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Hey guys.  I've got a situation where I am going to be migrating from a server running Exchange 2010 to a brand new Exchange 2016 server.  There are about 400 end users using this server.  I'm comfortable migrating the data over, but I'm concerned about having to reconfigure the Outlook profiles for all those users.

What is the best practice for doing this?  I can't imagine keeping the servername the same would work.  

Since there are so many users, i want to minimize the time needed to reconfigure all those Outlook profiles

Would enjoy hearing your thoughts.
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I have Exchange 2007 and I want to enable Outlook Anywhere for the purpose of office 365 Hybrid migration.

On the EMC-Sever Configuration-Client access- when I click Enable Outlook Anywhere

I have put the external host name and it asks to choose the client authentication method   .
Basic authentication
NTLM authentication.

Not sure which type of client authentication method to choose.
We don’t have any proxy server in our network and our firewall is hosted outside with another company who maintains it.
So if I choose Basic authentication (default) and if this doesn’t work will I be able to switch back to use NTLM authentication.
Any suggestions will be great!

Hello experts,

I would like to have outlook 2010 auto delete any unread emails in my inbox after 30 days. Is there a simple way to set this up? I have attempted to create a rule, but no luck. This is on an exchange email server, getting emails through Outlook 2010 Exchange account.

Any assistance to get this automated would be greatly appreciated.

I have Exchange 2007 server onsite and now planning to move to office 365.
My predecessors didn’t setup Outlook Anywhere in the past and now due to the office 365 migration, I need to setup this.

I have now installed RPC over HTTP Proxy and want to enable Outlook Anywhere.
On the EMC-Sever Configuration-Client access- when I click Enable Outlook Anywhere

It asks for External host name and how do i find this. Will this be my OWA address https://mail.myorg.co.uk
That I need to put in here. Please see the attached snapshot.

Any help would be great.
I've been asked with exporting all emails in a mailbox from a particular date range into a PST file.  I've done a little bit of research online and it looks like an easy way to do this is export to PST, but adding a filter to export only the sent items during the date ranges and the received during the date ranges.  I've done a test and that appears to be working fine.

I have two questions

1.  Has anyone used this method before and is it very reliable?  These results are to be provided for a lawsuit and they need to be accurate.

2.  Is there anything I might be missing that the sent & received filters might not catch.  It seems like an email is either sent or received, so that should catch them all.

Email is hosted with Office365 and using Outlook 2016

Thanks very much.
I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo laptop computer.   I have Windows updates installed automatically.  Last night when I shut down my Windows performed an update, and - in spite of rebooting several times - I am now having all sorts of problems.  To start, when I open Windows Explorer it takes forever to load and then hangs near the end of the loading.  My MS Outlook hangs during loading as well, though my other MS Office programs open fine (Word and Excel).    My NERO programs don't open, nor does my PowerDesk File Management software or my GoodSync file synchronization software.   Oh, it doesn't appear as though my Snipping Tool ... which I used to show you the point at which Explorer hangs ... worked.   Please help!

I just noticed that while I was typing this help request my Explorer finally stopped loading and seems to work OK.  As a test, I shut it down and restarted the program, and it once again appeared to hang during loading - obviously taking 20 minutes to load is unacceptable.  And the other programs (most critically Outlook) still don't load at all.  

UPDATE:  Once the Windows Explorer finally loads all of the other programs seem to load just fine.  So the problem seems to be how  long it takes to load Windows Explorer.  


Recently, my customer hired a web designer and he moved the nameserver from GoDaddy to Google.  I am now trying to setup Outlook 2016 on a new computer but it is finding the incorrect server name customerdomainname.com instead of the Office 365 server.  Autodiscover is correct.  I visited https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com and all is good.  I ran the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 and it was able to configure Outlook successfully.  Any ideas as to what the issue is?  I don't want to have to rely on the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 every time we need to setup Outlook for this customer.
My iPhone is linked to my Exchange account so all my contacts are synced with Exchange. I don't use iCloud contacts at all.

