Exchange 2010: An Active Manager operation failed with a transient error. Please retry the operation. Error: Database action failed with transient error. Error: A transient error occurred during a database operation. Error: An error occurred while preparing to mount database

Failed to mount database ‘Mailbox Database 1’. After recovering a Exchange 2010 SP1. I had no Database Backup. Because I am only using this exchange server for test only. I would use the recovered database but I get the following error:

Error:

Couldn’t mount the database that you specified. Specified database: Mailbox Database 1; Error code: An Active Manager operation failed with a transient error. Please retry the operation. Error: Database action failed with transient error. Error: A transient error occurred during a database operation. Error: An error occurred while preparing to mount database ‘Mailbox Database 1’. Error: Could not find a part of the path ‘D:\Exchsvr\Mailbox\Mailbox Database 2133499474’. [Database: Mailbox Database 1, Server: WARD-EX01.wardvissers.local].

An Active Manager operation failed with a transient error. Please retry the operation. Error: Database action failed with transient error. Error: A transient error occurred during a database operation. Error: An error occurred while preparing to mount database ‘Mailbox Database 1’. Error: Could not find a part of the path ‘D:\Exchsvr\Mailbox\Mailbox Database 2133499474’. [Database: Mailbox Database 1, Server: WARD-EX01.wardvissers.local]

An Active Manager operation failed with a transient error. Please retry the operation. Error: An error occurred while preparing to mount database ‘Mailbox Database 1’. Error: Could not find a part of the path ‘D:\Exchsvr\Mailbox\Mailbox Database 2133499474’. [Server: WARD-EX01.wardvissers.local]

An error occurred while preparing to mount database ‘Mailbox Database 1’. Error: Could not find a part of the path ‘D:\Exchsvr\Mailbox\Mailbox Database 2133499474’.

Could not find a part of the path ‘D:\Exchsvr\Mailbox\Mailbox Database 2133499474’.

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Solution:
Make sure that all folders exist that are given with the error.

Recover an Exchange 2010 SP1 Server

Recover a Lost Exchange Server

1. Install the proper operating system and name the new server with the same name as the lost server. Recovery won’t succeed if the server on which recovery is being performed doesn’t have the same name as the lost server.

2. Join the server to the same domain as the lost server.

3. Install the following 2008 R2 HotFixes

The following hotfixes are required for the Client Access server for Windows Server 2008 R2:

4. Set-Service NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic

5. RUN –> E:\Setup.com /m:recoverserver /InstallWindowsComponents

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Exchange 2010 Client Access Throttling

Environment:
Windows 2008 R2 – Exchange 2010 RTM 
Later  I installed SP1 & Rollup 2 for SP1

Outlook 2003 Service Pack 3 Clients
Issue:
During normal working hours users randomly was unable to access their mailboxes when they launched their Outlook client.

The users were receiving the following Outlook message:
Outlook error

“Unable to open your default e-mail folders. The Microsoft Exchange Server computer is not available. Either there are network problems or the Microsoft Exchange Server computer is down for maintenance.”
It was also reported that some users had issues expanding additional mailboxes. (Delegate Mailboxes )
The following Outlook message appeared.

set of folders

Or users have issues opening Shared Calendars.

Solution:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2299468

With Get-ThrottlingPolicy you can see the value of RCAMaxConcurrency

(Exchange 2010 RTM default value 20) (Exchange 2010 SP1 default value 214748364)

I changed RCAMaxConcurrency to 214748364 and the problem is fixt:

Get-ThrottlingPolicy | set-ThrottlingPolicy -RCAMaxConcurrency 214748364

Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 with Service Pack 1

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 is very handy for successfully designing an Exchange Server 2010 infrastructure. The guide will help consultants make informed decisions about the design of fault tolerance and scalability so that their overall requirements are met.

