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 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. Relevant Part(s) of the Error -----Output Removed For the Sake of Brevity-----         $name = "SystemMailbox{bb558c35-97f1-4cb9-8ff7-d53741dc928c}"; -----Output Removed For the Sake of Brevity-----         Write-ExchangeSetupLog -Info ("Cannot find arbitration mailbox with name=$name.");           }...

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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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Event ID 1006
Apr17

Event ID 1006

KB ID 0001425 Problem Seen on an Exchange 2016 Server Log Name: Application Source: MSExchangeDiagnostics Date: XX/XX/XXXX XX:XX:XX Event ID: 1006 Task Category: Triggers Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: EX2016 Description: The performance counter '\\EX2016\MSExchange Assistants - Per Database(msexchangemailboxassistants-2016-mailbox-database)\Event Dispatchers Catching Up' sustained a value of '1,740.00', for 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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