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I am running Outlook 2010 on an Exchange Server2010.

My archive settings in Outlook, archives all email over 1 month old.  Now I have a very large "archive.pst" file.

I have created another pst file in Outlook, with the file name:  "Archive2.pst".  This pst file is empty.

Is there a way to "archive" the "archive" so that all emails in "archive.pst" that are dated 12/31/2009 and older are moved to "archive2.pst" file?  

I know that I can manually move emails from "archive.pst" to "archive2.pst", but that would take me a very long time to complete.
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I have on one of my exchange DAG servers.

F drive which is mount drive for various DB's

I saw alert Mount Drive Monitor is more then 95% full on

I am attaching the alert. is it because one of the db's have only 5 % space.
We use Office 365 exchange, one of our partners is requesting certificate info like,
Who issued the certificate being used
What cipher is being used
What encryption strength is being used by the server

Where do I find that info?

I've gone around in circles looking at articles from Microsoft and not found the answer.  Where do I find that?

Appreciate the help
Hello experts,

I have Exchange 2013, only one server...and now this last week it is not possible to search items in Outlook...the same issue in OWA.

I have installed the lastest cu but the issue happen.
1. Is it a way to moved all my Exchange Server 2007 data to Exchange 365?
2. What is the steps to do that?

Old Exchange Info:                                                                                    Old Server Info:

- Exchange Server 2007 Microsoft Corporation                                    - Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Service pack 1
- Version: 08.01.0436.000                                                                         - 64-Bit Operation System
                                                                                                                      -  Ram: 32 GB

New Exchange Info:                                                                                  

- Exchange 365

I just finished deploying a Hybrid configuration for Office 365 and Exchange 2013. Everything went fine but when I validate my outbound connector it fails with the following error:
450 4.4.316 Connection refused [Message=Socket error code 10061]
[] [LastAttemptedIP=] []

I white-listed all the EOP IPs in our firewall so I'm not sure why this is happening. Did I miss something?
I pointed the MX record to Reflexion for spam/virus checking and Reflexion then forwards it to our Exchange Server. I can see in the Reflexion logs the email showed up, was considered clean and then forwarded to our Exchange Server. It didn't however show up in the intended mailbox. I her her check her junk email folder too. So,,, according to Reflexion it was forwarded. Can I somehow trace it once it hit the Exchange Server?
I am moving a company back to Exchange 2010 from GMAIL. The story goes, they had exchange, the server died, they moved to GMAIL  and have contracted me to move them back to exchange. However the former company never removed the old mail server from the AD. I need to remove the old server completely so it no longer exist. I thought I did this through adsiedit, however after the install of the new exchange server, the old one It is still coming up under the console server configuration tab.. What else do I need to do to remove it.. I do not see it listed in the active directory.
Hi all.

We are in the process of doing an Exchange 2010 migration to Office 365 using the Code Two Office 365 Migration Tool. Although many of the mailboxes have moved over fine, we are getting quite a few that are not with the below error.

The specified object was not found in the store., Can't connect to the mailbox of user Mailbox database guid: *********-****-****-****-************ because the ExchangePrincipal object contains outdated information. The mailbox may have been moved recently.

Could someone please advise on what could be going wrong?

Thank you.
Windows 2012 servers running Exchange 2016 VM's.

on the Exchange 2016 servers this week.
Still noticing a rather lengthy period of server unresponsiveness after each reboot.
Remember how RDP is not available for about 5 minutes.)
It turns out the server itself shows symptoms of a service or process hang when logging in directly from the console (instead of RDP).
The desktop appears, but if you try to launch an MMC, such as services, or event viewer, nothing happens.

If you wait about 5 minutes, the consoles you’d tried launching suddenly appear, RDP becomes available, and the server seems fine again.
         The Microsoft Exchange Health Manager service hung on starting.
·         The Microsoft Exchange Diagnostics service failed to start due to the following error:

The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
·         A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Microsoft Exchange Diagnostics service to connect.

(This service doesn’t appear to start properly on any of the 2016 VMware servers):
If I set the above services to ‘Automatic (Delayed Start)’, though, the unresponsive period drops from about 5 minutes to around 90 seconds.

Still not ideal—we have other 2012 R2 VMs that don’t experience this issue at all; you can RDP into them within 5 seconds of the CTRL-ALT-DEL screen appearing.
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I set a mail flow rule in Exchange 2016 which scans the subject and body for a keyword (scarecrow for testing) and if found, sends a bcc of the E-mail to another internal E-mail recipient on my mail server.   The rule works fine for E-mail sent internally or E-mail sent out to an external address.    The rule does not apply to inbound E-mail whether newly created or in the form of a reply from an external address.  

I don't see a method of creating a mail flow rule to inspect incoming messages, maybe I'm missing it.   Is there another way for Exchange (Not the individual Outlook clients) to detect a keyword in the subject line or body of an incoming E-mail and bcc a copy of the incoming E-mail to a second internal address?

I have deployed certificate based authentication on our network for our mobile devices to be able to authenticate to the network utilizing an NDES server. We have configured the NPS policies and have pushed the Wifi configuration to our mobile's with our MDM solution. The only issue I am running into is that our exchange server is not setup for CBA. Our MDM solution required us to change the Exchange authentication from passthrough to CBA.

