Lync Control Panel–401.1 Unauthorized

Recently I had to install Lync Server 2010 on a repurposed Windows 2008 R2 server within a lab environment. One of the issues that I ran across was preventing me from accessing the Lync Control Panel from the Lync Front End server. Attempting to open the Lync Control Panel from the Lync 2010 Front End…

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Public Folders – Folders Assistant Not Forwarding Messages

A recent issue occurred where users were trying to create Public Folders Folder Assistant that would forward the post/inbound message to another Public Folder.  The users were able to configure this, however the message was never forwarded.  This is a short synopsis of how we resolved this problem. PREREQUISITES Public Folders – both were mail…

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A Few Recommendations for Exchange 2010

The following is a partial list of items that I recommend be reviewed for all Exchange 2010 server deployments.  The focus is to ensure that the environment is consistently configured, reliable, and performing optimally.  This is not an official, just something that I’ve been using for a while. Server Build – Confirm that hardware has…

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Exchange 2010 DAG – NetworkManager has not yet been initialized

  Recently, in two separate occasions, I had to assist in resolving an issue where a member of an Exchange 2010 database availability group (DAG) failed to participate in the DAG’s Cluster Communications and therefore were unable to bring any database on those servers online.  In both instances, this occurred after the server was rebooted. …

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Exchange Databases Failover Due to Low Memory

Recently I had the (un)fortunate experience of troubleshooting an issue with Exchange 2010 DAG Database copies failing over to another servers.  This happened in several different environments that I was supporting, so I know it can happen to anyone.  Here is a short synopsis of this issue (not all symptoms are listed): SCOM Alert: A…

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A Few Hotfixes to Consider…

 UPDATED: June 2013 I decided to collect my own short list of hotfixes for that I have recommended for an Exchange 2010/Windows 2008 R2 environment.    NOTE: This does not include security hotfixes (WSUS) and is NOT an official list of hotfixes or build recommendation – this is my list of hotfixes that I have…

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