Exchange 2016 – Cannot Create a ‘Frontend Transport Receive Connector’
Jul23

Exchange 2016 – Cannot Create a ‘Frontend Transport Receive Connector’

KB ID 0001333 Dtd 23/07/17 Problem When trying to enable an IP to ‘Relay’ though my Exchange server, I found I was unable to select ‘Frontend TransportConnector’. Solution Apparently this is a a bug first seen in CU2, the only current fix is to either create the connector as a Hub Transport connector, then convert it using PowerShell, or create the connector in the Exchange Management Shell, which is what I...

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Exchange – Slow Mailbox Migration?
Jul13

Exchange – Slow Mailbox Migration?

KB ID 0001327 Dtd 13/07/17 Problem I had a problem recently during an Exchange 2007 to 2013 migration, (client can’t support 2016 yet!) Where the mailbox migrations were taking ages.  Solution 1. Disable Microsoft Replication Service Throttling On the ‘Target’ server > Open ‘regedit’ > Navigate to; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSExchange ResourceHealth Locate the MRS...

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Exchange AutoDiscover Errors – Creating an AutoDiscover SRV Record
Jul12

Exchange AutoDiscover Errors – Creating an AutoDiscover SRV Record

KB ID 0001184 Dtd 12/07/17 Problem Ages ago I wrote the following article; Outlook Error “The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site.” You used to see this error a lot if your internal, and external domain names were different, and the ‘public’ domain name was on the certificate, in those cases I’d also setup split DNS like so; Windows – Setting Up Split DNS But you can...

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Mailbox Move Error ‘Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎‘ is not writeable’
Jul11

Mailbox Move Error ‘Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎‘ is not writeable’

KB ID 0001326 Dtd 11/07/17 Problem I was migrating some mailboxes form Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013 today, when once again this happened; Error: MigrationPermanentException: Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎’ is not writeable on recipient ‎’petenetlive.com/Migration/Users/Pete.Long’. –> Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎‘ is not writeable on recipient Solution I can’t believe there’s no fix for this yet! This is...

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Exchange 2016 / 2013 Default Receive Connector Settings
May27

Exchange 2016 / 2013 Default Receive Connector Settings

KB ID 0001314 Dtd 27/05/17 Problem Out of the box, Exchange 2016 (&2013) has five receive connectors. Three for the frontend transport service and two for the mailbox transport service. Front End Transport Service: Does not alter, inspect, or queue mail. It is the first port of call for ALL mail coming into (and out of) the Exchange organisation. This service creates THREE receive connectors All are bound to 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0, and...

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How To Install Exchange 2016 (Greenfield Site) – Part 3
Apr18

How To Install Exchange 2016 (Greenfield Site) – Part 3

KB ID 0001303 Dtd 18/04/17 Problem In Part-One we covered Exchange Pre-Install Tasks, in Part-Two we installed Exchange 2016, but it still won’t be working properly, so we need to carry out a few Post-Install Tasks. Solution Install Exchange 2016 Product Key Log into Exchange Admin Center > Servers > Servers > Select the Server > Enter Product Key. Manually enter your product key > Save. Heed the warning > OK....

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