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 – Slow Mailbox Migration?
Jul13

Exchange – Slow Mailbox Migration?

KB ID 0001327 Dtd 13/07/17 Problem I had a problem recently during an Exchange 2007 to 2013 migration, (client can’t support 2016 yet!) Where the mailbox migrations were taking ages.  Solution 1. Disable Microsoft Replication Service Throttling On the ‘Target’ server > Open ‘regedit’ > Navigate to; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSExchange ResourceHealth Locate the MRS...

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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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Mailbox Move Error ‘Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎‘ is not writeable’
Jul11

Mailbox Move Error ‘Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎‘ is not writeable’

KB ID 0001326 Dtd 11/07/17 Problem I was migrating some mailboxes form Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013 today, when once again this happened; Error: MigrationPermanentException: Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎’ is not writeable on recipient ‎’petenetlive.com/Migration/Users/Pete.Long’. –> Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎‘ is not writeable on recipient Solution I can’t believe there’s no fix for this yet! This is...

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Exchange 2016 / 2013 Default Receive Connector Settings
May27

Exchange 2016 / 2013 Default Receive Connector Settings

KB ID 0001314 Dtd 27/05/17 Problem Out of the box, Exchange 2016 (&2013) has five receive connectors. Three for the frontend transport service and two for the mailbox transport service. Front End Transport Service: Does not alter, inspect, or queue mail. It is the first port of call for ALL mail coming into (and out of) the Exchange organisation. This service creates THREE receive connectors All are bound to 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0, and...

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