Workload Management in Exchange 2013

Workload Management (WLM) is a great new feature that was introduced with Exchange 2013 (well, ok to be fair Exchange 2010 introduced the concept of User throttling. Exchange 2013 simply builds on that). The function of WLM is basically to preserve the user experience by throttling other processes. It is comprised of both User-based throttling…

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The Mystery of Calendar Permissions explained…

We get to experience a wide variety of issues here in Microsoft support, and some of them can get very interesting. As someone who has been involved in troubleshooting issues with computers for over 15 years now, I always like a good challenge. So when the opportunity came up to help explain a strange calendar…

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Automatic mailbox provisioning fails in Exchange 2013

Where has the time gone? Hard to believe it has been so long since my last post. I definitely need to change that pattern. I wanted to share a recent experience I had that left me stumped for quite some time and which I just recently figured out the cause. I was working on troubleshooting…

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Recent experience with Exchange 2007 and Cross-Forest account management

I wanted to share some lessons learned recently as a result of working a case where the goal was to create a new mail contact in a remote forest.  Existing contacts were able to be edited, so permissions didn’t appear to be the issue.  I was able to set up a cross-forest trust in my…

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Exchange 2007 and Export-Mailbox with the –IncludeFolders switch

You may have noticed that when you when you run the Export-Mailbox cmdlet, one of the switches available is –IncludeFolders.  With this switch, you can specify the folders to include in the export (duh!).  However, you may also notice that when you use the –IncludeFolders switch, it includes that folder and all subfolders.  This may…

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Exchange 2010 DAG and MaxQuorumLogSize cluster setting

I wanted to get this information out here, as we’ve had a few customers run into this.  The issue does not appear to affect core cluster functionality, but does affect the appearance of the cluster. First, one of my colleagues, Tim McMichael, has a blog that details the different ExBPA rules that can be ignored…

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Delegates not receiving meeting requests on Exchange 2007

I’ve run into this a few times now, and wanted to share more details on this issue.  The scenario in which this occurs is perhaps not quite so common, but then again, depending on how you have folks with Delegates set up, it could have more of an impact on your organization. In a scenario…

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Exchange 2007 Sp1 Cluster Install/Recovery Issues

One of the problems that I’ve seen customers encounter several times now when creating a new Clustered Mailbox Server (CMS), or attempting to recover an existing CMS is a failure during setup when the Network name resource is brought online.  The specific error that is seen is as follows: The computer account ‘<Exchange Virtual Server…

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Disabling LDAP Encryption and Signing for Netmon on an Exchange server

It’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve been super busy.  I wanted to post something that I often have to do with customers. There may be times when in order to further troubleshoot a problem, you need to capture a Network Monitor trace.  Netmon is very helpful in finding delays, and LDAP…

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Move Mailbox from a CSV Import file

A while back, I had promised to write another post detailing how to use Import-CSV and then run Move-Mailbox against the users in that CSV file.  Well, quite a bit of time has passed since then, and getting this figured out proved a little more difficult than I thought it would be.  I finally got…

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