Category Archives: Exchange

Exchange Backup Procedure You followed this procedure to move a EDB file from a dying SBS server to a different server running Exchange 2007 in Trial mode. Old server was called SVL2008, new server was called SVL2DC (ie they were completely different), they were on the same domain though (unsure if that makes any difference?) The procedure was unexpectedly painless!

Updating SBS 2011 Exchange 2010 to SP3

Common problems…  A previous software update installation was not completed. The system must be restarted to finish the installation. If the incomplete installation was a security update, then the system may be at risk until it is restarted. First thing to check is if the server needs a restart due to Windows Updates or… Read More »

Avast + Exchange + Queue

Mail remains in exchange queue with Avast 8 installed. Problem arises is ESP is using self signed certificates. Checking %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\AVAST Software\Avast\log\Mail.log you’ll find Cannot establish TLS with SMTP server A.B.C.D:25, SSL_connect error 1:error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed Resolution Remove the mail server / domain from the list which your exchange server is having problems connecting to. The message… Read More »

Exchange to move marked messages to junk folder

Run the following command via Exchange Management Shell. New-TransportRule -Name ‘SCS MailGuard classified messages moved to Junk Mail’ -Comments ” -Priority ‘0’ -Enabled $true -SubjectMatchesPatterns ‘[BANNED]’,'[SPAMMY’,'[SPAM’ -SetSCL ‘9’ I believe Exchange 2007 will be a minimum requirement.

Using OpenSSL to create a certificate for Exchange 2010

14-July-2011 – This post needs polishing! 14-Dec-2011 – Improved by repeating exercise at PCA. 01-Aug-2012 – I have created a script to create directory structure and openssl.cfg available at 28-Aug-2012 – Look at and consider creating a web portal which will create the CA and Certs in one go. Before diving in, remember to do the… Read More »

Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups: Your message can’t be delivered because delivery to this address is restricted.

If you receive a bounce message with the following message when sending an email to a distribution list. Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups: Your message can’t be delivered because delivery to this address is restricted. Within Exchange Management Console navigate to Microsoft Exchange -> Microsoft Exchange on-Premises -> Recipient Configuration ->… Read More »

Grant Full Access to All Mailboxes in Exchange 2010

Here’s a little time-saving tip for working with mailboxes in Exchange 2010.  Normally if you need full access to another user’s mailbox in Exchange 2007/2010 you would highlight their mailbox in the Exchange Management Console and the choose “Manage Full Access…” from the action pane.  You would have to do this individually for each mailbox… Read More »

Exchange 2010 Installation in 3 STEPS!

Open a command prompt and run “ServerManagerCmd -i RSAT-ADDS” on any DC (any Exchange server if not a DC) and restart them. Goto Services.msc and make sure “Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service” service is set to automatically run. Open a command prompt, change directory to the scripts directory within your Exchange 2010 media and then run… Read More »