I have had and still have customers that want to restrict access via Outlook Web App (OWA) to Exchange Online. For instance, they want to block download of attachments when users access their mailbox via OWA. Until recently this could be done via the OWA Mailbox Policy in Exchange (Online), by setting the DirectFileAccessOnPublicComputersEnabled and […]READ MORE
The mailbox database ‘Mailbox Database ‘ cannot be deleted.
When you want to delete the first and original Mailbox Database in an Exchange Server 2010 (SP1) environment, you will receive an error that you cannot delete the database because of the fact that there are still mailboxes present. When you look in the Exchange Management console you probably won’t see any mailboxes that use […]READ MORE
The installation on node CCR-Node2 is inconsistent
Last night I had to upgrade an Exchange 2007 CCR cluster to the latest Service Pack 3. Following the steps below, this error occurred while executing step 4. The installation on node ‘CCR-Node2’ is inconsistent. ConfiguredVersion = 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 = UnpackedVersion. An upgrade might not have completed successfully.READ MORE
Had some trouble with the “Include Inheritable Permissions From This Object’s Parent” checkbox becomes unchecked every hour(?). This is normally done when a user is member of the Domain Admins, Enterprise Admins or the Administrators Active Directory groups. Normally removing the membership of the administrator groups will work, but if the user is not member of […]READ MORE
Migrating Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 Notes from the field
When migrating from Exchange 2003 often in the combination when a customer uses a third party utility to create user accounts you can get into trouble with trailing whitespaces in the Display name of the user. A user with a trailing whitespace in the display name cannot be managed by the Exchange Management Console (EMC) […]READ MORE
“Object not found” error when moving mailbox from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010
A quick tip found in a couple of forums. After installing Exchange 2010 into an Exchange 2003 environment, you need to manually add the new Exchange 2010 SP1 servers to the (legacy) “Exchange Domain Servers” group. You can find the group in the Users Organizational Unit. If you don’t add the servers to this group, […]READ MORE
Just bumped into some nice cool Exchange Server 2010 SP1 installation features :). When installing Exchange Server 2010 with SP1 integrated into the source, an option is added to the installation. From now you can automatically install the Windows Server roles and features that are a prerequisite for the installation of Exchange Server 2010 SP1. Just hit […]READ MORE
Unable to delete appointments as a delegate in Outlook 2010
While implementing Exchange 2010 SP1 and Microsoft Outlook 2010 I came across a bug in Outlook. When someone gives delegated access to their calendar, the delegate can add and modify appointments but not delete the appointments. The user receives this error; “Could not complete the deletion. The items may have been already deleted or moved. […]READ MORE
Unable to delete e-mail in Outlook 2010 and OWA 2010 SP1
This week a customer had the following problem, some items in several mailboxes couldn’t be deleted in Outlook and Outlook Web App. When trying to delete the message in OWA, the following error was presented: “Some items cannot be deleted. They were either moved, already deleted, or access was denied”READ MORE
Exchange 2010 Sp1 personal archive permissions and shared mailboxes
Since Exchange 2010 it’s possible to assign a personal archive to a normal or shared mailbox. If you create a shared mailbox with a personal archive, and give a user Full Access Permissions, the personal archive of the shared mailbox and the shared mailbox become available in Outlook 2010 or Outlook Web App. This is […]READ MORE
Forwarding all mail of one mailbox via EMS (Powershell)
The function is there for ages, but I am always forget the following administrative feature. 😉 Sometimes when a employee is unavailable for a longer time, due an extended holiday or sickness, you often will get the request to give access to the mail of the employee. You can do this like mentioned in an earlier […]READ MORE
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About Peter Daalmans
Peter tries to speak every year on several events like TechDays Netherlands, ExpertsLive, IT/Dev Connections, BriForum, Midwest Management Summit, TechEd Australia, TechEd New Zealand and in 2017 Peter had the honor to speak at Microsoft Ignite. See more here.
Author of four books about Configurtion Manager and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security