Cumulative Update 12 for Exchange Server 2013

Exchange team released CU12 for Exchange 2013

Issues that this cumulative update fixes:

KB 3143710 “Failed Search or Export” error occurs when an eDiscovery search in the Exchange Admin Center finishes

Cumulative Update 10 for Exchange Server 2013

Exchange Team has released Cumulative Update 10 for Exchange Server 2013.

From the Microsoft Exchange Team blog:

The release includes fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security bulletins, including MS15-103.

Cumulative Update 10 does not include updates to Active Directory Schema, but does include additional RBAC definitions requiring PrepareAD to be executed prior to upgrading any servers to CU10. PrepareAD will run automatically during the first server upgrade if Setup detects this is required and the logged on user has sufficient permission.

The updates released today are important pre-requisites for customers with existing Exchange deployments who will deploy Exchange Server 2016.Cumulative Update 10 is the minimum version of Exchange Server 2013 which will co-exist with Exchange Server 2016.

For the full list of fixes check: KB3078678

Cumulative Update 10 is available for download here.

ExchangeLyncAdminScript.ps1 Script to Manage Exchange & Lync & Active Directory

Exchange & Lync Admin Script created by Ward Vissers
www.wardvissers.nl

Tool to Manage Active Directory & Exchange & Lync

THIS CODE IS MADE AVAILABLE AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE ENTIRE RISK
OF THE USE OR THE RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THIS CODE REMAINS WITH THE USER

    Please select the admin area you require

        1. Active Directy Users Tasks
        2. Active Directy Computers Tasks
        3. Active Directy Groups Tasks
        4. Active Directy Protected From Accidental Deletion Tasks
        5. Active Directy FSMO Tasks
        6. User Profile Tasks
        7. Exchange Tasks
        8. Lync Tasks
        9. Quit and exit
    Enter Menu Option Number:

Download: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Exchange-Lync-Script-c079133e

Public Folder Migratie to Office365

Move Public Folder script from 2007/2010 to Office 365 Script created by Ward Vissers
www.wardvissers.nl

THIS CODE IS MADE AVAILABLE AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE ENTIRE RISK
OF THE USE OR THE RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THIS CODE REMAINS WITH THE USER

                                        
Please Select the Choice You Want

Prepare for Migration (Legacy Exchange Server
00) Add the Office 365 Domain Name
01) Take a snapshot of the original source folder structure
02) Take a snapshot of public folder statistics such as item count, size, and owner.
03) Take a snapshot of the permissions
04) Locate public folders that have a backslash in the name
05) Rename Public Folder
06) Checks the public folder migration status.
07) Set PublicFolderMigrationComplete to False

Check Office 365
08) Get-PublicFolderMigrationRequest
09) Get-Mailbox -PublicFolder
10) Get-PublicFolder

Generate CSV Files and create Public Folder Mailboxes (Legacy Exchange Server)
11) Export-PublicFolderStatistics PFSizeMap.csv
12) PublicFolderToMailboxMapGenerator PFMailboxMap.csv

Create the public folder mailboxes on Exchange Online
13) Master Public Folder Name
14) Create Public Folder Mailboxen (Check PFMailboxMap.csv)

Migrating the Public Folders
15) Export mail-enabled public folders from Active Directory
16) LegacyExchangeDN Administrator
17) LegacyExchangeDN Public Folder Server
18) External Name Outlook Anywhere
19) Set the XML file
20) Give the CSV file to start the Migration
21) Public Folder Migration Status

Lock down the public folders on the legacy Exchange server for final migration (downtime required)
22) Lock the legacy public folders for finalization

Finalize the public folder migration (downtime required)
23) Finalize the public folder migration (downtime required)

Test and unlock the public folder migration
24) Add Public Folder to Test User
25) Unlock the public folders for all other users
26) Public Folder Migration Complete (Legacy Exchange Server)
27) Public Folders Enabled Local

Final Check
28) Take a snapshot of the original source folder structure.
29) Take a snapshot of the public folder statistics such as item count, size, and owner
30) Take a snapshot of the permissions

99) Exit
Public Folder Migratie to Office365

Download: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Public-Folder-Migratie-to-25bd50a0

Exchange 2013 Setup Error: A Receive connector must have a unique combination of a local IP address & port bindings and remote IP address ranges

You may get an error while Exchange setup checks Receive Connectors for local IP address/port bindings and remote IP address ranges for the server where you are installing Cumulative Update. This error would come up at “Mailbox Role: Transport Service” step of setup/update process. Here is the detailed error message.

