Exchange 2010 – EMC Error ‘GetSteppablePipeline execution of scripts is disabled’
Oct05

Exchange 2010 – EMC Error ‘GetSteppablePipeline execution of scripts is disabled’

KB ID 0001351 Dtd 05/10/17 Problem Seen when attempting to open the Exchange Management Console; Exception calling “GetSteppablePipeline: with “1” argument(s): File C:\ProgramFiles\Exchange Server\v14\RemoteScripts\ConsoleInitialize.ps1 cannot be loaded because the  execution of scripts is disabled on this system. Please see “get-help about_signing” for more details.” Solution This is usually caused...

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Microsoft Exchange –  Forwarding Mail To External Email Addresses
Oct05

Microsoft Exchange – Forwarding Mail To External Email Addresses

KB ID 0001350 Dtd 05/10/17 Problem Note: Below I’m using Exchange 2016, but the same approach will work for previous versions. There are a load of reasons why you might want to do this, but before you go off in this direction consider why you are doing this in the first place. For example, if the user requesting this does not need an Exchange mailbox, i.e. because they only use their Gmail account then it’s probably a...

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Exchange Bulk Export / Import Mail Contacts
Sep22

Exchange Bulk Export / Import Mail Contacts

KB ID 0001349 Dtd 22/09/17 Problem I had to do this today and realised, it’s been so long since I did it last, I’d forgotten how to do it. Before we go forward, please be clear, I’m talking about MAIL CONTACTS, these are Active Directory Objects that have an Email address, but DO NOT have a mailbox in your Exchange Organisation, and DO NOT have an Active Directory User. I point this out because you can have MAIL...

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Exchange AutoDiscover Errors – Creating an AutoDiscover SRV Record
Jul12

Exchange AutoDiscover Errors – Creating an AutoDiscover SRV Record

KB ID 0001184 Dtd 12/07/17 Problem Ages ago I wrote the following article; Outlook Error “The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site.” You used to see this error a lot if your internal, and external domain names were different, and the ‘public’ domain name was on the certificate, in those cases I’d also setup split DNS like so; Windows – Setting Up Split DNS But you can...

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Users Cannot Access Public Folders Post Migration (Exchange 2016)
Mar29

Users Cannot Access Public Folders Post Migration (Exchange 2016)

KB ID 0001295 Dtd 29/03/17 Problem This post comes form my colleague Andrew Dorrian, he usually follows my migrating public folders article. Recently after a couple of Exchange 2016 migrations he has seen a problem where the public folders are visible in the Exchange Admin Console, but the users can’t access them. Solution Open ADSIedit.msc and connect to the ‘Configuration’ context. Navigate to; CN=Services >...

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Exchange – Cannot Delete Mailbox Move Request

KB ID 0001228 Dtd 08/08/16ProblemOn the tail end of an Exchange 2010 to 2016 migration last week, I needed to decommission the old Exchange 2010 server. It would not let me remove the mailbox database, as it had a ‘move-request’ that it thought had not completed, (for the administrator account). However if I tried to delete the move request from the EMC this happened;ErrorFailed to communicate with the mailbox...

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