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Office 365: Authentication
When we’re talking authentication the first thing that pops up in our minds is Active Directory. For years, active directory has been the staple identity provider for most companies and the foundational building block upon which most applications were built. With Azure and O365, we need to think about the different authentication methods that could be. Are we going to an “all in the cloud” model? Federated identities? Hybrid active directory? Or maybe something else completely? All in the Microsoft ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:43 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Office 365 ]

Exchange Hybrid deployment scenarios
Hybrids: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Whether Exchange or Lync, hybrids are the wave of the future, something everyone will have to start dealing with at one point in their career. With Exchange Hybrids in particular, we enable coexistence between our on-prem exchange environment and Office 365’s Exchange Online, enabling features such as: Secure mail routing Unified GAL Free/Busy sharing Centralized SMTP control & mail box management A single Outlook ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:16 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment Office 365 ]

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 1: Conceptual

Imagine a scenario where you acquire a company in a different country and they don’t want to be absorb in your IT environment (because they don’t like it, have regulatory requirements that can’t be met or are just trying to be difficult) but you do need some fashion of coexistence between the two Exchange organizations… After all, you’re part of the same company now and people should be able to find them in the GAL and do free/busy look ups!

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 3:12 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 11: References & Sync Script
· How to license FIM 2010 & MIM 2016 http://social.technet.micro... · Global address list synchronization walkthrough: https://technet.microsoft.c... Scripts I did not write these scripts myself, found them only on https://social.technet.micr... Going through them, they get the ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 11:06 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 9: Synchronization!
? Note: The entire list must be run through in order and progression to the next step cannot be done until the current step has completed for all Management agents! Step 1: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Full Import (Staging Only)”. Step 2: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Full Synchronization”. Step 3: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Export”. Step 4: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Delta Import”. ? Note: Step 4 (Delta ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 10:55 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 4: Preparing the US Exchange 2010 environment
Create receive connector Step 1: Open the exchange management console Step 2: Click on Hub Transport under Server Configuration Step 3: In the Actions pane click on New Receive Connector… Step 4: In the Introduction page, under Name, enter a name for the receive connector. From the drop down box under Select the intended use for this receive connector, select Internal. Click next. Step 5: On the Remote Network Settings page, remove the default remote IP addresses and enter the IP address of the server(s) ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 8:57 AM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Recovery storage groups
As you might, or not, be aware off there is no item level based recovery in Exchange that is natively supported by Microsoft. So to perform recoveries we need the recovery storage group (captain obvious). The purpose of this is to mount the database you want to recover from on the Exchange server and use exmerge to merge the data you are recovering into the active database. An RSG will not be accessible to users and you can only create one at a time. Exchange 2003: 1. Open Exchange system manager ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:11 PM | Comments (3) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

The information store service is stopped and will not start
This blog has moved to https://hornedowl.netTroubl... the information store service can be straightforward yet immensely complicated if you don’t know what is going on. For this reason I think it is important to know that there are 3 likely culprits that will cause your information store service to go down and refuse to come up: · Database problems · Active directory problems · Antivirus software Trying to work out which is the culprit can be hard, elimination is probably the easiest way to ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:11 PM | Comments (4) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Troubleshooting incoming mail flow (or the lack thereof)
Usually you’ll get alerted to this issue with a call saying that users have not gotten any new email for a while. They will still be connected to Exchange in outlook, you can still log on to the OWA and, when looking at your hub servers, you can see that the all services are up and running (Note that it is possible the transport service could be stopped…). A number of reasons can exist as to why you are not getting any mail flow: · Your recipient polies are not configured correctly · The receive ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:11 PM | Comments (4) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 2: DNS Forwarders
Creating conditional forwarders Step 1: Open DNS manager Step 2: Select Conditional forwarders Step 3: Right click “Conditional Forwards" and select “New Conditional Forwarder…” Step 4: Enter the dns name the forwarder is being created for Step 5: Enter the IP address(es) of the DNS server(s) authorative for the domain. Step 6: Select Store this conditional forwarder in Active Directory, and replicate it as follows: Step 7: Click OK Step 8: Repeat in each forest you want to replicate to/from Coexistence ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 8:45 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Large mailboxes & managing multiple mailboxes…. Ohhhh My!

