Exchange 2010 Stops Working after 6 – 12 Hours Uptime
Jul17

Exchange 2010 Stops Working after 6 – 12 Hours Uptime

KB ID 0001447 Problem If your Exchange 2010 Server Stops working after a 6 to 12 hour window, then this is a known problem caused by last months (July 2018) security updates. You will also notice that the ‘transport service‘ becomes unresponsive. Note: A reboot will temporarily fix the problem but the server then ceases to function after the same time. Solution Which update you need to uninstall, depends on your operating...

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Exchange: “BuildToBuildUpgrade” Error
May12

Exchange: “BuildToBuildUpgrade” Error

KB ID 0001436 Problem In the middle of an Exchange upgrade I got a bit stuck with the following error; “Setup previously failed while performing the action ā€œ”BuildToBuildUpgradeā€ You canā€™t resume setup by performing the action ā€œInstallā€. There are a couple of variations on this error as well, you can also see either of the following; “Setup previously failed while performing the action ā€œInstallā€ You canā€™t resume...

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Exchange Update Fails: ‘Cannot find Arbitration Mailbox’
May11

Exchange Update Fails: ‘Cannot find Arbitration Mailbox’

KB ID 0001435 Problem Last night was a late one, Exchange 2016 update (CU9) failed to install and left the server in an unusable state. RelevantĀ Part(s) of the Error -----Output Removed For the Sake of Brevity----- Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  $name = "SystemMailbox{bb558c35-97f1-4cb9-8ff7-d53741dc928c}"; -----Output Removed For the Sake of Brevity----- Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Write-ExchangeSetupLog -Info ("Cannot find arbitration mailbox with name=$name."); Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  }...

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Migrating Mailboxes From On-Premise to Office 365
Apr03

Migrating Mailboxes From On-Premise to Office 365

KB ID 0001419 Problem This post continues from Part-OneĀ where we connected both our domain, and on-premise Exchange server to Office 365. Now we will add our public domain, and migrate our mailboxes. Step 3 Adding Domains to Office 365 Before proceeding you will need administrative access to your public DNS records so you can create new records. Log into Office 365 > Admin Console. Add a domain. Enter your public domain name >...

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Exchange: Can’t Delete a Database
Mar21

Exchange: Can’t Delete a Database

KB ID 0001414 Problem Every iteration of Exchange comes up with some new system/hidden mailbox type that stops me deleting mailbox databases! This mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes, mailbox plans, archive mailboxes, public folder mailboxes or arbitration mailboxes, Audit mailboxes. To get a list of all mailboxes in this database, run the command Get-Mailbox -Database <Database ID>. To get a list of all mailbox...

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Exchange: Blank Certificate Name
Mar20

Exchange: Blank Certificate Name

KB ID 0001411 Problem You see this a lot with 3rd party (purchased) certificates, especially if you have imported them from something else e.g. a web site, appliance, NetScaler, etc. The correct certificate, is there, it’s just got no name? Solution Open an MMC console (Start > Run > mmc {enter}) File > Add Remove Snap-in > Certificates > Select ā€˜Local Computerā€™ > Open Personal > Certificates > Locate...

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