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Should I upgrade to Exchange 2013

There are nine million Exchange blogs on the web. That’s a fact. So by now you probably know that Exchange 2013 is the bees knees. I won’t bore you with all the technical bits; but I will try to shed some light on the one question that really matters: “Should I upgrade, and if so, when?” Now; Exchange 2010 is a great product. Exchange is really one of those products that hands down get better […]


Set default Calendar Permissions in Exchange 2010

So this is a common request: you need to set calendar permissions for all your users, so they all share details, beyond simple free/busy. Not really a problem, but I’ll save you the bother of reinventing the wheel. Here’s a script which does just that: $mailboxes = get-mailbox $mailboxes | foreach { $user=$_.Alias $path=$user+”:\Calendar” Set-MailboxFolderPermission –identity $path -User Default -Accessrights LimitedDetails } Now, keep in mind the following: This is for ALL mailboxes. Users should […]


Exchange 2010 Mailbox report

This is not really that hard, but it’s something many Exchange admins find themselves needing: A script which emails mailbox statistics and a schedule task which fires it offonce a month. Now I did this for a customer with about 200 users, who just wanted some control over the mailbox sizes, as they don’t have any quota on them. For large enterprise environments, this is not necessarily the best solution, but it works. So what […]


Unable to open your default e-mail folders

So. this is a pretty common problem. Usually associated with a dodgy outlook profile or some kind of client side issue. But after a customer had some SAN issues today, it suddenly appeared out of nowhere for a couple of users. The preceeding events were a store.exe process running amoc being completely unresponsive. Restarting the service left it hanging. After a reboot of the server, all looked well; but not for two users. The were […]


Exchange 2010 : #550 4.4.7 QUEUE.Expired; message expired ##

Last week I had a customer who started having problems sending emails to one particular recipient. The user was getting bounce mails with the error > #550 4.4.7 QUEUE.Expired; message expired ## Which typically would mean that the sending server has given up. Protocol-logs show that the server initiates a connection, but that’s it, no further logging. It never gets as far as trying to send an email. The queue says the error message is Helo […]