[ExchangeList] Re: Important: Microsoft Software Update for May 9th, 2006 and Impact on BlackBerry Enterprise Server Users

  • From: "Carl Houseman" <c.houseman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 12:27:21 -0400

This latest patch is important.  There is likely to be an exploit
circulating soon.  You should adjust your procedure accordingly and if
concerned about patch reliability issues, setup a test-lab environment.
Despite the fact that MS has had some quality issues with recent patches,
they went for a year or more prior with a good record of patches not causing
widespread problems.  I'll give them the benefit of the average and consider
that the risk of damage due to exploits is greater than the risk of damage
due to patching.


From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dee Arnold
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 10:32 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Important: Microsoft Software Update for May
9th, 2006 and Impact on BlackBerry Enterprise Server Users

What is the general consensus on MS updates on Exchange? Do you all apply
them? Procedure here has been to not apply Exchange updates, other than
service packs, unless we are having an issue that the update addresses.


From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Moffat
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 7:27 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Important: Microsoft Software Update for May 9th,
2006 and Impact on BlackBerry Enterprise Server Users

This will also affect Goodlink users.



In line with Microsoft's Security Update Advisor monthly patch update
(http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/advance.mspx), they have
plans on releasing a patch on May 9, 2006 for Exchange 2000 Server and
Exchange Server 2003. If you are planning on installing this update, it's
important to note that this update affects user mailbox permissions by
revoking the 'Send As' permission in Exchange which has an impact on third
party products such as BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange.
Once applied, this update will prevent users on BlackBerry Enterprise Server
from sending email from a BlackBerry or BlackBerry-enabled device. 

Recommended Resolution
RIM, in conjunction with Microsoft, has provided configuration settings that
must be implemented to enable BlackBerry users to continue sending messages.
Microsoft is recommending modifying permissions in Active Directory as
outlined in the following public-facing Microsoft KBA:

BlackBerry Technical Support Knowledge Base Article with general information
about this change can be found here:
on_has_been_revoked.html?nodeid=1166052&vernum=8> &vernum=8 

Before applying this Microsoft Software Update, RIM recommends that
Administrators review these two Knowledge Base articles and take any
necessary steps appropriate for their environment. Please contact
help@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx if additional support is required for this as it applies
to BlackBerry Enterprise Server.




This project is so important, we can't let things that are more important
interfere with it.


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