Free Exchange Certificate
Mar02

Free Exchange Certificate

KB ID 0001739 Problem A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about getting free certificates for IIS with ‘Let’s Encrypt’. Last week the renewal for my ‘test’ Exchange server’s certificate came though. So I thought “Why don’t I try and get a ‘Free Exchange Certificate’?” Free Exchange Certificate Before we start let’s take a moment to take a look at our existing...

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Cannot Open Exchange Management Shell
Oct08

Cannot Open Exchange Management Shell

KB ID 0001707 Problem When attempting to open the Exchange Management shell you see the following; Welcome to the Exchange Management Shell! Full list of cmdlets: Get-Command Only Exchange cmdlets: Get-ExCommand Cmdlets that match a specific string: Help ** Get general help: Help Get help for a cmdlet: Help or -? Exchange team blog: Get-ExBlog Show full output for a command: | Format-List Show quick reference guide: QuickRef VERBOSE:...

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Can I ‘Shrink’ My Exchange Database?
Oct06

Can I ‘Shrink’ My Exchange Database?

KB ID 0001706 Problem Saw this asked in a forum today, and my response was; It never gets smaller, if you delete things out of it, it just creates more ‘whitespace’ within the database, unless you; a) Take it offline, and defragment it using eseutil. b) Move the mailboxes out of it, to another database and delete it. Which is true, but even Microsoft say you should not need to defragment a database! Before you do anything...

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Exchange 2019: How Many CALs/SALs Do You Need?
Sep28

Exchange 2019: How Many CALs/SALs Do You Need?

KB ID 0001703 Problem At his point I’m going to assume you know that there are Standard Exchange CALs/SALs, and Enterprise Exchange CALs/SALs. And you know the difference! If you’re unsure see my comments here.  With older versions of Exchange 2010/2007 etc. You could get this information from the GUI. Now you need to use some PowerShell. Solution The two commands you want to use are; Find Out How Many Exchange Standard...

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Exchange – Move ‘ALL’ Mailboxes From One Database to Another
Sep01

Exchange – Move ‘ALL’ Mailboxes From One Database to Another

KB ID 0000864  Problem While replacing an Exchange Server on my test network last week, I needed to get all the mailboxes moved across to the new one. Exchange gets upset if you try and delete a mailbox database that has data in it. Solution 1. Launch the Exchange Management Shell > Firstly lets get the names of my Databases, then I can simply copy and paste them into the move mailbox command. Get-MailboxDatabase Get-Mailbox...

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Microsoft Outlook ‘Search’ Not Working
Jun04

Microsoft Outlook ‘Search’ Not Working

KB ID 0001676 Problem When attempting to perform a ‘Search’ whilst in Microsoft Outlook, you encounter a problem (it’s not working). Something went wrong and your search couldn’t be completed. Solution Let’s be clear here, I’m dealing a problem on the ‘client side’ either with Outlook itself, or with Windows indexing. If you have multiple clients with their mailboxes in an...

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