Exchange 2007 OWA stops working with “reason=0” error

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Outlook Web Access on Exchange Server 2007 may stop working after an Update Rollup is applied.  Users who connect to OWA may receive a browser script error or a blank page with a URL of:   https://mail.yourdomain.com/owa/auth/logon.aspx?url=https://mail.yourdomain.com/owa/&reason=0 This problem can be caused by either of these conditions: Cause #1 The Update Rollup was applied while […]

Things that should never appear in IE on a server

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Microsoft, please make this go away. Your website is slow enough already when I’m managing a remote server without you trying to make it even richer.

MS08-037 causes port conflicts with DNS and IAS services

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You may encounter an issue with servers running both the DNS and IAS services that have installed update MS08-037 (Vulnerabilities in DNS could allow spoofing – 953230).  The IAS services will fail to start and any authentication that relies on IAS (such as VPNs) will fail. When connecting to the IAS server with the IAS […]

Exchange 2007 mailbox users with incorrect language settings

Users may report that their Exchange mailbox displays in an incorrect foreign language in Outlook and Outlook Web Access.  This issue may occur when the Languages attribute of the mailbox is incorrectly set. You can view the language of a mailbox using the Get-Mailbox cmdlet. [PS] C:\>Get-Mailbox -Identity "John Smith" | fl name, languages Name […]

This one isn’t iSCSI’s fault

I’m sure Netlimiter is a fine application for throttling your Bittorrent client so you can steal music and movies while still leaving enough bandwidth to watch Youtube clips and IM your friends about what music and movies you’re stealing and which Youtube clips you’re LOLing at. But it does not belong on Exchange servers.  Or […]

Exchange 14 details starting to emerge

Microsoft has been working on the next version of Exchange Server (E14) for a few years TAP customers and their Live@edu program, and are now starting to bring details of the upcoming version to the public. The first interesting detail is the continued move towards the “software as a service” model (eg Hosted Exchange) to […]

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