Error:

Error:
The following error was generated when “$error.Clear();
$connectors = Get-ReceiveConnector -Server $RoleFqdnOrName;
foreach($connector in $connectors) { if($connector.MaxLocalHopCount -gt 1) { Set-ReceiveConnector -Identity $connector.Identity -MaxLocalHopCount 5 } };
” was run: “Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.ConnectorMappingConflictException: The values that you specified for the Bindings and RemoteIPRanges parameters conflict with the settings on Receive connector “EX2013\Incoming from Internet – Dummy”. A Receive connector must have a unique combination of a local IP address & port bindings and remote IP address ranges. Change at least one of these values.
at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.ThrowError(Exception exception, ErrorCategory errorCategory, Object target, String helpUrl)
at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.WriteError(Exception exception, ErrorCategory category, Object target)
at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.SetReceiveConnector.InternalValidate()
at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.<ProcessRecord>b__b()
at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.InvokeRetryableFunc(String funcName, Action func, Boolean terminatePipelineIfFailed)”.
 
Error:
The following error was generated when “$error.Clear();
$connectors = Get-ReceiveConnector -Server $RoleFqdnOrName;
foreach($connector in $connectors) { if($connector.MaxLocalHopCount -gt 1) { Set-ReceiveConnector -Identity $connector.Identity -MaxLocalHopCount 5 } };
” was run: “Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.ConnectorMappingConflictException: The values that you specified for the Bindings and RemoteIPRanges parameters conflict with the settings on Receive connector “EX2013\Default Frontend EX2013”. A Receive connector must have a unique combination of a local IP address & port bindings and remote IP address ranges. Change at least one of these values.
at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.ThrowError(Exception exception, ErrorCategory errorCategory, Object target, String helpUrl)
at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.WriteError(Exception exception, ErrorCategory category, Object target)
at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.SetReceiveConnector.InternalValidate()
at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.<ProcessRecord>b__b()
at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.InvokeRetryableFunc(String funcName, Action func, Boolean terminatePipelineIfFailed)”.

Explanation:

You can not have same values of Local IP Address:Port bindings and Remote IP Address Range both on two Receive Connectors so essentially you have to change anyone of these on one of the Receive Connector.

Now problem is you won’t be able to open Exchange Admin Center (EAC) or Exchange Management Shell (EMS) to modify Local IP Address:Port Bindings or Remote IP Address Ranges on one of these receive connectors.

Solution:

Exchange saves configuration information in Configuration Partition of Active Directory so you can use any AD Editor like ADSIEdit.msc or ADExplorer.exe to modify this value. (Be careful while using these raw AD Editors!)

  • Open ADSIEDIT.MSC.
  • Navigate to the following location: CN=SMTP Receive Connectors,CN=Protocols,CN=<ExServerName>,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=<ExOrg Name>,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=<DomainName>,CN=Com
  • Right-click one of the Receive Connector which is showing up in error and then click Properties. (It is recommend to modify the Receive Connector created manually and not the “Default FrontendServerName” connector.)

Now change the value of either msExchSmtpReceiveRemoteIPRanges or msExchSmtpReceiveBindings following below setps.

  • Locate the msExchSmtpReceiveRemoteIPRanges attribute. This attribute stores values for Remote Network Settings that you see in EAC.
  • Remove the values here and add some unique IP address or IP Range back.

SMTPbindings

Source

Cumulative Update 8 for Exchange Server 2013

The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Cumulative Update 8 for Exchange Server 2013. The Cumulative Update Package and UM Language Packsare now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Cumulative Update 8 represents the continuation of our Exchange Server 2013 servicing and builds upon Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 7. The release includes fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security bulletins. A complete list of customer reported issues resolved can be found in Knowledge Base Article KB3030080. Customers running any previous release of Exchange Server 2013 can move directly to Cumulative Update 8 today. Customers deploying Exchange Server 2013 for the first time may skip previous releases and start their deployment with Cumulative Update 8 directly.

