How to move Catalog Data in Exchange

Hello folks, If you want to move mailbox database from one location to another, process is pretty simple. But, sometimes catalog data will not be moved automatically, even though folder is copied. That will cause that index files will have been able to created on primary mailbox database location. Also, you will not be able…

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OWA is not authenticating users

One of my clients still has Exchange 2010 infrastructure. Everything working pretty stable, but after one monthly updates and testing after system starting, I had problems with OWA. The problem may have been on at other levels, but I always test at the first place OWA and mail flow. Logon screen was fine but when you enter…

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Move Exchange mailbox stuck in “Queued” state

Few times during last year, I had a “little” problems with moving mailboxes from one database to other. Generally, that is a simple process, but sometimes that’s not working as expected. One of that problems is “queued” state. Get-MoveRequest | Get-MoveRequestStatistics DisplayName StatusDetail TotalMailboxSize TotalArchiveSize PercentComplete ———– ———— —————- —————- ————— John Doe Queued 250…

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How to rebuild content indexes for Exchange databases

Regardless of whether you have a DAG or a single mailbox database in Exchange infrastructure, sometimes database index can become corrupted and stuck in Failed / FailedAndSuspended state. If you have DAG that could be a problem, because you cannot move database to “failed” node. Rebuilding content index can be done manually with following procedure. This…

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Autodiscover for multiple domains

If you have Exchange server 2010 or newer, and have multiple domains active on your Exchange infrastructure (maybe you are hosting company with hosted Exchange service), you must be wondering how to properly configure Autodiscover. At the first place, quick explanation what is Autodiscover. The Autodiscover service provide easier configuration Outlook clients (2007 or newer) and some…

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Exchange POP3 service drop connections

Few days ago, I received call from client which had a problem with fetching emails to his gmail account from Exchange 2013. Gmail for that purpose using POP3 protocol, and my troubleshooting started. I created POP3 account in Outlook, Thunderbird, mobile devices, and every time my account is synchronized successfully. But the client still had…

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How to add Exchange Snapin to Powershell?

When you install Microsoft Exchange, you can manage Exchange infrastructure on two way. Exchange Management Console or Exchange Control Panel from in Exchange 2013 or later. Exchange Management Shell or Powershell. Almost all standard tasks you can do with GUI tools, EMC or ECP, but for many other tasks need to use EMS or Powershell. That…

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Removing default Exchange databases

Every time when you install new Exchange servers, one default mailbox will be created. Of course, each default database has a impractical name, such as Mailbox Database 0123456789. The most Exchange administrators don’t like default names, and like to create their own names. In some moment, you will probably want to remove default database, because “it…

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Event ID 4113: Unexpected Error . . .

As Exchange administrator, did you ever seen event error log Event ID 4113: Unexpected Error When calling the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service on server? Event is repeated every 15 minutes, but everything works without problems. You must agree, the problem is totally weird and creating unnecessary anxiety. Especially when you find how to fix the problem….

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Database Portability

Database portability is a feature that enables an Exchange Server mailbox database to be moved to or mounted on any other Mailbox server in the same organization, provided the target Mailbox server has databases with the same database schema version. You might be wondering why this is necessary, but I had a few cases where the…

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