Meetings Disappearing From Exchange 2003 Resource/Room Mailboxes

In this case, I was presented with the symptom of meetings disappearing from a Resource mailbox in Exchange 2003 that had been set up for automatic booking with the Exchange 2003 Auto Accept Agent. After going round and round with the customer to try and get good tracing information from the server, we finally got…

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Problems accessing Free/Busy information and logging into OWA in Exchange 2007

In this case, the customer had an extended Exchange 2003 outage, and so they brought some important users up with new Exchange 2007 mailboxes. However, some of these users were encountering problems with people accessing their Free/Busy (availability) information. Further investigation also found problems with logging into OWA ‘Premium’ for the users. The Free/Busy issue…

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Running ESEUTIL against a database from another server on a different OS version

In this case, the customer was running snapshot backups against their Exchange Server 2007 running on Windows Server 2008 (SP2). When trying to run a integrity check (eseutil /g) against the snapshot, eseutil was always reporting that the database was corrupt. A quick check of servers found that the machine we were running the eseutil…

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Exchange 2007 – Legacy Free/Busy Info not Publishing to Public Folders

  Problem: ===================================== Free/Busy information was not being published to Public Folders for room/resource mailboxes. This was causing the Free/Busy information for the rooms, as seen by Outlook 2003 clients, to not be accurate, causing users to send meeting requests for times they though the room was free, and  would then be returned denied because…

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Exchange 2010 (SP1) problems exporting LARGE mailbox to PST

In this case, the customer was having to export mailboxes to PST regularly. With a couple of large mailboxes (both over 5 GB+) the exports were failing. When attempting to export larger mailboxes to PST using New-MailboxExportRequest, the process would appear to hang and then later fail. The problem was occurring on an intermittent basis,…

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Exchange 2010 Management Tools are very slow to open and respond

When this case came to me, the situation was that the Exchange Management tools (both the Shell and Console) were very slow to open. Given that most of what we are doing when the tools first open is talking to Active Directory, I checked to see if other AD tools, like Active Directory Users &…

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“This email address already exists in the Organization”

This was a case where whenever we would try to give a specific Email Address to an existing user using "Exchange tasks, Establish Email Address" , it errors out with the below message : "This email address already exists in this Organization" ID no: c10312e7 Article 280765 is the solution: Error message: This e-mail address…

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Exchange 2010 SP1, Outlook 2010 Cached Mode, and Retention Policies – Why do my items show expired in Outlook, but are not being removed by Exchange?

The symptoms of this issue were pretty simple: The customer had applied a Retention Policy to the Deleted Items folder to delete anything older than 14 days, and when looking at the items in the folder using Outlook, everything over 14 days old showed as expired, but the items weren’t getting removed by Exchange. After…

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Exceptions Received After Running Successful Modification Operations with Exchange 2010 SP1

In this case, what we were running into, is that when commands are run that make modifications to objects, either in the Exchange Management Console  (EMC) or Exchange Management Shell (EMS), an exception is returned: Error : The cmdlet extension agent with the index 0 has thrown an exception in OnComplete(). The exception is: System.Net.WebException:…

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After Migrating Resource Mailbox to Exchange 2010 Automatic Booking Doesn’t Work

  When migrating resource mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 or 2010, if you have been using Direct Booking for the resources, you need to make sure to follow this article to the letter: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232195(EXCHG.80).aspx In this case, we verified the customer had done exactly this. We verified that Direct Booking was off with…

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