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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 ]

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 ]

Cleaning up whitespace in exchange
During the lifespan of an Exchange server a database can become very, very large in the size it takes on the disk, much larger than the space used by the mailboxes that reside in the database. This is because whilst mailbox sizes will expand and shrink according to their data usage, the Exchange database only expands. Any space freed up by deletes in mailboxes or even the removal of a mailbox all together become whitespace in the database file. In the worst case you could have 40 GB of mailboxes ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:12 PM | Comments (5) | Filed Under [ Exchange ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Email going the way of the Dodo?
Note that this is a “rant” about the following post: BOMBSHELL: Huge Company Bans Internal Email, Switches Totally To Facebook-Type-Stuff And Instant Messaging @ http://www.businessinsider.... At the end of November ABC posted an article stating Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos (formerly known as Atos Origin), wants to move to a “Zero-mail” policy for it’s internal communications. Mr Breton is not the first one to come up with this plan but his claim that he has not sent an ......

Posted On Sunday, December 4, 2011 5:27 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General ]

Build Guides: Windows 2008 R2 Server

In this first part of the build guide series we look at building a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 server. Whilst installing the basic operating system on a server is fairly straightforward it is as good a place as any to start as we lay the foundations for the rest of our infrastructure. In future parts of this series we will look at automating this install as much as possible, after all, we want our time spent on working with the awesome technologies available out there instead of installing serv

Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2011 12:23 PM | Comments (0) |

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 ]

/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 /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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