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I've just tried running the SP3 upgrade for a clients Exchange 2010 server, so I can start a hybrid deployment with 365. The SP installer has come up with an error referring to the old 2003 exchange server and its public folder database. The client doesn't use their public folders much, so if they break its not a big deal but will there be other repercussions? Infact I'm not 100% sure what I need to be deleting in ADSI Edit as I can't find a "Property Name: PublicFolderDatabase".

The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();
      initialize-AdminGroupPermissions -DomainController $RoleDomainController" was run: "Object First Administrative Group': the linked object of property 'PublicFolderDatabase' is '<domain>.local/Configuration/LostAndFoundConfig/EXCHANGE1/InformationStore/First Storage Group/Public Folder Store (EXCHANGE1)', which doesn't exist in First Organization '<domain>'. This might be because the object is corrupt in Active Directory. Please set a valid value for this property. Property Name: PublicFolderDatabase".
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Is it possible to accomplish GAL segregation in a hybrid environment with Office 365 while running an on premise Exchange 2007 server?

If so, is it safe to follow the white paper published here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb936719(v=exchg.80).aspx

Is there an updated process I should follow?
I want to increase the vss size as per this article as my full backup fails on my exchange  servers(2010) which are in DAG
Error reading file \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1572\DB\xx.edb

11080 2cb0  11/19 06:36:33 1366218 [CsExchangeShadow::FullBackup] failed to backup file [\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1572\DB\IhE.DB15.edb]
11080 2cb0  11/19 06:36:33 1366218 Abort shadow operation
11080 2cb0  11/19 06:36:33 1366218 CsSnapRequestor::DeleteSnapshot() - Call m_vss->DeleteSnapshots(m_snapshotSetId, type, bForceDelete, &lDeletedSnapshots, &NondeletedSnapshotID)  [FAILED, throwing CV exception] - Code = 0x80042308, Description = VSS_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND
11080 2cb0  11/19 06:36:33 1366218 CsSnapRequestor::DeleteSnapshot() - Error deleting f75100a4-40b2-4456-93bd-5537c3799a2b shadow set - VSS_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND

unable to delete snap shot

can anyone show me the path
We currently have the following servers 2003, 2008,2012
we have 2 DC's. domain functional level  at windows server 2003

What we want to do is migrate our exchange server 2003 to exchange server 2013

We would like to know the best possible solutions to get this done

Requesting if steps can be provided briefly with links
Finally gonna pull the plug on the 2008 SBS I installed 7 years ago this weekend.
I've got 2 Dell PowerEdge T430seach with a Xeon ES-2630 & 64 GB of ram, that I plan on having 2 VMs running on each.
One of the servers will run Exchange 2016 & a DC (not on the same VM) & the other will be file & print server & a back up DC (again, separate VMs).
Any recommendations on this scenario, as far as allocating resources, etc?
Since there's no upgrade path from exchange 2007 to 2016 & I've only got about 30 mailboxes, I was going to export pst files & import into new exchange server. I also understand both cannot exist in domain at the same time during this process, correct?
After transferring FMSO roles to one of the new DCs, how do I gracefully remove old SBS from domain? Just demote & unjoin domain?
I'm also guessing there will be a 'point of no return' in this transition & want to be prepared.
I'm seeing this as a big jump off the deep end so any advice appreciated!
Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving to all!
when I open my outlook 2013 my oof works but when I close my outlook and open outlook again my OOF goes off

anything I should check
This is not working

Can you tell why?

$Groupname="Group Name"
$names=import-csv "path"
foreach($name in $names)
{ Remove-DistributionGroupMember -Identity $Groupname -Member $_.name}
I am currently battling with getting an SSTP VPN setup on my test network and wondered if I am missing something.

I had a 2008 Server which ran SSTP however this was on a single a server which also had Exchange and AD installed. An SSL cert was purchased for Exchange and the same cert was used for SSTP.

I have a new server which now has Hyper-V installed and I am running a DC and Exchange server both on Server 2016. I have installed the certificate for the exchange server and that is working fine however I am trying to use the same certificate on the DC for setting up SSTP. I have imported the cerfiticate as it says on various pages however the drop down menu with RRAS (see image below)

I don't do that much with certificates that often and it might be that I am missing something however I managed to set this up on server 2008R2 with no problems however I am wondering if that was because everything was on 1 server which simplified things?

