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Month: September 2016

Scenario: When we introduce a new version of Exchange the first thing that needs to be done is that the Schema and AD need to be prepared for the new version. Run this from a domain controller or from a server with the RSAT-Tools installed: As shown above everything looks good. We need to wait […]

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Scenario: Exchange 2013 CAS role installs perfectly, after a reboot when you open the Exchange Admin Center you are presented with the login screen however once you enter in your admin account details you receive the HTTP 404 error as shown below: Solution: The reason is because no Exchange 2013 Mailbox role is installed. Once […]

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In my lab, while installing Exchange 2013 on another server, the following error was thrown: “The Registry Key “Software\Microsoft\ExchangeServer\V15\Pickup” does not exist under “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”” Navigating to that registry key, sure thing that the key doesn’t exist. Solution: Right Click V15 and add a new Key and call it Pickup. Exit the setup and start it […]

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In my lab, while installing Exchange 2013 on another server, the following error was thrown: “The Registry Key “Software\Microsoft\ExchangeServer\V15\Transport” does not exist under “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”” Navigating to that registry key, sure thing that the key doesn’t exist. Solution: Right Click V15 and add a new Key and call it Transport. Exit the setup and start it […]

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In my lab I was installing a new Exchange 2013 Server on CU11 and it failed. The GUI setup did not provide much info so looking at the ExchangeSetup.log i came across this error: “Failed [Rule:LangPackBundleCheck] [Message:The language pack bundle could not be found or is corrupt.] [REQUIRED] The language pack bundle could not be found […]

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In my test environment I wanted to add another Mailbox server to my DAG and upon running the install it failed with the following error: “Upgrade the discovery mailboxes to R5 version, this will fix the RecipientDisplayType property of the discovery mailbox which was wrong in R4” First I ran Setup /PrepareAD again but this […]

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In Exchange 2013 your users might encounter the following error when trying to reply or create a new email or choose a recipient from the address book: “Error: Your request cant be completed right now. Please try again later.” On your Exchange 2013 Mailbox Server, if you open IIS and navigate to Exchange Back End […]

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Scenario: Exchange 2010 Outlook Web App fails to initialize after a reboot. Users are presented with the following error: If we drop down the arrow it is giving an auth error. The issue is the authentication type chosen on the OWA Virtual Directory: Once the correct settings are selected and an IISRESET is performed you […]

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Installing Exchange with all its prerequisites can be something of a daunting task for new Exchange Administrators. I created a PowerShell script that has a tab for each version of Exchange as well as the prerequisites for PowerShell and additional software that needs to be installed. Having a tool with everything in 1 place makes […]

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In Exchange 2010 SP3 lately when you click the Send Connector Tab it gives an error “Force Closed.” At that time Event ID 4 is logged in Event Viewer under Application Logs and Services -> MSExchange Management. Below is a list of my findings: IISRESET: IIS restart is not really an option as you take […]

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When working in a large environment and checking a lot of Server Status, picking up a content index state in a failed state will take a bit longer to see than if you add color to it. I created this script so that at any given time you can see whether everything is green or […]

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