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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Exchange Exporting Mailboxes to PST Files
Oct31

Exchange Exporting Mailboxes to PST Files

KB ID 0001360 Problem Applicable To: This procedure works on all versions of Exchange Newer than Exchange 2010 SP1 (update rollup 8). If your Exchange server is OLDER than that you will need to use the following link; Exchange 2007 / 2010 (Pre SP1)- Export Mailbox’s to PST files The following procedure exports a user mailbox to a PST file on a network share.   Solution Not Even ‘Exchange Organisation Administrators” have...

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MRS Proxy Error ‘The connection to the server could not be completed’
Oct31

MRS Proxy Error ‘The connection to the server could not be completed’

KB ID 0001358 Problem When attempting a cross forest mailbox migration, When specifying the ‘Remote MRS Proxy Server address’ you get the following error; error the connection to the server ‘server-fqdn‘ could not be completed Solution This tripped me up for quite a while, (it kept saying access denied). I’d tested this previously and everything was working. Note: If you have never had it working, ensure...

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Exchange ‘Cross Forest’ Mail Migrations
Oct26

Exchange ‘Cross Forest’ Mail Migrations

KB ID 0001356 Problem PeteNetLive is full of Exchange Migration walkthroughs, going all the way back to Exchange 2003. But what if you are migrating to another forest? Well for small migrations you can of course export mail from the old Exchange Server, and them import it into the new mailbox in the new domain/forest (usually via .PST files). I’ll provide links at the bottom of the page, if that’s what you would prefer to...

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Microsoft Exchange –  Forwarding Mail To External Email Addresses
Oct05

Microsoft Exchange – Forwarding Mail To External Email Addresses

KB ID 0001350 Dtd 05/10/17 Problem Note: Below I’m using Exchange 2016, but the same approach will work for previous versions. There are a load of reasons why you might want to do this, but before you go off in this direction consider why you are doing this in the first place. For example, if the user requesting this does not need an Exchange mailbox, i.e. because they only use their Gmail account then it’s probably a...

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Exchange Bulk Export / Import Mail Contacts
Sep22

Exchange Bulk Export / Import Mail Contacts

KB ID 0001349 Dtd 22/09/17 Problem I had to do this today and realised, it’s been so long since I did it last, I’d forgotten how to do it. Before we go forward, please be clear, I’m talking about MAIL CONTACTS, these are Active Directory Objects that have an Email address, but DO NOT have a mailbox in your Exchange Organisation, and DO NOT have an Active Directory User. I point this out because you can have MAIL...

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