In this case the customer ran in to some serious client IOPS issues as the combined size of all the mailboxes bloated the OST file (the local outlook cache!) somewhere between 30GB and 50GB. Considering the limit for OST files in outlook 2010 and outlook 2013 is actually 50GB, as well as that outlook OST access is random, that causes some heavy disk usage! Something the client computers with their 7200rpm spindles just couldn’t handle… So out comes the magic stick and we solve the problem. B

Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:43 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General Exchange Office 365 ]

Exchange 2013: Public Folder Migrations

In this article we take a look at Modern Public folders and outline how to migration the legacy version to the Modern (exchange 2013) version.

Posted On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 4:27 PM | Comments (5) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Issues with CU6 for Exchange server 2013: An update

Update on some of the issue related to Exchange 2013 CU6: - Databases unexpectedly fail over in a co-existence environment with E2007 - Exchange Online mailboxes cannot be managed by using EAC after you deploy E2013 CU6 - You cannot route ActiveSync traffic to E2007 mailboxes after you upgrade to E2013 CU6

Posted On Tuesday, September 9, 2014 4:02 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange News ]

Exchange 2013: Auto Reseed
Overview Auto reseed is a fascinating subject, introduced for the very first time in Exchange 2013 it meets a need that existed throughout legacy versions. Throughout the previous exchange versions if a disk hosting a mailbox database were to go offline it would mean that the database copy hosted on that disk would be unavailable to exchange as well. In Exchange 2010 that would have meant one copy to be impacted, with the new storage recommendations of hosting multiple copies per volume the impact ......

Posted On Friday, September 5, 2014 10:35 AM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Another Exchange 2013 CU6 issue: Exchange 2007 users cannot sync over Activesync
It seems CU6 is not bringing much luck if you still have Exchange 2007 in your environment. There is yet another issue with this update: Log Name: Application Source: MSExchange Common Date: <edited out> Event ID: 4999 Task Category: General Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: <edited out> Description: Watson report about to be sent for process id: 16024, with parameters: E12, c-RTL-AMD64, 15.00.0995.029, w3wp#MSExchangeSyncAppPool, M.Exchange.AirSyncHandler, M.E.A.Handler.LegacyUserAll... ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:06 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange News ]

Exchange 2013 CU6 Issue
There’s an issue with CU6 for Exchange 2013 in coexistence mode with exchange 2007. Quite specifically if you have it installed you might experience unexpected database failovers if you have a delegate on 2007 attempting to open a 2013 mailbox. The issue is known and an interim update should be getting released soon. The current work around is to disable MAPI access to the Exchange 2013 server and use OWA until the update is available. Update 9/9/2014: A fix is available from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.co... ......

Posted On Friday, August 29, 2014 6:46 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Exchange updates released
Today we’ve witnessed yet another release cycle for Exchange 2013, 2010 as well as 2007. Exchange Server 2007 SP3 RU14 (KB2936861) Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU7 (KB2961522) Exchange Server 2013 CU6 (KB2961810) Not only that but a number of blog posts specifying the improvements, most notably the increase in the Exchange 2013 Public folder supported folder limits (now a whopping 100 000!) Public Folder Updates in Exchange 2013 CU6: Improving Scale and More http://blogs.technet.com/b/... ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:59 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Powershell: Install Exchange

Another exchange related function (who could guess!) I recently finished is this one. It will download the exchange setup file and install the role you require to be installed. You have to provide the role you want to install, the exchange version and the organization name. Works for 2010 and 2013. Might update this in the future to include RU installations.

Posted On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:22 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Powershell Deployment ]

Powershell: Prepare for an Exchange installation

I’m not taking full credit for this one. This script was originally made by someone else (and as soon as I find the link to that post I’ll put it up!) to prepare for Exchange 2010 on windows 2008 and 2008 R2.

I’ve updated it for server 2012 and Exchange 2013, converted it to a function and make you choose th

Posted On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:13 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Exchange Platforms Powershell Deployment ]

Installing Exchange 2013 CU1

To start of the migration path to Exchange 2013 we have to install it first of all! In this post we'll have a look at how we configure the prerequisites as well as installing the actual software itself...

