A great way to start a Monday morning after a break is to not be able to check your email. I fired up Outlook, and got the error “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window.” (see below)
After some searching around, I came across a solution that fixed the problem.
I ran the following command in a Run box:
Once I ran that command, Outlook opened with an error informing me that the data file for my mailbox wasn’t closed properly (see below). After it ran its check, Outlook opened fine.
Microsoft has decided to offer support for Exchange 2007 running on Server 2008 R2 after customers gave some feedback. They are going to release an update early next year.
Managing a distribution group in Exchange 2007 works little differently than it did in Exchange 2003. In Exchange 2003, you could select a user to manage a distribution group, and select the option so that they could update the members in the list. (see image below)
In Exchange 2007, you have the ability to select a manager to manage the members of the list as well. However, the manager has no rights to add/remove members from the list. (see image below)
In order to grant this permission to the user, you have to run the following command from the Exchange Management Shell:
Add-ADPermission -Identity:'Group Display Name’ -User:domainusername -AccessRights ReadProperty, WriteProperty -Properties 'Member'
Make sure you have the appropriate permissions before you run that command, or it will error out. According to the Technet article, you will need the following permissions to run the command successfully:
1) Exchange Recipient Administrator role.
2) Account Operator role for the applicable Active Directory containers.
Microsoft Cuts E-Mail Price, a Bid to Ward Off Google. It seems that Microsoft it getting aggressive with their pricing to compete with Google. Of course, they say it has nothing to do with Google.