Public Folder Replication Troubleshooting – Part 3: Troubleshooting Replica Deletion and Common Problems

This is a third blog post about troubleshooting public folder replication issues. In first post we covered Troubleshooting the Replication of New Changes. The second blog post covered Troubleshooting the Replication of Existing Data. This post in this series will cover Troubleshooting Replica Deletion and Common Problems. To get the full picture, please read all…


Performance troubleshooting basics

Since I occasionally troubleshoot performance problems, I thought I’d write up the basics of the process I use.   Due to the nature of this topic, this isn’t going to be a comprehensive coverage of all possible performance problems.  I just want to focus on the main process, and list a few of the things I…


Understanding how Outlook, CDO, MAPI, and Providers work together

When diagnosing problems with Exchange, particularly Exchange clients like outlook, or API consumers like server applications, it is common to encounter confusion about which components are actually doing the work for any particular operation.  It’s common to hear descriptions of connection problems, address resolution problems, and even calendaring issues as “MAPI problems.”  First, some terms. …