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Author: edwardvbs

In Exchange 2010 or 2013, you might have issued a renewal of your SSL certificate. In the Exchange Management Console (EMC) or the Exchange Admin Center (EAC), you assign the new services to the SSL certificate and now you want to remove the old SSL certificate, however you are presented with the error below: Solution: […]

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In your Exchange 2016 environment, you might have noticed that you are getting a lot of errors logged in the application log regarding PowerShell.exe, here is the error message: Event 4127, MSExchange ADAccess Process powershell.exe (PID=11952). Component: Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ConfigurationSettingsADNotificationException: Error running AD operation. —> Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADTopologyUnexpectedException: Unexpected error when calling the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service […]

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In Exchange in general, having an outbound connector setup with the address space of * should allow mail to flow to the internet, this being said, your MX records need to be in place and DNS has to be set correctly but you may encounter a problem regarding IPv6 and sending out mail. Here is […]

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In Exchange 2016 when you try and access OWA or the Exchange Admin Center (EAC), you might be presented with the following error: The webpage at https://mail.domain.local/owa might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. ERR_SPDY_INADEQUATE_TRANSPORT_SECURITY This is due to a cipher and/or hash issue and can be resolved with […]

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As an Exchange Admin, you may be wondering what commands are run when you click on different areas in the Exchange Management Console, this can be Accepted Domains or Mailboxes under the Recipient Configuration section in the EMC. It is actually very easy to find out what has been run. Launch the Exchange Management Console […]

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In Exchange, when running a the search-mailbox command and you have a large user base, you might encounter the following error: Sending data to a remote command failed with the following error message: The total data received from the remote clien t exceeded allowed maximum. Allowed maximum is 524288000. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting […]

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In Exchange 2010, the following error logs quite often in the application log but no noticeable impact to users. The error in question: Exchange 2010 – Event ID 108 Outlook Web App couldn’t connect Exchange Web Services due to a configuration error. Response code = “500” The strange thing is, no follow up error is […]

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In Exchange, you might have a number of accepted domains and manually editing the information can be a daunting task. The PowerShell script below updates the Name value with the new name. If you use a 3rd party provider like Ensim, they generally add a bracket () with a number behind the name and this […]

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Tip of the day!! In you Exchange environment you may have noticed that you are sitting with a 2GB Temp Folder after a CU has been installed. This is normal if you install a CU. You can go ahead and remove the ExchangeSetup folder in this location: %systemRoot%\Temp\ExchangeSetup but do take note that it will be […]

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Many attempts have been there to simplify the Exchange migration process. That is why many Exchange migration solutions are there in the market. Analyzing and testing an Exchange migration solution is as tricky as performing an Exchange migration. However, it is exciting too, especially when the product is from a reputed brand. That is why […]

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Quick Tip: Your IT manager wants to know what Exchange 2016 version the company is running, to do this you could run the following command: Get-ExchangeServer | Format-List Name, Edition, AdminDisplayVersion You can compare the build number to the TechNet article below to see what CU you are running: Exchange Server Updates You could also […]

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In this short post, we will look at preventing a CAS server from proxying traffic. Let’s suppose you are migrating from Exchange 2010 to 2013 or even 2016 and you do not want your Exchange 2010 Server/s to act as a proxy target. You could run the following command to enable this: Set-ClientAccessServer –identity CASServer1 […]

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As an Exchange Admin, everything is running well and you come into the office and you have a ton of calls logged by users who cannot send/forward or reply to emails on OWA. You think hard about any changes that have been made, and well, none have. You take a look at one of the […]

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In your Hyper-V environment, you might have 1 server or a few hundred servers. When it comes to managing this, manual work is bit of a cumbersome task, especially when you need to firstly check things or set something across them all. This is where PowerShell comes in to play. You can update pretty much […]

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In your environment where you manage the Hyper-V/VMM section or work with it, you might come across times when you cannot update a Virtual Machine or change it’s properties because the Owner who managed it has left and the account was deleted and now you have an “S-XXX-XX” account listed next to the owner. Another […]

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When working with a large number of Servers in your environment, updating fields manually just takes too long firstly and has room for error. As mentioned previously, using PowerShell to perform these functions makes your life a whole lot easier and less stressful. I created a PowerShell script to read a CSV file and update […]

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In your environment running Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager, you might come across a request for having Custom Properties on a Virtual Machine. This might be for reporting purposes like having an owner field or a customer field so you can easily identify the Virtual Machine. It is rather easy to create a Custom Property […]

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This is an interesting topic. Outlook Web App Policies for Exchange 2016. This “feature” configures the ability to Allow or Block features within the default policy for all users or you can create a custom one to assign to individual mailboxes. Let’s take a step back and think about this. In most organizations, you have […]

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In any Exchange Environment, your users will create Inbox Rules on there mailboxes. For them it is like a filing system, Email X goes here and Email Y goes there. In my previous post we looked at the Rules Quota on a mailbox. If you would like to see what rules have been created on […]

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In Exchange 2010 or another other version like 2013 or 2016, you probably came across the fact that when a user sets up there out of office, all looks fine. You receive the mailtip in outlook, you can check the event logs on the CAS server and it will show as successful however you don’t […]

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