Posts Tagged ‘2007’

Randy just released the Outlook Calendar Checking Tool, for short CalCheck.

It’s a very useful tool to solve those tricky calendar problems an Exchange admin is often confronted with.
My special thanks to Kottee, who informed me about the release.

CalCheck – The Outlook Calendar Checking Tool



The need to remove a (legacy) Exchange server using ADSIEdit could have several reasons. The method using ADSIEdit to remove an Exchange server should only be used carefully.

The most common reasons are listed below:

  • The deinstallation didn’t finish properly and left attributes or entries in Active Directory
  • The Exchange server is permanent offline Exchange and should be removed
  • An Exchange installation didn’t finish properly and the attributes and entries shoould be removed

To remove the server open ADSI-Edit and go to configuration

Navigate to this path:

CN=Microsoft Exchange
CN=Administrative Groups

for Exchange 2003
CN=First Administrative Group

for Exchange 2007
CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)

for Exchange 2010
CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)


Within the container CN=Servers you can see you installed legacy Exchange servers. By right-click and hit delete you can remove the objects. You can also remove single objects of a server like public folder databases.

Refer to this article to see how to remove public folders in the different versions of Exchange.



In the past I’ve often seen misconfigured NTFS rights cause OAB download fails in Outlook 2007 and 2010.

In a standard installation of Exchange 2010 the OAB’s physical directory points to:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\ClientAccess\OAB\GUID-XXXXX-YYYYYY-ZZZZZ

You’ve to controll if the “Authenticated Users” group has permissions to read on your OAB directory (-> right click  GUID-XXXXX-YYYYYY-ZZZZZ -> security) and if this right is inherited.