July 24, 2019

Reconnect A Disconnected Mailbox in Exchange Server

Solving Exchange Server Errors

There are two scenarios when an Exchange mailbox can be said to as the disconnected mailbox: When the Exchange mailbox is disabled – The Exchange mailbox still exists in the mailbox database but in a disabled state, thus inaccessible. It remains in the disabled state until the retention period (default 30 days) is over. After…

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July 16, 2019

Resolve the ‘Auth Certificate Missing’ Error in Exchange 2016/2013

Solving Exchange Server Errors

Microsoft Exchange Server Auth Certificate is a self-signed certificate that allows connection with other servers like Lync, SharePoint, etc. These certificates are created at the time of the installation of Exchange Server. Exchange administrators can get the certificates information through the Exchange Admin Center at servers > certificates. It needs to be renewed as it…

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July 8, 2019

How to Generate an SSL Certificate Request in Exchange Server 2016

Solving Exchange Server Errors

Having an SSL certificate on your Exchange Server is the first step in securing your emails. The SSL certificate protects your professional communication, authenticates your identity to the receiver, and saves you from potential hacker or malware attack. But, it does not come inbuilt with the Exchange Server, and so users have to buy it…

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July 3, 2019

Finding Inactive Mailboxes in Exchange Server Environment

Solving Exchange Server Errors

Inactive Mailboxes, as its name suggests, are not-in-use for a long time. The user should know the conditions in which a regular mailbox is considered as an inactive mailbox. When does an Exchange user mailbox become inactive? If the user mailbox has not been logged in for a long time The reasons for this could…

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June 21, 2019

How To Restrict Calendar Availability In Exchange?

Solving Exchange Server Errors

Microsoft Outlook has a significant number of features which are immensely helpful in streamlining business activities. One such feature is Outlook Calendar, where you can plan your activities, schedule your meetings, fix the deadlines, and manage the events. And the Free/Busy status of the Exchange Calendar can be shared with all the users to see…

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May 20, 2019

How to Fix Exchange Mailbox Quarantine Issue?

Solving Exchange Server Errors

Exchange Server corruption is a common issue which causes trouble for many administrators and users. Such corruption often leads to inaccessibility of the mailbox(es). Another similar issue, which leads to inaccessibility of mailboxes but for a period of time is the quarantine issue. It is common in Exchange Server 2010 and above versions. Let us…

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April 30, 2019

Change the Exchange Mailbox Database Path for a Mailbox Database Copy

Solving Exchange Server Errors

Database Availability Groups (DAGs) keep multiple copies of an Exchange database for automatic failover recovery. Though these copies may remain on different servers, the database copies should have a path similar to that of the original database. For example, if the primary database has a path like Documents\database\mailbox1.edb, then the copy database should have the…

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April 29, 2019

How to export Exchange archive mailboxes to PST?

Solving Exchange Server Errors

In-place archiving, the archiving feature of Exchange on-premises and Exchange Online, gives total control over the mailbox data as the user can now place the data in the archive mailbox rather than the PST file. Archive mailbox is similar to the primary mailbox and can be accessed in Outlook or Outlook on the Web. You…

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April 17, 2019

Best Ways to Protect Exchange Server

Solving Exchange Server Errors

Microsoft Exchange Server has earned the trust of the majority of its users because they know that their data is safe at the Exchange Server. Microsoft always puts the security measures of Exchange Server at a high pedestal and use various techniques to safeguard the data. The latest version of Exchange Server 2019 has increased…

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April 3, 2019

Reseeding after ‘Mailbox Database Copy Failed & Suspended’

Solving Exchange Server Errors

When you copy a database from an Exchange Server and place it on a different Exchange Server, then you may call the process ‘Seeding.’ Thus, it becomes a replica of your database where the entire data is present. Seeding is performed using the ‘Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy’ cmdlet. Here are some points which you should understand before running…

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