MSExchange.org - Monthly Article Update Hi ExchangeList, New articles added to MSExchange.org last month: Title: Understanding and using the External Associated Account in Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 Author: Marc Grote Summary: In this article I will give you some information about the External associated Account in Windows Server 2003 and how to use it. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/tutorials/Understanding-External-Associated-Account-Windows-Server-2003-Exchange-2003.html Title: Exchange System Manager and Domain Controller Selection Author: Neil Hobson Summary: Exchange System Manager itself can be considered a client of many other different services, for it has to obtain different types of information from different sources. For example, Exchange System Manager uses the Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) to display information about mailbox resources as well as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to display information about the queues within the Queue Viewer. As you might expect, it also has to contact Active Directory to retrieve information about the configuration of Exchange. In this article, I want to cover how you can determine which domain controller Exchange System Manager is communicating with to retrieve this information. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-System-Manager-Domain-Controller-Selection.html Title: Explaining the new MAPI Access feature included in Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Author: Henrik Walther Summary: In this article we’ll have a look at the new MAPI access feature included in Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2. This feature makes it possible to enable or disable MAPI (Outlook) access on a per user-basis. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/tutorials/New-MAPI-Access-feature-Exchange-Server-2003-Service-Pack2.html Title: Creating Exchange Users with Excel Author: Amit Zinman Summary: In previous articles we discussed tools that create users and their mailboxes in Active Directory. LDIFDE has been mentioned and also VBScripts. However, the most powerful and flexible tool in my opinion is Excel. Excel can read information from various formats and can serve as a handy intermediary. You can manipulate the information in Excel as you find necessary before exporting it to Active Directory. A lot of data originates from Excel which is a common place for large tables. You can also combine data from a few sources into Excel. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/articles/Creating-Exchange-Users-Excel.html Title: A look at the Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer (EPA) Tool Author: Henrik Walther Summary: In this article we’ll take a look at the Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer tool (EPA) which was released as a web release tool a couple of weeks ago. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/tutorials/Microsoft-Exchange-Server-Profile-Analyzer-EPA-Tool.html Title: Provisioning Outlook Web Access 2003 Author: Rodney Buike Summary: Outlook Web Access (OWA) in Exchange 2003 is now even more customizable than ever before. Provisioning OWA will allow you to remove certain features for security and performance reasons, or if you are providing hosted Exchange mailboxes, resell certain features as value added features. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/tutorials/Provisioning-Outlook-Web-Access-2003.html Title: How to change the POP3 / IMAP4 and SMTP banner in Exchange 2003 Author: Marc Grote Summary: In this article I will show you how to change the banner for the POP3/IMAP4 and SMTP service in Exchange 2003. Changing the banner for these Exchange services enhances the security if an attacker and illegitimate users don't know, on the first try, which server is communicating with them. Please keep in mind that this is only one of several methods of securing the Exchange environment. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/tutorials/change-POP3-IMAP4-SMTP-banner-Exchange-2003.html Visit the Subscription Management (http://newsletter.isoftmarketing.com/) section to unsubscribe. MSExchange.org is in no way affiliated with Microsoft Corp. For sponsorship information, contact us at advertising@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Copyright © MSExchange.org 2006. All rights reserved.