Sunday, August 19

Booking resources in Exchange 2007


Recently, we gave some talks, some of the participants actually asking, how can we help the users to decide what room to book?

As administrators, you be able to provide more information on the particular resources, eg: the room is with the mounted projector, with Tele Conferencing facilities, or even with Plasma TV. Sounds cool?

To add the resource information, you will need to add it via Exchange Management Shell. You will then be able to put in the information defined intot he resources mailbox.

In Exchange Management Shell, you can set the resources configuration using this command:

set-resourceConfig -ResourcePropertySchema "Room/WithProjector", "Room/WithVideoConf"

To check on the configuration made, you can type this command:


After the configuration done, you will be able to set the resource mailbox with the information set in Management Shell.

Your users will then be able to see the information set by you, the administrators. Its indeed a big help to your users to choose the right resources.


Wednesday, August 8

Install outlook in an Exchange server?


After reading some articles, seminars, statements and quesries, would like to share something on a statement "installing outlook into an Exchange Server".

In Exchange 5.5/2000/2003 era, all of us know that it is not recommend to install outlook client into an Exchange server, reason being MAPI32.dll file is written.

However, this thing now changed due to Exchange 2007 re-coded. It is now recommend that administrators install outlook into Exchange 2007. One of the advantages is, as known, Exmerge no longer support in Exchange 2007. In Exchange 2007 64 bit, there are no tools to export e-mail to .PST or personal folder. To do this, you will need to install outlook into Exchange server, getting the client tools for administration purposes.


Sunday, August 5

Telnet client in Windows Vista

Guys, just for your info, Telnet is not installed with Windows Vista, but you can install it by following the steps below:

Click the Start button , click Settings, click Control Panel, click Programs and Features, and then click Turn Windows features on or off.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

In the Windows Features dialog box, select the Telnet Client check box.

Click OK. The installation might take several minutes.

You will then be able to get Telnet like in previous Windows.

Its a default security in Vista - do not install services/tolls that you will not use.