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Exchange 2010 local server where to look for blocked emails and resolve

We use Symantec email security which filters all our email, once in awhile it blocks an email that it should not have blocked so I log into the portal and allow it
Issue: I have one user the recipient here in our company that cannot receive from one specific user from a diff company.
everyone else here in our company can send and receive to this user just fine
Example: can receive from
Excluding: from

when I look into Symantec's email security portal it shows cannot be delivered because sender was denied our recipient server (This is our Exchange server) where on Exchange to I resolve this?
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Hello Experts

We are using domaine\username to log into Exchange is it possible to use the mail instead of this format domaine\username?

as people are loging in their gmail account

I am looking for a powershell script to do the following:

Give me a list of all my Disabled Users and Whether they have exchange accounts with active Mailboxes. If Mailbox is found list users with full access permissions as well as last accessed date.

  • Name
  • SamAccountName
  • E-Mail Address
  • If a Mailbox is Found on Exchange Server
  • Object Class
  • List anyone who has Full Access to the Mailbox : (User1,User2,User3,User4 …. )
  • Last Access Date

Here is what I have so Far..

#Get all Disabled Mailboxes
$dmbx = get-aduser -properties * -filter *|? {$_.Enabled -like $False}

#Filter Conference Rooms Out
##$out = $dmbx | ? (({$_.msExchResourceDisplay -notlike "*Room*"}) -AND ($_.Name -notlike "*SystemMailbox*") -AND ($_.Name -notlike "*FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042*"))
#Filter Arbritation mailbox

#$arbitrationMailbox = "SystemMailbox{1f05a927-eff8-48f7-8c97-6fab4bd8b50b}","SystemMailbox{e0dc1c29-89c3-4034-b678-e6c29d823ed9}","FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042"

#filter Room
$Filter = $dmbx | ? {$_.msExchResourceDisplay -notlike "*Room*"}
#Filter Arbitration Mailboxes
$Filter = $Filter | ? { ($_.Name -notlike "*SystemMailbox*") }
$Filter = $Filter | ? { ($_.Name -notlike "*DiscoverySearchMailbox*") }
$Filter = $Filter | ? { ($_.Name -notlike "*FederatedEmail*") }

$filteredMailEnabled = $Filter | 

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This is SBS2011 which has Exchange 2010 running on the same server.
I would like to let my associate be the Exchange Admin to fully manage Exchange 2010 on his own PC without working on SBS2011.
Is this possible?
I think the challenges are
1. How can I assign him Exchange Admin privilege? He should not be assigned domain admin.
2. What software should I install on his PC?
3. Anything else?
Please help
I had this question after viewing can I disable Delivery Status Notification for delayed messages and/or undelivery messages?.

How can we do it in Exchange 2016, do we have to restart any service after that?
Does anybody have any experience with Dells Archive Manager?  

Currently we are migrating our client from Exchange 2003 to O365.   Alot of their historical data (Email's) are sitting on their old 2003 server running Dells Archive Manager.  Recently they had an issue where their email was being stripped of attachments and missing attachments.   We resolved this by running a few SQL commands to remove stripping and we made the attempt to re-hydrate their email.   Apparently it semi worked.   The catch was the attachments re-hydrated within Archive Manager, it did not fully move the regenerated emails with attachments to their physical exchange box.  

What I would like is to get Archive Manager totally out of the picture and move everything from within AM's storage and migrate it over to O365.    Is this even possible to do?  Right now they can access any attachments in their email pending the servers up and AM is up and running.   I was told there was a way to point Archive Manager to O365 but my boss wants it out of the picture.   Can someone advise on how to fully migrate this?
I work for a school and it's important that all correspondence to parents about their child is also copied to a central mailbox that stores information about students organised into student subfolders.

Teachers often forget to CC this mailbox so I wrote a Mail flow rule that automatically copies the email to StudentInfo if the recipient is one of 1600 email addresses. Unfortunately the rule couldn't be created as it contained 75000 characters and the maximum number of characters allowed is 8192.

