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I have exchange 2010 and g suite. We want to integrate both. What my organization requires is all emails to come to our exchange server and after that it should go to g suite. What is the best practice to get this done. All emails to be synced(incoming & outgoing).

we want to make our domain primary on our exchange server.

i have taken the following steps advised by gsuite support
1. You need to disable to default routing that you added for G Suite, if you need instructions on how to find the option, you can refer to this support article https://support.google.com/a/answer/2368153?hl=en.
2. You need to have the MX records pointing to your legacy server.
3. You need to create a routing rule for your exchange server to forward emails to the test aliases of G Suite that you can find in the aliases of each user.
4. You need to add the IP addresses of the exchange server to the inbound gateway. You can find more information about it in this support article https://support.google.com/a/answer/60730.

For number 3 routing rule what can i do to accomplish this task

number 1 has been done
number 2 is in progress by our ISP
number 3 is what i need help on
number 4 has been done on gsuite admin domain

Looking forward for your suggestions. Thanks in advance
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I'm facing an issue with my Hyper-v host 1 . last couple of days when the backup job run to backup hyper-v host including virtual machines . I get below error and virtual machines lose network connectivity and loses the failover cluster communication .

"Failed to allocate VMQ for NIC B038F6F3-B1DB-48CF-9566-A98A0E7340F0--D5DAA699-7131-42C1-B895-3658D6F16959 (Friendly Name: Network Adapter) on switch 91306166-6B98-498C-B029-D552838FCD61 (Friendly Name: External). Reason - Maximum number of VMQs supported on the Protocol NIC is exceeded. Status = Insufficient system resources exist to complete the API. "

usually the virtual machines can be reached on network in 15 minutes . but its been 8 hours a mailbox server virtual machine is not accessible through network and i have tried accessing through hyper-v manager but its unresponsive .even i tried shutting down from hyper-v manager but throws me error. Is there any way to access the unresponsive mailbox virtual machine other than turning it off from hyper-v manager at the moment make the mailbox server up.
I'm desperately waiting for a help .
Thanks in advance.
PS:- hyper-v host in windows server 2012 standard
Hyper-v virtual machine is exchange 2013 enterprise mailbox server
Hi, I did windows updates and they crashed my Exchange Server VM (Server 2012 R2+Exchange 2016).

When I got Windows back up, and the Exchange Services running again, I noticed I could not log in, I lost the Trust Relationship between the Email and DC.

I got that fixed , and email back up, but then I noticed everyone in the domain lost all their email back to last Aug.  New emails were coming in and being delivered, and we could send emails out.

Logged into ECP and noticed the Database was in Failed mode, so I got the Database back to Healthy, but I'm still missing my emails.

I do have backups, but was wondering if there was anything else I can try?

Does PTA simply round-robin between each PTA Agent.  PTA does not do Deterministic Load Balancing, then what does it do?
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38 users. All users log in to Windows Server 2008 R2 Terminal Servers… we have 2 of them. The software would be installed on the TS boxes, not on 38 individual boxes. Their desk pc’s are just thin clients. All they use them for is to connect to the TS boxes. Both TS boxes are identical, enabling users to have 2 monitors at a time and do different work on each. The only other thing their desk pc’s do is enable them to surf the web. They don’t use the TS boxes for web activity.

I've been quoted $3500 and 15K for this same job. No idea why it's so all over the map. Any input would be greatly appreciated... we are ready to do this.
I have some Code on our Intranet that Syncs Employee contacts with the Users Outlook Contacts.

The code has been working great for On-Premise users for years. I am testing the Migration of users to O365. When The user used the code below while still residing in the On-Premise server it works great.  After the Migration the code fails with 'Object reference not set to an instance of an object.' Though I'm still working with the WebTeam on what line the Error is coming from.

When using EWS what is the Flow for how it knows where the mailbox resides?  It would be great if there was Minimal Change to the Code.

I have converted other code that accesses the Office 365 Server Directly through EWS, though I would assume it would have an issue finding an On-Premise Mailbox.


        Private Const ExchangeURL As String = "https://On-PremiseServer/EWS/Exchange.asmx"
        Private Const ExchangeUserName As String = "UserWithImpersonationRights"
        Private Const ExchangePassword As String = "UserPassword"
        Private Const ExchangeDomain As String = "AD-Domain"

        Private Function GetEWSConnection(ByVal UserEmailAddress As String) As ExchangeService
            Static EWS As ExchangeService = Nothing
            Static LastUserEmailAddress As String = String.Empty
            If UserEmailAddress <> LastUserEmailAddress Then EWS = Nothing
            If EWS Is Nothing Then
                EWS = New 

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We use Exchange 2010 and have VIPRE Spam app that is supposed to move spam to a new folder designated 'SPAM'. It is identifying it as spam but not creating the SPAM folder or moving messages to said spam folder. Support with the company says its because Autodiscover is not working properly.

