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File-level Defragmentation of Exchange 2013 Volumes

By | 2013-07-30T10:00:08+00:00 July 30th, 2013|Exchange Server|

We've all asked the question in our weekly meetings.. Do we need to file-level defragment Exchange database drives? The answer is NO. Our good friend Jeff Guillet shared some helpful information on his EXPTA blog about this very question in his File-Level Defragmentation of Exchange 2013 Volumes article. The Exchange product group will be officially adding [...]

Updated Release of Exchange 2013 RTM CU2

By | 2013-07-30T09:13:07+00:00 July 30th, 2013|Exchange Server|

Our good friend Ross Smith over at the Exchange Team Blog informed us - the updated release of Exchange 2013 RTM CU2 was released yesterday. The original release contained an issue that could result in the loss of public folder permissions when the public folder mailbox is moved between Exchange 2013 databases You can download the [...]

How To Troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server Latency or Connection Issues

By | 2013-07-30T09:00:43+00:00 July 30th, 2013|Exchange Server|

I've found this great article on TechNet that really gives us the best practices for Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server Latency or Connection Issues.. This is definitely a MUST have in your IT Toolbox.. Enjoy :) How To Troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server Latency or Connection Issues Premier Field Engineers Written by Samuel Drey, Premier Field Engineer. This article [...]

Exchange Event Log CMDlets

By | 2013-07-25T04:03:12+00:00 July 25th, 2013|Exchange Server|

To view only the Exchange-related services that are currently running Get-Service *exch* | Where-Object {$_.Status -eq 'Running'} The following example retrieves the services from every Exchange server in the organization: Get-ExchangeServer | ForEach-Object {Get-Service *exch* -ComputerName $_.Name |Where-Object {$_.Status -eq 'Running'}} Get Events after specified Date Get-EventLog -LogName application -after 1/8/2013 | where {$_.Entrytype -eq [...]

Message Tracking CMDlets

By | 2013-07-24T07:39:26+00:00 July 24th, 2013|Exchange Server|

Search by Message ID Get-ExchangeServer | get-messagetrackinglog -MessageID "<messageID>" -Start "5/16/2012 12:01:00 AM" -End "5/16/2012 11:59:00 PM" | fl Timestamp,ClientIp,ClientHostname,ServerIp,ServerHostname,Source,EventId,MessageId,Recipients,RecipientStatus,TotalBytes,MessageSubject,Sender,ReturnPath,MessageLantency Search by Sender Get-ExchangeServer | get-messagetrackinglog -sender user@domain.com -Start "11/15/2012 12:00:00 AM" -End "11/16/2012 11:59:00 PM" | fl Timestamp,ClientIp,ClientHostname,ServerIp,ServerHostname, Source,EventId,MessageId,Recipients,RecipientStatus,TotalBytes,MessageSubject,Sender Search by Recipient Get-ExchangeServer | get-messagetrackinglog -recipient user@domain.com -sender user@domain.com -Start "11/15/2012 12:00:00 AM" -End [...]

Mail Queue Management CMDlets

By | 2013-07-23T23:17:07+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|Exchange Server|

Get Message Queue information Get-transportserver | Get-Queue –SortOrder: -MessageCount Get Queue Details Get-Queue –Server EX10CHM01 | Sort-Object -Property Messagecount | FT Identity, DeliveryType, NextHopDomain, Status, MessageCount, LastRetryTime, LastError -autosize Move Messages to Another Working Queue In the event a Hub Transport server is completely out, you may have the requirement to move all messages in [...]

Litigation Hold, Purges, Deletions, Dumpster CMDlets

By | 2013-07-20T13:46:24+00:00 July 20th, 2013|Exchange Server|

Create a Litigation Hold Mailbox New-Mailbox -Name Alias -Discovery Get all discovery mailboxes in your organization Get-Mailbox -Resultsize unlimited -Filter {RecipientTypeDetails -eq "DiscoveryMailbox"} Give permissions to open a discovery mailbox and to access the results of a mailbox search Add-MailboxPermission user@domain.com -User "domainuser" -AccessRights FullAccess Remove Mailbox from organization Remove-Mailbox -Identity user@domain.com Get size of [...]

The 11 Attributes of Leadership by Napoleon Hill

By | 2013-07-20T11:04:52+00:00 July 20th, 2013|Quotes and Book Extracts|

1. UNWAVERING COURAGE based upon knowledge of self, and of one’s occupation. No follower wishes to be dominated by a leader who lacks self-confidence and courage. No intelligent follower will be dominated by such a leader very long. 2. SELF-CONTROL. The man who cannot control himself, can never control others. Self-control sets a mighty example [...]

Self-Confidence Formula “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill

By | 2013-07-20T10:46:06+00:00 July 20th, 2013|Quotes and Book Extracts|

First. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action. Second. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical [...]