Migrating Mailboxes From On-Premise to Office 365
Apr03

Migrating Mailboxes From On-Premise to Office 365

KB ID 0001419 Problem This post continues from Part-One where we connected both our domain, and on-premise Exchange server to Office 365. Now we will add our public domain, and migrate our mailboxes. Step 3 Adding Domains to Office 365 Before proceeding you will need administrative access to your public DNS records so you can create new records. Log into Office 365 > Admin Console. Add a domain. Enter your public domain name >...

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Office 365: Migrating To Exchange Online
Apr01

Office 365: Migrating To Exchange Online

KB ID 0001418 Problem This is Part-One of a migration from ‘on-premise’ Microsoft Exchange, to Office 365 (Exchange Online). I’m using my spare ‘test domain’ (.co.uk). And I’m using the 5 user E3 Office 365 subscription that the good folk at Microsoft let me have, as part of my MVP benefits. Note: I’m using Exchange 2016, with a ‘full-hybrid’ migration into Office 365. Step 1:...

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Exchange: Can’t Delete a Database
Mar21

Exchange: Can’t Delete a Database

KB ID 0001414 Problem Every iteration of Exchange comes up with some new system/hidden mailbox type that stops me deleting mailbox databases! This mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes, mailbox plans, archive mailboxes, public folder mailboxes or arbitration mailboxes, Audit mailboxes. To get a list of all mailboxes in this database, run the command Get-Mailbox -Database <Database ID>. To get a list of all mailbox...

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Exchange: PowerShell Commands
Feb26

Exchange: PowerShell Commands

KB ID 0001405 Problem This might seem like an odd title for an article here at PNL? But I’m going to use this page as a place to put all the commands I’m sick of Googling for, and/or working out every time I do an Exchange job. So as with all the posts here, it’s here for my benefit, and if anyone else gets something from it great! Exchange General Change Exchange Licence Code Set-ExchangeServer -Identity Server-Name...

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Exchange Mailbox Moves: ‘FailedOther’ Stops at 95%
Dec05

Exchange Mailbox Moves: ‘FailedOther’ Stops at 95%

KB ID 0001376 Problem If you don’t see this happen at least once in a migration I would be surprised! StatusDetail: FailedOther PercentComplete: 95%   Solution  You can remove the move request and start it again, with both a BadItemLimit and AcceptLargeDataLoss flag, (these might seem scary, but I’ve migrated many thousands of mailboxes, and never seen a problem.) But the mailbox is massive and it had been moving for...

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Exchange: Apply Email Address Policy to All Distribution Groups
Nov01

Exchange: Apply Email Address Policy to All Distribution Groups

KB ID 0001361 Problem While doing a migration I needed to update all of a clients ‘Distribution’ groups with an additional mail domain. This is not normally a problem we can do that with an Email address policy, well yes you can if all the groups have ‘update email addresses based on policy’ ticked, (which is the default!) However this client  had done everything manually. So that wasn’t an option....

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