Yesterday I installed and ran the OWA app on my phone and now all of my contacts are duplicated on my phone. If I go into any contact, I see that at the bottom there is a LINKED CONTACTS section with two entries: iPhone and Exchange.

The iPhone ones all have this note:

"This contact information was synchronized from Exchange. If you want to change the contact information, please open OWA and make changes there."

Regrettably, that note is also what shows up on the main screen of every contact, too.

Is there a way to delete all the iPhone copies so I have only the Exchange version of the contact again?

Thanks in advance.
Hi, we are testing Exchange 2016 on Server 2012R2, I could access OWA, send/receive emails internally/externally but could not connect via MS Outlook or Mobile apps. Does any get this experience? Please help!

Update: In MS Outlook, it keeps asking for my credentials even when I hit correct details
in outlook 2016, i have everything set to 14.

view tab > view settings > conditional formatting. everything is set to 14
view tab > view settings > other settings. everything is set to 14.

i do not know how to make the TO, CC, BCC font larger. the font is small, but the auto populate names are big. if i were to type "bbbbb" in the TO part of a composed email, the font is small. i need that larger.

the display is set to large at 150%

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Exchange 2016 with Outlook 2013 & Outlook 2016 clinets.

A couple of users' calendars are explicitly shared with some other users, i.e. the top-level folder in Outlook has Owner permission assigned to these users and the Calendar folder also has Owner permissions assigned.

If one of the anointed users opens Outlook 2013, they can open the shared calendars and do whatever they want with them.

Same user in Outlook 2016 cannot use the calendars. They open up, status at the top says "updating" for a few seconds then changes to "no connection"

Any ideas?
I installed and configured IMAP in Outlook.  I can send-receive messages now and even see most of the calendar meetings.
How can I sync the Contacts so I don;t have to type the full email address?
Hello -  I am having some problems with one user when creating another profile from an Outlook client. I am getting an error message below.

"Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. You must connect to Microsoft exchange with the current profile you can synchronize your folders with your outlook file (.ost)."

I have tried - Recreate this user new profile, use another computer which this user never login before.  I think I did everything possible to do in Outlook client, and I start to think the problem perhaps is user account in exchange.

We're using Outlook 2013, and Exchange 2013. No other user reports the same problem. Testing new profile with a different user ID also no problem.

Anyone has seen this problem?

I use a logon script to add proxy exceptions, since installing Office 2016 I am getting lots of windows authentication boxes to various Microsoft sites. I have added all these as proxy exceptions but keep getting Windows Security messages: -

"Connecting to proxy server for cdn.odc.officeappslive.com" Even if I put in the username and password it does not go away, very frustrating, can anyone help?

I'd need to deploy Outlook patch kb2878264, it is a very old one (2015):


I would like to see which patch superseded it, but can't find it in the update catalog: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=kb2878264 

Please advise how I can find this.
An Unwanted folder got created by itself on user outlook 2013 and emails from particular users goes into the folder without any rule in place.
Kindly assist with resolution that can help.

Environment: Exchange Sever 2010 and outlook client 2013.
How can I get Mac Outlook CompanionLink set to sync all of my Google contacts (including the "Most Contacted" & "Other contacts" within my Gmail contacts account (see the screenshot)
Currently only the My Contacts folder syncs. I need all of my Google contacts folders to sync.

How can this be done?

I currently have the CompanionLink "Contacts" set so that "Records will be synced both directions" and Contacts folder set to "All Contacts Folders."

Here are screenshots from the current configuration:

Screenshot 1Screenshot 2Screenshot 3Screenshot 4
Outlook 2016/Win10:


How can I exclude attachments when I search an Outlook folder(s)? I checked the Search Options, but don't see anything that would help...