The guide covers these key steps in the Exchange Server 2010 infrastructure design process:

  • Defining the project scope by identifying your individual business and IT requirements for a messaging infrastructure.
  • Mapping features and functionality based on the defined scope to develop the appropriate Exchange Server 2010 design.
  • Designing the infrastructure and role requirements for the proposed Exchange Server 2010 architecture.
  • Determining the sizing, fault tolerance, and physical placement of Exchange Server 2010 roles.

The Exchange Server 2010 Guide includes the following content:

  • Step 1: Define the Business and Technical Requirements
  • Step 2: Define the Instances of Exchange Server 2010
  • Step 3: Design the Mailbox Server Infrastructure
  • Step 4: Design the Client Access Server Infrastructure
  • Step 5: Design the Hub Transport Server Infrastructure
  • Step 6: Design the Edge Transport Server Infrastructure
  • Step 7: Design the Unified Messaging Server Infrastructure
  • Step 8: Define the Active Directory Domain Services Requirements

Launch the download of the IPD Guide for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 with Service Pack 1.

Launch the download of the entire Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide series.

Publish Exchange 2010 With TMG (Forefront Threat Management Gateway)

When you want you use Forefront Threat Management Gateway to publish Exchange 2010 you must do the following things

1. Get a SAN Certificate.

I my case I have the following URL’s registered with the certificate.
webmail.wardvissers.nl
autodiscover.wardvissers.nl
legacy.wardvissers.nl
casarray.wardvissers.local

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2. Import the Certificate in to Exchange 2010. 
How to check HERE

3. Create on the Exchange 2010 Server a Client Access Array.
How you must do it I spoke it Configuring Client Access Array. I this case a used casarray.wardvissers.local for the client acces array.

4. Setting the internal & external url’s

Set-ClientAccessServer -Identity ward-ex01 -AutoDiscoverServiceInternalUri https://casarray.wardvissers.local/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml

Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -Identity “ward-ex01\EWS (Default Web Site)” -InternalUrl https://casarray.wardvissers.local/ews/exchange.asmx -ExternalUrl https:// webmail.wardvissers.nl/ews/exchange.asmx

Set-OABVirtualDirectory -Identity “ward-ex01\oab (Default Web Site)” -InternalUrl http:// casarray.wardvissers.local/oab -ExternalUrl https://webmail.wardvissers.nl/oab

Enable-OutlookAnywhere -Server ward-ex01 -ExternalHostname “webmail.wardvissers.nl” -ClientAuthenticationMethod “Basic”-SSLOffloading:$False

Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Identity “ward-ex01\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site)” -InternalURL https://casarry.wardvissers.local/Microsoft-Server-Activesync
-ExternalURL https://webmail.wardvissers.nl/Microsoft-Server-Activesync

Set-ECPVirtualDirectory –Identity ward-ex01\ECP (default web site) -InternalURL https://casarry.wardvissers.local/ECP -ExternalURL https://webmail.wardvissers.nl/ECP

5. Configure Exchange 2010 for basic authentication

Set-OwaVirtualDirectory -id ward-ex01\* -BasicAuthentication $true -WindowsAuthentication $true -FormsAuthentication $false

set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -Identity “ward-ex01\EWS (Default Web Site)” -WindowsAuthentication $true -BasicAuthentication $true

set-EcpVirtualdirectory –Identity ward-ex01\ECP (default web site) -BasicAuthentication $true -WindowsAuthentication $true -FormsAuthentication $false

set-OabVirtualDirectory -Identity “ward-ex01\oab (Default Web Site)” -WindowsAuthentication $true -BasicAuthentication $true

set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Identity “ward-ex01\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site)” -BasicAuthentication $true

6. Import the SAN certificate in to the TMG server.

1. Click Start –> Run –> Type MMC
2. Click File –> add remove Snap-in –> Certificates –> ADD –> Computer account-> Next –> finish-> ok
3. Click Personal –> certificates
4. Right Click certificates –> all task –> import –> next –> select the *.pfx file –> next –> Password –> next –> next –> Finish

