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Category: Exchange 2016

Microsoft released July windows updates and a customer recently patched there servers, however the affected KB was still in the list. After a successful installation, everything seem to be okay. After the reboot, the Edge and Transport services on the HUB servers did not start automatically. Starting them worked fine but after a short while, […]

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Exchange and .NET Framework, this is a common subject that comes up a lot, across many forums. Exchange in general works with “most” versions of .NET Framework, however you get releases like .NET 4.7 and now the latest one .NET 4.7.2 which is not supported on any version of Exchange and installing it can/will potentially […]

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In your Exchange 2016 environment, you might be running CU8 or CU9 but keep noticing the following warning below log about every 6 hours in the application log: Log Name: Application Source: MSExchangeApplicationLogic Date: 7/17/2018 6:10:23 PM Event ID: 3028 Task Category: Extension Level: Warning Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: Server01.lab.com Description: Scenario: ProcessKillBit. Failed […]

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In Exchange, whether it is Exchange 2010 or 2013 or even 2016, there may come a time when you are required to do an Export of Mailbox to a PST file. This can be for many reasons but sometimes you need information for a specific date Range rather than exporting the entire mailbox. In this […]

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On your Exchange 2013 Server, you may be wondering where all the space is going to, many Exchange Admins are not sure where to find the culprit, so I have put together a small script to list the 4 directories as mentioned below. The Script has 5 buttons, the bottom one called Get Directory Size […]

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If you are running Exchange 2013 or Exchange 2016, sometimes admins make changes to groups and after the topology refresh, you login to the EAC and come across the following error when you click on the Organization Management Group and you notice you cannot perform your daily admin tasks: You can’t copy this role group […]

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In your Exchange 2016 environment, if you have upgraded to Exchange 2016 CU8 or have done a fresh install of CU8, you might notice that Event ID 6003 is logged on the server, here is the error: “UAPErrorLog: Failed to create the log directory: D:\ActivityLogs\UAPErrorLog because of the error: Could not find a part of […]

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Recently a customer contacted us as they were having an issue. When setting the forwarding option on a mailbox in there Exchange 2016 RTM environment, it simply was not applying. We advised the customer to rather use the Exchange Management Shell and firstly check if the property was set but after checking, the field was […]

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As an Exchange Admin, you probably receive requests to set forwarding on a mailbox. This could be for many reasons, but somewhere down the line, you get a request to provide all forwarders for a domain or for a mailbox. To view the forwarders, you need to launch the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) and run […]

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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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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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