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 “”BuildToBuildUpgrade” You can’t resume setup by performing the action “Install”. 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 “Install” You can’t resume...

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Exchange: No Arbitration Mailboxes?
May11

Exchange: No Arbitration Mailboxes?

KB ID 0001434 Problem I was doing a ‘mop up’, after an Exchange install problem, (post to follow.) And went to look at the ‘Arbitration‘ mailboxes in the clients Exchange Organisation. And they could not be seen? Get-Mailbox | -Arbitration Get-MailboxDatabase | Get-Mailbox -Arbitration Solution In my case, it was because the Exchange server was in a ‘Child Domain’ and the...

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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-One 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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Office 365: Migrating To Exchange Online
Apr01

Office 365: Migrating To Exchange Online

KB ID 0001418 Problem This is Part-One of a migration from ‘on-premise’ Microsoft Exchange, to Office 365 (Exchange Online). I’m using my spare ‘test domain’ (.co.uk). And I’m using the 5 user E3 Office 365 subscription that the good folk at Microsoft let me have, as part of my MVP benefits. Note: I’m using Exchange 2016, with a ‘full-hybrid’ migration into Office 365. Step 1:...

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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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