In Place Upgrade Windows 2016 to Windows 2019
Aug11

In Place Upgrade Windows 2016 to Windows 2019

KB ID 0001761 Problem For the last twenty years or so I’ve said “In place upgrades are a bad idea”, my rationale has been that if something is broken we are simply migrating that problem, and we are relying on a lot of factors, (some of which may be unknown.) That we will just have to ‘trust that it will work’. Most modern servers are virtual so we can snapshot them, or clone them and test the upgrade...

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Exchange ECP HTTP 500 Error
Jul15

Exchange ECP HTTP 500 Error

KB ID 0001756 Problem This infuriatingly happens to me a lot! Every time the fix is the same, (but is a little impractical). Essentially you attempt to log in to ECP (Exchange Admin Center), you a prompted for your credentials, then you just get a ‘500 Error”.     The website cannot display the page   HTTP 500  Most likely causes: •The website is under maintenance. •The website has a programming error. What you can try:  ...

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A Reboot From a Previous Installation is Pending
Jul09

A Reboot From a Previous Installation is Pending

KB ID 0001755 Problem You may see the “A Reboot From a Previous Installation is Pending” error when either attempting to install Microsoft Exchange or apply a cumulative update, (which is basically a reinstall anyway!) You may also see this if you are only installing the management tools. At command line; A reboot from a previous installation is pending. Please restart the system and then rerun Setup. Or if you are running...

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Exchange Stopped Working?
Apr26

Exchange Stopped Working?

KB ID 0001749 Problem I see various posts in online forums, and the process is held up because a lot of techs can’t do basic troubleshooting on their Exchange deployments. So I thought I’d put together some basic ‘first steps’ for you to do when your  ‘Exchange Stopped Working’ This way you can at least get an error code to search for or a better idea of what’s going on. Exchange Stopped...

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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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