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Released: Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 5

The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of our most recent quarterly servicing update to Exchange Server 2013. Cumulative Update 5 for Exchange Server 2013 and updated UM Language Packs are now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Cumulative Update 5 represents the continuation of  Exchange Server 2013 servicing and builds upon Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1. The release includes fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security bulletins. A complete list of customer reported issues resolved in Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 5 can be found in Knowledge Base Article KB2936880. Customers running any previous release of Exchange Server 2013 can move directly to Cumulative Update 5 today. Customers deploying Exchange Server 2013 for the first time may skip previous releases and start their deployment with Cumulative Update 5 as well.

We would like to call your attention to a couple of items in particular about the Cumulative Update 5 release:

  • Based upon customer feedback, we have introduced improvements to OAB management for distributed environments. You can read more about this in a post by Ross Smith IV on the Exchange Team blog. Customers who have deployed Multiple OAB Generation Mailboxes are advised to read this post to help avoid unnecessary OAB downloads.
  • Cumulative Update 5 includes a Managed Availability probe configuration that is frequently restarting the Microsoft Exchange Shared Cache Service in some environments. The service is being added to provide future performance improvements and is not used in Cumulative Update 5. More information is available in KB2971467.

Cumulative Update 5 includes Exchange related updates to Active Directory schema and configuration. For information on extending schema and configuring the active directory please review the appropriate TechNet documentation. Also, to prevent installation issues you should ensure that the Windows PowerShell Script Execution Policy is set to “Unrestricted” on the server being upgraded or installed. To verify the policy settings, run the Get-ExecutionPolicy cmdlet from PowerShell on the machine being upgraded. If the policies are NOT set to Unrestricted you should use the resolution steps in KB981474 to adjust the settings.

Reminder: Customers in hybrid deployments where Exchange is deployed in-house and in the cloud, or who are using Exchange Online Archiving with their in-house Exchange deployment are required to maintain currency on Cumulative Update releases

Download here : Cumulative Update 5 for Exchange Server 2013

Source : Exchange Blog

Released: Update Rollup 6 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3

The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. Update Rollup 6 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released security bulletins. Update Rollup 6 is not considered a security release as it contains no new previously unreleased security bulletins. A complete list of issues resolved in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 6 may be found in KB2936871. Customers running any Service Pack 3 Update Rollup for Exchange Server 2010 can move to Update Rollup 6 directly.

The release is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Update Rollup 6 will be available on Microsoft Update in early July.

Download Here: Update Rollup 6 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3

Source : Exchange Blog

How to Back Up and Restore NTFS and Share Permissions

Backup and Restore of Share Permissions

 To backup share permissions, export the Shares registry key.

  1. Open Regedit to the following location:HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares
  2. Right-click the Shares registry key and select Export. Give it a file name such as shareperms.reg.

When you want to restore the permissions, double-click shareperms.reg to import it back into the registry.

Use the Reg tool to backup the registry key from the command line:

reg export HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares shareperms.reg

If you need to restore it at some point, just run:

reg import shareperms.reg

Backup and Restore of NTFS Permissions

 Use this command to backup NTFS permissions:

icacls d:\data /save ntfsperms.txt /t /c

The /T switch allows it to get subfolder permissions too. The /C switch allows it to continue even if errors are encountered (although errors will still be displayed).

Use this command to restore them:

icacls d:\ /restore ntfsperms.txt

Note that in the command to save the permissions, I specified the target folder D:\Data, but when I restored them, I specified just D:\ as the target. Icacls is a little funky like that, and here’s why.

If you open the text file with the exported permissions (ntfsperms.txt in the above example), you’ll see that Icacls uses relative paths (in bold below). Underneath the relative paths are the permissions for the folders in Security Descriptor Definition Language (SDDL) format.

data
D:AI(A;ID;FA;;;BA)(A;OICIIOID;GA;;;BA)(A;ID;FA;;;SY)(A;OICIIOID;GA;;;SY)(A;OICIID;0x1200a9;;;BU)(A;ID;0x1301bf;;;AU)(A;OICIIOID;SDGXGWGR;;;AU)
data\folder1
D:AI(A;ID;FA;;;BA)(A;OICIIOID;GA;;;BA)(A;ID;FA;;;SY)(A;OICIIOID;GA;;;SY)(A;OICIID;0x1200a9;;;BU)(A;ID;0x1301bf;;;AU)(A;OICIIOID;SDGXGWGR;;;AU)
data\folder2
D:AI(A;ID;FA;;;BA)(A;OICIIOID;GA;;;BA)(A;ID;FA;;;SY)(A;OICIIOID;GA;;;SY)(A;OICIID;0x1200a9;;;BU)(A;ID;0x1301bf;;;AU)(A;OICIIOID;SDGXGWGR;;;AU)

Had I specified D:\Data in the command to restore the permissions, it would have failed looking for a D:\Data\Data folder:

D:\>icacls d:\data /restore perms.txt
d:\data\data: The system cannot find the file specified.
Successfully processed 0 files; Failed processing 1 files

You might think specifying D:\ as the target in the restore command may somehow mess up the permissions on other folders at that level, but as you can see from the ntfsperms.txt output file, it only has information about the Data folder and sub folders, so that is all it will change.

Source : http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/11/24/how-to-back-up-and-restore-ntfs-and-share-permissions.aspx

                 http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/408.how-to-back-up-and-restore-ntfs-and-share-permissions.aspx

How to display and configure admin for the file resource manager

Configures e-mail notification options used by File Server Resource manager and the DirquotaFilescrn, and Storrept commands. If used without parameters, the dirquota admin options command displays the values of the options that are currently configured

    • To display currently configured administrative options, type:

      dirquota admin options

    • To configure the default From address and administrative recipients for e-mail notifications and storage reports, type:

      dirquota admin options /from:admin@contoso.com /adminemails:backup_operator@contoso.com;admin@contoso.com

    • To specify that e-mail notifications that are raised for repeatedly exceeding a quota or detecting an unauthorized file is to be sent only once every two hours, type:

      dirquota admin options /runlimitinterval:m,120

    For more Info : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742036.aspx

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