Posted On Thursday, August 1, 2013 3:27 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

OWA for ios devices
I was in the presentation launch of the OWA for ios devices and boy, does that look exciting! We now feature a full app for Office 365 supporting OWA offline and many more options. Support for Exchange 2013 on premise deployments is not there yet but is planned to come soon (when it's ready!)"Our goal is to help our customers remain productive anytime, anywhere. This includes providing a great email experience on smartphones and tablets. Windows Phone 8 comes with a top-notch native email client ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:13 AM | Comments (2) | Filed Under [ Exchange Office 365 OWA iOS ]

Updates to the exchange server calculators!
Some updates were made to the Exchange 2010 and 2013 server calculators! 2013 update list: Optimized Volume Design Architecture Formula. Fixed Recommended Min Number of GC Cores (Secondary Datacenter)" calculation to use SDC instead of PDC CAS count. Fixed CPU comments and removed erroneous information. Fixed multiple conditional formatting bugs. Fixed problem where this workbook had to be the active workbook at all times. Fixed problem with extra-wide Fail Server button on the distribution worksheet. ......

Posted On Saturday, June 1, 2013 10:38 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange News ]

Verify connectivity to Exchange 2013

verifying connectivity from outlook to Exchange

Posted On Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:12 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Exchange 2010: Populating your test environment with users

I came across this article and it is pretty easy and decent!

http://www.mikepfeiffer.net/2010/03/populating-exchange-labs-with-mailboxes-using-powershell/

Posted On Thursday, May 9, 2013 2:03 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Office 365 support issues?
This article was written by Tony Redmond and outlines some of the problems he encountered with his office 365 upgrade to wave 15 (exchange 2013). Unfortunately he got a bad support experience on top of that! I know that at Microsoft there are a lot of outsourced positions for support. I know, I was in one of them! Whilst one of the comments on this blogpost mentions “guys from the fast food chain” it seems a little harsh… I have to admit that I am not aware of how the O365 department works but in ......

Posted On Friday, May 3, 2013 8:57 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General Exchange ]

Exchange 2013 CU1 is live!
With CU1 for Microsoft Exchange 2013 going live the coexistence scenarios are finally there! And with me going on holidays for 2 weeks I will be unable to write about it in great detail :(For those that have not seen the link yet: http://blogs.technet.com/b/... ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:22 PM | Comments (2) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Enabling Circular logging in Exchange 2013

Enabling circular logging in Exchange 2013

Posted On Friday, August 9, 2013 5:27 PM | Comments (5) | Filed Under [ General Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Configuring Outlook to use Outlook Anywhere

How to force outlook to connect only through Outlook Anywhere / RPC over HTTPS

Posted On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 5:50 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Exchange 2013: Database Availability Group configuration

In todays article we are going to have a look at configuring (creating) a DAG in Exchange 2013, adding a server to it and adding a database copy to a mailbox database.

Posted On Monday, August 5, 2013 11:21 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Disabling IPv6
I often see that people want to disable IP v6 on their windows machine but instead of disabling it completly they uncheck the box on the network adaptor. Unfortunately that is not enough.... In general I would say "leave it enabled" but there are always specific cases where you want to disable it. The only products I would strongly advise against disabling it are the SBS products. For some reason disabling IP v6 on these boxes can cause massive issues in communications between the different applications ......

Posted On Thursday, November 3, 2011 11:14 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General Exchange Platforms ]

Troubleshooting exchange web services
Since exchange versions from 2007 and up put more emphasis on the webservices for use in the distribution of the offline address book, out of office, the scheduling assistant and autodiscover (a.k.a outlook connectivity to exchange) the correct configuration of the virtual directories and IIS components is the main key to a healthy exchange environment. It is for this reason that I have compiled a quick reference as to how these components should be configured in order to function properly and so ......

Posted On Friday, August 19, 2011 10:52 AM | Comments (4) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Exchange 2010: Enable Outlook Anywhere

how to enable Outlook anywhere on Exchange 2010

Posted On Sunday, August 4, 2013 10:28 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Exchange 2013: Configuring the virtual directories

Part 3 of the migration requires us to configure the virtual directories in Exchange 2013.

Posted On Saturday, August 3, 2013 10:38 AM | Comments (5) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Exchange 2013 Migration: Importing and exporting the exchange certificates

Step 2 in the migration process from Exchange 2010 to 2013 is to export and import the right certificates on to your CAS servers. In this article we'll go through that process...

