Exchange and the LegacyExchangeDN Problem
Sep07

Exchange and the LegacyExchangeDN Problem

KB ID 0001468 Problem Why do we have the Exchange LegacyDN? It’s a throwback, from a time when we had our users, and our mail users in different databases. Below you can see the ExchangeLegacyDN for this Exchange on-premise user; /O=First Organisation/OU=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn={something-user-specific} Who cares? Well they are still important, if you send an internal email (to someone in...

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Forward Mail From Exchange (On-Prem) To Office 365
Sep06

Forward Mail From Exchange (On-Prem) To Office 365

KB ID 0001467 Problem WARNING: Do not do this, if you are carrying out a Hybrid migration to Office 365! I’ve been doing an On-Prem to Office 365 migration recently. It was a little unusual because the ‘on-prem’ Exchange was not in the clients domain. So rather than migrate all the mail to their domain, and them migrate it to Office 365  we chose to use a third party migration solution ODME (Quest On Demand Migration...

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Office 365: Grant a User Full Mailbox Access to all Mailboxes
Sep02

Office 365: Grant a User Full Mailbox Access to all Mailboxes

KB ID 0001466 Problem Obviously there are some security concerns about having a user with full mailbox access to all mailboxes! But that aside, I was using a third party Migration tool last week, and it needed to connect to every mailbox with full access rights to perform the migration. So this is how I did it; Solution Firstly you need to connect to your Office 365 tenant with PowerShell; Connect to Office 365 Exchange PowerShell Now...

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Exchange 2016 / 2013 Manage Remotely via PowerShell
Aug30

Exchange 2016 / 2013 Manage Remotely via PowerShell

KB ID 0001465 Problem Since Exchange 2013 we have been able to manage Exchange remotely through the Exchange Admin Center, but what if you want to use the Exchange Management Shell remotely? Install Exchange Management Tools This is not just the Management Shell, this will also install the Toolbox and additional help. There are few prerequisites, but to install from a normal PowerShell prompt; Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online...

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PDC Emulator: Cannot Sync Time From External NTP Server
Aug28

PDC Emulator: Cannot Sync Time From External NTP Server

KB ID 0001464 Problem I was involved in a question on Experts Exchange this week where the asker could not get their PDC to sync time from an external NTP server. He was seeing an Event ID 12 Error; Time Provider NtpClient: This machine is configured to use the domain hierarchy to determine its time source, but it is the PDC emulator for the domain at the root of the forest, so there is no machine above it in the domain hierarchy to...

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VMware Cannot Upload Large ISO File?
Aug28

VMware Cannot Upload Large ISO File?

KB ID 0001463 Problem I was trying to upload a windows 10 use file to my vSphere environment, and it was continually failing; I tried multiple datastore on multiple hosts, same result. It wasn’t until I connected directly to one of the hosts to try that I saw a more descriptive Error; Brilliant Thanks Microsoft! Their website says; You may notice that even IE11 is limited to 4gb uploads, but that’s not a significant...

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