Exchange – Export Messages Sent or Received

To Get a CSV of messages sent or received. Run the following PowerShell command get-messagetrackinglog -Sender “emailaddress@domain.com.etc” -Server “ServerName” -Start “2013/01/28 6:00:00 AM” -End “2013/01/31 6:00:00 PM” | select timestamp, eventid, source, messagesubject, sender, {$_.recipients}, totalbytes | export-csv c:\sentmail.csv

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Request an UCC SSL Certificate for Exchange 2007

To Generate a Certificate Signing Request — Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Click Start, All Programs, and then Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Click Exchange Management Shell. (You may need to Run As Administrator Copy following command and paste it into a plain-text editor like Windows® Notepad in order to edit some of the fields: New-ExchangeCertificate -generaterequest -keysize 2048 -subjectname “c=Your Country, l=Your Locality/City, s=Your State, o=Your Corporation Name,cn=YourMainDomain.com” -domainname SubjectAlternativeName1, SubjectAltName2, SubjectAltName3, SubjectAltName4 -PrivateKeyExportable $true -path c:\certrequest.txt Update the following fields: c — Two-letter country code of your organization’s country of residence l — Full name of your organization’s locality or city s — Full name of your organization’s state or province o — Your… Read More

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Create New Root/Administrator User on VMWare ESX

To add a user to the Users Table. Log in to the host using the vSphere Client, using the root userid. Click the Local Users & Groups tab and click Users. Right-click anywhere in the Users table and click Add to open the Add New User dialog. Enter a login name, a user name, and a password.Note: The vSphere Client automatically assigns the next available UID to the user on the ESX host. You can over-write the populated field. Create a password that meets the length and complexity requirements. However, the ESX host checks for password compliance only if you have switched to the pam_passwdqc.so plug-in for authentication. The password settings in… Read More

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Veeam Post Upgrade Error Full Storage Not Found

Just finished a Veeam upgrade from Version 6.5. Upgraded to Version 7 and then Upgraded again to Version 8. Ran a backup to make sure that all was working but the job failed almost instantly with an error about Full Storage Not Found. Got plenty of space on the disk we backup to, so what is it talking about? Rescanning the Repository and Remapping it into the backup does not work. Veeam Support has no Fix for this. Creating a new backup job from scratch works. So the only way past this was to effectively delete the previous backup data out of the actual job. This doesn’t delete the data… Read More

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Allowing Editing of Distribution Groups by Users through Outlook

I have had a lot of people ask me how to allow specific users to edit a distribution group. If your organisation is using Exchange and Outlook then this is really easy. Create a Security Group and name it something meaningful, Like Distribution Group Editors. Add the Users that you wish to have access to the Group. In the Active Directory Users and Computers Snap In (ADUC) Click the “View” menu and make sure that “Advanced Features” is turned on (It will have a tick next to it if it is, if not just click on it) Now, Find the “Distribution Group” OU, and Right Click it, Choose Properties Under… Read More

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Import SSL Certificate into Exchange 2007

There are two processes involved in installing your certificate: Installing our intermediate certificate on your server Installing your signed SSL certificate on your server To Install Our Intermediate Certificate From the Start menu, click Run… Type mmc and click OK. The Microsoft Management Console (Console) window opens. From the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap In. Select Certificates, and then click Add. Select Computer Account, and then click Next. Select Local Computer, and then click Finish. Click OK to close Add or Remove Snap-ins. In the Console window, expand the Certificates folder. Right-click Intermediate Certification Authorities, mouse-over All Tasks, and then click Import. In the Certificate Import Wizard, click Next. Click… Read More

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Issues with Autodiscover returning wrong Public Folders Information

Errors occurring when starting Outlook. Message Pops up with wrong SSL Certificate. No access to Public Folders. CTRL+Right Click Outlook icon in Notification Area (Down near the clock) and choose Test E-Mail AutoConfiguration. Enter your Email Address and Choose Test. Check the XML Page to see the results from AutoDiscover. At the bottom Shows… <PublicFolderInformation> <SmtpAddress>PublicFoldersMailbox@somedomain.com.au</SmtpAddress> </PublicFolderInformation> If this SMTP address is wrong, then it needs to be changed. Log onto Exchange 2013 Server and Open Exchange Management Shell 1. Once the public folder mailbox is created it would have the following e-mail address [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-Mailbox -PublicFolder “your public folder mailbox” |fl name ,*smtp* Name : you Public Folder Mailbox… Read More

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ActiveSync not working for Some users – DatabaseGUIDnotfound – Post Migration Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013

There are some issues with ActiveSync for both Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 users whereby some users can connect their Mobile Devices (Windows Mobile Phones / iPhones / Motorola Droid etc) quite happily and ActiveSync pushes mail to the devices, but other users cannot connect and cannot sync anything at all. There appear to be plenty of potential solutions for this problem around if you search the web, but the solution to the majority of these problems can be solved quite simply. If you open up Active Directory Users and Computers and locate one of your users that is not working, Double-Click into the account and click on the Security… Read More

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