Posted On Friday, August 2, 2013 6:29 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Exchange 2013: A new look…
The Exchange Server product line experienced a few changes with the introduction of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. Exchange Server 2013 brings with it a whole new set of services, technologies and features all aimed at enhancing user experience. With the aim to helping businesses and individuals succeed in their collaboration efforts, the new Exchanger Server 2013 drastically lowers the overall cost of ownership. Delving into the core functionality of Exchange 2013 exposes some new features. Basically, ......

Posted On Saturday, March 23, 2013 4:04 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Exchange 2013: The store process
Exchange 2013, the end of the store as we know it… In the years leading up to the development of Exchange 2013 we had a process called store.exe. Many an administrator cursed at this process for taking up so much memory but yet, things were good. But they could be better! The store.exe prior to exchange 2013 was used to run all databases and keep reads and writes in the memory as much as possible. Exchange 2013 sees a continuation of keeping reads and writes in the memory (for obvious performance ......

Posted On Monday, March 18, 2013 1:35 PM | Comments (4) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Exchange 2013: Managing exchange

Much has changed with Exchange 2013 and the new way of administering the service is what we will be discussing in this article.

Posted On Sunday, March 17, 2013 5:14 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Exchange 2013 goes RTM!
Exchange 2013 has been signed off and is now RTM! Hoozaaa!! From the Exchange team blog: Today we reached an important milestone in the development of the new Exchange. Moments ago, the Exchange engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. This milestone means the coding and testing phase of the project is complete and we are now focused on releasing the new Exchange via multiple distribution channels to our business customers. General availability is planned for the first ......

Posted On Friday, October 12, 2012 11:24 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General Exchange ]

Exchange 2010 SP3 announced!
The exchange team announced Service Pack 3 for exchange 2010 yesterday which will, amongst other things, supply coexistence between 2010 and 2013. It is still a bit away as it will be released somewhere in the first half of 2013 “The Exchange Team is pleased to announce that in the first half of calendar year 2013 we will be releasing Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) to our customers. “ Read more here ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:19 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General Exchange ]

Performing a recovery install and related AD attributes
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Posted On Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:38 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Transition to exchange 2010 from exchange 2007
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Posted On Wednesday, February 8, 2012 1:24 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

How it works: Exchange 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication and transaction logs
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Posted On Tuesday, February 7, 2012 5:04 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Exchange 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR)
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Posted On Tuesday, February 7, 2012 4:15 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Transition to Exchange 2007 from exchange 2003
In the lifespan of an organisation it’s messaging environment be transitioned to a newer version several times. Whilst this is not a complicated thing to do it does require some level of planning and thought. I’ll be addressing the transitioning from Exchange 2003 to 2007 from a fairly simple view here. Since the general outlines of the process are the same for nearly every situation there is no need for different detailed documents on this. We’ll be working with the following infrastructure in this ......

Posted On Monday, February 6, 2012 9:05 PM | Comments (2) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Troubleshooting for Microsoft Exchange
Exchange is a complex and large product which can have one thousand and one possible issues, one more obscure as the next. The purpose of this guide is to shed some light, where possible, to how things work in Exchange (and outlook), how they can break and how you should approach the issue at hand. Unfortunately it is very time consuming to create a complete troubleshooting guide where every dependency is explained in detail. But that is not the aim of this document anyways. What is the aim? Give ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:12 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General Exchange Platforms ]

New users do not show up in outlook when in cached mode
A fairly common (and annoying) problem which seems to like to popup after migrations, yet not unsolvable. The key issue here is that there are new users added to the directory but they are not showing up in outlook. Now, if you are like most organisations then outlook will be operating in cached mode. So log in to OWA and test if you can see the new users there. I’m giving it a 99% chance that you will (and if you don’t you have a serious problem at hand!) The reason you are not seeing these new ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:11 PM | Comments (2) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

KB2644137: Windows Network Load Balancing does not work in an Exchange Server cluster
MS knowledge base article which is of interest: Consider the following scenario: You have multiple servers that are running Microsoft Exchange Server. The servers that are running Exchange Server are hosted in a VMware ESX environment. The servers that are running Exchange Server are part of a Windows Network Load Balancing cluster. Windows Network Load Balancing is configured to run in unicast mode. In this scenario, Windows Network Load Balancing may not work correctly. For example, network traffic ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 9:12 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General Exchange Platforms ]

Exchange 2010 SP2!
Has been released! Get your copy right here! And make sure to get it while it is hot ! There has been some long awaited (at least by me ) features included in it and you can read more on that here. And don’t forget this service pack makes changes to the hosted environment supportability! We’ll have to wait a bit longer before we get more details on that but stay tuned! Technorati Tags: Exchange,environment ......

