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  • Hey there! Is / Does Websitepanel support Exchange 2010 SP2 for multi tenant environments? I didn't see it listed so I thought I would ask the question :-). thanks!
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 10:17 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Currently, there's no official announcement that confirms the support status. I suggest you vote for the following work item:

    Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Support Status In WebsitePanel
    http://websitepanel.codeplex.com/workitem/153

    If you have different ideas other than any of the raised requests, it will be suggested that you submit a new feature request:

    How to request a Feature
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wspdiscuss/thread/e8d18b28-d828-469e-a585-f1606528b2b3/

    Thanks.


    Please mark the replies as answers if they help or unmark if not. If you have any feedback about my replies, please contact msdnmg@microsoft.com. Microsoft One Code Framework
    • Marked as answer by Lloyd Zhang Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:13 AM
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 3:18 AM
  • I have posted a fork of the source code project with changes required to enable addressbook policy support in SP2 in an on-premise installation of Exchange. you can find it here.


    http://websitepanel.codeplex.com/SourceControl/network/Forks/Virtuworks/ExchangeSP2research


    It needs to be compiled and ran as framework 3.5 as described here.

    http://websitepanel.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=How%20To%20Run%20Hosted%20Solution%20Services%20with%20WebsitePanel%20v1.2.0

    This code does not check for Exchange version, this still needs to be added so placing this code in a non-sp2 on-premise environment will fail.

    For existing organizations you will need to manually create address book policys named "orgname Address Policy" and apply them to all existing users which is a pretty simple task using EMC i was able to do about 30 organizations in about 1 hour of work. It can be scripted though.

    This code only adds the functionality to create, delete and apply address book policies to new users from the point of it's deployment.


    Omar Armenteros Virtuworks
    Monday, January 9, 2012 4:27 PM
  • I used these articles to reference the steps:

    Overall Steps required to convert existing users:

    http://www.uclabs.nl/archive/jaapwess/2011/10/27/new-in-exchange-2010-sp2-address-book-policies/

    This article covers all the required steps for conversion:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh529930.aspx

     


    Omar Armenteros Virtuworks
    Monday, January 9, 2012 4:38 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Currently, there's no official announcement that confirms the support status. I suggest you vote for the following work item:

    Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Support Status In WebsitePanel
    http://websitepanel.codeplex.com/workitem/153

    If you have different ideas other than any of the raised requests, it will be suggested that you submit a new feature request:

    How to request a Feature
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wspdiscuss/thread/e8d18b28-d828-469e-a585-f1606528b2b3/

    Thanks.


    Please mark the replies as answers if they help or unmark if not. If you have any feedback about my replies, please contact msdnmg@microsoft.com. Microsoft One Code Framework
    • Marked as answer by Lloyd Zhang Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:13 AM
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 3:18 AM
  • I have installed SP2 now in my production environment with no changes to WSP and everything is functioning without an issue. We will be working on getting support for the new addressbook segregation next. I can confirm that following the same directions as you need to in SP1 will work in SP2 as well, seems whatever changes were made in SP2 do not affect any portion of the API WSP uses. We have placed this configuration in production
    Omar Armenteros Virtuworks
    • Marked as answer by Lloyd Zhang Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:13 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Omar Armenteros Monday, January 9, 2012 5:16 PM
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 3:14 PM
  • I have posted a fork of the source code project with changes required to enable addressbook policy support in SP2 in an on-premise installation of Exchange. you can find it here.


    http://websitepanel.codeplex.com/SourceControl/network/Forks/Virtuworks/ExchangeSP2research


    It needs to be compiled and ran as framework 3.5 as described here.

    http://websitepanel.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=How%20To%20Run%20Hosted%20Solution%20Services%20with%20WebsitePanel%20v1.2.0

    This code does not check for Exchange version, this still needs to be added so placing this code in a non-sp2 on-premise environment will fail.

    For existing organizations you will need to manually create address book policys named "orgname Address Policy" and apply them to all existing users which is a pretty simple task using EMC i was able to do about 30 organizations in about 1 hour of work. It can be scripted though.

    This code only adds the functionality to create, delete and apply address book policies to new users from the point of it's deployment.


    Omar Armenteros Virtuworks
    Monday, January 9, 2012 4:27 PM
  • Great job, did you need to reset any of the permissions on the GAL before completing this?
    Monday, January 9, 2012 4:33 PM
  • I used these articles to reference the steps:

    Overall Steps required to convert existing users:

    http://www.uclabs.nl/archive/jaapwess/2011/10/27/new-in-exchange-2010-sp2-address-book-policies/

    This article covers all the required steps for conversion:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh529930.aspx

     


    Omar Armenteros Virtuworks
    Monday, January 9, 2012 4:38 PM