Mailbox Move ‘StalledDueToMailboxLock’
Aug17

Mailbox Move ‘StalledDueToMailboxLock’

KB ID 0001581 Problem I was doing a migration from Exchange 2007 (on prem) to Exchange 2013 (on prem), this week. I had a number of mailboxes that were ‘StalledDueToMailboxLock’. Solution Nice easy fix, on the Source and Destination Exchange severs, restart the ‘Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication Service’. Wont this break my Mailboxes! No, it will interrupt the migration process, (which is already stalled)....

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Exchange: Hide All Contacts From Global Address List
May30

Exchange: Hide All Contacts From Global Address List

KB ID 0001564 Problem I saw this on EE this evening, so I thought I’d work it out, what if your Global Address List is full of external ‘contacts’, and you want to remove/hide them? Solution First take a look at them, to see you’re not about to cause any damage! Get-MailContact | Where-Object {$_.HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled -eq $false} If you are happy, to remove/hide them from the GAL, simply do the...

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Exchange: ‘Can’t find the Organizational Unit that you specified’
May30

Exchange: ‘Can’t find the Organizational Unit that you specified’

KB ID 0001561 Problem I’ve not actually seen this myself, but it was asked on a forum, and I managed to replicate it on the bench. When working on a user or mailbox in Exchange  you may see the following error; Error Can’t find the organisational unit that you specified, Make sure that you have typed the OU’s identity correctly Solution This happens because you have a ‘Slash’ ‘/’in the...

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Exchange 2019: Presenting Outlook Anywhere With WAP
May09

Exchange 2019: Presenting Outlook Anywhere With WAP

KB ID 0001548 Problem Note: Applies to Exchange 2019, 2016, and 2013. This is pretty much PART TWO, of presenting ‘Exchange Web Services’ using Web Application Proxy. Back in PART ONE we looked at publishing OWA and ECP, and that required having an ADFS server. To present the other web services, e.g Outlook Anywhere, Exchange Active Sync, Offline address book etc. You don’t need ADFS, you simply use ‘pass...

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Presenting Exchange 2019 With WAP and ADFS
May07

Presenting Exchange 2019 With WAP and ADFS

KB ID 0001546 Problem I’ve used WAP (Web Application Proxy) to present Remote Desktop Services before, but never for Microsoft Exchange. It came up as a possible requirement for a client this week, so I thought I’ll work it out on the bench. here’s the topology; Exchange: Exchange 2019 Standard Server OS: Server 2019 Datacenter Solution – Step 1 Deploy ADFS If you are going to use ‘self signed’...

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Exchange: Create a PFX Certificate and Import a Private Key
Mar22

Exchange: Create a PFX Certificate and Import a Private Key

KB ID 0001528 Problem On my test network I have an Exchange server (Exchange 2016). As it’s publicly available and connected to Office 365 it needs a digital certificate. Because its my test network, I don’t want to spend a fortune on a certificates, so I buy the cheapest one I can find. I replaced it last week with a 2 year certificate for about $5.00. When the certificate came I had certificate-name.crt, and a CA bundle,...

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