My question is can I setup CBA without effecting devices that do not connect to our Exchange Active Sync via our MDM. Does EAC still allow users with BYOD to connect to exchange using the credentials or do I have to somehow issue them their user certificate for them to be able to authenticate to EAC now?
We are using Exchange 2010 (soon to migrate to 2016).

I recently setup a retention policy to automatically delete email in the 'Deleted Items' which have been there longer than a year.

This has been applied to a number of test users and I would now like to roll it out to all users.

Is there a way to automatically apply this retention policy to any new mailboxes that we create?  Or is it a case of having to manually add them?

Thank you
Is there any system or solution that can integrate with Exchange server (2010) such that any mail account installed or accessed in other devices will automatically send out an email alert to the user (similar to the one used by Gmail) ?

They are on a SBS 2011 Server using Exchange. Outlook 2016. The Accountant's Outlook will occasionally pop up and ask for credentials. It is a laptop but connected with a cable. I have deleted everything in the Credentials Manager. Can't figure out what is causing this popup.
Exchange 2013 CAS Array

If I understand, Users from inside the Network and Outside the Network, when they connect to their mailboxes in Exchange server, they should go through one of the CAS servers.
Multiple CAS servers are set as an Array and Virtual IP address should be assigned to the Array and DNS record should be created for the CAS Array

OK Now, how do you create the CAS array for internal/External users ?

Thank you
$Mount Drive Monitor is above threshold and currently 2 from solar winds

this is for my mail box server

what does this mean
I have a new client using Gmail as their primary source of mail, they have an exchange server 2010 and they would like to move back to exchange, is it possible to leave mail with gmail and have everything route into exchange? Looking for a simple solution. I have moved mail from exchange but never back to exchange and just want to make sure there is not an easier way than migrating data back..

They prefer the functionality of exchange  with outlook 2010 over gmail.

Thanks in advance.
Hello :)

I have a Hybrid Office365/Exchange 2010 configuration. If I create a new mailbox on Exchange 2010 (onpremises) my autodiscover works fine inside my organization. If I configure this onpremises account on my Android phone its works fine (changing mail server from to


Outside my organization when I configure my Outlook 2016 (VLSC version, not Click to run version) and put my email and credentials a Office365 window pop-ups and my credentials are not accepted.

My question: all new onpremises created mailbox (exchange 2010) need to sync to Office365 cloud too (even without license)??
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I want to clarify my underderstanding of the Email process to multile recipients as seen using MS Exchange versions.

I am wokring thru a problem for a client.  My understdning is that when a users send an email to multiple external recipients in the following context:

The sending server :
  • Sends each email recipient a separate copy of the email
  • does not group emails of the same domain (e.g. as one email for the receiving server to "distribute" in its own processing
Group Policy to limit users Exchange cache mode to 90 days.

How can I create a Group Policy in Windows 2008 server r2 to restrict their Exchange cache mode to 90 days with will be should be grayed out in Outlook 2013.

If you can give it to me in steps that would be great,
On my Exchange 2016, CU9 failed to install. Now MS Exchange Replication service (MSExchcangeRepl) will not stay running and MS Exchange RPC Client Access (MSExchangeRPC) will not start.

When setup (with /m:upgrade) is ran from command prompt the upgrade fails with a critical error at the end of the Mailbox Service section of the Upgrade. The setup log shows that there is an error when trying to mount mailbox database - specifically:
[2] Failed to mount database "MDB01". Error: An Active Manager operation failed. Error: The Microsoft Exchange Replication service may not be running on server Server16.McKeand.local. Specific RPC error message: Error 0x6d9 (There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper) from cli_MountDatabase3 [Server: Server16.McKeand.local]

Restore from backup is not an option.

The questions are:
  1. Will Setup /m:RecoverServer do anything to the information store?
  2. Should I copy the .edb elsewhere before running the RecoverServer?
  3. Is there anything else I should try before running the RecoverServer?
We use exchange pop3 software to download emails from externally hosted email server and to forward exchange 2007 server.

We stopped this software and we are migrating our exchange server from 2007 to 2013.

We moved all users from exchange 2007 to 2013.

But when we restart the 2007 server, by mistake exchange pop3 server started automatically to download emails and forwarded them to the exchange 2007 server. And those email are not reached to 2013 server and get stuck in the queue of 2007.

How can we release them to the users.
I'm migrating to office 365 this weekend from on premises exchange, I only have 10 accounts to move, and decided to just export to pst and import within outlook to the new O365 profile.
I had arranged with the 3rd party who control the DNS to add the required autodiscover and other DNS items yesterday. With which, they have not done.
Meaning i have all my data exported but not able to upload the data, as i can't make the profiles using autodiscover.

At the moment the MX is controlled via our spam filter and has been pointing to O365 from when the DNS should have been changed.
I have 24 hrs of emails going into O365 mailbox's.

Is there any method you can suggest where i can setup the outlook profiles with out autodiscover in place ?

I have tried using the manual option and office 365 diagnostic tool, which all tell me I can't do it with out autodiscover.
What are the steps to create an SMTP relay account within Office365?






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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