Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta – Installing and Features Part 2

This is the second post in my series about Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 beta. It covers more of the features i think is worth mentioning.

Features Continued…

First, I will again give instructions on how to manage My Organization, this is where we can find both old and new features for administration in ECP.


Configure Transport Rules in ECP

To Configure Transport Rules in ECP, navigate to Mail Control and Rules. In my case the list of rules is empty since I haven’t created any rules yet. But let’s change that and start with creating a rule. I will create a disclaimer, a common rule to cover something used by most companies today. Click New to start the creation process.


In the New Rule window you can configure conditions and actions for the rule. If you click on More Options… you can also add exceptions. Choose The recipient is in the scope of and then select Outside the organization in the Select Scope window.


As the action choose to Append a disclaimer to the message…


Click Enter text… to add the disclaimer message to the rule, when finished click Ok.


Then click Select one… to choose an action to take if the disclaimer can’t be applied. When finished click Ok.


This gives us the following rule, look through the settings to make sure that everything is ok and then click Save.


To make sure that everything is working ok we can check the rule in Exchange Management Console. As you can see, the rule we created in ECP is listed in EMC as well.


Configure Journal Rules in ECP

Just as Transport Rules we can now manage Journal Rules in ECP too, this is also placed under Mail Control. Before we create a new rule we must configure the address that NDRs for undeliverable journal reports will be sent to, Click Select address.


Enter the address you want to use or click Browse to browse for a user.


Choose the user you want to add and then click Ok.


When you are finished adding the address that reports will be sent to click Save.


Now that we have the report address configured we can move on to create a new rule, click New to start the creation.


First we have to configure the user which we will journal messages. This can be a specific user of we can journal all messages. To specify a user, Select A specific user and click Select people….


In the address book windows find and mark the preferred user, click Select and then click Ok.


Select the scope of messages, in my example the scope is All Messages. Also, add the address to forward journal reports to and enter a suitable name for the rule. When finished with the configuration click Save.


All done, but let’s check if the rule shows in Exchange Management Console as well.


”Reset Virtual Directory” tool in EMC

Some of you might think that this new feature isn’t that much of a deal, but you can’t imagine how many times a virtual directory reset can be the magic solution to problems related to any of the virtual directories. By adding this as a graphic wizard the MS Exchange Team has made it easy to use and you don’t have to use PowerShell.

To start the wizard navigate to Server Configuration, Client Access, select the server you would like to modify and either right click the server and click Reset Virtual Directory or click Reset Virtual Directory in the action pane.


On the Introduction step, click Browse to select the virtual directory to reset.


In my example I will reset Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync in Default Web Site, click on the directory you need to reset and then click Ok.


Click Next to move on to the next step.


To choose where to save the current directory settings click Browser. The default path will do for me, when finished click Next.


After reviewing the summary and making sure that all information is correct, click Reset.
Note that this does remove all custom settings for the specified directory and resets it back to default.


After the reset is complete click Finished.


But we aren’t finished yet, for the changes to take effect we need to reset the IIS. Open your favorite console and run the following command:

iisreset /noforce


Thanks for reading!

That’s it for now folks, I might be adding another post with more features tomorrow depending on the work load. Thanks again for reading and do not hesitate to drop a comment or contact me if you have any questions of thoughts! Part one in this series can be found here:

3 Responses to Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta – Installing and Features Part 2

  1. Pingback: Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta – Installing and Features Part 1 « Martin's Wonderful World of Exchange

  2. Pavel Nagaev says:

    Thank you very much. Nice review.

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