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I have been reading… reading... goggling and yes everything to find a way for the cross forest migration of the public folder from Exchange 2007 to my Exchange 2010. There are many helpful article available on the net which you may try it. Few of them are, http://blog.sembee.co.uk/post/Cross-Forest-Public-Folder-Migration.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/03/28/iorepl-and-exchange-2010-sp1.aspx Of course, many others. Unfortunately none worked in my case. Scenario - Cross forest migration from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010. User accounts are migrated to target forest and the source exchange org mailboxes are Linked mailbox. So the scenario is to migrate Linked Mailbox to User Mailbox. Finally, I was doing my trial and error to find a way out. Most of the testing was using the Outlook 2010 and I could find a way to transfer the content of public folder using the import/export and copy folder features of MS Outlook. Steps are simplified here (will try to elaborate…
Recently I have involved in a cross forest Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 cross forest migration, and I had an issue on the converted mail user of source forest after the successful cross forest move. In my case the migration was from resource forest to account forest (Linked Mialbox to User Mailbox Migration) This issue happens when initiate a remote legacy mailbox from Exchange 2007 forest to an Exchange 2010 forest. The mailbox move finishes as normal but we will find some corrupted data on the RecipientTypeDetails attribute on the source forest Mail-User and the value is updated with “33554432”. And when you open the properties, the below warning shows up, If you click on OK button, it will correct it but the email address tab may be adjusted according to the policies and the primary SMTP address may be updated with the external email address value etc. This issue…
As we all know ‘Role Based Access Control’ or RBAC is the permission model introduced with the Exchange Server 2010. By now almost all of us are having a fairly good understanding about the topic RBAC. I decided to write another post on RBAC because; recently I come across a query on confusion about role assignment and role groups. Why should we create role group, why don’t we use the role assignment to assign permission to users? Looks to be a valid question, but can we stay only with role assignment? Of course not, role assignment has its own important, without a role assignment there are no role groups but at the same time role assignments alone are not enough too. I hope you already have read enough about Role Based Access Control. If you did not get clarity about the RBAC permission model please read few of my previous…
I have been seeing few questions about the mailbox PST export activity on Exchange Server 2010 in forums. In this post, I tried to pen down few helpful command combination of New-MailboxExportRequest in Exchange Server 2010. Let’s first look at how simply you can export single mailbox PST, followed with some easier filtering option to bulk PST export. Note – before you proceed, ensure that you have added the PSTAdmin (or any other user, it can be the Exchange Admin also) user to the “Mailbox Import Export” New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role "Mailbox Import Export" –User PSTAdmin After this, you will have to re-open the Management Shell to execute the New-MailboxExportRequest successfully. Also create a network share with read/write permission to this user, it can be create on the server where you run the command. We will use this path for storing the exported PSTs. Exporting single Mailbox and Archive from Exchange Server…
The next major release of Exchange is round the corner! Is it true? No choice other than accepting the fact, because Michael Atalla (Director, Exchange Product Management) have wrote about it recently on Microsoft Exchange official blog. The next version, i.e. Microsoft Exchange Server 15 is going into beta later this year. As always, it is definitely sure that there will be a lot of good and new features. Here you have an opportunity to listen and get your hands dirty (hands onJ) about the end to end story of this next release of Exchange Server. Now what next? Are you/we done enough with Exchange 2010 (Exchange 14), and need to know more about the next major release Exchange 15? Register for the Microsoft Exchange Conference 2012 (MEC 2012), and get one of the initial learners/listeners of Exchange 15. MEC 2012 will mainly give you, Get exclusive Exchange 15 content…
It is very important to know few very important details/truths about the CAS Array object during the planning phase of an Exchange 2010 Infrastructure.Recently Brian Day written couple of very nice blog on this, in which he has explained about it very clearly. The articles mainly focused on the answers for below points (truth about a CAS Array), A CAS array, does not load balance your traffic does not service Autodiscover, OWA, ECP, EWS, IMAP, POP, or SMTP fqdn does not need to be part of your SSL certificate should not be resolvable via DNS by external clients should not be configured or changed after creating Exchange 2010 mailbox databases and moving mailboxes into the databases should be configured even if you only have one CAS or a single multi-role server. I strongly recommend you to read both his posts to understand why the above statements, explained the truths in…
When you try to upgrade your Exchange 2007 Server with Exchange 2007 SP3(similar errors could be seen in sp1 and sp2 as well, but most of us will go for sp3 only these days), you may receive the below errors Summary: 3 item(s). 0 succeeded, 3 failed. Elapsed time: 00:00:35 “Client Access/Hub Transport/Mailbox” Role Prerequisites Failed Error: Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the 'beremote' () process (ID: 2432) has open files. Close the process and restart Setup. Error: Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the 'mmc' (Exchange Management Console) process (ID: 8480) has open files. Close the process and restart Setup. Error: Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the 'MonitoringHost' () process (ID: 5784) has open files. Close the process and restart Setup. Error: Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the 'RFExchConn' () process (ID: 2176) has open files. Close the process and restart Setup.…
One of the most important stage of a Cross forest exchange migration is to have the Global Address List (GAL) availability to the end users in target forest including the required LegacyExchangeDN as x500 address. If we don’t add the legacyExchangeDN as x500 to the target forest, there are many chances of generating NDRs from user who sends email using outlook clients. This is due to the cached address list contact with the old information. The below piece of script will help in creating Global Address List (GAL) in the target forest with the LegacyExchangeDN as x500 address thus avoiding/reducing chances for such NDRs. Note - This is applicable only when your migration approach is different from the normal MS recommended approach (i.e. preparemoverequest -> ADMT-> Mailbox Move). My scenario was, Migrate the account fist to target forest Convert(connect) all mailboxes as Linked mailboxes, and keep the exchange server in…
Mostly we create Exchange Transport Rules Condition using the criteria’s like “when FROM address ...”, When recipient ...” “When user from inside/outside organization” etc. Recently I have come across to create a rule for filtering the emails from internet groups, and the from address will always shown as the primary email address of the sender which could be always well known internet domains like gmail.com, yahoo.com etc, not the news group domain name. Most of the company wanted the email traffic from those public domains, by restricting the email traffic which are send to common groups (news group, community groups and other non-business groups). Note – I have taken the group emailing as an example, this can be applied to various requirement where you can find some common criteria on the email header of such emails. To work with such request in transport rule, you can use the condition “When…
When you try to uninstall Mailbox role of Exchange 2010 Server which is part of a DAG and hosting public folder, the following errors will be generated. In my scenario, I have 2 mailbox server which are running with Exchange 2010 Server SP2 (I have selected a server which has OAB, public folder and more over the first mailbox server in the environment. So, hopefully this will cover all possible errors which can see during an uninstallation). ========== Mailbox Role Prerequisites Failed Error: This Mailbox server is responsible for generating an Offline Address Book. Removal of the Mailbox role is not permitted Click here for help... http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=30939&l=en&v=ExBPA.14&id=d0faeb2a-79d3-4ded-aa40-20f3b187b414 Error: This computer is a member of a cluster. It must be removed from the Database Availability Group with the Remove-DatabaseAvailabilityGroupServer task before uninstalling Exchange. Click here for help... http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=30939&l=en&v=ExBPA.14&id=22cdcab6-17f3-435a-a3a9-ec7dcb636608
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