Any help or tips regarding this or certificates would be much appreciated.
I want to check my page file configuration on my exchange 2010 server as full backups are failing
my volume as 320 mb of free space
Hi everyone,
                         after a programmed shutdown of our datacenter , the exchange backup is failing with the following error:

11/19/2017 13:37:01 ANS5216E Could not establish a TCP/IP connection with address 'VWARCOSSTSM01:1500'. The TCP/IP error is 'Unknown error' (errno = 10061).
11/19/2017 13:37:01 ANS9020E Could not establish a session with a TSM server or client agent.  The TSM return code is -50.
11/19/2017 13:37:01 ANS1017E Session rejected: TCP/IP connection failure.
11/19/2017 20:16:15 ANS1909E The scheduled command failed.
11/19/2017 20:16:15 ANS1512E Scheduled event 'VWARCOSVXMBX02_EXC' failed.  Return code = 418.
11/20/2017 20:07:29 ANS1909E The scheduled command failed.
11/20/2017 20:07:29 ANS1512E Scheduled event 'VWARCOSVXMBX02_EXC' failed.  Return code = 418.
11/21/2017 20:05:44 ANS1909E The scheduled command failed.
11/21/2017 20:05:44 ANS1512E Scheduled event 'VWARCOSVXMBX02_EXC' failed.  Return code = 418.

The exchange DB´s are healty and balanced,

any idea?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi all,

we have an office in Hong Kong and really struggling with internet connectivity/download speeds.
The hong kong IT support company have ran speeds test which come back at 80mbps, but now i have got involved as they are struggling with sending/recieving emails.

we run hosted exchange 2013 system through cobweb, i believe their serves are located in London/Europe.

i've asked the question what type of internet line they have...
also i've logged in ran my own speed tests....

running it within hong kong produces 80mb download/upload speeds with low ping rate.
if i select a different server e.g. London or USA download/upload speeds are reduced to around 10mbps with high ping rates of 350 plus

do you think this could be the issue why having issues sending/recieving emails?

thanks for support
Announces the release of Kernel Migrator for Exchange

Kernel Data Recovery announces the release of Kernel Migrator for Exchange, a complete solution for Exchange/Office 365 migrations. As per the company sources, the tool can perform a swift migration of mailboxes from Exchange/Office 365 to another Exchange or Office 365. The tool can also be used for public folder migration. This tool works with on-premises, hosted, hybrid, & cloud Exchange deployments for both intra-forest and cross-forest migrations. This tool is unique in many ways as it has features for pre-migration analysis, real-time alerts, web console based reports, and post-migration co-existence between the source & destination environments. The company describes it as an in-house migration solution for all Exchange administrators.
Sincé few days every time I Open Outlook 2016 It says that the file xxxx.pst is corrupted, and it ask me to repair it. I say yes, It opens a new program "Microsoft Outlook Inbox repair tool" and it proced to first make a backup copy and then to repair it. Then I can open Outlook, but afer some time 30 min, 1 hour... Outlook closes and say again the xxx.pst is corrupted.

I'm subscribed to  Office 365, using Outlook 2016 connected to 4 emails
I am using exchange 2010. When I login in OWA, authentication is happening properly after that page does not display.
On IE " Page cannot display". It seems something wrong with IIS, please suggest.
A malicious email has been sent out to all contacts from one of our users Outlook that contained a nefarious and potentially damaging link. we requested all staff to remove it from your inbox. We are on Office365 for exchange. This email was sent with subject line:  "Please Docusign: Review Documents"  the message contained a box that said Diane sent you a document to review and sign with Review Document button. Which takes to http:// fishy looking hyperlink.

Many users have now clicked this link already in the email today and I am not sure what outcome we will be dealing with in next couple of days.

What best possible steps to be taken in this scenario ?  So far I have done the following:

1. Isolated this machine and running various scans.
2. Ran the O365 Powershell command to remove this message from all user mailbox
3. Made sure all our backups are secure and running
4. Ran virus scans on all our servers
5. I am currently tracing the IP address from the header of this original email and blocking it through our external email spam filtering company.

What else can we possibly do to avoid wide spread of these emails in next few days ?

The user said he click on this email about "4 days ago" and all of a sudden emails came out of his outlook to all company contacts GAL TODAY. This could mean all the users about ( 30 of them ) that clicked on this email today may have their computers infected as well and could possibly send an email in next few days …
I am using exchange server 2010 in DAG environment. There are three Mailbox servers in DAG. Two exchange server EXCH1, EXCH2 is in same A location and EXCH3 is in B location. EXCH1 and EXCH2 is syncing properly but copy queue length on EXCH3 is increasing high. ping is OK to all servers. I

1. Did telnet to EXCH3 from EXCH1 at 64327, it is connection succesful
2. Did telnet to DAG01 from EXCH1 at port 64327, connection successful
3. Did telent to EXCH1 from EXCH3, connection succesful
4. Did telnet to from EXCH1 to EXCH3 at port 135, successful
5. Did telnet from EXCH3 to EXCH1 at port 135, succesful

4. Did telnet to DAG01 at port 64327 from EXCH3, getting failed.
I have an exchange server using contoso.com (lets say) I have another section of the company that uses Gsuite. That section of the company wants to use contoso.com as their domain name but obviously everything runs through my exchange server and I have the added complexity that I will soon be moving to a hybrid O365 setup.

