Do Not Give Up On Sysprep Yet

November 15, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

After successfully completing the installation of a consolidated Exchange server (with UM) into a new lab network I was immediately presented with this error upon starting the Exchange Management Console. Initialization failed The following error occurred when retrieving user information for ‘SCHERTZ\administrator’: The operation couldn’t be performed because objects ‘S-1-5-XXXXX-500’ couldn’t be found on ‘dc.schertz.local”.  […]

Error 0x8007203B During Exchange 2010 Installation

November 15, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Just a quick note here in case anyone else runs into the same error during the Readiness Check process of the Exchange Server 2010 setup wizard. On each individual role prerequisite check I was getting the same vague error related to global catalog server connectivity: Open the Exchange Setup log located by default at C:ExchangeSetupLogsExchangeSetup.log […]

Exchange 2010 SP1 UM Unsupported with OCS 2007

October 22, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Now before anyone has a heart-attack due to the title pay special attention to the fact that ‘R2’ is strategically left out.  The full UM integration is still fine for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010, only the original (aka R1) release of OCS is impacted. This statement is confirmed by the […]

Outlook Profile Configuration without the MSOL Client

February 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There are a few scenarios where you may want to use Outlook to access an Exchange Online mailbox but cannot use the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In client.  This could be due to installation or operating requirements of the client (some OS versions are unsupported) or maybe users don’t have the required permissions to install software […]

Exchange 2010 Voice Mail with the iPhone

January 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the new Voice Mail Preview feature in Exchange 2010 has (rightfully) grabbed most of the spotlight in terms of neat new features in the product, there is another change in 2010 that is equally as important to anyone who is using an iPhone with Exchange ActiveSync. Previously when my corporate mailbox was on an […]

Using the Microsoft Notes Connector to Synchronize with Mail-Enabled Objects

August 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

In a previous blog entry I covered how to use object filtering with the Microsoft Notes Connector.  There was a reason I ran into that situation in the first place which was planning a migration from Notes to Exchange using the Notes Connector, but with a catch: I had already created new accounts in the […]

Object Filtering with the Microsoft Notes Connector

May 22, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Although I might be one of just a few currently working on the bleeding-edge technology of synchronizing Lotus Domino/Notes directories with Microsoft Active Directory via Exchange 2003, I figure I’d share this little tidbit of information.  According to Microsoft Product Support this is not documented anywhere in TechNet and I had to open a ticket […]

Converting a Mail-Enabled User into Mailbox-Enabled

May 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently needed to create few thousand mail-enabled users in Active Directory for a project in which the original plan was to use a third-party mail migration product to later mailbox-enable and then migrate data in from another directory.  But as plans changed I found that we were going to need to manually convert a […]

Exchange 2003 Public Folder Replication Failures

April 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

On a recent project I ran into a unique problem regarding replication of public folder information in an Exchange 2003 organization.  The problem was recently discovered after the migration of an acquisition into the existing organization when users noticed that Free/Busy information for mailboxes was not displaying between mailboxes in the existing offices and the […]

Free System Page Table Entries and 3GB USERVA switches

March 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

In a recent migration project I needed to move nearly 2TB of mailbox data between Exchange 2003 servers in the same organization, to the tune of 100-200GB per day.  The first couple days went fine, with excellent performance, but as more mailboxes were moved to the target server and mail delivery processes and user connections […]

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