New version of Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer has been released

logo Microsoft has updated new version of Remote connectivity analyzer. Exchange administrators can simulate several clients logon and mail flow scenarios using Remote connectivity analyzer. They added few new features and updates with this update. Here are some.

  • New user interface
  • New CAPTCHA add-on
  • Beta label has removed
  • Exchange Web Services test added
  • Outbound SMTP  test added
  • Outlook anywhere test compatible with Exchange 2010
  • added the TechNet forum link
  • Added Password confirmation text box

See below Screenshots


Figure 1 – New added things on interface


Figure 2- password confirmation text box.

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Exchange 2010 E-mail Moderation

ninjastar1 Microsoft have introduced new feature called Email-Moderation with exchange server 2010  immigration additionally delivery restriction came with exchange 2007.

Using Moderated Transport feature in Exchange 2010 administrator have capability to push emails for moderated approval process if the destination moderated user. You would be able to configure email moderation for any type of recipient type.

Components of Moderated Transport

  • Categorizer – Categorizer is responsible to initiate approval process.
  • Store Driver – The store driver process the email messages that categorizer  marks for approval process.
  • Information Assistant – The information Assistant monitors the Arbitration mailbox and its resubmit if any messages approved or delete any rejected messages.
  • Arbitration Mailbox – The Arbitration Mailbox store all email messages for approval process.

Configure a Moderated Recipient

Using Exchange Management Console

Required permission to configuration Moderated Recipient.

  • Organization Management
  • Recipient Management
  • My Distribution Groups 


    Administrator wants to enable Moderation for “Company Users” distribution group and nominate Mike and Vonod as Moderators, then notify only internal senders if users messages were rejected, not for the external recipients.

    1. In the EMC console tree, click Recipient Configuration then click distribution group. See figure 1


    Figure 1

    2. Click the Company Users distribution group in the result pane and select properties .Then select Mail Flow Settings tab. See figure 2


    Figure 2

    3. Select Message Moderation and click properties. See figure 3


    Figure 3

    4. Select the Messages sent to this group have to be approved by a moderator check box.then click add to add Moderated Recipients and select Mike and Vinod.then click ok. See figure 4


    Figure 4

    5.Click the Notify senders in your organization only when their message is not approved option.Then click OK twice. See figure 5.


    Figure 5

    Test E-mail moderation.

    OK E-mail moderation configuration part is done. Now we want to test email Moderation is working or not.

    Send email to Company Users distribution group. Immediately appeared mail tip and it was mentioned Company Users distribution group is Moderated and it might reject or delayed. See figure 6.


    Figure 6

    Check Mikes mailbox to see whether email has come for approval. See figure 7


    Figure 7

    If moderator rejected the email, Users will receive delivery failure notification as shown below. See figure 8


    Figure 8

  • Upcoming Exchange 2010 Developer Webcasts


    ninjastar1 Microsoft Exchange team will do the six developer web casts to give what exchange 2010 mean for them. They have released channel9 video to give you an introduction regarding Exchange 2010 web services.


    · 10/13/2009 – Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 1 of 6): Migrating Applications to Exchange Web Services

    · 10/14/2009 – Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 2 of 6): A Deep Dive into Using Autodiscover Service in Exchange Web Services

    · 10/15/2009 – Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 3 of 6): A Deep Dive into Impersonation and Delegation in Exchange Web Services

    · 10/20/2009 – Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 4 of 6): A Deep Dive into Exchange Web Services Notifications (Push/Pull)

    · 10/21/2009 – Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 5 of 6): A Deep Dive into the Exchange Web Services Managed API

    10/22/2009 – Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 6 of 6): Best Practices for Building Scalable Exchange Server Applications

    Windows Mobile 6.1 / 6.5 for Exchange Server 2010

    HI folks,

    I noticed Microsoft has been released Update for the Windows Mobile 6.1 to enhance compatibility with Exchange server 2010.this update already include in the Windows Mobile 6.5.What is saw most interesting new features is conversation view that allow you to see preview of message, message from, new rules etc…and integrated Unified messaging playback its allow you to play voice messages in Windows Media Player without downloading them .see below videos from TechNet Edge.




    Exchange Server 2010 Databases no longer belong to the Server object

    Microsoft has been made change the information store manageability from server to Organization level of Exchange 2010. In exchange 2010 Database no longer connected to Server object and its now belong to Organization configuration node in the Exchange management console. Also you can see the Database information location has been changed under CN=Databases in the ADSI (Active directory Services interface). See below Screenshots.

    See figure 1.Please see under the InformationStore and notice there is listed databases of Exchange 2007.

    Configuration\CN=Configuration,DC=msglab,DC=local\CN=Services \CN=Microsoft Exchange\CN=First Organization\CN=Administrative Groups\CN=Exchange Administrative Group\CN=Servers\CN=Ex2007\CN=Information Store\CN=First Storage Group


    Figure1 Exchange 2007 Database information appears under server object.

    See figure 2, please see under the information store object and note there is no Exchange 2010 database information in the detail pane.

    Configuration\CN=Configuration,DC= msglab,DC=local\CN=Services\CN=Microsoft Exchange\CN=FirstOrganization\CN=AdministrativeGroups\CN=ExchangeAdministrative Group\CN=Servers\CN=Ex2010\CN=Information Store


    Figure 2.

    See figure 3.Please see under the databases object and notice there is listed Database information of exchange 2010.

    Configuration\CN=Configuration,DC=msglab,DC=local\Services\CN=Microsoft Exchange\CN=First Organization\CN=Administrative Groups\CN=Exchange Administrative Group\CN=Databases


    Figure 3

    Also look at below Exchange management Console and note the Database configuration listed under the organization configuration.



    New Exchange Core Store Functionality