Posted On Monday, December 5, 2011 3:35 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Allowing internal services to relay through exchange
We all get those requests where there is a certain service that requires to send mails by using your company email server. Whilst an open relay is generally a way to get your domain blacklisted forever, allowing an internal relay is usually a necessity. By default Exchange is setup to deny relaying from any IP address, including your internal network. In this section I will show you how to allow relaying from your internal network. Exchange 2003: 1. Open the Exchange system manager 2. Expand the ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:10 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Reseeding the passive node of a DAG/CCR
Running a CCR or DAG is a great way to have a server resilient database. Relying on an asynchronous copy of the log files (Each log file gets copied over only when the store has released it) it copies over the log files from the active node to the passive node so it can be played in to the passive nodes database. But whilst being a great failover solution both solution are also quite high-maintenance, CCR more so than a DAG. Running in to a situation where the CCR or DAG is down because of to many ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:10 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Exchange 2010 multi tenancy
And here is the new and improved multi tenancy guide for Exchange 2010 SP2! Remember that this is no longer using the /hosted switch but your environment will still be supported until the next Exchange version comes along. http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 12:59 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

DAG's and reseeding
Sometimes you just wish Exchange would not act as a total baby! I worked on a case today which had 2 Exchange 2010 servers in a DAG with about 6 mailboxes, all in healthy status. All but one that is. This DataBaseCopy just would not come back into sync and was stuck in the eternal Resynchronizing loop from hell. So our client cried for help. First thing you would want to do is to get a status of the database by running get-mailboxdatabasecopystatus -id "databasename\servername" | fl. This should ......

Posted On Thursday, November 3, 2011 6:05 PM | Comments (5) | Filed Under [ General Exchange ]

A guideline to migrations: “All hands on deck!”
Welcome to this second instalment of the series! This series of articles is aimed at giving you a hold and a sort of “Best practices” to starting any kind of migrations. Whilst each technology or project has its quirks and traps most of the process you’ll need to go through is, roughly, the same. The second article will describe a so called “test run” or, as I like to call it, practicing with duds... Seeing as running a test system in the ground is not quite as disruptive as destroying an actual ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:27 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General Lync Exchange Platforms ]

A guideline to migrations: “The Beginning”
Welcome to this first instalment of the series! This series of articles is aimed at giving you a hold and a sort of “Best practices” to starting any kind of migrations. Whilst each technology or project has its quirks and traps most of the process you’ll need to go through is, roughly, the same. This first article will describe what’s called the preparation process. Although most IT professionals have the tendency to just into thing (or “forget about the manual, I’ll make it up as I go along!) it ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:21 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General Lync Exchange Platforms ]

/upgradecms failed!
An error that happens frequently when trying to upgrade your 2007 CCR or other form of the cluster is represented by the following error prompts: Move-ClusteredMailboxServer: Database Recovery Storage Group/Mailbox Database is not in the final expected state: final state is Failed, expected Online. Cluster Common Failure Exception: The cluster resource coudl not be brought online by the resource monitor. 0x8007139A setup.com /upgradecms failing with error code : "0xc00713a0" "1002" ---------------------------... ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 5, 2011 10:06 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Article: Recreating the public folder hierarchy
When the EMC (exchange management console) is launched, it returns the following error: ---------------------------... Microsoft Exchange Warning ---------------------------... The following warning(s) were reported while loading topology information: get-PublicFolderDatabase Completed Warning: Object AAA-EX01\Second Storage Group\Public Folder Database has been corrupted and it is in an inconsistent state. The following validation errors have occurred: ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 5, 2011 10:03 AM | Comments (36) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

Article: Troubleshooting the information store service
Alot of calls I get are related to the information store service of the exchange server not starting. Since troubleshooting why this services does not start is often related to alot of stress (after all, your users and managers will be pounding your door as they cannot access their email) it is always handy to have some reference as to where you can start and what direction it can take. This is my basic modus operandi so feel free to give suggestions on how to improve it :). First of all you need ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 5, 2011 9:48 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

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