“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.
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”.
I was trying to install Exchange 2013 SP1 on a freshly installed Windows 2016 server when I received an error running the readiness checks.
The Windows component Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra isn’t installed on this computer and needs to be installed before Exchange Setup can begin.
For more information, visit: http://technet.microsoft.com/library(EXCHG.150)/ms.exch.setupreadiness.ServerGuiMgmtInfraNotInstalled.aspx
When clicking on the link for more information I received the most helpful information “Sorry but we have added content for this Exchange 2013 readiness check yet”.
After double checking everything I found out Microsoft Exchange 2013 is not support on Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 only supports Microsoft Exchange 2016 CU3 (and presumably later).
Looks like a new server install with a downgrade to Windows 2012 R2.
I hope this post helps someone find a quick answer to the issue rather than trawling the internet for hours.
I have just been looking at a problem with IIS (OWA outlook web access and sharepoint http://companyweb were not responding) and remote access to the RDS server had stopped. The application event log was full of event ID 1500 and 1501 for the user spwebapp.
The Windows SBS 2011 is running Exchange/OWA and IIS and has the remote gateway configured to redirect to the RDS server.
I restarted the remote gateway service which fixed the remote access problem.
The next problem was OWA and Company web not responding. I restarted IIS by running the IISreset from an admin command prompt but this didn’t change anything.
As you can see the event were happening frequently (about 20 a second). I have no idea when this started as the log was full and overwriting older events.
Recently I’ve come across a new PCI compliance failure “Web Application Potentially Vulnerable to Clickjacking”.
What is Clickjacking ?
Clickjacking uses IFrames to basically put a tranparent layer over a website and therefore can hijack the clicks and keystrokes the user enters. This is also known as a “UI redress attack” as it is changing the Users Interface.