msp
Size: 52.9 MB

Exchange Server 2013 DLP policy templates update

by Arman Obosyan 26. October 2012 00:39

This download contains out-of-the-box updated DLP policy templates that address localization issues with the templates that are included in the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Exchange 2013. When using the prior DLP policy templates, in some locales (languages) you will receive an error message when creating a new DLP policy from a template. Additionally, the policy templates for Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) and Norwegian locales that are included in the RTM version of Exchange 2013 contain localization errors. These locales incorrectly contain English text in DLP policy templates, descriptions, transport rule names, and content. This issue does not affect the classification definitions that are used in these locales. The issue only affects the data that is displayed in the Exchange Administration Center. The updated DLP policy templates resolve these issues.

Version: Oct2012
Date published: 10/24/2012
Language: English
File name: KB12321321-OOB-dlpPolicyTemplates.zip
Size: 1.5 MB

Download Updated DLP policy templates for Exchange Server 2013

Instructions:
Copy the ZIP file to your computer,
Extract the contents of the ZIP file to a temporary location, such as C:\Temp.
After you extract the XML file, run the following commands from Exchange Management Shell:

Note: The commands first remove all existing DLP policy templates and then import the updated templates.
Note: In these commands, the file is saved to C:\Temp\KB12321321-OOB-dlpPolicyTemplates.xml.

Get-dlppolicytemplate | foreach { Remove-DlpPolicyTemplate $_.Name -Confirm:$false}
$template = Get-Content -Encoding byte -ReadCount 0 -Path C:\Temp\KB12321321-OOB-dlpPolicyTemplates.xml
Import-DlpPolicyTemplate -FileData $template

Lync Server 2013 Visio Stencil

by Arman Obosyan 25. October 2012 08:00

Creating visual representations of your Microsoft Lync Server 2013 topology is a helpful way to communicate your Lync Server 2013 deployment. Using standard Microsoft Visio stencils helps those in your organization to better understand your Lync Server architecture by experiencing your deployment visually.

This stencil provides 285 shapes to help you create diagrams of your Lync Server 2013 architecture.

Version: Oct2012
Date published: 10/24/2012
Language: English
File name: LyncServer2013_Stencils.vss
Size: 3.5 MB

Lync Server 2013 Visio Stencil

Download Lync Server 2013 Visio Stencil

Exchange Server 2013 RTM on MSDN/TechNet Download

by Arman Obosyan 25. October 2012 07:54

Exchange Server 2013 (x64) - DVD (Multilanguage)
ISO | Multiple Languages
Release Date: 10/24/2012
Size: 3451MB
File Name: mu_exchange_server_2013_x64_dvd_1112105.iso
SHA1: E9DDE6F776876B281215BEEDD7E2DB3AD525281F
Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian, Chinese - Traditional, Chinese - Simplified

Additionally Lync Server 2013, SharePoint 2013, Office 2013 are also available on MSDN/TechNet Download

Lync Server 2013 (x64) - DVD (English)
ISO
| English |
Release Date: 10/24/2012
Size: 1271 MB
File Name: en_lync_server_2013_x64_dvd_1043673.iso
SHA1: 69D1B1C42C2580AFAB170B7AAF30EDC76401F9C6
Languages: English

SharePoint Server 2013 (x64) - DVD (English)
ISO
| English |
Release Date: 10/24/2012
Size: 2453 MB
File Name: en_sharepoint_server_2013_x64_dvd_1121447.iso
SHA1: 7c0af157cf2e0c2ec5288e4c52d91cea86816010
Languages: English

Office Professional Plus 2013 (x64) - DVD (English)
ISO | English |
Release Date: 10/24/2012
Size: 769 MB
File Name: en_office_professional_plus_2013_x64_dvd_1123674.iso
SHA1: 377f1f97dbe99104cf053df3632377f07c9310c7
Languages: English


Office Professional Plus 2013 (x86) - DVD (English)
ISO
| English |
Release Date: 10/24/2012
Size: 667 MB
File Name: en_office_professional_plus_2013_x86_dvd_1123673.iso
SHA1: 36a70d4d1a2f42282f4d7175a37264a57da35a91
Languages: English

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Help

by Arman Obosyan 24. October 2012 07:56

This download contains the Help content for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Hybrid Deployments and the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.

Version: Oct2012
Date published: 10/23/2012
Language: English
File name: Exch2013HybridHelp.exe 464 KB
File name: Exch2013OnPremHelp.exe 8.8 MB

Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Help

 

Exchange Server 2013 UM Language Packs

by Arman Obosyan 17. October 2012 08:42

These downloads contain pre-recorded prompts, grammar files, text to speech data, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) files, and Voice Mail Preview capabilities for a specific language that is supported by Exchange 2013 Unified Messaging (UM). Warning: This UM language pack must only be installed as an add-in to Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging on an Exchange 2013 Mailbox server.

