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Category: Exchange 2019

Exchange 2019 Upgrade to CU2 is pretty straight forward and in this example we will upgrade using the command line. Before you run the setup, I generally like to do a reboot of the server as the setup will generally fail saying there is a pending reboot. In some cases, you might have to reboot […]

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Ever reboot your servers and when you login, all looks good on the surface but when you try and do stuff well it doesn’t actually work? In this scenario exactly that. Running coexistence with Exchange 2016 and 2019 and after a reboot, all seemed good. Exchange Management Shell launched fine but the Exchange Admin Center […]

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If you are an Admin that likes to test things like me then you tend to find small things. For example, in this exercise I was trying to install the Exchange 2019 Management tools on a Windows 2016 Server and while the error is straight forward, if you click the link it takes you to […]

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As an Exchange Admin, you are aware that Exchange relies on DNS. In your environment, ensure that your PTR records are updating correctly or you might end up with false positives as shown below: As you can see, the first 2 errors that stand out are that the Active Directory server cannot be reached, even […]

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In Exchange, you may have a set of domain controllers that you want Exchange to use or you want to view the entire forest information, you can do so by changing a few settings. Firstly, to view what is currently set or used by Exchange and it should be all DC’s and the ViewEntireForest variable […]

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In Exchange, the above event seems to log from what we have picked up when working in the Exchange Management Shell, however we cannot find what is triggering it or what the fix is. We have not only seen it here but also on Exchange 2013 and 2019. A query was sent to Microsoft a […]

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Exchange 2019 has a new list of requirements, I have seen on the forums that people are posting that installations are failing. Please make sure you read what is required before proceeding. Exchange 2019 can only be installed on Windows Server 2019, this includes server core, Server versions like 2016 and 2012 R2 are not […]

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In Exchange, we rebooted our servers in the lab and once they started up, one of the Exchange 2019 Servers was showing a ServiceDown error when checking the DAG status in Powershell. The error is easy to fix but you can view more information on it by typing the following command: Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus | fl As […]

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In every organization, the time for mailbox moves can become a headache because they take so long. Mailbox moves are throttled extensively but you can change the config file to allow more simultaneous moves. The current values can be viewed in the following location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin You need to scroll down till you find […]

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