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Exchange 2010 SP1 problem? Update Rollup 4 might fix it

If you run Exchange Server 2010 SP1 or plan to upgrade, check out some of the important fixes and feature enhancements in Update Rollup 4.

Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 remedies a multitude of known and user-submitted issues, including Outlook online headaches and several free/busy information problems.

"Companies that are either in a coexistence environment or in the process of upgrading will find several important fixes in this update," said Tom Phillips, a consultant at TG Phillips IT Consulting Inc. in Allen, Texas.

The fourth rollup for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) resolves problems encountered when using Outlook in online mode. For example, prior to installation of the rollup, Outlook might have inexplicably stopped responding when attempting to copy a folder to its subfolder. Also, Advanced Find searches on mailboxes took quite awhile to complete.

In addition, the rollup resolves several free/busy information problems that previously existed in Exchange 2010 SP1. For example, after applying the rollup you can now view free/busy user info in mixed Exchange 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 environments. Exchange 2010 administrators will also be able to view the free/busy info of users in an Exchange 2003 environment. Furthermore, users in one Exchange 2010 organization can now see the free/busy information of users in a separate Exchange 2010 organization.

Rollup 4 promises to expedite the opening of the Exchange Management Console (EMC) in Exchange 2010 SP1. It also lets mobile users whose companies have licensed ActiveSync receive email messages. Check out the Microsoft Support site to read about the other issues the update addresses.

Update Rollup 4 is now available at the Microsoft Download Center, and Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 is due out in August.

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