Using Powershell to Correct 9325 Events in Exchange 2007

Per knowledge base article 936197, Exchange 2007 may be dropping recipients from the Offline Address book and generating any of the following errors in the event log (note that diagnostic logging on the Exchange server needs to be set to High or Expert to see these events).   Event Type:       Error Event Source:     MSExchangeSA Event…


Mailbox Cleanup After Cross Organizational Moves

I thought I would share some code I wrote for doing bulk mailbox cleanups on Exchange 2003 for cross-organizational mailbox moves.  This code is nearly identical to that in my previous post, but this one takes an input file to process several mailboxes at once.  The input file must be tab-separated and contain the distinguished…


There is no primary SMTP address

Just a few more things I’ve noticed on the cross-organization mailbox move function in Exchange 2007.  On some recent occasions, we’ve been running the move-mailbox cmdlet with the -AllowMerge switch to copy a mailbox from the source forest/organization to the target.  After running the cmdlet, we receive the following warning:   Although the mailbox was…


Moving Mailboxes Cross Organizations in Exchange 2007

I’ve seen a number of posts on other blogs talking about the new features of Exchange 2007 and the ability now to move mailboxes across organizations.  I currently have a customer engaged in a major consolidation of multiple Exchange 2003 organizations into a single forest, single Exchange 2007 organization.  The design for this customer calls…

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MOM Scripts – AD Client GC Availability

This script, available in the Exchange Management Pack for MOM 2005, attempts to contact all the configured GCs and generates alerts if either there are not enough GCs configured, or if not enough GCs are contactable.  You can easily discover how this script functions by opening it’s properties from the following path in the MOM…

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More Exchange SLA Scorecard Woes

A few months ago, I wrote about some issues I was having getting the Exchange SLA Scorecard for MOM implemented with one of my federated customers.  At the time, of course, the issue was compatibility with SQL Server 2005.  I am being put in the unfortunate position today to report that the SLA Scorecard has…

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Understanding Your Exchange Users’ Requirements

How well do you understand the needs and requirements of your end users?  Everytime I ask this, I get the same response: “Fully.”  When I ask about conducting an email survey, it usually falls in deaf ears, because IT folks feel it is a waste of time to survey people on topics they already know everything about.  I asked a…


Managing Exchange Federations with VBScript

Recently, I’ve been discussing a problem I am working with a federated customer that involves mailbox storage limits.  I’ve described the problem in previous posts, as well as some potential ways to audit delegated administrations that have set overrides on mailbox size for their users.  This post uses a similar mechanism, but does so with…

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Active Directory LDAP Queries

Active Directory Users and Computers (2003 version) provides a feature called Saved Queries that takes advantage of LDAP queries to find objects in Active Directory that might meet a specific condition.  When I am working with customers, I am often surprised how little use this feature gets, particularly when customers come to me with concerns…

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The Centralized Mailbox Micro-manager and Control Problem in Federations

I am working with a politically federated customer inside a single domain.  So far, they’ve taken Microsoft’s recommendations quite well regarding delegation and centralization, but they are running into a problem that I feel is worth sharing.  Email is centralized in this scenario and the database deisgn has been built for optimal performance.  However, user…