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Archive for December, 2010

Exchange 2010 Online Archive Support for Outlook 2007– Now Available

Posted by Milind Naphade on 22/12/2010

I have seen many people asking a very common question in forums and restricted news groups, “Is there any support available for Outlook 2007 clients to access Exchange 2010 online archive?” Answer to this was no but now Yes. It is available now.

Exchange team announced the support yesterday and the December 2010 cumulative update for Office 2007 family will add this feature in Outlook 2007 now.

The update can be downloaded from: Office 2007 Cumulative Update for December 2010

I am sure everyone knows the limitation but thought of reminding one more time. You need Exchange 2010 Enterprise CALs to avail the online archive mailbox feature. So it is very clear that if you are running exchange 2010 standard CALs.

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The WinRM client cannot process the request….The content type is absent or invalid

Posted by Milind Naphade on 17/12/2010

One of my customers logged a case yesterday asking to fix their EMS issue on their only Exchange 2010 server. They were neither able to open the EMC on the server nor from a remote computer. The error that was shown in EMC was:

"Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message: The WinRM client cannot process the request. It cannot determine the content type of the HTTP response from the destination computer. The content type is absent or invalid."

Of course I followed the Exchange Team’s article to fix the WinRM connectivity issues but it didn’t work unfortunately. After checking all permissions and settings on Powershell virtual directory, I downloaded and ran recently released EMTshooter.ps1 powershell script from but it wasn’t able to fix the problem either.

Another symptom that I noticed is when I double click the Modules in Powershell virtual directory, I get an error saying,

This configuration section cannot be used at this path. This happens when the section is locked at a parent level. Locking is either by default (overrideModeDefault="Deny"), or set explicitly by a location tag with overrideMode="Deny" or the legacy allowOverride="false". 

Config File \\?\C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\ClientAccess\Powershell\web.config

After opening the web.config file and looking in the file carefully I noticed that the file has two environment variables used %ExchangeInstallDir% and %ExchangeInstallDirPath%. These variables are supposed to be registered in advanced system properties page of the operating system. In my case the physical path for %ExchangeInstallDirPath% was missing. This path should be the actual installation directory of your exchange server (Normally C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\)

Once you open system properties and create the missing environment variable %ExchangeInstallDir% or %ExchangeInstallDirPath% depending upon the situation you have and point the physical path to C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\ (Note the \ after directory V14) You should be able over come the error that EMS shows up.

I hope that helps Smile

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