Unified Messaging (UM) language packs allow an Exchange Server 2013 Mailbox server running the Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging service to speak additional languages to callers and recognize other languages when callers use ASR or when voice messages are transcribed. UM language packs contain:

  • Pre-recorded prompts, for example "After the tone, please record your message. When you’ve finished recording, hang up, or press the # key for more options." in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Grammar files that are used by a Mailbox server to lookup the names of given users in the directory in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Text to Speech (TTS) translation so that content (e-mail, calendar, contact information, etc.) can be read to callers in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Support for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), which allows callers to interact with UM using the voice user interface (VUI) in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Support for Voice Mail Preview which allows users to read the transcript of voice mail messages in a specific language from within a supported e-mail client such as Outlook or Outlook Web App.

UMLanguagePack.ca-ES.msi 90.1 MB
UMLanguagePack.da-DK.msi 68.6 MB
UMLanguagePack.de-DE.msi 88.1 MB
UMLanguagePack.en-AU.msi 65.0 MB
UMLanguagePack.en-CA.msi 71.0 MB
UMLanguagePack.en-GB.msi 71.8 MB
UMLanguagePack.en-IN.msi 82.3 MB
UMLanguagePack.en-US.msi 66.5 MB
UMLanguagePack.es-ES.msi 81.6 MB
UMLanguagePack.es-MX.msi 92.5 MB
UMLanguagePack.fi-FI.msi 83.4 MB
UMLanguagePack.fr-CA.msi 71.5 MB
UMLanguagePack.fr-FR.msi 69.6 MB
UMLanguagePack.it-IT.msi 84.3 MB
UMLanguagePack.ja-JP.msi 79.6 MB
UMLanguagePack.ko-KR.msi 75.5 MB
UMLanguagePack.nb-NO.msi 72.5 MB
UMLanguagePack.nl-NL.msi 74.8 MB
UMLanguagePack.pl-PL.msi 82.2 MB
UMLanguagePack.pt-BR.msi 92.2 MB
UMLanguagePack.pt-PT.msi 84.1 MB
UMLanguagePack.ru-RU.msi 87.5 MB
UMLanguagePack.sv-SE.msi 66.3 MB
UMLanguagePack.zh-CN.msi 88.4 MB
UMLanguagePack.zh-HK.msi 83.1 MB
UMLanguagePack.zh-TW.msi 82.4 MB

Version: 15.00.0516.032
Date published: 10/15/2012

Download Exchange Server 2013 UM Language Packs

Exchange 2013 Beta Exams, 071-341 and 071-342

by Arman Obosyan 17. October 2012 08:00

На prometric.com стали досупны бета экзамены по Exchange Server 2013

Exam 70-341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Exam 70-342: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Exam 70-341: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Exam 70-342: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Финальные экзамены ожидаются 31 Января 2013-го.

Удачи на экзамене!

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Office 2013 Family of products RTM (Office 2013, Lync 2013, Exchange 2013, Sharepoint 2013)

by Arman Obosyan 12. October 2012 07:00

Microsoft announced today that its next generation office productivity family, Office 2013, has reached the RTM (release to manufacturing) milestone. But since Office 2013 encompasses a wide range of products and services, the release of this product family will occur over several months. And I have some exclusive news about Office for iOS and Android.

All of Office 2013 has RTM'd. This includes Office 365, Office 2013 applications, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013.

Of course, what you’re really wondering is when you can get your hands on Office 2013. Microsoft provided the following schedule for general availability:

October 19. Customers who purchase Office 2010 starting on October 19 will receive the new Office for free upon availability.

October 26. Office 2013 Home and Student RT will ship with new Windows RT-based devices.

November. Microsoft will roll out new capabilities to Office 365 Enterprise customers in its next service update, starting in November and going through general availability.

Mid-November. Volume licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download the Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center. These products will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1.

Mid-November. IT professionals and developers will be able to download the final version via their TechNet or MSDN subscriptions.

First quarter 2013. General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013.

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Re-released Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007 update rollups

by Arman Obosyan 9. October 2012 07:42

These updates address an issue in which digital signatures on files produced and signed by Microsoft will expire prematurely, as described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2749655.

Also see Security Advisory 2749655 and timestamping on the Security, Research & Defense blog.

Update Rollup 4-v2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2756485)
Update Rollup 7-v2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2756496)
Update Rollup 8-v2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2756497)

The re-released Exchange 2010 SP2 RU4 includes the following additional fix:
2756987 Only one result is returned after you click "view all results" in Outlook 2010 or in Outlook 2013 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

It is not required to uninstall the previous rollups to install the re-released rollups listed above.