Their initial response is to fix any errors under test-outlookWebServices before they can offer further assistance. I have 0 issues with OWA and have 0 issues with mobile devices. 0 issues with Desktop Outlook clients yet they tell me that I must correct the error listed in the detail before they can assist. So I am looking to resolve the error, that isn't causing any problems, without creating new ones.

The error is   The certificate for the URL https://SERVER.DOMAIN.local/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml is incorrect
 . For SSL to work, the certificate needs to have a subject of SERVER.DOMAIN.local, instead the subject found is DOMAIN.com. Consider correcting service discovery, or installing a correct SSL certificate.

Obviously I cant get an alt for .local so I am trying to identify in my configuration where the system is referencing the .local domain.

internalURI is currently https://SERVER.DOMAIN.com/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml
internal URL is currently https://SERVER.DOMAIN.com/ews/exchange.asmx
externalURL is currently https://SERVER.DOMAIN.com/ews/exchange.asmx

I suppose it could be an IIS/Cert issue and not just an exchange config issue. Just looking for more …
I have 1 user in a 100 mailbox environment that is having this issue.  On prem Exchange 2016 server.  User has Office 2016 with all updates.  He is asked for the password every few seconds.  It will still connect and work, but keep asking for the password.  If i set him up in Outlook under his username on any computer that has Outlook 2013, there is no issue.  If I set him up on another computer that has Office 2016, he has the exact same issue.  But, the normal user for that PC, does not have the issue.  I've tried everything in here:  https://www.easypcmod.com/windows-10-outlook-2016-issues-connecting-outlook-com-random-crashes-repeated-credential-prompts-troubleshooting-guide-452 with no luck.  I've reinstalled Office, recreated the profile, etc as well.  Ran SFC /scannow....
I need to perform an iisreset on an Exchange 2010 server that is part of a DAG and running the CAS, HUB and Mailbox roles.  Will there be any failover of the databases, impact to Oulook, etc when running the iisreset?
I disables TLS on my Exchange 2013 temporarily to troubleshoot an issue I was having..  I now want to enable it again.  I followed the guide below to disable it.  How can I re-enable it for I want to utilize encrypted emails SMTP over SSL/TLS via port 25.

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In Outlook there is a GPO to empty deleted items with leaving Outlook.
What about Shared Mailbox : How to achieve this ?

GPO ? or PowerShell ? I did not find anything about this. (exchange 2016 on premises)

There are two users in the organization
one user is windows 10 and office 365 - he cannot open his Outlook 2016.. he is getting this error " your mailbox has been temporarily moved...." (pic 1 ) . deleted the profile and added another one .. it seems to work.. but when i close outlook and go back in .. it is giving the same error. also repaired office 2016. still no luck . any ideas?
second user has windows 10 and office 2016 - he also had the above same error and when i deleted his profile and added another one. getting this error while setting  his mailbox -- "log onto exchange activesync mail server ....... cannot be found " (pic 2 ). i cannot setup his mailbox again.
any ideas as how to resolve this issue.
we host our exchange server 2010.
I have a sfb 2015 server and clients. I have a user that has been assigned numerous alias email address in exchange, but just 1 sip address for SFB.
ie: users primary email address =jane.doe@domain.com sip: is the same in exchange 2010
has an alias of officeadmin@domain.com, moderator@domain.com and james.doe@domain.com(This is a user whom left)
In skype if I search for james, along with the multiple James that come up, Jane also comes up also in the list of James

Can Skype be set to search only primary sip and not alias address?

A user reported that they are receiving multiple credential prompts on their Windows 10 PC in Outlook 2016 for other user mailboxes which he has full access to within Exchange and they are configured to auto mount. Another user in the organization with Outlook 2016 is also configured with full access to one of these mailboxes and does not receive any prompts for it. I began to suspect it was something within his Outlook profile or his mailbox however after making a test user and assigning full access permissions to one of these mailboxes I am seeing the same behavior in Outlook 2016 from my PC.

