Users Connect to Local Exchange Server Instead of Office 365

Issue: During a migration to Office 365, a user’s computer connects to the local Exchange Server when configuring an Outlook profile instead of connecting to the Office 365 server. Cause: The AutoDiscover Service is running in the local Exchange environment, causing the clients to connect locally. Fix: To repair this issue, perform the following: Log […]

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Error: Microsoft Exchange Writer State “Failed” or “Timed Out”

When attempting to back up an Exchange database, the job may fail because the status of the Exchange Writer is failed. Checking for the Issue: – Open an Elevated Command Prompt (Start > CMD, Right Click and Choose “Run as Administrator”) – Enter the command VSSadmin list writers – Locate Microsoft Exchange Writer in the list Writer […]

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How To: Enable Anonymous Relay on Receive Connectors in Exchange

How To: Enable Anonymous Relay on Receive Connectors There are times when you may need to configure a network device to email outside of your Exchange Organization to external recipients. For example, if you have a network scanning device that scans to email, you may want to email directly to an external email address. By […]

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Error: A Reboot from a Previous Installation is Pending

Error: A Reboot from a Previous Installation is Pending There are times when adding roles and features to Microsoft Windows Server that you will be prompted with an error stating that a reboot from a previous installation is pending. Most of the time, simply rebooting the server will cause the error to go away. However, […]

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How To: Increase Mailbox Move Request Limits in Exchange 2010

 How To: Increase Mailbox Move Request Limits   When migrating to Exchange 2010, you will need to move the mailboxes from your old legacy server to the new Exchange 2010 server. When working with large migrations, it may take a very long time to migrate all of the mailboxes with the default move request limit. […]

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How to: Relay to an External Domain

In your Exchange environment, it may be necessary to allow a device to relay to outside recipients off of the Exchange server. Allowing this change is simple through the use of Powershell.       To allow relaying to outside domains, do the following: Open the Exchange Management Shell Issue the command: Get-ReceiveConnector “CONNECTORNAME” | Add-ADPermission […]

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