Error: Prerequisite installation failed: Wmf2008R2

Recently I was working on a project for installing Lync Server 2010. The Setup failed at prerequisites check with the below error. Type: PrereqInstallFailed Stack Trace at Microsoft.Rtc.Internal.Tools.Bootstrapper.BootstrapperTask.AddMsiPrereq(String prereqName) at Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Internal.Utilities.LogWriter.InvokeAndLog[T](Action`1 action, T arg) Type of prerequisite: exe MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS AM Method used to check prerequisite state: WmfNeeded2008R2() MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS … 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

There is a problem with the proxy server’s security certificate

Recently I was working on a project and I came across with the below error message for roaming users. I was not able to configure outlook profile remotely. While configuring the profile you will get this below error message. Figure : 1 Error MessageThe problem occurs when you have Exchange … 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

Public Folder Best Practices – Exchange Server 2013

Now that everyone knows the new face of Public Folder in Exchange Server 2013. Thought of sharing some best practices on Public Folders. Before creating any PF Mailboxes. Create an OU and ensure that there is no Group policy applied for that OU.   Figure 1 : OU named as … Continue reading

How to Move Mailbox from Exchange Server 2010 SP3 to Exchange Server 2013 CU1

In this blog we would be exploring on how to start with the first step towards planning for migration. Yes, the first object which gets migrated is Mailbox. Although the process is same and there is no change in move mailbox, however there are few improvements which I would like … Continue reading

Column “EmailAddress” is missing from the CSV file. The Import process can’t continue because this column is required. Please edit the CSV file and re-submit it.

In Exchange Server 2013 if you are moving mailbox using CSV file you may get the above error. To resolve the issue please follow the steps listed below. Lets see how to troubleshoot. Figure 1 : Export Data In figure 1 although we have the Email Address column, however it … Continue reading

Automatic Reseed in Exchange Server 2013

In this blog we will be exploring some new feature introduced in Exchange Server 2013. Microsoft has introduced a new High Availability Feature “Automatic Reseed”. To simulate the scenario we have already created two member DAG. Lets Explore Figure 1 : Two Node Dag To understand the concept lets first … Continue reading

How to Restore Exchange Server 2013 Database – Part 2

In first part we have successfully backed up Exchange Server 2013 Database. In this blog we will be performing restore. Lets see what options we have to select, so that the restore is successful with zero errors. Figure 1.1 : Windows Server Backup (Apps) In figure 1.1 we will be … Continue reading

How to Backup Exchange Server 2013 Database – Part 1

Over the past so many years managing and maintaining Exchange Server Mailbox and Public folder Database has played a critical role for Exchange Administrators. The spontaneous growth which leads to add more room to store the large database was very critical. Preserving those databases was not that easy, because the … Continue reading

Disable Direct Booking For All Room Mailboxes

  Very recently i came across a tool called SetAA which was written by Stephen Griffin to disable Direct booking. I actually used this tool to disable Direct booking for all the room mailboxes in my organisation. It also has many other functions that it can do. In this post … 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

How to view message details using Outlook Web App in Exchange Server 2013

While troubleshooting email flow at times Administrators might require message details. This message details were easily available with the help of Microsoft Outlook Client, however not all message sent from the client would be available. For Example, internal message details wont be available and only emails sent to external recipients … Continue reading

Mailbox Migration Fails with error cannot open System Attendant Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013

Mailbox Migration fails with error cannot open “System Attendant Mailbox”. This error occurs if the System Attendant Mailbox is not accessible. In Exchange Server 2010 Microsoft has made few architectural changes and they removed System Attendant Mailbox from the first database when we install Exchange Server. However the directory object … Continue reading

How to identify which Microsoft Exchange Store Worker process is owned by Mailbox Database in Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Exchange Store is now managed Store. Over the years Exchange Server product group has made significant changes and Exchange Server 2013 is a very good example of that. To know more about the architecture you can read them here at TechNet. Look for Managed store. =================================================== This blog is … Continue reading