7. Publish OWA

1. Publish Exchange Web Client Access

2. Exchange Publishing rule name: OWA 2010
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3. Choose Exchange Server 2010 & Outlook Web Access

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4. Next ( I have only Single TMG Server)
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5. Next
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6.Internal Site Name: Client Access Array name. My Case casarray.wardvissers.local
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7. Public Name: webmail.wardvissers.nl
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8. At this moment I have no Web Listener so we gone create them

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9. Weblister Name: HTTPS
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10. Next
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11. I choise for All Networks (and local host) because the Server has one NIC.
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12. Select the Certificate that you just imported.
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13. Choise for LDAP (Active Directory)
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14. SSO Domain name: my case wardvissers.nl (External Domain name)
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15. Finish
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16. Next
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17. Next
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18. Next
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19. Finish
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8. Publish Active Sync

1. Publish Exchange Web Client Access

2. Exchange Publishing rule name: Active Sync 2010
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3. Exchange Server 2010 & Exchange ActiveSync
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4. Next
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5. Next
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6. Internal Site name: CasArray name
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7. Public Name: I my case webmail.wardvissers.nl
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8.Choise the HTTPS web listerner
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9. Next
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10. Next
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11. Finish
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Next Time I will publish how to deploy a Legacy Exchange Server 2003 & 2007 with TMG

Exchange 2010 Tested Solutions

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Microsoft provides some documentation examples of well-designed, cost-effective Exchange 2010 solutions deployed on hardware offered by some partners from Microsoft.

9000 Mailboxes in Two Sites Running Hyper-V on Dell M610 Servers, Dell EqualLogic Storage, and F5 Load Balancing Solutions

16000 Mailboxes in a Single Site Deployed on IBM and Brocade Hardware 

500 Mailboxes in a Single Site Running Hyper-V on Dell Servers

It’s really nice info to read Smile if you designing a Exchange 2010 Solution for your company or customer.

Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1

Today the Exchange Team released Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2425179). This update raises Exchange 2010 version number to 14.1.270.1.

If your upgrading from Exchange 2007 you need to implement this rollup because the bug Exchange 2007 OWA redirect bug with Exchange 2010 sp1 is fixed check: kb2458419

The List with Fixes:

983186 The mailbox alias of a user contains the "?" character unexpectedly after you run the "Enable-Mailbox" cmdlet to create a mailbox for the user in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2295902 An excepted occurrence is not excluded from a recurring iCalendar message for an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox user

2385017 You cannot edit public folder items even though you are the owner of the items in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2385194 You cannot connect to an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox by using a MAPI application when a Mailbox server and a Client Access server are installed on different computers

2397171 You cannot reply or forward a large email message on an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox

2403783 An incorrect label is displayed in the date field in a public folder item when you open the item by using OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2408924 The subject of an item is deleted when you use the "UploadItems" operation together with the "Update" action or the "UpdateOrCreate" action in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2409597 You cannot open a public folder item when the default public folder database for the mailbox database is unavailable in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2423776 The Exchange Information Store service crashes frequently during a public folder replication process on an Exchange Server 2010 public folder

2431500 You cannot connect to an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox simultaneously by using Outlook Anywhere from several Windows XP-based computers

2433642 The "FETCH (BODYSTRUCTURE)" command returns a corrupted file name of an email message attachment on an Exchange Server 2010 computer

2452075 You cannot connect to mailboxes in a recovery database on a server after you install Exchange Server 2010 SP1

2458005  The Exchange Mailbox Replication service crashes when you use the "New-MailboxImportRequest" command to import a PST file to an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox

2458419 "A temporary change has occurred that requires you to connect to a different server" error message when Exchange Server 2007 mailbox users try to access their mailboxes by using an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server

2322161 The replay queue length on passive copies of mailbox databases in Database Availability Group continues to increase in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

982004 Exchange Server 2010 users cannot access the public folder

983492 You cannot view updated content of an Exchange Server 2010 public folder

983549 Exchange Server 2010 removes the sender’s email address from the recipient list in a redirected email message

Download the Hotfix HERE

Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3


Today the Exchange Team released Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 KB2407025. This update raises Exchange 2007 version number to 8.3.137.3.

