Group Won’t Accept Mail From ‘Outside’
Jan10

Group Won’t Accept Mail From ‘Outside’

KB ID 0001771 Problem Exchange has been this way for a long time here’s me explaining this very problem with older versions of Exchange. If you create a ‘Group’, be that a Distribution Group, or a ‘Microsoft 365′ Group, the default setting is to NOT ALLOW mail from anyone outside your organisation. If you attempt to send mail to that group you will see errors like these; Errors; 550 5.7.133...

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Can you Use ‘Let’s Encrypt’ on Hybrid Exchange?
Jan07

Can you Use ‘Let’s Encrypt’ on Hybrid Exchange?

KB ID 0001770 Problem A few months ago I wrote an article about getting free exchange certificates with Lets ‘Encrypt’. And that still works peachy, I implemented it on my test Exchange 2019 server (in Hybrid mode) and all appeared well.  Some time later, (remember this is my test network so it’s not in production.) I noticed that mail was not getting forwarded from O365 to the on premises Exchange server. I’ve...

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Exchange Y2KK Bug
Jan04

Exchange Y2KK Bug

KB ID 0001769 Y2KK Problem Over the last couple of days the Exchange forums have been alight with the Y2KK bug, typically it affects Exchange 2016 and 2019 (though the chatter is, it actually effects any Exchange versions whose update version begins with 22… This is fine below, (it begins with 21..) Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Forefront.Filtering.Management.Powershell Get-EngineUpdateInformation Y2KK Symptoms  Emails No Longer Being...

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Exchange Stopped Working?
Apr26

Exchange Stopped Working?

KB ID 0001749 Problem I see various posts in online forums, and the process is held up because a lot of techs can’t do basic troubleshooting on their Exchange deployments. So I thought I’d put together some basic ‘first steps’ for you to do when your  ‘Exchange Stopped Working’ This way you can at least get an error code to search for or a better idea of what’s going on. Exchange Stopped...

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Free Exchange Certificate
Mar02

Free Exchange Certificate

KB ID 0001739 Problem A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about getting free certificates for IIS with ‘Let’s Encrypt’. Last week the renewal for my ‘test’ Exchange server’s certificate came though. So I thought “Why don’t I try and get a ‘Free Exchange Certificate’?” Free Exchange Certificate Before we start let’s take a moment to take a look at our existing...

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Cannot Open Exchange Management Shell
Oct08

Cannot Open Exchange Management Shell

KB ID 0001707 Problem When attempting to open the Exchange Management shell you see the following; Welcome to the Exchange Management Shell! Full list of cmdlets: Get-Command Only Exchange cmdlets: Get-ExCommand Cmdlets that match a specific string: Help ** Get general help: Help Get help for a cmdlet: Help or -? Exchange team blog: Get-ExBlog Show full output for a command: | Format-List Show quick reference guide: QuickRef VERBOSE:...

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