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Category: Exchange 2016

Like every other day, running Exchange Setups is pretty straight forward, however not so straight forward when the server blue screens on you and you end up with a setup that crashed half way. In my case I got an error on Step 7 of 9 on the Mailbox role: Client Access service. As you […]

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If you work or manage clients in organizations that handle sensitive information like banks as an example, they might have a requirement to not allow users to download OWA attachments. You can set this company wide or you can create a new mailbox policy and assign it to certain users. In this example, we are […]

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In one of my training sessions, I showed the teams that the Exchange Admin Center basically is PowerShell with a nice interface. In Exchange 2010, the logging is automatically captured but in Exchange 2016 and 2019, you need to first open the window for it to capture. Not that I use the EAC often as […]

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With Exchange 2013/2016 or 2019, installing updates from the command line is simple and pretty much the same. You will use the same command as per below to do the upgrade: .\Setup.exe /Mode:Upgrade /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms What you will notice is just the difference in roles or services that are upgraded. For example, Exchange 2019 does not […]

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There comes a time where you need to remove a distribution group but keep its email address but to avoid any kind of bounces, you need to ensure you have the X500 address ready to add to the mailbox or shared mailbox. Let’s launch the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) on Exchange 2019 and find the […]

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In your environment, you might have that day when you need to perform a recovery of an Exchange Server as a windows update broke exchange or the underlying storage crashed and you need to recover as the OS won’t boot. What ever the case, it is not a difficult task, there a just a few […]

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Exchange 2016 CU upgrades don’t always go according to plan. In this scenario, one of my servers just wouldn’t upgrade but the rest did without error. The upgrade runs like normal from the CLI but fails with the below error: “Cannot start service MSExchangeServicehost……” When I went to check the Exchange Services, some of them […]

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Recently on 2 of my machines, I started noticing the C:\ space drop quickly over a week. Running my script (ClearLogs) removes about 30-40GB but on this 600GB drive, pretty much 500GB has been eaten up. Checking through each folder, I came across this folder in the following location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\Logs\Mailbox\Routing It has over […]

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