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How to install Exchange 2010 and SP2 on Windows 2008 R2 server

System Requirements First, you need to make sure that your Active Directory (AD) environment and your Exchange server meet the minimum requirements: AD forest functional level is Windows Server 2003 (or higher) AD Schema Master is running Windows Server 2003 w/SP1 or later Full installation of Windows Server 2008 w/SP2 or later OR Windows Server […]


Exchange forms based authentication service not starting after reboot

We have had issues with the form based authentication service not starting on SBS 2011 servers. Basically from researching different sites it appears that event though the service doesn’t have any dependencies it is waiting for other services to start before it will start. The fix that seems to work the best is to change […]


Exchange 2007 adding IP Block List Providers

Run the exchange management shell and execute the following commands: Add-IPBlockListProvider -Name -LookupDomain -Enabled $True -RejectionResponse “{1} has blocked your IP address ({0}) using the list ‘{2}’. Please see{0} for further information. This organization has no control over this RBL (Realtime Block List).” Add-IPBlockListProvider -Name -LookupDomain -Enabled $True -RejectionResponse “{1} […]


Exchange 2007 2010 get mailbox sizes

For some unknown reason Microsoft decided to make exchange 2007/2010 a bit more time consuming and complex by taking away the ability to easily export mailbox information from the old system manager in 2003 In order to get user mailbox sizes open up an exchange power Shell and run the following command to export the […]


Fixing Invalid Mail Server Hostname

When running DNSReport on a domain you might come across the below warning. To fix this login to the mail server running Exchange, expand Administrative Group – Servers – (server name) – Protocols – SMTP – Default SMTP Virtual Server Properties – Advanced Replace the Fully-qualified domain name with the correct entry.


Exchange 2003 stm streaming file large

The .STM file, or streaming file, holds non-MAPI information while the .edb file, or the Exchange database (essentially a large JET (Access-type of technology) database holds the messages and the MAPI information. If someone sends e-mail or accesses e-mail from a non-MAPI client (POP3, IMAP4, Web), that e-mail is stored in the .stm file. Mail […]


How to Enable circular logging on Exchange 2007 and 2010

The exchange logs can to take up a fair amount of space. In order to minimise the log sizes you can enable circular logging. there are warnings here about why you shouldn’t related to incremental backups not working etc. If you want to enable circular logging any way Open exchange management console Organisation configuration […]


Exchange 2010 4.3.1 Insufficient system resources

Recently a client stopped receiving external e-mails to their exchange 2010 server The delay message from the postmaster had: Action: delayed Status: 4.4.7 Telnet on port 25 to the server showed the SMTP service was responding correctly A DNS report to the server responded with a message-


Website cannot display the page

On an SBS 2011 server when attempting to login to outlook web access you receive a message The website cannot display the page This may be because forms authentication is not running. In services check-


Outlook 2011 IMAP folders not showing with Exchange 2003 server

Unfortunately, Microsoft excluded support for Exchange 2003 in Office 2011 for Mac. I thought that at least we could get e-mail operational through IMAP to the 2003 server, but found that the inbox subfolders would not show up. I found this article on using Davmail which once installed showed up all the IMAP folders. Davmail […]