Saturday, April 4, 2009

NDR Bug with Exchange 2007 Update Rollout 7

There is a bug with Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB953469) in regards to NDR's. By default Exchange 2007 NDR's come from

After installing Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB953469) all NDR's now come from

After using ldp.exe to search active directory for the value I discovered it comes from the attributes MicrosoftExchangeRecipientEmailAddresses and MicrosoftExchangeRecipientPrimarySmtpAddress in the Exchange Organisational Config.

Below is the output of my powershell command Get-OrganizationConfig fl showing you the dodgy email addresses:

I also found out by messing around that the bad email address is being generated by the email address policy.

As a temporary work around until Microsoft releases an official fix, disable the email address policy for the Organization Config email address:

Set-OrganizationConfig -MicrosoftExchangeRecipientEmailAddressPolicyEnabled $false

Then set the MicrosoftExchangeRecipientPrimarySmtpAddress address back to or whatever you want it to be. I personally prefer postmaster as it's the internet standard for NDR's that most mailservers follow.

Set-OrganizationConfig -MicrosoftExchangeRecipientPrimarySmtpAddress

Now my NDR's are coming from Much better!

Note: Disabling the Email Address Policy for your Organization Config does not effect the rest of your recipients. They will continue using the Email Address Policy as normal.

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