Outlook Search Option Screen

I am trying to automate one of the processes for our marketing department and they would like to be able to respond to some emails with a group "from address". My initial idea was to create a shared account to which all of them would have access and channel said emails there. However I am wondering if similar thing could not be achieved with a Macro. It would need to create a replay message to currently selected email, and would also need to set the "from" address to something predetermined in Macro versus the default "from" address that the Outlook would be normally using. I have found the following script that accomplishes the reply part but I am not sure how to make modify it so that a custom "from" address would be used.



Option Explicit
Sub ReplyMSG()
    Dim olItem As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim olReply As MailItem ' Reply
    Dim olRecip As Recipient ' Add Recipient

    For Each olItem In Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    Set olReply = olItem.ReplyAll
    Set olRecip = olReply.Recipients.Add("Email Address Here") ' Recipient Address
        olRecip.Type = olCC
            olReply.HTMLBody = "Hello, Thank you. " & vbCrLf & olReply.HTMLBody

    Next olItem
End Sub
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Im hoping someone can help me. I have the below code with I am using to take screenshots and open up a draft email in Excel with the screenshot in the main body. But the screenshot is really small. I think this is to do with the actual Excel sheet been zoomed to 70% but it doesn't change when I set it back to 100%. Is there any way of writing in the code, or can someone amend my cose so it resizes the picture? The code is...

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
'Copy range of interest
Dim r As Range
Set r = Range("B3:N40")

'Paste as picture in sheet and cut immediately
Dim p As Picture
Set p = ActiveSheet.Pictures.Paste

'Open a new mail item
Dim outlookApp As Outlook.Application
Set outlookApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Dim outMail As Outlook.MailItem
Set outMail = outlookApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)

'Get its Word editor
Dim wordDoc As Word.Document
Set wordDoc = outMail.GetInspector.WordEditor

'Paste picture
End Sub
Many thanks in advance.
We recently switched from a pop email scenario to office 365 for our email.  All users are on outlook 2013 and had their email copied up to microsoft using a program called skykick.  When they open up their outlook program it defualts to an "offline Global address list" for contacts.  I think that is what it is called.  The other addreeses that they had in their prior to the change to office 365 are in another list called contacts.  Is there a way to combine these 2 lists?  Or maybe to default it to the contacts list and not the offiline one?
I am trying to find a "Best Practice" method on how to separate .PST files by year. Currently I have a 14 GB .PST file that is becoming too large. It opens fine in Outlook 2016 but I am afraid I will lose functionality in the near future. I am trying to  be proactive and trying to find out if I can separate my current .PST (14 GB) into smaller .PST files

Thanks in advance

Can anyone here please assist me with the below error in configuring the DAG for the first time ?


The seeding operation failed. Error: The Microsoft Exchange Replication service may not be running on server PRODMAIL31-VM.Domain.com. Error: Error 0x6d9 (There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper) from cli_RpccGetDbSeedStatus

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The server PRODMAIL31-VM.Domain.com is brand new Exchange 2013 Standard which only host secondary or passive Mailbox Database only.

I've double checked that all Exchange Server 2013 services are up and running.

But why it is failed like that ?
Hi All,

When I first doing the seeding to start the mailbox DB copy, I get the below error:


The seeding operation failed. Error: An error occurred while performing the seed operation. Error: Failed to open a log truncation context to source server 'PRODMAIL20-VM.Domain.com'. Hresult: 0xc7ff1004. Error: Error returned from an ESE function call (-1305).
 [Database: PRODMAIL20-VM-DB02, Server: PRODMAIL31-VM.Domain.com]

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Why is this happening on this server and mailbox DB ?
What should I do to resume the DAG seeding process ?

Passive Failed and Suspended
Copy queue length:  81
Content index state:  Suspended 

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The other mailbox DB is running fine with no issue.
Shall I Run:

Resume or Update ?
So we just migrated from Exchange 2007 to 2013. One email account is unable to receive emails on mobile devices. You can connect to OWA internally and externally with the account fine. You can connect to Outlook fine internally and externally also.
It lets me create the account with no issues, but when going to the inbox it says unable to connect to the server. Have tested other accounts and they are fine.







Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Although often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note-taker, journal, and web browser.