Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8 v2 released and installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 1 Installtion tips

On 9th December Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8, the update was subsequently pulled and then re-released as Update Rollup 8 v2 a few days later.

See my post regarding the issues: Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8 released and then pulled!

Exchange 2010 SP3 UR8v2

The Update Rollup 8 v2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 contains the fixes for the security issue that is described in KB2986475.

Update Rollup 8 v2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 resolves the issues that are described in the December 2014 security update, and the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

  • 3004235 Exchange Server meetings in Russian time zones as well as names of time zones are incorrect after October 26, 2014
  • 3009132 Hybrid mailbox moves to on-premises environment but finishes with CompletedWithWarnings status
  • 3008999 IRM restrictions are applied to incorrectly formatted .docx, .pptx, or .xlsx files in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 3008370 Group members are not sorted by display name when HAB is used with OAB in Exchange Server 2010
  • 3008308 Public folder database migration issue in a mixed Exchange Server environment
  • 3007794 Hub Transport server cannot deliver messages when a database fails over to a cross-site DAG in Exchange Server 2010
  • 3004521 An Exchange server loses its connection to domain controllers if a public folder server is down in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2999016 Unreadable characters when you import ANSI .pst files of Russian language by using the New-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet
  • 2995148 Changing distribution group takes a long time in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2992692 Retention policy is not applied to Information Rights Management protected voice mail messages in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2987982 Issues caused by ANSI mode in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2987104 Email message is sent by using the “Send As” instead of “Send on Behalf” permission in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2982017 Incorrect voice mail message duration in Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2010
  • 2977279 You cannot disable journaling for protected voice mail in Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2010

The update can be downloaded from here.

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8 released and then pulled!

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 1 Installtion tips

On the 9th December Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8. The Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 contains the fixes for the security issue that is described in KB2986475.

WARNING – DO NOT INSTALL THIS UPDATE IF YOU DOWNLOADED IT ON THE 9th or 10th DECEMBER!

Exchange 2010 SP3 UR8 pulledhttp://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2014/12/09/exchange-releases-december-2014.aspx

Yet again the testing and quality assurance process for Exchange updates has failed! Each time this happens it knocks the confidence IT professionals have in deploying Exchange updates, I’m sure with the end result being more unpatched Exchange Servers in the wild.

Microsoft I think you need to up your game here, get the Exchange quality assurance process in order and don’t release any more Update Rollups or Patches which break things. Continue reading

Veeam News – December 2014

Veeam it just works

Veeam have had a busy couple of few months recently, they are a company at the top of their game and there have been several big announcements recently:

Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V – was released in August.

Veeam Backup & Replication Plug-in for LabTech BETA is here! – was released in September.

PowerShell for newbies: Getting started with PowerShell 4.0 – written by Jeffery Hicks, this is a nice little introduction to PowerShell, just enough to whet your appetite!

Announcing: Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE – In October Veeam announced a free Endpoint backup product for Windows 7 & higher and Server 2008 and higher, for physical machines. Betas are starting to be released as I write this (I’m just waiting for mine!).

Veeam Availabiltiy Suite v8 is GA – Veeam releases version 8 of its flagship product in Novmeber.
What’s New in Veeam One – pdf download of new features in Veeam One 8.
What’s New in Veeam Backup & Replication – pdf download of new features in Veeam B&R 8.

 Announcing: R2 of the Veeam Management Pack v7 for System Center is here – released in December

Finally, it’s rare that I have to contact Veeam for support because as the logo states “It just works!”, but last week we had an issue with a Backup Copy Job failing, within three hours of uploading the logs I have a hotfix in my inbox which solved the problem, keep up the good work!

Related Posts:

1. Veeam – Task failed Error: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

2. Veeam PowerShell: How to schedule an inventory of a drive and mark the media as free

3. Free eBook from Veeam – Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

4. How to add a USB disk to a Windows 2012 Hyper-V VM

Outlook 2013: How to save Sent Items in a Shared Mailbox

Outlook 2013

In this post I’ll show you how to save Sent Items in a Shared Mailbox in Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2010.

In a lot of companies I work with there are instances where a department will use a Shared Mailbox which users will have Send As permissions to. When a user sends an email as the shared mailbox it will often end up inthe user’s Sent Items rather than the Shared Mailbox’s Sent Item.

To change this behaviour you need to make a Registry Edit.

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How to upgrade Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation version to full version

Windows Server 2012 R2

On a couple of occassions recently I’ve changed an 180 day Windows 2012 R2 evaluation server into a full production version. This is particularly useful if your evaluation has worked out well, but you don’t want to reinstall a new producation server from scratch.

In this post we’ll look at the steps required to turn the evaluation server into a production server.

Please note, this does not work for Domain Controllers running on an evaluation license.

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PowerShell: Get-ADComputer to retrieve computer last logon date (and disable them) – part 2

PowerShell

In this article we’ll look at using Get-ADComputer and Set-ADComputer to list computer accounts which haven’t logged in for xx days, and then automatically disable them.

In part 1 we looked at how to use Get-ADComputer to list computers by name and sort them by their last logon date with the premise that we can use the information to remove historic computer accounts from the domain.

Now we know the computer accounts we want to work with we will look at modifying the PowerShell command to automatically disable them.

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Dell Server Update Utility SUU 14.10 released

Dell Server Update Utility

The latest version of Dell Server Update Utility (SUU 14.10.00) has been released. The SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the DVD or mounted iso file.

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