File Share feathers in Windows Server 8

March 31, 2012

Windows Server 8 introduced a new feathers for File Shares. The first screenshot provide an overview on some of the new feathers: The second screenshot cover a new feather -  “Share Profiles”. By using Share Profiles”, automatic settings would deployed to the new file share/s.   To use the new File Share feathers, please use the following steps while creating a new File Share: 1. Open “Server Manager” console. 2.Press on “File and Storage Services” button. 3. In the right side of the screen, press on “Tasks” button. 4. Press on “New Share”...
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How to install and configure Volume Activation Services role in Windows 8 Server

March 26, 2012

Volume Activation Services role is the next generation of Key Management Service (KMS). By using “Volume Activation Services” role, offline and automatic activation of Windows 8 clients & servers etc. can be used in your domain/forest. Note: The installation Volume Activation Services role required the following privileges: a. Membership of “Enterprise Administrators” Group. b. Local Administrator privileges to the server that will host the Volume Activation Services role. Note: In case that the server that you plan to use for hosting the Volume Activation Services” role is domain controller, a membership of “Domain Admins” group may required. To install...

How to change the default NDR language in Exchange 2010

March 22, 2012

The following command set the default NDR language (for internal and external NDR messages) to “English”: 1. Run the following Exchange 2010 PowerShell command: “get-transportconfig | set-transportconfig -ExternalDsnLanguageDetectionEnabled $false -ExternalDsnDefaultLanguage en-us -InternalDsnLanguageDetectionEnabled $false -InternalDsnDefaultLanguage en-us” 2. Restart the “Exchange Transport Service”.
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“Exception type: Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.StorageTransientException” may appear during logon to user mailbox in Exchange 2010

March 21, 2012

The following error may appear during logon to user mailbox in Exchange 2010: “ExceptionException type: Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.StorageTransientExceptionException message: Cannot open mailbox /o=Shadowall/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn=yuval. Call stackMicrosoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.MailboxSession.ForceOpen(MapiStore linkedStore) Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.MailboxSession.Initialize(MapiStore linkedStore, LogonType logonType, ExchangePrincipal owner, DelegateLogonUser delegateUser, Object identity, OpenMailboxSessionFlags flags) Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.MailboxSession.<>c__DisplayClass12.b__10(MailboxSession mailboxSession) Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.MailboxSession.InternalCreateMailboxSession(LogonType logonType, ExchangePrincipal owner, CultureInfo cultureInfo, String clientInfoString, Action`1 initializeMailboxSession, InitializeMailboxSessionFailure initializeMailboxSessionFailure) Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.MailboxSession.CreateMailboxSession(LogonType logonType, ExchangePrincipal owner, DelegateLogonUser delegateUser, Object identity, OpenMailboxSessionFlags flags, CultureInfo cultureInfo, String clientInfoString, PropertyDefinition mailboxProperties, IList`1 foldersToInit) Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.MailboxSession.ConfigurableOpen(ExchangePrincipal mailbox, MailboxAccessInfo accessInfo, CultureInfo cultureInfo, String clientInfoString, LogonType logonType, PropertyDefinition mailboxProperties, InitializationFlags initFlags, IList`1 foldersToInit) Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.MailboxSession.Open(ExchangePrincipal mailboxOwner, WindowsPrincipal authenticatedUser, CultureInfo cultureInfo, String clientInfoString, Boolean wantCachedConnection) Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.MailboxSession.Open(ExchangePrincipal mailboxOwner,...
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“Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message: Access is denied” error message may appear during initialization of Exchange 2010 Management Tools

March 13, 2012

A common issue for Exchange 2010 Administrators (even with Exchange 2010 SP2 RU1) is to get some mysteries error messages during initialization of Exchange 2010 Management Tools. Microsoft released a few troubleshooting guides that cover the common solutions for this issue: Troubleshooting the Exchange Management Shell Troubleshooting Exchange 2010 Management Tools startup issues Even More Exchange 2010 Management Tools Fun However, one of the undocumented solutions is to reboot all the domain controllers and then reboot the Exchange server. Specially this solution may help you to resolve Kerberos error messages that may appear during initialization of Exchange 2010 Management...

How to find out the free space size in Exchange 2010 database before defrag

March 12, 2012

One of the newest Exchange 2010 feather is the “Online Defrag” mechanism. However, the “Online Defrag” mechanism doesn’t reduce the overall Exchange 2010 database size (its just markup the free space with “0”). To find out if offline defrag may be needed, you can use the following PowerShell command: “Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | ft name,databasesize,availablenewmailboxspace –auto”