There are more results available than are currently displayed in Exchange 2013 ECP
When you try to view Organisational Units or public folders and you have more than 500, not all are visible and you get the message “There are more results available than are currently displayed”. This is because Microsoft have limited the results to 500 and you cannot get more results.
On the Exchange server navigate to the Exchange install folder then \ClientAcess\ECP. Continue reading →
I was trying to repair a Windows Server 2008 R2 server and got a error at the System Recovery Options screen when booting from the OS DVD.
This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disk that is compatible with this version of Windows
The error read “This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disk that is compatible with this version of Windows.”.
The problem was that I was using the correct recovery disk, so why was windows reporting this. In this case the error is misleading and really meant that it could not find the windows installation. This is because the drivers for the RAID controller card was not included with the windows recovery disk.
To fix this problem you first need your RAID controller drivers on a USB drive plugged into the server. You may need to download the drivers from the hardware vendor of you server / raid controller card if you do not have them already.
Then boot the server from the Operating System DVD and Select Repair your Computer. Continue reading →
How to create a VPN connection before logging in to Windows 10
I just thought I’d post a quick help guide for those struggling with remote sites that have no site-to-site VPN. For what ever reason the site has no VPN you can get new users logged into a domain.
I’ve been looking after a site that has remote users and due to the fact the remote office is shared with other companies, it is not possible to set up a site-to-site VPN. In the past we have setup new computers at head office, got the user to log-in and then ship the PC to site. Once on the remote site, they can log in and connect to the VPN to get access to the network shares. This is becoming more difficult as new users are starting at the remote location and need to log in for the first time from there. Continue reading →
“This mailbox server is responsible for generating an offline address book”
I was trying to uninstall Microsoft Exchange 2013 after moving to Exchange 2016 but kept getting the error “This mailbox server is responsible for generating an offline address book” in the Readiness checks.
I ran ‘Get-Mailbox – Arbitration’ to verify all the mailboxes had been moved.
Nothing appeared to be pointing at the old server and I could not find any mailboxes on the server.
In the end I ran ADSIEdit and found under Configuration > services> Microsoft Exchange > First Organisation> Address List Container > Offline Address Lists that the Offline Address Book had a reference to the old server. Continue reading →
I was asked why when someone sets up an email forward from one user to another in Exchange Management Console, the original user does not get a copy and there is no option to “Deliver message to both forwarding address and mailbox”.