Articles focused around Exchange 2007. There’s quite a lot of content around clustering and CCR as well as quite a bit around segregating a single Exchange 2007 organisation into multiple tenants.

It’s also home to what turned out to be my rather popular “Populate Lab Users” script.

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” […]

December 4, 2011

Update to my create LAB users Powershell Script–Multiple Domains and 500 more users!…

I have been making some modifications to my home lab over the last few days, one key change has been to add in a child domain so that I can test Exchange related scenarios in a multi-domain environment. Naturally, once I had created the child domain, I wanted to populate it with some users – […]

November 10, 2011

Using Powershell to Archive Mailboxes to PST based upon the AD lastLogonTime in Exchange 2007…

A little while ago I ran into a neat little freeware tool for Powershell called the Inactive Users Tracker PowerShell Cmdlet by a company called Netwrix. This cmdlet in essence provided a nice, simple to use wrapper for consolidated last logon information for accounts in Active Directory (as you may be aware the lastlogon attribute […]

November 10, 2011

Quick Tip– Error Occurred in step: Moving Messages – MAPI or an unspecified service provider – ID no: 00000000-0000-00000000, error code:–1056749164…

Linked to my previous post here after I had solved one issue I was immediately faced with another. Even though I was now past the “Approving Object” error – I now had a “Moving Messages” error as per the log file below: [10/11/2011 14:22:54] [0] Executing Command: 'Export-Mailbox ana.hayes -PSTFolderPath X:\psts -ReportFile x:\test.txt' [10/11/2011 14:22:54] […]

November 10, 2011

Quick Tip– Error –2147221219 Occurred in Step: Approving Object during Exchange 2007 Export-Mailbox Session…

Whilst writing a script for a larger post today I came across the above error. In essence, every time that I tried to use the Export-Mailbox cmdlet it would terminate and not finish the export operation. Reviewing the log file (which is located in <Exchange Binary Root>\Logging\MigrationLogs) I would see the following information: [10/11/2011 14:18:33] […]

July 10, 2011

Quick Tip–Add a member account to all Distribution Groups in your Environment

Today I had the need to add a single user to all the Distribution Groups (around 120) within my Exchange Environment. Thankfully doing this task via Powershell this is a very simple "one liner". All you need to do is open an Exchange Management Shell Window and Type in the following command: Get-DistributionGroup | Add-DistributionGroupMember […]

July 10, 2011

Quick Tip–Creating Distribution Groups from a CSV file using Powershell for a LAB environment….

In a previous article, I provided a Powershell script which could be used to create a number of users for use within a Lab (test environment). Moving on from that, I recently started thinking about other elements of Exchange that are typically very repetitive to perform, but are also needed within an LAB infrastructure – […]

April 8, 2011

OOOCTA 3.5 Download

Brief Description   NOTE: There are updates to this application in the download section below – 2/11/11 Application Download for the OOOCTA 3.5 (Out of Office Configuration Tool Assistant). Please note that there is now a support post (detailed in the Support Section at the bottom of this page) – which contains support updates to […]

August 3, 2010

Exchange 2007 – Service Pack 1 – Service Pack 3 Address List Segregation Tool Version 2.2.0 .NET – Part 1 (Installation and initial Segregation)…

Well, it is finally here – after months of development, hard work, swearing, beer, pizza and almost one divorce (mind you if there was two divorces on the cards I would have a lot of explaining to do) – I am very proud to present to you version 2.2.0 of my Exchange 2007 Address List […]

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