Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007

Can’t mount Public Folders

For a couple of months ago i had a really hard problem while demoting an old Exchange 2003 after a transition to Exchange 2007. I couldn’t uninstall it and had to do it the hard way with disable services, delete them from registry and delete files etc. After the operation the Exchange 2007 server couldn’t mount the Public Folder database store. But found a solution well hidden on a forum and I want to share it with you J it’s kind of copy and paste on this. Open adsiedit.msc Select…

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Exchange 2007

Receive Connector; Create, manage and troubleshoot

Some companies do not like the idea of displaying the server name in SMTP connections. We can change the banner information used by a Receive Connector using the cmdlet. Set-ReceiveConnector ‘<Connector Name>’ -Banner “220 Mail Server” We can control the number of protocol errors in a single session. The default value is 5, to configure it to 2 we can use the following cmdlet: Set-ReceiveConnector ‘<Connector Name>’ -MaxProtocolErrors 2 When you suspect you have a problem with the receive connector it’s a good idea to start the verbose logging and…

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Exchange 2003

E2K3 Public Folder Management – SSL certificate server name is incorrect error

I was in a transition from Exchange 2003 to Small Business 2008 with Exchange 2007 when this came up. The SSL certificate on the Exchange 2003 server is wrong (wrong FQDN/CN, unknown CA, and it is expired). I could not manage the public folder hierarchy using Exchange System Manager. Depending on what I was trying to do, I got this error: The SSL certificate server name is incorrect. ID no: c103b404 Exchange System Manager I also saw this error: The token supplied to the function is invalid ID no 80090308 Lots…

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Exchange 2003

How to change the database size limit in Exchange 2003

Start Regedit. Start > Run > regedit Navigate to your private database. You can find it under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\\Private-GUID. Right click and create; New DWORD Value Create the DWORD with name: Database Size Limit in GB with the value 75. This sets the Maximum size limit to 75GB to the database. That’s maximum for Exchange 2003 Standard Edition, Enterprise is unlimited. Restart the Microsoft Exchange Information Store for the change to take effect, this is done through the services pannel: Start > Run > services.msc. Find the Microsoft Exchange Information Store…

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Exchange 2003

How to Configure Glitch Retry Interval in Exchange Server 2003

  If Exchange Server 2003 tries to route a message to a heavily loaded external SMTP system such as a virus firewall, it can receive a Server Busy error. In these situations, the Exchange transport goes into a state known as ‘glitch retry’. In this state, Exchange Server 2003 waits 60 seconds before attempting to resend the message, and it repeats this process three times before resorting to other actions. If external SMTP servers are consistently busy, reduce the glitch retry wait time to prevent mass message queuing. To configure…

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Exchange 2007

Can’t send mail to internal Distribution Lists

  For some weeks ago i discovered a strange behavior at a customer site when creating a usual Distribution Group in Exchange 2007. Of course when it was created I thought everything went OK. A week after I realized that the group never has worked because the object ‘legacyExchangeDN’ was empty/missing. In my lab environment i checked it and manually created the object in the production environment and tried it. It worked! To check these kinds of object settings I used AD Explorer (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963907.aspx) or you can use ADSIedit.msc (included…

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Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010

NLB solution in VMware

I was trying to setup a NLB cluster (Unicast) with 2 HUB/CAS servers. It didn’t work by default so I searched for a solution and found it on VMware’s site. So, to get NLB work in a virtualization with a NLB solution, follow this article: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/implmenting_ms_network_load_balancing.pdf

Exchange 2007

Change Exchange 2007 OWA Automatic Logoff time

Sometimes it’s nice to change the default automatic logoff time for any reason. Firstly, it is necessary that you understand the ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ options on the OWA logon page: Public is the default option for security reasons. If you log in to OWA using this option, your username will not be saved and your session will terminate after 15 minutes. Private is intended for private computers. Selecting this option will cause your username to be remembered for subsequent visits to the site (you must, however, retype your password each…

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Exchange 2010

Restore single user mailbox content using Exchange 2010 and DPM 2010 Beta

  Prerequisites An RDB must be created. The database and log files containing the recovered data must be restored or copied into the RDB folder structure that was created when the RDB was created. The database must be in a clean shutdown state. Because an RDB is an alternate restore location for all databases, all restored databases will be in a dirty shutdown state. You can use Eseutil /R to put the database in a clean shutdown state. (Text copied from technet) Step 1 Start up DPM 2010 and go…

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