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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GrantSendOnBehalfTo Permissions for Mailbox overwrites Existing permission.

Following Blogpost explains how to use Exchange management shell to add / remove values from multivalued property on an object. Multivalued property can Contain more than one value. for Example “GrantSendOnBehalfTo’ property on mailbox. * How to configure Send on Behalf. A. Using outlook Delegate tab. B. Using Exchange management console C. Using Exchange Management Console.  — This…

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Exchange 2010 DAG Members and Cluster Quorum Configuration

Many a times I was asked If the cluster Quorum is configured properly. Their has been questions around Quorum configuration and number of  nodes in DAG ( Database Availability Group) , number of nodes in Cluster and the cluster quorum configuration type.  This Blog post discuss more on Cluster configuration. Exchange 2010 decides on one of…

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Exchange 2010 : Search and Delete Items by MessageClass [ EWS method ]

At Times There is requirement to search and delete items by MessageClass in one mailbox or in all the mailboxes. Exchange 2010 has limited set of options to achieve this type of task. I have listed some of the options below. A. MRM 1.0 can be used to search messages based on Messageclass and take…

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Holiday Calendar and How Import to Mailboxes.

Organizations may create calendar PST files for their organizations or teams. This may include organization / team events, project deadlines, holidays or even birthdays.  After entering all of this information into the calendar of a generic mailbox and test calendars.  you can then export this calendar to a PST file and  name it as HOLIDAYCALENDAR.PST…

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Exchange 2010 SP2 : AddressBook Policies Best Practices.

There are Different kinds of Recipients in Exchange 2010 . In order to get GAL Separation to work, administrator needs to segregate/filter recipients and define filter in AddressList/GAL. You may have already experienced that the availability of attributes commonly used for recipient query / separation vary from cmdlet to cmdlet.  look at the following comparison…

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Exchange 2010 SP1: MRM : DPT Applied on email items do not TAG email Items

Recently I was asked a question on MRM. when you apply a single DPT on entire mailbox email items won’t get tagged. but DPT is action is applied on email items.  is this expected behavior ? If you have one Retention Tag created  for the Entire mailbox to “move items to Archive” or    “Delete and…

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ExchangeMTA Fails to Start If “MTAData” folder is on 2TB Physical disk

  Recently I was involved in troubleshooting Exchange 2003 MTA Service, which failed to start after reboot . Two weeks early The storage team Extended the volume to 2.04TB which holds “MTAdata” Folder. If  extend the Physical disk , that contains "MTAData" Folder, MTA Service fails to recognize the single Disk size beyond 2 TB…

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Start-Databaseavailabilitygroup fails to Add Addclusternodes(), Error 0x13af

Start-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup cmdlet to start a member of a database availability group (DAG) or to start an entire Active Directory site. The Start-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup cmdlet is used to activate member Mailbox servers in a recovered datacenter after a datacenter switchover, as part of the failback process to the recovered datacenter. The Start-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup cmdlet manipulates configuration and state…

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Exchange 2010 SP2 : GAL Segmentation announced (1) .

  Back In Jan-2011, Exchange Team announced a post on GAL Segmentation Feature. Many large Organizations and Email Service providers  require the possibility of having Multiple address lists and views , which will enable users to view customized GAL . instead of Entire-GAL Exchange Server 2007 can be leveraged to implement  Virtual Organizations and Address…

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