Redirecting OWA URL’s in Exchange 2010

Great blog post on redirecting OWA URL’s for Exchange 2010 on WS08 R2, tested and it works.

http://briandesmond.com/blog/redirecting-owa-urls-in-exchange-2010/

Connecting a Mobile device to Microsoft Exchange Online

Had some trouble recently getting clients setup with Microsoft Exchange Online services on a mobile device. Here’s the settings that worked for me.

IPhone
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Email: user@domain.com
Server: red001.mail.microsoftonline.com (Do no included the HTTPS:\ portion of address)
Domain: Should be left blank
Username: user@domain.com
Password: ******** (The users BPOS/Exchange Online password)

Blackberry
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Email account: user@domain.com
Web Access URL: https://red001.mail.microsoftonline.com/owa (be sure to include the https:// and trailing /owa)
Username: user@domain.com
Password: ******** (The users BPOS/Exchange Online password)
Mailbox Name: user (just the prefix of their email address)

Burn .iso files to CD/DVD with Windows 7…. natively

Windows 7 allows you to burn ISO files (images) directly with no third-party plug-ins. All you have to do is right click on an ISO, and click “Burn Disk Image”.

My experience was a bit different, had to click “open with” then choose “Windows Disk Image Burner”, but it works as advertised. Too bad there isn’t a way to mount an ISO without 3rd party software, I guess we will have to wait until Windows 8, or W7 SP1??

Event: 0 Source: BMDS in Application Event Log

A recent eventlog entry was occurring very often and seemed to occur after an update of the Java runtime.  The error reported was :

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Event Type: Error
Event Source: BMDS
Event Category: None
Event ID: 0
Description:
The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( BMDS ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information…
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I found that the soution was to modify the path used for the Java runtime files to the most recent version.  The registy key is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesBlackBerry MDS Connection ServiceImagePath

This contains a long string.  Its easiest to copy the string to notepad to work with it.  Locate the path to the java runtime files within the string (it will look something like this: “Program FilesJavajre1.5.0_07”) and replace it with the most current path.  Restart the Blackberry MDS service and you’re done.