I could split the rule into 10 smaller rules A-C D-F etc but then I thought is this the most efficient way to achieve this?

Can anyone suggest a better/simpler way of achieving this? Otherwise I'll just get on with creating the ten or so mail flow rules. Thanks in advance.
Is there a fast way to see who/what changes were made in our Exchange 2016 environment...instead of waiting 24 hrs for the Admin Audit log to arrive via email?
Hi expert,

I try to open automatic replies via owa, however it is showing not available, but previously it is working.

Please help thanks!

In preparation for our Office 365 move, I am upgrading our Exchange 2010 to SP3 and then installing the latest roll up. Currently we are on SP2.

I attempted the install for SP3 and it has come up with an error about it not being able to locate a domain controller which is 2003 or later during the readiness check. We recently upgraded our domain controllers to 2019 and demoted the 2008 R2 controllers. We still have one of the 2008 R2 vm's. The domain forest level is 2008 R2. Turns out 2019 isn't compatible with Exchange 2010 as i believe the schema needs to be updated.

Would i be OK joining the 2008 R2 server back to the forest as a controller and then performing the Exchange SP3 upgrade. Then demoting the controller again?


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Currently we have two Exchange servers in DAG and two Domain Controllers in one data-center with dedicated Rack.

We would like to completely migrate the Exchange and AD to new data-center. The plan is to deploy/mounted the new rack in old Data-center, to migrate the data from old rack. As, There would not be any site-2-site or VPN link for connectivity between the data-centers.

After the migration the new rack will be moved to new data-center and Exchange will be running from here.

Please suggest an plan to achieve the AD and Exchange Migration and then power-up the servers in new data-center .
Can we still get first-class support from Microsoft if we're more than 4 CU behind the latest? Even if we ignore their suggestion to go to the latest CU?
Hello- I am new to O365 administration. I have been test migrating G-Suite gmail date via IMAP with my O365 staff account and I want to permanently delete my mail box and then create a new mail box to have a 100% clean / new mailbox to perform another email migration test from G-Suite. What is the easier way to do this AND to preserve the O365 account? I have One Drive data I need to keep on this account.

I was looking over this, but I'm concerned it will delete my user account and One Drive data:
Has anyone migrated from 1and1 email (business email, webmail, and exchange configurator)? If so were there any special issues.
I am getting this error while connecting to exchange online

connecting to remote server outlook. office failed with the following error message.
the WINRM client cannot process the request. basic authentication is currently disabled in the client configuration.

change the client configuration and try again

my account which is my name  which I am logging has MFA enabled.
Good day,

We are running into some issues when attempting to complete a full VSS backup of one of our Exchange Servers.

The job will complete with warnings, but then we cannot truncate our logs.

Included is a list of the failed files:

Writer Failures
Writer Id: {76FE1AC4-15F7-4BCD-987E-8E1ACB462FB7}
Instance Id: {C67B8D76-4D07-427C-9086-3859A787CA7A}
Writer Name: Microsoft Exchange Writer
Writer State: 5
Failure Result: 800423F3
Application Result: 1
Application Message: (null)
   Component: 8f3d2a54-966f-4cb1-8d9e-f948b532ee51
   Logical Path: Microsoft Exchange Server\Microsoft Information Store\BKEXG01
   Component Result: 800423F3
   Component Message: (null)
       File Spec: E:\EXGDB\BKEXGDB01.edb Recursive: 0
       File Spec: D:\Logs\\E01*.log Recursive: 0
       File Spec: D:\Logs\E01.chk Recursive: 0
   Component: 011c955a-a0c9-4572-86dd-e5bf6d8389b1
   Logical Path: Microsoft Exchange Server\Microsoft Information Store\BKEXG01
   Component Result: 800423F3
   Component Message: (null)
       File Spec: E:\BKPUBDB\IQPUBDB.edb Recursive: 0
       File Spec: D:\BKPUBDB Logs\\E00*.log Recursive: 0
       File Spec: D:\BKPUBDB Logs\E00.chk Recursive: 0

Did some basic trouble shooting for Exchange 2013 VSS backups and ran the following command on the Exchange Server:

VSSadmin list writers

This provided the following result:

Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
   Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}

I’m about to start an Exchange 2010 to Office 365 migration, all of the setup with AAD connect etc is in place.

