Connecting Sonus SBC 1000 to Exchange Online UM

In my latest venture, I have been tasked with connecting a customer’s Cisco CUCM deployment with Exchange Online UM provided by Office 365. In order to achieve this, and because Office 365 does not support direct SIP trunks between itself and CUCM, we had to deploy a Session Border Controller (SBC) in the middle. The… Read More

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Exchange 2013 OAB Download Error (0x80190194) : ‘The operation failed

Recently I had an issue where users could not download the offline address book using any version of outlook. The error users report is Task ‘email’ reported error (0x80190194) : ‘The operation failed There are many blog posts on the net that give different fixes for this error but in my case the problem still… Read More

Remove Soft Deleted Mailboxes from Exchange Database

When moving mailboxes between databases you sometimes experience the moves completing with a warning. The warning may be that post move cleanup could not be completed on the source mailbox database. This means that you will see disconnected mailboxes in EMC even though the users mailbox is live on the other database. In this circumstance… Read More

Adding Out Of Office Notice to Exchange User’s Mailbox Using Powershell

Administrators can set user’s OOO notifications directly from EMS by using the following command Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration <alias> -AutoReplyState enabled -ExternalAudience all -InternalMessage <Message to internal senders> -ExternalMessage <Message to external senders>

Creating a Receive Connector for TLS (Encrypted) E-mail Exchange 2013

Email transmissions between companies sometimes need to be encrypted in transit. In order for this encryption to work across links both exchange servers must have a valid and trusted SSL certificate. If using Internal CA certificates, both exchange servers must have the each others Root CA cert and any Intermediates installed locally in the relevant… Read More

Removing Soft Deleted Mailboxes from Exchange

When performing mailbox moves sometimes they complete with warnings. When you interrogate the move log you may find that the move was successful but the request failed to clean up the source database. Microsoft say they resolved this in Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 but I have seen this happen in later releases SP3 CU5 and… Read More

Copy users from on Active Directory to another (no trust/ADMT)

I had a scenario whereby a customer wanted to migrate from SBS2003 to Server 2012 and Exchange 2013 in one hop. There was not enough resources to install and exchange 2010 migration server to move mailboxes over EWS and due to SBS constraints we cannot use ADMT to migrate as Domain Trusts cannot be made… Read More

Emailing Users when Password is about to Expire

I had one request from a customer recently that asked if it was possible to email users before the their active directory passwords expire as it was causing issues with remote users. I created a PowerShell script which I added as a scheduled task on one domain controller that runs once  a day. The script… Read More

Assigning everyone permission to read each others calendar Exchange 2013

I had a request from a customer the other week asking if it is possible to grant all users read only permission to each other’s calendars in Exchange 2013. The only way to achieve this in bulk is using Exchange Management Shell. Below is the script I created to filter out distribution, room and discovery… Read More