Exchange Server 2019 – No Public Folders available

You might face a situation during an Exchange Server migration where your Exchange Server 2019 mailbox users are not able to open their public folder favorites when using Outlook on the Web (OWA).
The solution is pretty easy.

Exchange Server Questionnaire

The Exchange Product Group announced Exchange Server vNEXT for fall 2021. angekündigt. We are all very excited to see what the new version has to offer.

But what is the current situation in on-premises Exchange organizations? I have put a short questionnaire online for gathering information from you.

HCW Receive Connector Selection

When you create or update an Exchange hybrid configuration using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard magic things happen. That’s why it is called a Wizard.

One essential step of the Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) is the configuration of the hybrid mail-flow. The hybrid mail-flow is required for both, classic and modern Exchange hybrid.

Exchange Server 2016 Uninstall fails – Access Denied

Tools

Recently I had to support the uninstall of Exchange Server 2016 CU10 on a Windows Server 2019 system. That this setup is not supported is a different topic. In this case, a new Exchange Server 2016 system was placed in service, and the old system needed to be removed from the on-premises Exchange organization.
But uninstalling the Exchange Server failed.

Manage Windows Services for Exchange Cumulative Updates

Services of third-party software solutions often interfere with installing a new Exchange Server cumulative update, because these services have a file lock active.

To avoid any issues when installing a CU, or having the prerequisites check fail due to open files, you simply stop the Windows services and ensure that those services do not restart automatically. Especially monitoring solutions that use some kind of watchdog service are a candidate that you must disable for installing an Exchange Server CU.

Create Test Users in Active Directory

You sometimes need some (or even many) test user objects in Active Directory.

This script helps you create any number of test users in your Active Directory domain, which you can easily enable for on-premises or remote mailboxes afterward.

Edge Transport Server, EdgeSync, and Certificates

The use of Exchange Edge Transport Servers requires the synchronization of user and configuration data from internal Exchange Servers to the Edge Transport Servers. The synchronization utilizes secure LDAP (EdgeSync) to transmit the data securely and is based on an Edge Subscription.

When you create a new Edge Subscription on your internal Exchange Servers by importing the Edge Subscription XML-file, establishing the EdgeSync-connection might fail.