The List with fixes:
972186 Some functions do not work if you install Security Configuration Wizard on a Windows Server 2008 SP2-based Exchange Server 2007

979046 Attachments are empty when you save them by using OWA after you have applied the update of KB 958881 on an Exchange Server 2007

980038 The Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service crashes intermittently in the Oabgen.dll module on an Exchange Server 2007 server

981602 Event ID: 4999 is frequently generated in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2003 environment

982476 The Imap4.exe process crashes intermittently on an Exchange Server 2007 server

982478 Notes URL links in a plain text message are not clickable when you open this message by using OWA in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2028675 The MSExchangeFDS.exe process occupies lots of memory if there are thousands of OABs created on an Exchange Server 2007 server

2029086 Some characters of an email message are displayed in an incorrect text size when you access your mailbox by using OWA in Exchange Server 2007

2032216 The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes on an Exchange Server 2007 server when you start it or try to mount certain databases

2121536 Exchange Server 2007 cannot index a message

2201236 The "All Day" field is marked with "No" when you access a meeting request that has a duration time that is more than 24 hours by using a mobile client through ActiveSync in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2203212 Certain mailboxes cannot be moved from an Exchange Server 2007 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server

2210042 A sub contact folder is still visible after you set the "PR_ATTR_HIDDEN" attribute to "True" in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2230824 The Microsoft.Exchange.POP3.exe process or the Microsoft.Exchange.Imap4.exe process may crash after you enable protocol logging for POP3 or IMAP4 on an Exchange Server 2007 server

2249814 You receive misleading information when you run the "New-TestCasConnectivityUser.ps1" script on an Exchange Server 2007 server

2263342 "The operation failed" error message in Outlook client when a user sends a recurring meeting request with an email message attachment in an Exchange Server 2007 SP2 environment

2276439 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2276439/ ) The Microsoft.Exchange.IMAP4.exe process crashes when an IMAP4 client retrieves a meeting request that includes exception attachments in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2280234 "Your POP3 server has not responded in 60 seconds." error message when a POP3 client connects to an Exchange Server 2007 Client Access server to access an Exchange Server 2003 mailbox

2282570 "550 5.1.3" NDR message when an Exchange Server 2007 user sends an email message to a recipient

2265306 The Exchange Information Store service stops responding when you perform a search operation on an Exchange Server 2007 mailbox in Outlook

2282746 The "Private" sensitivity status of an occurrence of a recurring meeting request is lost when you edit the occurrence in OWA in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2286782 The response details are still included in the response email message when you set the "EnableResponseDetails" property to "False" in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2290105 A shared document cannot be open by using OWA after you install Exchange Server 2007 SP3 on an Exchange Server 2007 server

2290159 The POP3 service crashes on an Exchange Server 2007 server

2344372  You cannot move mailboxes to an Exchange Server 2007 server

2362371 You receive a "Success" response when using the Test-Mailflow command on an invalid or nonexistent external email address in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2384754 "Unable to identify local server row in Replication state table for this FID" error message when you run the Information Store Integrity Checker tool on an Exchange Server 2007 server

2387915 The ESEBack component does not support ETL tracing on an Exchange Server 2007 server

2388057 The Exchange Transport service crashes on Exchange Server 2007 servers in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 environment

2394731 An HTML attachment of a shared mailbox cannot be saved when you set the "BypassOwaHTMLAttachmentFiltering" setting to "True" in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2424499 Exchange Server 2007 does not support to assign a mailbox with the "Send on behalf" permission of a security group in the EMC or in the EMS

2427297 The created time and the modified time of an attachment are incorrect when you save an email message on an Exchange Server 2007 mailbox

2430674 The "Leave message intact" method in a Folder Assistant rule does not work when you post an item by using OWA in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

Download the hotfix HERE