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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Exchange 2016 / 2013 Manage Remotely via PowerShell
Aug30

Exchange 2016 / 2013 Manage Remotely via PowerShell

KB ID 0001465 Problem Since Exchange 2013 we have been able to manage Exchange remotely through the Exchange Admin Center, but what if you want to use the Exchange Management Shell remotely? Install Exchange Management Tools This is not just the Management Shell, this will also install the Toolbox and additional help. There are few prerequisites, but to install from a normal PowerShell prompt; Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online...

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SBS Server: Remove / Uninstall Exchange
Aug05

SBS Server: Remove / Uninstall Exchange

KB ID 0001455 Problem I’ve never really been a fan of SBS Server, Theres too many ‘wizards’, and things that are either automatically configured for you, or wont work until you’ve configured something else, I’ve a boat-load of problems with it over the years. Last week saw me retiring an SBS 2011 server, and migrating to a 2016 domain, with Exchange 2016 server. But how to gracefully remove Exchange 2010...

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Exchange 2007 / 2010 Update Rollups Wont Apply
Aug05

Exchange 2007 / 2010 Update Rollups Wont Apply

KB ID 0001454 Problem I had to do an SBS 2011, (Exchange 2010) to Exchange 2016 migration last week. The Exchange 2010 installation had not been updated for a long time, anyway common sense dictates that you should always upgrade the old Exchange server to the newest version first. But every time I did, the install launched, started, stopped, then rolled back the changes, and failed. Setup wizard for Update Rollup {version} for...

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