MSExchange.org - Monthly Article Update Hi ExchangeList, New articles added to MSExchange.org last month: Title: Doing an in-place upgrade from Exchange Server 2000 to 2003 Author: Henrik Walther Summary: We would like to welcome Microsoft MVP Henrik Walther to our team of authors as he presents his first article to MSExchange.org readers. As companies seems to start their Exchange 2003 deployments way faster, than was the case with Exchange 2000, I thought it was about time to provide you with information on how you handle an in-place upgrade from Exchange 2000 to 2003. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/pages/article.asp?id=623 Title: Congratulations to Henrik Walther Author: Mark Fugatt Summary: Congratulations to Henrik Walther, Henrik has recently been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award from Microsoft for his contribution to the Exchange community. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/pages/article.asp?id=622 Title: Logging the SMTP Service Author: Amit Zinman Summary: SMTP logging can, at times, the key to troubleshooting many mail problems by providing valuable information regarding incoming mail. It can also be used for providing statistics on mail flow from the Internet. The following article describes the secrets of logging SMTP activities for troubleshooting and other purposes. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/pages/article.asp?id=621 Title: Query-based Distribution Groups Author: Marc Grote Summary: A query-based distribution group is a new additional type of distribution group in Exchange 2003. This new type of distribution group provides the same functionality as a standard distribution group; however, instead of specifying static user memberships, a query-based distribution group allows you to use an LDAP query to dynamically build membership in the distribution group (for example All employees with a special group membership). Using query-based distribution groups we can reduce the administration costs dramatically. However a Query-based Distribution Group needs more Server resources like CPU power and RAM. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/pages/article.asp?id=617 Title: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-002: Vulnerability in Exchange Server 2003 Could Lead to Privilege Escalation Author: Admin Summary: A vulnerability exists in the way that Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) connections are reused when NTLM authentication is used between front-end Exchange 2003 servers providing OWA access and , when running Outlook Web Access (OWA) on Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003, and when using back-end Exchange 2003 servers that are running Windows Server 2003. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/pages/article.asp?id=618 Title: SMTP Event Sinks - A window into Exchange integration (Part 2). Author: Alex Zammit Summary: Event sinks today play a key role in a wide variety of Exchange integrated solutions. We conclude this article series taking a hands-on approach to real live maintenance and troubleshooting techniques. This in-depth article is recommended to most Exchange administrators who today rely on various third party sink extensions. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/pages/article.asp?id=616 Title: Configuring DNS for Exchange 2000 Author: Amit Zinman Summary: Exchange 2000, internally, unlike traditional SMTP mail servers, does not rely on DNS MX records for mail delivery within the organization. Instead, it maintains a dynamic routing table used to transport mail around the Exchange organization. However, Exchange 2000 does depend on DNS for resolving host names, finding global catalog servers and finding other mail servers on the Internet. Also, without MX records on Internet DNSs, you wouldn't get mail from the Internet into your corporate environment. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/pages/article.asp?id=577 Title: Configuring the Outlook 2003 RPC over HTTP Client Author: Thomas Shinder Summary: The RPC over HTTP protocol allows your full Outlook 2003 MAPI clients to connect to Exchange 2003 Servers using HTTP/HTTPS. This solves the problem remote Outlook 2003 users have when located behind restrictive firewalls. The trick is to figure out how to properly configure the Outlook 2003 client to use this protocol. If you have remote users who need to access Exchange 2003 via Outlook 2003, then check out this article and see how to configure Outlook 2003 to use RPC over HTTP. Link: http://www.MSExchange.org/pages/article.asp?id=614 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 2003. All rights reserved.