How To: Configure External Time Source for Server 2008 R2

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jul 15 2012 | Comments (7)
This article explains how to configure your Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Primary Domain Controller to syncronise time with an external time source. Note: In an active directory, all member computers will sync time with the PDC, so you only need to setup...

Exchange 2010: Send on Behalf of a Distribution Group

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jun 07 2012 | Comments (0)
When trying to send an email on behalf of a distribution group email address, you may get the following error: Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients. Subject: <Subject> Sent: 7/06/2012 10:55 AM The following...

SBS 2011: Can’t connect to the remote computer because no certificate was configured

Posted by SteveHardie | On: May 23 2012 | Comments (24)
Problem: When connecting to Windows SBS 2011 Remote Web Access, the following error appears when trying to connect to a remote computer.

Exchange 2010: Purge Dumpster

Posted by SteveHardie | On: May 23 2012 | Comments (4)
This article outlines how to force empty the deleted items / recoverable items dumpster in a users mailbox. To view how much space is consumed by all users dumpster files run this command: Get-MailBox | Get-MailboxStatistics | select DisplayName,TotalDeletedItemSize To...

Exchange 2010: The Term “Search-Mailbox” Is Not Recognized as the Name of a cmdlet

Posted by SteveHardie | On: May 23 2012 | Comments (6)
Problem: When using Powershell to run the Search-Mailbox command the following error is generated: Search-Mailbox” Command in Powershell: The Term “Search-Mailbox” Is Not Recognized as the Name of a cmdlet Solution: This error will be generated...

Exchange 2010: View available space in database

Posted by SteveHardie | On: May 22 2012 | Comments (0)
To view how much database white space you have on your databases run the following cmdlet: Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | Sort-Object DatabaseSize -Descending | Format-Table Name, DatabaseSize, AvailableNewMailboxSpace

Upgrade Exchange Server 2007 to SP2

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Apr 15 2012 | Comments (0)
Please note, there is no structure to this post. It is for my record only. Steps to Upgrade Ensure both Forest and Domain schemas are at Server 2003 level. Install Windows Installer 4.5 onto the Server 2003 server. Download Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Disable Forefront...

Exchange 2010: Distribution Group Owner doesn’t have permissions to update list

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Apr 04 2012 | Comments (0)
Problem When a distribution group owner tries to update their own group in Outlook, they recieve a message saying changes to the public group membership cannot be saved. You do not have sufficient permission to perform this operation on this object Solution Ensure...

Exchange Powershell: Remove e-mail address from address list

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Mar 26 2012 | Comments (6)
This powershell script is written for Microsoft Exchange 2010. Problem I recently came across a problem where all exchange mailboxes contained a number of address aliases that should not be there. The additional SMTP addresses were not created as part of an address...

Office 2010 KMS Error 0xc004f038

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jan 12 2012 | Comments (0)
When trying to activate Office 2010 with KMS you recieve the error: 0xc004f038 (Unknown Error). According to Microsoft, this occurs when the client activation request count on the KMS host is not high enough for client computers to activate Relevant error code:...