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August 7, 2012

Exchange 2010 Clearing out all mail in the mail queues

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 5:42 pm

 

Scenario:

Al of a sudden you have figured out there are thousands of messages are queued up on your Edge server and you have identified all these messages are spam etc.

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End goal:

you need to delete all mails within the queue folder as quick as possible

On the Edge Server  Stop Transport Service

Get-Service MsExc*

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Get-Service MsExc* |FL

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Get-Service MsexchangeTransport

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Stop-Service MsExchangeTransport

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Start-Service MsExchangeTransport

once this is done drill down to this directory

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Select everything and delete them

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Once you re-start the transport service , the required files will be put in there and all queues will be cleared out

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This is quick and dirty way of dealing with un-wanted mails if there are mails in the queues which you have business purpose you can be more sophisticated with this PS command

Remove Messages from Queues

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123535.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2010/10/27/removing-specific-messages-from-your-exchange-server.aspx

Oz Casey, Dedeal ( MVP north America)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
http://smtp25.blogspot.com/(Blog)https://telnet25.wordpress.com/ (Blog)

August 3, 2012

Exchange 2013 EAC ( Exchange Admin Center)

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 10:28 pm

For sure new Version of Exchange ( 2013) has many improvements. One of the most striking future is EAC which will be brad now to almost everyone out there. The new management interface for E2013 is now comes with the browser there is no more heavy, slow MMC interface. The previous versions of management understanding and experience in Exchange versions always been problematic and such changes are hear breaking (-: remember the news we no longer see active directory and Exchange within the ADUC, and how that felt.

Yes to understand the value better and give credits to Exchange team, we need to focus on changing fast technology. Coloration and online services , their increasing heavy usage , pushed the product to have sharp changes in my opinion and yes they have the correct tract.

I am sure many of you will be surprised and some of you may get disappointed, but once again IMO this is necessary change and will improve the messaging quality for administrators. Now I like to share with you little secrets I figured out , might help you to get over with these changes (-:

You install E 2013 preview and excited to get on it to play on the new E2013 server after successful install you will see this

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Now you open Exchange tool box and here is what you see

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Now you are confused and wondering how you jump onto EAC ???? you need to open IE and type the fallowing URL in there

https://localhost/ecp

and now if install did go well here is EAC

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Okay you can start playing with new way of managing your environment , now if you like to see things bit more organized

open MMC

  • Add remove snap in
  • Lets say pick AD snap in
  • Pick Active Directory
  • Pick Link to Web address

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in the URL insert

https://localhost/ecp/default.aspx

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Give it a name

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Now you have the tool box, ADCU and EMC ( Wish adding PS here too)

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I hope this makes bit easy for you guys to see things together.

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You can utilize to use Pick Link to Web address add Exchange team blog and any other useful website you use in your daily administration day.

Stay tuned for more exciting news, and remember IOPS gain in E2013 is somewhere over %40 over Exchange 2010, and I am sure case studies will be available for us to verify this soon. Exchange 2013 ROCKS and has many great futures and offerings, I am very excited to see the improvements.

Respectfully,
Oz Casey, Dedeal ( MVP north America)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
http://smtp25.blogspot.com/ (Blog)
https://telnet25.wordpress.com/ (Blog)

Installing Exchange 2013 Preview, error failed to connect to an Exchange Server in the current site.!!!!!

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 2:58 pm

If you are installing Exchange 2013 preview and getting error “ failed to connect to an Exchange server in the current site, have a look fallowing steps to remedy the issue.

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To alleviate this error you will need to register ASP.NET with .NET Framework 4.5 in

  • Open a Windows Command Prompt.
  • Run the following command
%SystemDrive%\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -ir –enable

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Respectfully,
Oz Casey, Dedeal ( MVP north America)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
http://smtp25.blogspot.com/ (Blog)
https://telnet25.wordpress.com/ (Blog)

Installing Exchange 2013 Preview

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 2:29 pm

If you are installing Exchange 2013 Preview  and running into issues or problems here are quick tips for you to get moving.

I have installed E2013 on windows 2008 R2 and here is the link you need to fallow to get the work done.

Exchange 2013 Prerequisites, MBX and CAS Roles install is same as any other version install you have done in the past.

Before install you must  fallow the steps listed in this article.

Import-Module ServerManager

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Add-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework, NET-HTTP-Activation, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Web-Server, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Digest-Auth, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Http-Redirect, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console, Web-Metabase, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-Mgmt-Service, Web-Net-Ext, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI

After you manage the install this is all you will have

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You may ask yourself what is next (-: , first open EMC and verify you are connecting to your Exchange server.

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IF you are , now time to open EAC Exchange Administration Center, by putting this URL into your browser

https://localhost/ecp

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Enjoy your new fast interface to manage your environment.

Respectfully,
Oz Casey, Dedeal ( MVP north America)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
http://smtp25.blogspot.com/ (Blog)
https://telnet25.wordpress.com/ (Blog)

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