Check what build you have installed

Exchange 2013 Administration Center (EAC)

by Arman Obosyan 7. October 2012 19:06

В прошлом посте я написал что продолжение следует, правда оно немного задержалось, по естественным причинам, так как на любимое занятие c текущей работой все меньше времени остается.

„Эволюция консоли управления“, такое громкое начало, мнение, которое у нас должно складывается при виде нового Exchange Administration Center (EAC), но, не все так красиво, как хотолось бы, рассмотрим все по порядку.

Почему эволюция? Как нас заверяют что если раньше мы пользовались несколькими консолями (нам приходилось пользоваться) то теперь нам достаточно одной, как это выглядит на самом деле;

Exchange 2007 у нас были;
Exchange Management Console
Exchange Management Shell
FOPE Administration Center

Exchange 2010;
Exchange Management Console
Exchange Management Shell
Exchange Control Panel (нам добавили еще один инструмент)
FOPE Administration Center (если вы конечно пользовались данным сервисом)

Можно конечно еще упомянуть Queue, Public Folder Management,… 

А вот в Exchange 2013 у нас только два средства управления, при этом как локальным так и облачным Exchange-ом
Exchange Administration Center (полностью WEB консоль)
Exchange Management Shell (тут как и раньше, конечно количество командлетов куда больше)

Если быть честным, после нескольких месяцев тестирования понимаешь что прыгать из Exchange Administration Center в Exchange Management Shell приходится и не редко, так что класика остается, управляем через EMS.
Exchange Management Shell в Exchange 2013 конечно же работает на PowerShell 3.0, что нового в PowerShell 3.0 смотрим тут

Итак Exchange Administration Center (EAC)

 

Полностью “от А до Я” ВЕБ консоль, позволяющая делать большинство повседневных задач и не только,

  • Управление всеми серверами Exchange и почтовыми базами данных
  • Управление Виртуальными директориями
  • Управление сертификатами (отдельно сброшу маленький обзор, скоро)
  • Гибридное управление, Office 365
  • Совместное использование с предыдущими версиями

Управление всеми серверами

Управление Виртуальными директориями

Управление сертификатами

 

Например, при управлении сервером нам доступны следующие компоненты

  • Управление ограничениями транспорта
  • Управление Логами
  • Унифицированные Коммуникации
  • POP3/IMAP
  • Outlook Anywhere
  • И многое другое

 

Управление Базами Данных

  • Базы данных
  • Копии баз данных
  • Отказоустойчивость Групп Баз Данных (DAG)
  • Управление сетями DAG

 

 

На самом деле, настроек много, практически то что вы делали раньше вы можете делать теперь и в новой консоли управления, например есть и экзотика, например настройка встроенного механизма Data Lost Prevention (DLP), нам доступны готовые настройки, например сотрудники финансовых компаний сразу заметят ими любимый PCI-DSS

Exchange 2013 DLP Template PCI-DSS

 

Настройка Malware и многое другое также доступно в новом Exchange Administration Center

 
Malware Protection in Exchange Server 2013

 

Настройка траспортных правил, ниже на скрине мы видим проделаную работу мастера по применению политики DLP, PCI-DSS

Exchange 2013 DLP Template PCI-DSS

Настройка Receive / Send конекторов

20121007_210449_LAB-E15SR01

 

Также в новой консоли теперь есть алерты, например вы запустили Export в PST, статус и по завершению вы всегда можете посмотреть верхнем правом углу, или если истекает срок SSL сертификата вы точно этого уже не пропустите, вам напомнит об этом новый помошник ALERTS! очень удобно.

Exchange 2013 EAC Alerts

 

Собственно сам мастер Import /Export, довольно простой и удобный,

Exchange 2013 PST Import / ExportExchange 2013 PST Import / Export

Работа с пользователями также не вызывает нареканий, я бы сказал с новой консолью все в порядке, работать можно, особенно понравится тем кто не любит устанавливать Exchange Management Console, теперь вы можете администрировать откуда вам удобно.

Думаю на этом пока все, тестируйте, изучайте, пишите отзывы.

Продолжение следует, управление сертификатами в Exchange Administration Center (EAC)

 

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Arman Obosyan have more than 20+ years’ work experience in Information Technologies sector.

Last few years he working on a position Technology Strategist at Microsoft Corporation, In the past Arman was Head of IT Infrastructure in Governmental Central Bank of Georgia (National Bank of Georgia).

Nowadays Arman is supporting C-Level and enabling business, visionary with a passion of technology, trends.

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Certified since 2003 year, passed following certifications MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, Exin ITIL and VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Founder / Lead of Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) Club Tbilisi and Community GE project 

In 2010 Was awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)

2017 MVP Reconnect

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