Archive for the ‘Exchange’ Category

Exchange Management Shell and Powershell not working

After upgrading Exchange 2010 SP3 on Windows 2008 Enterprise Server with SP2. when I open the exchange management shell or try to access the Queue Viewer via the Exchange Managment Console I get the following error and I can’t run any commands in the Exchange Management Shell or in the PowerShell. The term ‘C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange […]

Redirecting OWA URL in Exchange 2010

Redirecting requests that don’t go to (or /exchange) to the correct URL. So, if someone goes to or, they get redirected to the correct (secure) URL. Historically I’ve always done this with two components: A custom website listening on Port 80 on each CAS server A default.aspx file in the root of the Default Web Site redirecting […]

Can’t download Offline Address Book, either it hangs or get error (HRESULT: 0x80070005)

OAB issue: Can’t download Offline Address Book, either it hangs or get error (HRESULT: 0x80070005) when trying to download copy of offline address book. Troubleshooting process: Using outlook (CTL+right click outlook icon) “Test E-Mail Autoconfiguration” type email address and password, unchcke guessmart and secure guessmart. Once test is complete click XML tab then check the […]

A database availability group administrative operation failed.

New Customers get 25% off at! PROBLEM You attempt to create a Database Availability Group (DAG) in Exchange 2010 and the wizard fails with the following error message: Error: A database availability group administrative operation failed. Error: Failed to add or remove the Failover-Clustering feature. Error: ArgumentNotValid: invalid role, role service or feature: ‘Failover-Clustering;. […]

Exchange 2010 & iPhone Active Sync Issue

I’ve spent the last few weeks migrating to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010 from 2 different forest. The last thing is users calling me with iphone not working and not synching. As per the below event log on my Exchange 2010 Server. – System – Provider [ Name] MSExchange ActiveSync -EventID 1053 [ Qualifiers] 49156 […]

How to speed up a large Exchange 2010 Migration

Throttling the Mailbox Replication Service If you go to your CAS server and navigate to the c:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Bin\MSExchangeMailboxReplication.exe.config file using a text editor such as Notepad, you will see the following settings at the bottom of the config file.  By default, the CAS servers are set to: MaxActiveMovesPerSourceMDB = “5″     MaxActiveMovesPerTargetMDB = “2″     MaxActiveMovesPerSourceServer = “50″     […]

Creating Exchange 2010 Relay for Anonymous

This example uses the New-ReceiveConnector cmdlet to create the Receive connector Anonymous Relay that listens on local IP address on port 25 from a source server at IP address New-ReceiveConnector -Name “Relay Mail” -Usage Custom -PermissionGroups AnonymousUsers -Bindings -RemoteIpRanges Use the Shell to grant relay permission to anonymous connections on the new Receive […]

Exchange Server 2010 Database Availability Groups

Other Advantages of Exchange Server 2010 Database Availability Groups Before we proceed with an example of how to install an Exchange Server 2010 DAG I will also mention some of the other advantages of Database Availability Groups. Unlike previous versions of Exchange Server (particularly Exchange Server 2007) Exchange Server 2010 has just one high availability […]

Creating DAG, Exchange 2010 PART#1

Check List Fallow MS best practices all the times Exchange 2010 System Requirements   Installing Exchange 2010 on Windows R2 This section is taken from Henrik Walter Blog, he has excellent article series also showing DAG in much Details, links to his blog is fallows, Henrik has been good mentor to many of us, not only […]