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Tag: Exchange 2016

Here is a quick PowerShell tip for viewing the status of database seeding. Sometimes you might have a seed running from a PowerShell window and then when you check the green progress bar is no longer visible as you might have had a refresh on domain controllers or you have a 3rd party app that […]

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In Exchange 2016, there are a couple of cmdlets you can run to check that you servers are in a healthy state. In 1x example, you could run the following command to check the Outlook Web Services: Test-OutlookWebServices If you want to specify a specific server then you can run the command below: Test-OutlookWebServices -ClientAccessServer […]

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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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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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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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As an IT Admin or Exchange Admin, you might have come across the question “When were the mailboxes created”. In this quick example, we will look at the script you can run to check all users in the Organization or just an individual mailbox. To check all users in Exchange, you can run the following […]

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In exchange, many commands are directed at all mailboxes in the environment, but there is a time when you only want info on a specific organizational unit (OU). It is actually very easy to do, below is a snippet of a script you can use to get the last logon information for an OU which […]

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When doing mailbox moves on Exchange, you want to know how far they are progressing etc. In the Exchange Management Console (EMC) you can add the Percent Complete column to see the Percentage per mailbox as shown below: This is okay but if you like me rather prefer using Powershell, then you can run the […]

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There are many ways in PowerShell to check the mailbox database copy status in Exchange, here are some examples from the Exchange Management Shell (EMS): Blanket check.Per DAG check.Per Server check. Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus * The above command runs across all servers and databases in the environment. Below is the next example. Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus -Identity dag1* The above […]

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