Category: Exchange

Mar 28

Resolved: Exchange 2013 SP1 readiness check failing with AD errors (User permissions and connectivity)

Resolved: Exchange 2013 SP1 readiness check failing with AD errors (User permissions and connectivity) Recently I’ve been having issues with our storage array for which reason I decided to deploy our Exchange Server 2013 SP1 server on the cloud instead of onPremise. As I tried to install the system I came across multiple readiness check …

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Mar 24

Exchange Server 2013: HTTP 500 Errors for ECP and OWA (Fresh Install)

Exchange Server 2013: HTTP 500 Errors for ECP and OWA (Fresh Install) Sometime ago I changed my domain name (you can read more about it here: How to: Rename an Active Directory Domain Name) to better address some business needs but unfortunately I had my Exchange Server offline as we are mostly using Exchange Online now. …

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Mar 24

Exchange 2013: How to completely remove all settings from Active Directory

Exchange 2013: How to completely remove all settings from Active Directory If you want to completely wipe all traces of Exchange Server 2013 from your Active Directory then follow this simple instructions. This has worked thus far for me but perhaps I missed something so feel free to provide any feedback you may have. Removing …

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Mar 24

How to: Install Exchange Server 2013 SP1

How to: Install Exchange Server 2013 SP1 As usual every time you try to install a new version of Exchange Server there are new caveats and what you expect will take 30 minutes takes longer. This time around was no exception. I am still hoping the day will come the installer decides it is going …

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Dec 10

Exchange 2013: Wild Card Certificates and Hybrid Configuration Wizard

Exchange 2013: Wild Card Certificates and Hybrid Configuration Wizard As part of the latest migration to the Cloud I ran into some issues with my Exchange Hybrid Migration Wizard. This seems to be an obscure error but a lot of people out there who use a Wild Card Certificate for their server might run into …

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Nov 07

How to: Recover an Exchange server using the RecoverServer switch

How to: Recover an Exchange server using the RecoverServer switch So a bit of background: I was performing a migration from onPremise to Cloud Mailboxes and the hardware the VM was running on was not the fastest. So I had this great idea: Perform a scheduled fail over to the faster server and continue working …

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Nov 07

Resolve: Setup Failure Occurred While Installing a Server Role_InstallWatermark

Resolve: Setup Failure Occurred While Installing a Server Role_InstallWatermark Generally speaking this error is caused when an installation fails abruptly or is interrupted and a Server Role that was in the process of being installed as part of an Exchange installation is not completely installed. Under the hood what happens is that there is a …

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Oct 31

How to: Compact the size of an Exchange Mailbox Database

How to: Compact the size of an Exchange Mailbox Database As of late I have been working on moving mailboxes form an onPremise deployment to the cloud in a hybrid environment. As I made progress I noticed the servers that hosted the Mailbox databases were using a lot of hard drive space and that backups …

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Oct 27

What is: Circular Logging in Microsoft Exchange Server

What is: Circular Logging in Microsoft Exchange Server I had some issues with an Exchange Server and had to perform a restore operation. While doing so I noticed that even though the user mailboxes were not huge, the size of the mailbox store was. As I read more about it, Exchange maintains the Mailbox Database …

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Oct 21

Como: Resolver el error “CheckPrereqs: Configuración de la relación de la organización El identificador de organización federada para la confianza de federación está deshabilitado. Habilítelo y vuelva a intentarlo.”

Como: Resolver el error “CheckPrereqs: Configuración de la relación de la organización El identificador de organización federada para la confianza de federación está deshabilitado. Habilítelo y vuelva a intentarlo.” Para resolver este problema cuando se esta sincronizando con Microsoft Online (Office 365, etc) simplemente hay que ejecutar el siguiente comando en Exchange PowerShell: Set-FederatedOrganizationIdentifier -DelegationFederationTrust …

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