That time of the month (or quarter to be more exact)…

Patching time... Microsoft has released the June 2019 cumulative updates for Exchange servers running 2013, 2016 or 2019. While the patches themselves addresses several both functional as well as security issues, there are two things I find worth noting about this release. Lowering rights assigned to Exchange server One of the tasks to be done … Continue reading That time of the month (or quarter to be more exact)…

SCOM – Exchange Client Proxy Error

I was implementing System Center Operations Manager in a project at a customer for monitoring Exchange. After loading the Exchange Management Pack, a bunch of errors like these were logged: The Ehlo options for the client proxy target did not match while setting up proxy for user on inbound session 08D2F00F25C773B2. The critical non-matching options were . … Continue reading SCOM – Exchange Client Proxy Error

Un-installing Exchange 2013 server fails with “Setup can’t continue with the uninstall because the eseutil has open files”

So, I was at a customer uninstalling an Exchange 2013 server as the customer had finished their migration to Office 365. Went through the usual process of decommissioning the server, such as ensuring no mailboxes where left, removing arbitration boxes and so on. Got to the point where the actual uninstall could take place, and … Continue reading Un-installing Exchange 2013 server fails with “Setup can’t continue with the uninstall because the eseutil has open files”

Quickly setting up an Exchange 2010 or 2013 DAG cluster…

So, you've installed a couple of Exchange 2010 or 2013 servers and want to setup DAG quick and easy... Well, just copy/paste these powershell commands (and edit the few parameters that can vary from your installation and you're good to go. Create DAG cluster New-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup -Name <network name of DAG cluster> -WitnessServer <Netbios name of … Continue reading Quickly setting up an Exchange 2010 or 2013 DAG cluster…

Exchange 2010 setup fails with “There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper”…

So, first blog post here at my new blog 🙂 I'm currently working on a project for a customer wanting to upgrade their aging Exchange 2003 platform (which one must say is about time) to Exchange 2013. As this co-existence scenario is not supported we need to take an intermediate step and implement Exchange 2010 … Continue reading Exchange 2010 setup fails with “There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper”…