We would like to call your attention to a few items in particular about the Cumulative Update 8 release:

  • Calendar and Contact Modern Public Folders favorites added in Outlook are now accessible in OWA
  • Batch Migration of Public Folders to 2013 improves migration throughput and PF migration experience
  • Smoother migration for EAS clients to O365 with automatic profile redirect upon successful Hybrid migration to O365 (EAS client must support HTTP 451 redirect)

For the latest information and product announcements please read What’s New in Exchange Server 2013, Release Notes and product documentation available on TechNet.

Cumulative Update 8 includes Exchange related updates to Active Directory schema and configuration. For information on extending schema and configuring the active directory please review the appropriate TechNet documentation. Also, to prevent installation issues you should ensure that the Windows PowerShell Script Execution Policy is set to “Unrestricted” on the server being upgraded or installed. To verify the policy settings, run the Get-ExecutionPolicy cmdlet from PowerShell on the machine being upgraded. If the policies are NOT set to Unrestricted you should use the resolution steps in KB981474 to adjust the settings.

Reminder: Customers in hybrid deployments where Exchange is deployed on-premises and in the cloud, or who are using Exchange Online Archiving (EOA) with their on-premises Exchange deployment are required to deploy the most current (e.g., CU8) or the prior (e.g., CU7) Cumulative Update release.

Exchange Administrator’s toolkit

There are lots of tools for Exchange Server available, you can find most of them at the Exchange Server Wiki (some of the tools listed are for previous versions of Exchange).

Here is a short selection from the vast collection available:

Microsoft Exchange 2013 Public Folder Directory Sync Support Scripts

Microsoft has recently updated the Microsoft Exchange 2013 Public Folders Directory Sync Support Scripts to version 15.00.1017.003.

Brief Description
Scripts to enable creation of public folder related objects in the O365 Active Directory and synchronization of public folder related Active Directory objects between on-premise and O365 directories.

Overview
Use this scripts if you need to do one of the following – – Initial creation of mail enabled public folder objects in the destination Active Directory for public folder migration from Exchange 2007 or 2010 to Exchange 2013 – Synchronization of mail enabled public folder objects from cloud to on-premise Active Directory – Synchronization of mail enabled public folder objects from on-premise to cloud Active Directory – Synchronization of public folder mailbox objects from cloud to on-premise Active Directory

Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 7

The Exchange Team released Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (KB2961522). This update raises Exchange 2010 version number to 14.3.210.2.

Fixes:

  • 2983261 “HTTP 400 – Bad Request” error when you open a shared mailbox in Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2982873 Outlook Web App logon times out in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2980300 Event 4999 is logged when the World Wide Web publishing service crashes after you install Exchange Server 2010 SP3
  • 2979253 Email messages that contain invalid control characters cannot be retrieved by an EWS-based application
  • 2978645 S/MIME option disappears when you use Outlook Web App in Internet Explorer 11 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2977410 Email attachments are not visible in Outlook or other MAPI clients in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2976887 eDiscovery search fails if an on-premises Exchange Server 2010 mailbox has an Exchange Online archive mailbox
  • 2976322 Assistant stops processing new requests when Events in Queue value exceeds 500 in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2975988 S/MIME certificates with EKU Any Purpose (2.5.29.37.0) are not included in OAB in Exchange Server 2010
  • 2966923 Domain controller is overloaded after you change Active Directory configurations in Exchange Server 2010

Download Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 7 here.

Exchange Tools

Here I’ll share some free tools that can help simplify Microsoft Exchange deployment, troubleshooting, and administration. Some of the tools are simple—but still convenient—whereas others provide some powerful functionality.

There are some tools you can use during deployment to ease the process and reduce issues in the future, tools you can use for troubleshooting to reduce down-times, and tools you can use during day-to-day administration to monitor server health and perform tasks.

