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 mailbox database ‘Mailbox Database ‘ cannot be deleted.
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
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
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
During a session I missed at TechEd 2010 in Berlin, the Microsoft Exchange Team announced that they for most circumstances don’t recommend Windows Network Load Balancing for the CAS role anymore. Instead of recommending their own solution, which is still recommended in the online documentation, Microsoft now recommends the use of Hardware Load Balancers. Steve […]READ MORE
Managing Personal Archives with EMS in Exchange 2010 SP1
In Exchange 2010 a personal archive feature came available. The personal archive is an additional mailbox that’s enabled for a user, which you can store on a separate server (since SP1) with less expensive storage hardware. The Personal Archive must eliminate the need of pst files in your organization. With the release of Service Pack […]READ MORE
Exchange Server 2010 installation fails when firewall is disabled
When installing Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 the Windows Firewall service must be enabled and the Windows Firewall must be running. If not, you will receive the following error and the installation of Exchange Server 2010 will fail. Error: The following error was generated when “$error.Clear(); Add-FirewallException -FirewallRule (New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.Security. WindowsFirewall.MSExchangeRPCByPortRule)” was run: “There […]READ MORE
Did you also create a Routing Group Connector between two Exchange systems with the -BiDirectional parameter of the new-routinggroupconnector cmdlet? When you try to remove the Routing Group Connector you receive the following error: Remove-RoutingGroupConnector : The operation could not be performed because ‘le gacy routing group connector’ matches multiple entries. At line:1 char:29 Just […]READ MORE
Update your browser error in Outlook Web App 2010 SP1
When disabling the light version of Outlook Web App, you are also disabling the blind and low vision experience feature. If a user chooses the “Use the blind and low vision experience” option when entering OWA for the first time, OWA will give an error that the user must update the browser to the latest […]READ MORE
Exchange Full-Access and Send-As mailbox permissions with Powershell
All tasks in Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2010 can be done in the Exchange Management Shell. So you are also able to give the Send-As permission and the Full-access permission via the Exchange Management Shell.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