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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PowerShell: Restart Fails ‘Other Users Logged On’
Dec03

PowerShell: Restart Fails ‘Other Users Logged On’

KB ID 0001374 Problem If you intend to shutdown, or restart a remote computer using PowerShell, you may see the following error message; PS C:\> Restart-Computer “Computer-name“ Restart-Computer : This command cannot be run on target computer(‘Computer-name’) due to following error: The system shutdown cannot be initiated because there are other users logged on to the computer. At line:1 char:1 + REstart-Computer...

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Windows Server – User Account Control Will Not Disable
Dec02

Windows Server – User Account Control Will Not Disable

KB ID 0001373 Problem While doing some work for a client, I was constantly getting nagged by User Account Control prompts like so; It’s been a while since I spoke about UAC, (and how to turn it off) see the link below; Windows – How to Disable ‘User Account Control’ As I’ve said UAC is a good thing, it’s there for a reason, but in this case I was logged onto a clients domain servers, with an administrative account,...

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Outlook: ‘Exchange Administrator has Made a Change That Requires You Quit’
Nov26

Outlook: ‘Exchange Administrator has Made a Change That Requires You Quit’

KB ID 0001372 Problem Lastt week I had a client report that ‘some’ of his users were getting this popup repeatedly, every time they launched Outlook. The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change that requires you quit and restart Outlook   This popup is usually seen during migrations, when mailboxes are being migrated, (or have just been migrated.) But you should only ever see it once. Solution I had recently...

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Microsoft Outlook: Creating a New Profile
Nov26

Microsoft Outlook: Creating a New Profile

KB ID 0001371 Problem There are times when a problem with your Outlook profile can manifest itself in many ‘annoying’ ways. Sometimes the simplest thing to do is to put your Outlook profile to one side, and create a fresh new one. Solution Ensure Outlook is closed, open Control Panel > Set the view to ‘Small icons’ > Mail > Show Profiles. Add > Give the new profile a sensible name > OK. Configure...

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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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