1. Ran the Outlook Autodiscover connectivity analyzer test and it came back healthy.
2. Cleared the user's credential manager on the PC
3. Putting in the correct username/password for the user mailbox they have full access does not stop the prompt even after confirming the credentials work in OWA
4. Confirmed he was not manually mapping the mailboxes in the Outlook profile configuration
5. Ran an online repair of his office suite.
6. Created a test user account and assigned full control to one of the mailboxes giving him the prompt for credentials and I experience the same behavior.
7. Toggled full access permissions off and back on
8. Disabled and reenabled inheritable permissions in AD
9. The user that reported the problem also has a Surface Pro with Outlook 2013 and he does not get the credential prompts on the Surface.
10. Even though the …
We use Exchange 2007. I am trying to look for a free mail archive software. Please post me if these are any free software to archive user’s mail boxes.

Hi, for some reason Outlook has started prompting users for a password and automatically populating the username box with username@domain.local

No matter what we do it will not accept the password, I've changed it to username, domain\username, email address but nothing works and the password box comes back each time.  The strange thing is emails still continue to send and receive when you cancel the login box.

All the PC's are running the most up to date versions of either Office 2013 or 2016 and Exchange 2010 is also up to date.

Sure it's an authentication setting somewhere in Exchange but I'm struggling to find it.

Many thanks for your help

We are running an exchange upgrade project (exchange 2007 - Exchange 2012), 1000 users in 4 different countries, single domain, single forest.
I need assistance to find out who’s account in AD is not inheriting permissions from the parent, so it will be good to find out permissions of accounts with Inheritance enabled, vs Inheritance disabled to work out whether the differences have any impact in our environment. So I guess a power shell script can report/output this kind of information?

Dear Experts, can we redirect a mail domain to mail domain?

For example: we are using domain ABC.com for Mail Exchange server, now we want to change to the new one: XYZ.com. How can we process like this:
- Send email via XYZ.com
- Receive emails via ABC.com, then all emails will be redirected to  correspondent users in XYZ.com
When I do standard searches within Outlook 2016 for a laptop serial number (for example using the serial number PF0XMLU82) Outlook never finds emails sent from CDW which include this serial number.

These serial numbers within the CDW emails are listed along with other leading alphanumeric numbers (such as S20HD005GUSPF0XMLU82).

When I do these searches I am specifically searching for these CDW emails and I need them to be included in the Outlook search results!

How can I refine or fix this issue with Outlook 2016 so that when I search my Outlook emails for the serial numbers it will list emails that contain this serial number even if there are other leading alpha numeric numbers included before this serial number?
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Looking for a simple way to setup a resource calendar where only a certain group of users require approval, but the rest do not. I  don't want to split the company into 2 seperate groups, I know that would solve it, but then I would have to continuously update  the group that represents 'everyone else'
all our laptops with outlook works fine when in the office but when take offsite the outlooks wont connect and constantly ask for the user name and password.

even though when we run the Microsoft testconductivity  all tests pass ok when run on the laptops externally
If you try and book a meeting room and there is a conflict, the organizer gets the declined email, however all attendee’s still see the conflicted meeting room as the location and shows in their personal calendar

We use exchange 2007 and planning  to migrate to O365 and we have a database called staffdatabase.
We have 400 staff and would like to know the mail box size of individual users.
Is there a way to find the mailbox size of every individual users.

Any tutorials will be great.
We have created distribution groups for users to send email from. Setup the permissions, update the address books, download the addressbooks, restarts outlook and the user can send email as though it is coming from the group. Works internal and external.

Then some amount of hours/days later we get a NDR saying you do not have permission to send as the user.

This is How we are creating the group and adding the permissions.

New-DistributionGroup -Name "Groupname" -Alias "User.alias" -Members "sendingMember" -OrganizationalUnit "OU/Email Aliases" -PrimarySmtpAddress "Group@domain.com"

Set-DistributionGroup -Identity "Groupname" -RequireSenderAuthenticationEnabled $false -EmailAddresses @{Add="Secondemail@domain.com",”thirdemIl@domain.com"}

Add-ADPermission -Identity "Groupname" -User "Sendingmember" -AccessRights "ReadControl" -ExtendedRights "Send As"

Am I missing something?
Hello Everyone,

I have a disabled user I am getting ready to delete.  I went through exchange to see if had full access permissions on any mailboxes.  I ran the command Get-Mailbox | Get-MailboxPermission -User "Username".  The results showed a few mailboxes that this person had full access permissions.  I went into the emc found one of the mailboxes and clicked on "Full Access permissions".  I see users, but I did not see the user I want to remove.

I then the command Get-MailboxPermission "Mailbox" and did see his username with full access.

My question is why did he not show up in the emc has having full access permission?








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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