Adding Rights to Public Folders (Recursively)
Sep26

Adding Rights to Public Folders (Recursively)

KB ID 0001598 Problem After a recent Exchange migration (2007 > 2013 > 2016), I had problems with users not being able to see public folders, one user could see them all, (so I know they were present and correct, content wise,) but other users could not even see them. Normally in this situation I’d test them in Outlook Web App first, if they work there then look at Outlook, but Public folders just didn’t work in...

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Exchange ContentIndexState ‘Failed’
Sep04

Exchange ContentIndexState ‘Failed’

KB ID 0001591 Problem A client from a recent Exchange migration I had done, emailed me to say that his clients were having trouble searching their mailboxes, I jumped on remotely and saw that the mailbox Database content index status was showing ‘Failed’. ContentIndexState: Failed Solution I’ve had problems before with indexing here, I replicated the fix to remove the index and generate a new one. The process for...

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Mailbox Move ‘StalledDueToMailboxLock’
Aug17

Mailbox Move ‘StalledDueToMailboxLock’

KB ID 0001581 Problem I was doing a migration from Exchange 2007 (on prem) to Exchange 2013 (on prem), this week. I had a number of mailboxes that were ‘StalledDueToMailboxLock’. Solution Nice easy fix, on the Source and Destination Exchange severs, restart the ‘Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication Service’. Wont this break my Mailboxes! No, it will interrupt the migration process, (which is already stalled)....

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Exchange: Hide All Contacts From Global Address List
May30

Exchange: Hide All Contacts From Global Address List

KB ID 0001564 Problem I saw this on EE this evening, so I thought I’d work it out, what if your Global Address List is full of external ‘contacts’, and you want to remove/hide them? Solution First take a look at them, to see you’re not about to cause any damage! Get-MailContact | Where-Object {$_.HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled -eq $false} If you are happy, to remove/hide them from the GAL, simply do the...

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Exchange: ‘Can’t find the Organizational Unit that you specified’
May30

Exchange: ‘Can’t find the Organizational Unit that you specified’

KB ID 0001561 Problem I’ve not actually seen this myself, but it was asked on a forum, and I managed to replicate it on the bench. When working on a user or mailbox in Exchange  you may see the following error; Error Can’t find the organisational unit that you specified, Make sure that you have typed the OU’s identity correctly Solution This happens because you have a ‘Slash’ ‘/’in the...

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Exchange 2016 Migration to Exchange 2019
Oct04

Exchange 2016 Migration to Exchange 2019

KB ID 0001472 Exchange 2019 Migration If Exchange 2016 was Exchange 2013 in a pretty dress, then with Exchange 2019 it’s simply added a hat. In the past, every third Exchange release was a major rebuild, but Exchange 2016 is simply Exchange version 15.1 (Exchange 2013 was 15.0 and Exchange 2016 is version 15.1). So the Migration to Exchange 2019 is pretty much the same as it was from 2013 > 2016, or even 2016 > 2016. ...

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