How to restore Exchange 2010 Database to Recovery Database (RDB)

November 25, 2011

The following guide summaries the mail steps How to restore Exchange 2010 Database to Recovery Database (RDB).   Step 1 – Create a new Recovery Database (RDB): “New-MailboxDatabase -Recovery -Name RDB-For-Mailbox1-Database -Server ExchangeServerName -EdbFilePath "D:\DataRecovery\RDB-For-Mailbox1-Database.edb" -LogFolderPath "D:\DataRecovery"” Step 2: Restore the EDB/Logs files by using your backup software. Step 3: Mounting the recovered  EDB/Logs a. Copy the EDB/Logs to the "D:\DataRecovery\” folder. b. Rename the old EDB file to “RDB-For-Mailbox1-Database.edb”. c. Mount the database with the command “Mount-Database "RDB-For-Mailbox1-Database"”. and review the database status by using the command: ...

Is restoring Exchange 2003 database to Exchange 2010 Server is supported?

One of the questions that asked frequently – “Is restoring Exchange 2003 database to Exchange 2010 Server is supported?”. Exchange 2003 & Exchange 2010 databases using the same file extension (.EDB). However, the  schema/format of Exchange 2003 & Exchange 2010 databases is different. Due this, even if you can mount Exchange 2003 database with Exchange 2010 Server, you cant restore/read the data (New-MailboxRestoreRequest & Restore-Mailbox commands would be failed). As workaround you can use two options:   Option 1: Restoring the Exchange 2003 database to a lab environment (e.g. Exchange 2003,...
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Mystery of vanishing outlook meeting requests – SOLVED!!!

November 20, 2011

Mr. Ratish Nair (MVP) from Team @MSExchangeGuru wrote an interesting article on “Mystery of vanishing outlook meeting requests – SOLVED!!!”. The article provided a methodology on how to resolve issues vanishing outlook meeting requests (e.g. Why my meetings went to “Delete Items” instead to my calendar etc.). For further information, please review: Mystery of vanishing outlook meeting requests – SOLVED!!!
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Using Restricted Groups and Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) may provide a red alert “X” message.

November 17, 2011

I setup a Restricted Groups for a customer a while ago. To verify the  Group Policy Object (GPO) operation I used Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) in the Windows 7 SP1 client. After reviewing the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) report I found out that a red alert message (with “X” inside it) was appeared in the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) report. Then I reviewed the local group membership and I used “gpresult/v”. In practice, the issue didn’t reported by the other tools. After contacting Microsoft support I found out that this issue is software...
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Windows DHCP Server Redundancy

November 13, 2011

Windows DHCP Server Redundancy can be obtained by using one of the following options:   1. DHCP Failover – Using Windows Clustering technology DHCP Step-by-Step Guide: Demonstrate DHCP Failover – Clustering in a Test Lab * Supporting by Windows Enterprise/Datacenter edition and required a shared storage. 2. Split-scope DHCP Step-by-Step Guide: Demonstrate DHCP Split Scope with Delay on * Supporting by Windows 2008 R2. 3. Setup two DHCP servers with non-overlapping DHCP scope. 4. Manually export/import DHCP settings to a stand by server. ...
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How to resolve common issues with Outlook Delegations

Some customers complained that the Outlook delegation isn't function as it should. Some of them reported on NDR errors (e.g. “The e-mail address could not be found. Perhaps the recipient moved to a different e-mail    organization, or there was a mistake in the address. Check the address and try again. <ServerName.DomainName.local#5.1.7>”) while others reported freezing Outlook etc. Mr. Chris Berry wrote a post that cover “Deleting Old Delegates using MFCMAPI” process. Using this guide you to delete orphaned/mismatch settings in the user mailbox. For further information, please review: Deleting Old Delegates using MFCMAPI