Blog Archives

Quick Tip: Fix “Enable Web-based distribution” greyed out in offline address book

After upgrading from Microsoft Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 or 2010 you might notice that the “Enable Web-based distribution” option is greyed out. The first thing to check is if you have moved the Offline Address Book generation to an

Posted in Messaging & Collaboration Tagged with: , , , , ,

Outlook mail forwarding rule to external address not working

You might notice that, your Microsoft Exchange environment, if your users setup outlook rules to automatically forward their emails to an external email address, these rules will not work and the forwarded email will never leave your organization. This is

Posted in Messaging & Collaboration Tagged with: , , , ,

Outlook Web Access did not initialize error on Exchange 2007 SP1 after installation of Rollup 5

Installing the rollup update 5 on a machine running Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1 might cause your Outlook Web Access, OWA, to fail with error Outlook Web Access did not initialize I have already experienced this error at 2 of my

Posted in Messaging & Collaboration Tagged with: , ,

Autodiscover/Outlook anywhere fails when using a wildcard certificate

A very common issue faced with people who buy a wildcard certificates is that Autodiscover and Outlook Anywhere will not work because the Certificate Principal Name *.domain.com doesn’t match the name returned by the autodiscover service server.domain.com This issue is

Posted in Messaging & Collaboration Tagged with: , , , ,

new-TestCasConnectivityUser.ps1 fails with Verify that OU ( Users ) exists

When trying to run the new-TestCasConnectivityUser.ps1 script the latter might fail with the following error CreateTestUser : Mailbox could not be created. Verify that OU ( Users ) exists and that password meets complexity requirements. The first thing you need

Posted in Messaging & Collaboration Tagged with: , , , ,

Quick Tip: Restarting all Microsoft Exchange services

There are times when you need to restart all Exchange related services so here are 2 small scripts that will help you achieve this without going over each service in the Services mmc. Of course restarting the “Microsoft Exchange Active

Posted in Messaging & Collaboration Tagged with: , , , ,