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Category: Exchange 2016 PowerShell

I have a strange problem in my lab where my main account is part of the org admin group however I cannot run half the commands, I thought I would reset everything with the commands below but have not seen any change. Still cannot do much. However in my Exchange 2016 lab, it worked just […]

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Here is a quick tip for checking the last backup on an Exchange database using the Exchange Management Shell (EMS): Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | FT name, Last* Simple enough and there you have the information. Hope it helps.

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Ever had it where you want to remove a database and it just doesn’t work? Well this happened this morning. I got a weird error saying that the database is in a backup status? Well it wasn’t but here is the error: This is a lab so no backups are running, to fix the above […]

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When you do maintenance on an Exchange server, you would expect everything to be fine after a reboot? Correct? Well in some cases that does not happen. For example, one of my Database availability Groups (DAG) had the passive copy all in a Suspended state. How do you check the DAG status? Get-mailboxdatabasecopystatus * To […]

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Quick tip when exporting certain folders to a PST file in Exchange. Ensure that RBAC is setup for the Mailbox Import/export to work. Ensure your share is setup. Here is the command to export, just like a normal PST export but you including folders” New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox User1 -IncludeFolders “#Calendar#” -FilePath \Ex2019\pst\user1Calendar.pst If you go to […]

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Quick tip: If you have a DAG with a ContentIndexState showing failed, you can fix it with a simple command in the Exchange Management Shell (EMS): Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity “DAGNAME\store” -CatalogOnly This will then start a re-seed and it should return to a healthy state once complete.

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Ever wanted to quickly find all mailboxes and view the mailbox rights for each of those? Now you can with a PowerShell command that will show it to you. Here is the command below: ForEach($mailbox in (Get-Mailbox)) { Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity “$($mailbox):\calendar” | fl Identity,AccessRights,FolderName } There you have the output, I only have 3 accounts […]

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Here is a quick tip on how you can check the health of your server that is part of a database availability group (DAG). The command to run is as follows using the Exchange Management Shell (EMS): Test-ReplicationHealth -Identity <ServerName> Below is the 2010 one: and now for the Exchange 2016 one: If there is […]

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Removing an Exchange Database copy or a database should not be hardwork, especially when it can be done with the Exchange Management Shell. **Take note, if you have circular logging enabled, you need to firstly disable it before you can remove an Exchange database copy** To remove a mailbox database copy, you can run the […]

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With the attack on RDP getting more and more each day, many Admins are forced to use remote tools to get onto servers. Managing your exchange 2019 server or legacy servers does not require you to login to the desktop, you can use remote PowerShell and because the Exchange Admin Center is web based, it […]

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