Setup Cant Continue PowerShell Has Open Files
Jan06

Setup Cant Continue PowerShell Has Open Files

KB ID 0001633 Problem While attempting to uninstall Microsoft Exchange server; Setup can’t continue with the uninstall because the powershell (PID) has open files. Close the process, and then restart setup. Solution Seems to be a common error, and is usually caused because someone has the Exchange Web Management page open, (probably in another user session); In some cases you may need to reboot, but in my case I was simply being...

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Exchange – Display Mailbox’s by size
Jan02

Exchange – Display Mailbox’s by size

KB ID 0000469 Problem Yesterday a client asked me how he could find out, which of his users were the “worst offenders” for mailbox size. Normally a simple Get-MailboxStatistics command would be fine, and we would sort the results in descending order. Solution On one of the Exchange servers, launch the Exchange Management Shell. Issue the following command: Note: That’s all one command, replace the name PNL-MAIL-2019...

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Exchange Cant Mount Database ‘0x80004005’
Dec28

Exchange Cant Mount Database ‘0x80004005’

KB ID 0001632 Problem When attempting to mount an Exchange Database I got this error; Failed to mount database “{Database-Name}”. Error: An Active Manager operation failed. Error: The database action failed. Error: Operation failed with message: MapiExceptionDatabaseError: Unable to mount database. (hr=0x80004005, ec=1108) Diagnostic context: Lid: 65256 Lid: 10722 StoreEc: 0x454 Lid: 1494 —- Remote Context Beg...

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Exchange Exporting Mailboxes to PST Files
Oct31

Exchange Exporting Mailboxes to PST Files

KB ID 0001360 Problem Applicable To: This procedure works on all versions of Exchange Newer than Exchange 2010 SP1 (update rollup 8). If your Exchange server is OLDER than that you will need to use the following link; Exchange 2007 / 2010 (Pre SP1)- Export Mailbox’s to PST files The following procedure exports a user mailbox to a PST file on a network share. Solution Note: Not Even ‘Exchange Organisation Administrators”...

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Adding Rights to Public Folders (Recursively)
Sep26

Adding Rights to Public Folders (Recursively)

KB ID 0001598 Problem After a recent Exchange migration (2007 > 2013 > 2016), I had problems with users not being able to see public folders, one user could see them all, (so I know they were present and correct, content wise,) but other users could not even see them. Normally in this situation I’d test them in Outlook Web App first, if they work there then look at Outlook, but Public folders just didn’t work in...

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Exchange ContentIndexState ‘Failed’
Sep04

Exchange ContentIndexState ‘Failed’

KB ID 0001591 Problem A client from a recent Exchange migration I had done, emailed me to say that his clients were having trouble searching their mailboxes, I jumped on remotely and saw that the mailbox Database content index status was showing ‘Failed’. ContentIndexState: Failed Solution I’ve had problems before with indexing here, I replicated the fix to remove the index and generate a new one. The process for...

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