Exchange Management Shell Scripts and Update Rollup installations start failing in Exchange 2010

Throughout the last few months, we had several customer support cases and escalations on failing Update Rollup (UR) installations and failing DAG maintenance scripts (or other scripts) in Exchange 2010. Several Exchange 2010 PowerShell scripts, including scripts that are contained within the UR installer, stopped working as expected. Customers started to see errors like:  …


BRANCHCACHE for Exchange 2010 OAB Download How-To:

BRANCHCACHE for Exchange 2010 OAB Download How-To: Requirements for BranchCache Following is a list of operating systems that support BranchCache content server or BranchCache client computer functionality. To successfully deploy BranchCache in a test lab environment, you must use operating systems that support BranchCache. General Requirements to Server and Client Server and Clients must be…


How to link existing AD accounts to the correct organization in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 multi-tenant environment

With Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 there is a built-in multi-tenant support feature available that replaces many features of HMC. A good overview about the features, limitations, installation and configuration is available at Technet article: Multi-Tenant Support http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff923272.aspx  The hosting solution available for Exchange 2010 SP1 includes most of the features and functionality available in…


How to stop extra.exe tracing triggered on an event id

Problem was that an event ID 1040 was logged which says, a server based rule (configured in Outlook) was stopped, but without mentioning the reason or more details. Event ID: 1040Level:    ErrorProvider: MSExchangeIS Mailbox StoreMessage:  The rule “rulename”” with the sequence number 20 was disabled due to the error -2147467259 that was encountered  while applying…