Articles focused around Exchange 2010. There’s quite a lot here around Database availability groups, the OOOCTA (out of office configuration tool), Remove Exchange attributes tool (useful for FUBAR situations).

January 4, 2013

Errors Running Get-SetupLog.ps1 script on Exchange 2010

I have been working on a few Exchange installs recently which have not gone completely according to plan. Normally when Exchange setup fails my first stop are the logs which are produced by the Exchange Setup process. These are typically located in “c:\ExchangeSetupLogs”. There are normally quite a lot of files within this folder which […]

October 28, 2012

Quick Tip (Revisited) – How to get the physical sizes of Exchange Databases (in different versions of Exchange from a single script)

A couple of weeks back I published a very simple script which I had been using on a few versions of Exchange to determine the physical sizes of each of the EDB files. A reader commented that in Exchange 2010 – such an elaborate script was not needed as the Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet contains a “DatabaseSize” […]

October 13, 2012

Exchange 2010–Get Physical Mailbox Database Size Script

Script Description This PowerShell script is a sample which is attached to this article. The script performs the following functions: Is executed from the Exchange Management Shell Provides you with the physical database size of all the Exchange Databases in your environment Download [ GetEXDBPhysicalSize.ps1 – 1.3KB ] Usage Please refer to the following article: […]

May 22, 2012

Client Access Array Switchover script…

Let’s kick off this post by considering the following Exchange 2010 DAG Configuration: In summary – the Exchange infrastructure is spread across 3 geographic sites. There are two DAG nodes on site A and B which are also running the Client Access Server and Hub Transport roles. At site C there is a file share […]

February 13, 2012

Installing & Using the Microsoft PST Capture Tool–Part 1…

The PST Capture Tool was released on the 30th Jan 2012 (see: for more information) after a fairly long and highly anticipated wait by the Exchange Community. In essence the PST Capture tool has two main tiers of operation: PST Capture Central Service The PST Capture Central Service maintains the knowledge of the PST […]

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