Exchange2010: OWA/Outlook(Online) Search not returning any results after installing Rollup Update for Exchange 2010.

Outlook (online),OWA users search the Exchange 2010 server content index – called Exchange Search. Sometimes search stops working, after installing rollup updates for Exchange 2010.There are many issues that cause search not to function properly. This  blog post is to help troubleshoot one such specific issues with filter pack. A. Test if MSearch is experiencing deadlock situation, Run Troubleshoot-CI.PS1 Script from Exchange…

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2. Fast Search Foundation for Exchange Server 2013, Mailbox database Content index State is ‘Failed’. AdminNodes are Terminating.

Here was the situation: Search function stopped working on Exchange server 2013. Users are not getting any results.   No Issues noticed with Microsoft Exchange Search service and HostCotrollerService.  However, Get-MailboxdatabaseCopyStatus reported “Failed” state on all Mailbox databases. – Restart “HostControllerService”.  Service restarted, but AdminNodes failed to start  with HostCotrollerService.   – Resetting the Content index on every database do not help, because Admin nodes…

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1. Exchange Server 2013 /PrepareAd or Cumultive update installation fails.

Exchange server 2013 /PrepareAD or installing Cumulative Updates [ CUxx ] fail with the error, while running Organization Preparation The following error was generated when “$error.Clear(); install-AdministrativeGroup -DomainController $RoleDomainController ” was run: “Active Directory operation failed on Servername.domain.com. The object ‘CN=Folder Hierarchies,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT), CN=Administrative Groups,CN=Exchange Organization,CN=Microsoft Exchange, CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=Domain,DC=Com’ already exists.” The Exchange Server…

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Exchange 2013 Upgrade/Uninstall fails while uninstall Search Foundation for Exchange

This post is to explain one of the common problem experienced during upgrade / uninstall of  Exchange Server 2013. The Process fails while uninstall Search foundation for Exchange.     Exchange Server 2013 Setup logs show the error below.”Error occurred while uninstalling Search Foundation for Exchange.System.Exception: Cannot determine the product name registry subkey, neither the ‘RegistryProductName’ application setting nor the ‘CERES_REGISTRY_PRODUCT_NAME’ environment variable…

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Calendar and Tasks are stamped with Retention policy after Deploying RU4 or later updates

New features and process makes IT professionals work efficient. Over the Years Exchange Server had introduced new features via service packs, Rollup updates to improve the Productivity. Exchange 2010 Sp2 RU4 introduces one such long awaited feature to manage calendar and tasks folder. Deploying RU4 or later Rollup updates or Services packs Enabled Support for processing…

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Exchange2010 : Add-DatabaseavailabilityGroupServer fails with error Cluster API CreateCluster() failed with 0x57

On Specific CNO Computer Objects we might fail to create cluster. Occasionally you might run into issues adding Mailbox Servers to the Database Availability Group. The operation Fails on All Mailbox Servers. Open Cluster API function validates all the Sid’s, custom security groups on CNO Objects ACL List.  Some of the Custom Security groups might not have appropriate permissions…

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