Is there any supported solution for this? sure I can add SPF for mail out from gmail and mail routing via exchange for mail in but its dodgy setup. Any ideas? thanks.
how can i tell what date user a was given full access to user b
office 365 hybrid / exchange 2013
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 I have a iPhone that fails to sync contacts from exchange 2010 mailbox account.
 It shows all the emails and calendar items. But when I go to CONTACT icon on the phone, it fails to show none of 127 contact items in Outlook although It show a bunch of email addresses with associated names which appears to be some kind of email "autocomplete" list.
For testing, I added a new person in iPhone Contact, but it fails to show up in user's Outlook.
If there were syncing correctly, the new name added on the iPhone would have shown up in Outlook almost instantly.

For another testing, I added this person's exchange account on my iPad and Contacts show all 127 names from Outlook Contact. When I added a new name in Outlook, it shows up in iPad almost immediately. When I add a new name in iPad, it shows up on Outlook Contact.

So there is something about this iPhone.

Can you help?
Regarding MS Exchange 2013.  I have been asked to craft a rule that would temporarily suspend mail delivery to a specific mailbox using server side rules.  Specifically, the manager wants outside email sent to an internal accounting mailbox be to be held for 3 to 5 days, if that incoming message meets certain criteria such as sender, or words in the subject line.  After the 3 to 5 days, the mail would be automatically released by Exchange for receipt in the mailbox.

Is this even possible?
I upgraded 2 users from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2016.

They can search their Inbox and other Exchange folders without a problem, but when they try and search for an item in their PST file, it always returns blank search results.

How do I make their PST searchable again in Outlook 2016?
I have SBS2011/Exchange 2010. I saw this in an article that following Exchange Management Shell command will increase the default # of devices for an mailbox user  from default value of 10 to 20.

New-Throttlingpolicy "Increased ActiveSync Devices" -EasMaxDevices 20 -EasMaxConcurrency 20              Set-Mailbox USER_MAILBOX -ThrottlingPolicy "Increased ActiveSync Devices"

With that I have questions:
(1) Is that the right syntax/command?
(2) How can I verify the current settings for everyone or for the organization for that matter?
(3) Can I see this number in Exchange Management Console?

my commvault is able to do incremental backups successful  on my exchange 2010 DAG serversbut failing on full backups

error11080 2cb0  11/19 06:36:33 1366218 [CsExchangeShadow::BackupFile]: Error reading file \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1572\DB\IME.DB06.edb
11080 2cb0  11/19 06:36:33 1366218 [JobProxy::SendPendingToController]: Succeeded to send object
11080 2cb0  11/19 06:36:33 1366218 [CsExchangeShadow::FullBackup] failed to backup file [\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1572\DB\IME.DB06.edb]
11080 2cb0  11/19 06:36:33 1366218 Abort shadow operation
11080 2cb0  11/19 06:36:33 1366218 CsSnapRequestor::DeleteSnapshot() - Call m_vss->DeleteSnapshots(m_snapshotSetId, type, bForceDelete, &lDeletedSnapshots, &NondeletedSnapshotID)  [FAILED, throwing CV exception] - Code = 0x80042308, Description = VSS_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND
11080 2cb0  11/19 06:36:33 1366218 CsSnapRequestor::DeleteSnapshot() - Error deleting f75100a4-40b2-4456-93bd-5537c3799a2b shadow set - VSS_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND5448  2fc4  11/19 15:22:23 1366218 CsSnapRequestor::BackupComplete() - Failed to delete the snapshot set VSS_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND
I have tried to follow this MS article, but ...
- https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt589761%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

Our environment is:
ORF Spam Control (on Exchange Server)
DKIM Signature Signer (on Exchange Server)
Exchange 2016 cu7 Server (standalone 2012R2)
OOS (standalone 2012R2)
OneDrive (Cloud office365 account)

Use case scenario: to use Onedrive as a shared document repository for our exchange server where users via OWA or local outlook client can upload shared documents, end attachments and use OOS to view/edit said documents stored on OneDrive, effectively using OneDrive for document collaboration.

We do not want or wish to migrate our system to the cloud.

What has been done so far:

1) Setup office365 account and can access via portal.office.com
2) Setup Domain 'cfts.co'
- Added a .txt verification record to our zone file on our NS Servers.
-- made cfts.co default, domain setup complete with no obvious errors.
3) Linked via Hybrid Configuration wizard (HCW) local exchange and our Office365 account
- used minimal setting as were not migrating our exchange to the cloud.
- all looks good HCW complete with no errors.
-- had one oddity, I could not log in to the admin account that had the admin credentials locally could use my e-mail account that does not have admin privileges, no idea why does not seem not to affect the outcome.
4) Added users in Office365 and allocated one drive licences …






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.

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