I have around 1900 mailboxes to migrate, I would like to manage the migration is small batches, what is the best way to determine which mailboxes to migrate together, does anyone have any scripts available to help?

Windows 10 Professional 1909
Exchange 2016 CU12

I just installed my new Windows 10 Professional computer this past week and I am trying to install all the applications back.

One application is the Exchange 2016  Management Tools.

When the setup does a system check it found a few items that needed to be completed prior to the install.

I resolved 3 of the 4

The 4th one I thought would be easy it says computer needs to be restarted first.

So I restarted the computer and the check still says it needs to be restarted.

I restarted several times 4 to be exact and still no luck.

I update my computers /servers using WSUS and it shows no pending updates for this computer.

I found a couple of scripts and ran them but no luck they just say TRUE    so I ran it against a few other computers and it shows same results TRUE so not confident that is checking correctly

Any ideas ?
I have Exchange server with 200 emails accounts  if I remove all the emails of 100 emails accounts that can reduce the size of the EDB  database (those 100 emails are not in use but we need them there)
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I have 1 on Prem Exchange 2013 servers and I'm trying to migrate to Exchange 2016. I moved my mailbox to one of the new servers and now I get a certificate warning only when I connect to exchange using Outlook connected to the corporate network. All of the internal uri's are pointing to the internet fqdn. The SAN cert is complaining that the local exchange server isn't in the SAN cert which it isn't. This works no problem for the Exchange 2013 server. Is there another setting I'm missing? Thanks in advance.
Needing a little assistance here on a renewal and installation of an Exchange 2010 certificate. Yes, believe it or not we are still running Exchange 2010, small company and not a need to go away from basic email. I used to have an outside service do this for us since we have no Exchange admin anymore, however the company no longer offers this service. I had to do this now after not finding a resource. I have done the research and did the following.  I created a new certificate request through the Exchange management panel (Go Daddy certificates renewals for whatever reason doesn’t work well with Exchange 2010 renewal function and needed to create a new one and rekey it on their site), filled in all of the fields for the items we use like OWA and internal DNS and External DNS names, including the auto discover. Once I got my req file I entered the info in the CSR request on Go Daddy, I got my new cert. I went back and assigned my cert through the exchange admin console and it said it successfully was installed, however I have not assigned any services to it yet. I was reading that I needed to install the p7b file in the certificates folder in IIS through the MMC, but when I checked the IIS certificates folder it was already there?, but I hadn’t installed the pb7 yet?  Thoughts. Also willing to contract someone for an hour for remote support to double check work and any other fixes needed.  Thanks everyone.  I have until Dec 6th when the old certificate is no longer valid.  …

I have a user which is migrated to O365 with E3 license. The user has many pst file in his computer, maybe 4 pst files with 4-5 GB each.

What can we do with that?
We have a 3 server DAG, I am moving users from an old database to a new database. I moved 50 users over the weekend with the GUI user migration utility. We had a full backup performed Sunday night but I still have 140gb of log files after the user migration completed. I set Veeam to do another full backup Monday night to see if it would truncate the logs and it still did not work. I need to recover this space quickly. Is there anything I can do to get the logs to truncate?
My email issues are continuing, but only with domains hosted by Yahoo. My Spf record is correct and I have fixed my ptr record today as well (Finally in place around noon). Here are my DNS Records and a screen shot of the issue. This issue is only occurring with email addresses or domains hosted by Yahoo. Everything else works as expected.
I user who is using office 365 is getting below error message in outlook

Time limit for logging on was reached
While waiting for system resources

MAPi 1.0 (00004c2)

He is getting everyday  while logging into outlook

I see no high system utilization

Do I need to run any outlook command






Exchange is the server side of a collaborative application product that is part of the Microsoft Server infrastructure. Exchange's major features include email, calendaring, contacts and tasks, support for mobile and web-based access to information, and support for data storage.