Exchange 2010 SP3 RU16 Released

Today heralded the arrival of Rollup Update Rollup 16 (RU16) for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3.  RU16 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010.  All updates are delivered via a RU for Exchange 2010 and 2007.  Exchange 2013 and 2016 have a different release model, where security updates are…

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Exchange Management Shell Pipeline Not Executed Because a Pipeline Is Already Executing

When running operations in the Exchange Management Shell, you may run into the situation where the commands do not complete and the error “Pipeline not executed because a pipeline is already executing” is reported.  An example of this is shown below.  This is an Exchange 2010 SP3 RU15 lab server.  In this case a PowerShell…

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Remote PowerShell – PSSession WhoAmI

For those who worked with NT and Novell Netware many, many moons ago they became familiar with a handy function– who am I.  Windows folks may also recall it when working with the Client and Gateway Services for Netware, and whoami.exe was also added to the NT Resource Kit.  Remember the days of all the…

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Exchange 2010 SP3 RU15 Released

Patch Tuesday this week heralded the arrival of Rollup Update Rollup 15 (RU15) for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3.  RU15 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010. The release contains  security fixes to address the issues in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-108, in addition to the previous fixes in RU14…

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Unable Connect Exchange Remote PowerShell Using Windows 10 Anniversary Update

After updating Windows 10 you may be unable to connect to a remote PowerShell session.  This is an issue for versions of Exchange 2010 onwards as we use remote PowerShell for administration.  The same applies for Exchange Online in Office 365.  Note that directly loading the Exchange PSSnapin is not supported apart from a limited…

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Script To Start Exchange Services

Running scripts to start and stop services has been a task long associated with Exchange.  For those who pre-date Exchange 2000, do you remember the fun issues with the increased WaitToKillServiceTimeout value?  By default in ye olde days HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WaitToKillServiceTimeout was 20,000 ms (20 secs).   Installing Exchange increased that to 600,000 ms (10 minutes).  To quickly…

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Exchange 2010 SP3 RU14 Released

Patch Tuesday this week heralded the arrival of Rollup Update Rollup 14 (RU14) for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3.  RU14 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010. The release contains a security fix to address the issue in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-079, in addition to the previous fixes in…

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Exchange 2010 SP3 RU13 Released

The Exchange team today announced the availability of Update Rollup 13 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3.  RU13 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released security bulletins.   This is build 14.03.0294.000  of Exchange 2010, and KB3141339 has…

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Exchange Services Not Starting on Windows Server 2012 Due to Network Location Profile

Some of my lab servers run in Microsoft Azure with no redundancy.  This is because they are only a lab, and I want to minimise the monthly billing costs for these environments.  When the servers are restarted due to patching or maintenance activities, there can be a little fallout.  In the case below, some Exchange…

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Create Exchange Email Address Policy With Underscore

When onsite with a customer last week they were curious as to how they could create an Exchange Email Address Policy (EAP) with an underscore in it.  This was because the option to use an underscore is not present within the Exchange graphical tools.  For the record, I’m personally not a fan of using special…

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