July 2017 Exchange Security Updates–Have You Updated?

Patch Tuesday this month featured updates to address security issues in Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016.   Two weeks ago today, July 11th heralded the arrival of Rollup Update Rollup 18 (RU18) for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 along with updates for Exchange 2013 and 2016. Exchange 2010 SP3 RU18 is the latest rollup…


Script To Check Exchange NTFS Cluster Size

An issue came to light when onsite recently with a customer.  The design specifications from the Exchange team were not being correctly implemented.  In this environment there is a separate Windows team who are responsible for managing the underlying server OS and hardware.  They are to follow the prescribed process and steps laid down by…


WAP 2016 Published Application Not Working - HTTP Error 503

Imagine the situation.  You just finished deploying AD FS 2016 and Web Application Proxy (WAP) servers in a highly available environment with the AD FS namespace load balanced internally and externally.  There are multiple AD FS servers and WAP servers.  This is an interesting deployment project and all is going well.   After verifying that…


Exchange 2010 SP3 RU16 update fails with error code 2771

Exchange 2010 SP3 RU16 update fails with following error. Log Name: Application Source: MsiInstaller Date: ******* Event ID: 10005 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: ******* Computer: ******* Description: Product: Microsoft Exchange Server — The installer encountered an unexpected error while installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2771….


EdgeSync service cannot connect to this subscription because of error "The LDAP server is unavailable"

You configure the EdgeSynchronization in the Exchange 2010 environment but having issues with edge sync and getting following events on the HUB servers. Log Name:      Application Source:        MSExchange EdgeSync Date:          ******** Event ID:      1024 Task Category: Topology Level:         Error Keywords:      Classic User:          N/A Computer:      ********** Description: Failed to connect to the…


Office 365 でサポートされる電子メール メッセージ サイズが最大 150 MB に

(この記事は 2015 年 4 月 15 日に Office Blogs に投稿された記事 Office 365 now supports larger email messages—up to 150 MB の翻訳です。最新情報については、翻訳元の記事をご参照ください。) 今回は、Office 365 チームのシニア プログラム マネージャーを務める Kevin Shaughnessy と、テクニカル プロダクト マネージャーを務める Shobhit Sahay の記事をご紹介します。 ここ数年間、Office 365 で送受信できる電子メール メッセージは最大 25 MB でした。25 MB というサイズは、ほとんどの電子メールにとっては十分すぎるほどですが、大きなプレゼンテーション、スプレッドシート、動画は、この制限により送信できない場合もあります。Office 365 の Outlook Web App (OWA) では、簡単な方法で OneDrive for Business の保存場所へのリンクを送信する形でドキュメントを「添付」することができます。これは、サイズの大きなファイルを共有する場合にたいへん便利な機能です。しかし、リンクではなく、実際の添付ファイルとしてサイズの大きなファイルを送信したいときもあります。こうしたケースを想定して、今回メッセージ サイズの上限を…


Exchange 2016 CU6 Released

Exchange 2016 CU6 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2016 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2016 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…


Exchange 2013 CU17 Released

Exchange 2013 CU17 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2013 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2013 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…


Exchange Message Queue Monitoring

Q ? Hopefully something else popped into your mind, not Star Trek – The Next Generation     How about monitoring a message queue?     This will help you monitor specifically Exchange 2013-2016 queue changes (state or message count beyond a value)   Just specify the queue and encapsulate into a monitor OR… download the MP Fragment here ############################################################…


Exchange 2013 monitoring Addendum

This is a good source for additional Exchange Server 2013+ monitoring, brought to my attention from Exchange PFE Dave Groll!   See Volkan Coskun’s blog post here This will help provide additional visibility to individual objects like Mailbox Databases or Transport Queues that are otherwise hidden in the health sets. NOTE my Lab environment is Exchange…