Microsoft Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

Microsoft’s Exchange Server Deployment Assistant is an online tool that produces a custom step-by-step checklist you can utilize during a server installation or upgrade. It first asks you questions about your current and desired deployment environment, such as the deployment type (on-premise, cloud, or hybrid), migration questions, desired features/functionality, and other miscellaneous caveats that impact the installation or upgrade.

Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer

Microsoft’s Remote Connectivity Analyzer is a website with many tools to help test and troubleshoot connectively of Exchange servers, Outlook, Lync, OCS, Office 365, and POP, IMAP, and STMP email. Plus it offers downloadable Connectivity Analyzer Tools for local testing and a message header analyzer.

PFDAVAdmin and ExFolders
These are tools that enable you to perform tasks on Exchange public folders and mailboxes, such as checking or changing permissions. It can also connect to mailboxes, check the contents, and generate reports. PFDAVAdmin is for Exchange 2000, 2003, and 2007 and ExFolders is the updated version for Exchange 2007 and 2010 SP1 and later.

Jetstress

The Jetstress tool simulates disk I/O load on your server, allowing you to specify the amount of simulated Exchange users and profiles. This can help you verify the performance and stability of your server before installing Exchange and putting it into production-use.

Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculators

These are calculator tools that give sizing recommendations for your particular Exchange server roles for both client access and mailbox. The 2010 version is focused on mailbox calculations while the 2013 version includes recommendations on sizing Client Access servers too.

Exchange Environment Report

This Exchange Environment Report tool is from Steve Goodman and is a PowerShell script that generates an automatic overview of your Exchange environment. It supports Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 servers and database availability groups. It reports the number of and details about the servers, mailboxes, roles, and versions. It also gives you useful status on the Database Availability Groups (DAG) and non-DAG databases.

Exchange Reports

Exchange Reports offers reports on overall information about your Exchange Environment, supporting Exchange 2010 & Exchange 2013. You can keep an eye on configuration changes and status with Group Reports, Single Group Information, Mailbox Report, Single Mailbox Information, Message Tracking, and Environment Report.

The program doesn’t require any installation, but requires .Net 4.0, Powershell 2.0, and Remote Powershell access to the Exchange Server. Reports can be saved in history and also exported to Excel.

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Editor (MFCMAPI)

Microsoft’s Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Editor (MFCMAPI) tool provides access to MAPI stores, useful when troubleshooting Exchange and Outlook issues, which can serve as a replacement to the old Microsoft Exchange Server Information Store Viewer. You can open and navigate through the message stores that are exposed through MAPI.

Free Exchange Monitor

The Free Exchange Monitor from SolarWinds supports Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 and 2003. It keeps tabs on the Exchange server stats, services, mail queue sizes, and host server health. In addition to notifying you of outages it can be useful in troubleshooting Exchange server problems and even help with pro-active monitoring, for instance detecting growing mail queues that can indicate bigger issues like transport failures, Internet connection failures, and virus activity.

Free Exchange Monitoring

This is another monitoring application, but from ManageEngine and supports Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013. It gives stats on server health and Exchange services. It also provides details on the client access server, transport, Active Sync counters, and delivery aspects. You can generate real-time performance reports to be downloaded or emailed in PDF format.

Exclaimer Outlook Photos

Exclaimer Outlook Photos can help you import staff photos into the Active Directory so they’ll show up in the Outlook People Pane, SharePoint profile, and on Microsoft Lync. It can auto-match pictures from a batch to names or other data in Active Directory, and even automatically crop and center the photos as well.

Certificate Manager for Exchange 2007

Exchange 2007 enables SSL within IIS by default, but creating and managing SSL certificates via PowerShell commands can be confusing. However, the Certificate Manager for Exchange 2007 from U-BTech eases the process with a GUI.

You can generate an Exchange 2007 Certificate Signing Request and process the Certificate Authority and enable certificates for Exchange 2007 Services (POP, IMAP, SMTP, IIS, UM). Plus you can include additional subject names in a single certificate. It supports import and exporting as well.

Exchange PST Capture

Exchange PST Capture from Microsoft will search your network for PST files and then import those files to mailboxes in your organization. It supports both on-premises Exchange Server 2010 and 2013 and Exchange Online. This tool can help, for instance, during the initial deployment of an Exchange Server, to move local Outlook data files into the Exchange Server.

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