How to Export Exchange Contacts to PST or CSV File Formats?

In this article we will discuss ‘how to export exchange contacts to PST or CSV’. Now days, most of users find it difficult to export Exchange Database (EDB) files data items such as contacts into the PST file format. The major reason for doing this is to recover data from … Continue reading

Advantages of Database Portability

In this article we would like to share the Advantages of Database Portability. Database Portability which was first introduced in Exchange Server 2007 in the year 2006. Now the same options are available in Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2013. It is very useful in a disaster recovery scenario. … Continue reading

Event ID : 24 with Source MSExchange Web Services

The above Event ID 24 alert is generated with source as “MSExchange Web Services”. Its an error for an expired certificate in the Organization. The event wont cause any service outage, since there must be a renewed certificate in place. The article is to share on how to remove the … Continue reading

Exchange Server PowerShell “Tip of the Day #1:”

I remember few days back somebody asking me as to how many built in tips are there in Exchange Server. There are various blogs and discussion forums which discusses on how and where is the source of the tips located. In this short blog I would like to address just … Continue reading

Changing DAG Member IP Address

Although there are various threads on several discussion forums on the said topic. But in our case the scenario was little different and thought of addressing it and sharing it. Below is the scenario for which we decided to change the IP address. Scenario Exchange Server 2010 SP3 (Physical Server). … Continue reading

Queue : SMTP Relay to remote Active Directory Site

Recently I got a call from one of our client located in a remote Active Directory Site. Some users started complaining that they are not able to send and receive emails. Upon investigation we found that the emails are not working for across site users. Local users and self email … Continue reading

Moving Exchange Server 2010 from an Active Directory Site

In this blog we will be learning on how to move an Exchange Server 2010 from an Active Directory Site. The reason why we are sharing is because we have seen people just forklift the server from one Active Directory Site and connect them in another Active Directory Site. Most … Continue reading

Exchange Server 2010 Disaster Recovery using Active Directory System State Backup

In this blog we will be learning the steps on how to recover Exchange Server 2010 if the Server Object is missing from Active Directory. The steps described in this article would benefit small business customers with 50-100 user mailboxes. Single Exchange Server and Single Active Directory Domain. Pre-requisitesValid Active … Continue reading

Where’s my Distribution Group ?

Recently I got a call on recovering a distribution group. Now the question came in my mind is why to recover a distribution group? It has no data in it. Since it was clients requirement I have to get it back. While working I found it was a disabled group … Continue reading

How to Open EMC in Exchange Server 2010 while logging in

By Default in Windows Server 2008 whenever we log in Server Manager MMC opens. Its good that it allows us to check if anything has to be installed. However after few days if all required Roles and Features are installed then it is no more a necessity. Especially on a … Continue reading

Transition from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010 – Part 3

Final part includes Moving mailboxes and Public folders and then decommissioning the last Exchange Server 2003 from the ORG. Before replicating Public Folders please perform a complete database backup. Both online and offline copy. Important : Never perform MoveAllReplicas operation. Although the option is available but it may turn to … Continue reading

Transition from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010 – Part 2

In part 2 we will start with preparing the forest and then Installing Exchange Server 2010. Since this is a mixed mode environment we have to run below commands. Figure 1 : setup /pl In figure 1 we are running the command from D drive. Ensure that you run the … Continue reading

Transition from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010 – Part 1

Although there are many article available on the internet for the subject topic. Thought of publishing one for the same topic, since recently I got request for publishing one. Looking at the current trend there are many small business companies still running Exchange Server 2003 and if they plan to … Continue reading

Transport Connectivity Log – Exchange Server 2010

This article is primarily written or shared as a best practices for getting started off while mail flow is stopped in Exchange Server 2010. Although the ideas shared in this blog can also help for other versions of Exchange Server. To get started with it is advisable that one must … Continue reading

How to Install Exchange Server 2010 SP3 on a Windows Server 2012

Installing Exchange Server 2010 SP3 on a Windows Server 2012 is little different as we have seen in the past. In this article we will be sharing as to how to complete the setup without any errors. Estimated Time : 60 Minutes Lets Explore Ensure that the server is updated … Continue reading

Exchange Mail Flow Troubleshooter – EXTRA

In this blog we will be learning how to start mail flow troubleshooting in Exchange Server 2010 with the help of EXTRA. It is difficult to understand the cause of the issue. EXTRA will help you diagnose the issue. Before You Begin It is mandatory that you should have thorough … Continue reading

Exchange Server 2010 Process Failure Analysis – EXTRA

In this blog we will be learning how to collect basic information while troubleshooting process failures in Exchange Server 2010 with the help of built in tool Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant (EXTRA). To get started with it is always important to know what is the symptoms. However at times it is … Continue reading

Exchange Performance Troubleshooter – EXTRA

In this blog we will be learning exchange performance troubleshooter with the help of built-in tool EXTRA. Working with performance issue is one of the critical troubleshooting area for an Exchange administrator. Data collection requires extreme patience. Understanding symptoms can resolve the issue most of the time. In order to … Continue reading

How to Upgrade DAG Members In Exchange Server 2010 Part-2

As seen in part 1 we have the databases spread across both the nodes. lets go ahead and upgrade node2 to Exchange 2010 Sp2 Fig:2 Shows that the database are mounted on Node 1 and Node 2 Fig2 : Shows that the PAM or Cluster Group is on Node 2 … Continue reading

How to Upgrade DAG Members In Exchange Server 2010 Part-1

  Lets now get our selves well versed in upgrading the DAG nodes. In this post we will see how to upgrade the DAG nodes from exchange 2010 sp1 to Exchange 2010 sp2   For this post i would consider that i have 2 member DAG named Node 1 and … Continue reading