Cannot Send Emails To Office 365 or Exchange Online Protection Using TLS

I have found this is a common issue. You set up an Exchange Online Hybrid or Exchange Online Protection (EOP) stand alone service and follow all the instructions for the creating of the connectors needed, only to find that your emails queue in your Exchange Server. If you turn on protocol logging you get this… Continue reading Cannot Send Emails To Office 365 or Exchange Online Protection Using TLS

Access Is Denied Message After Sysprep–How To Fix

If before you use Sysprep to prepare a Windows machine for imaging you set the administrators password “User cannot change password” then sysprep will not clear this setting, but will set the “User must change password at next logon” setting. Normally these two settings are mutually exclusive, but in the scenario for sysprep it seems… Continue reading Access Is Denied Message After Sysprep–How To Fix

Recovering Exchange Items When Entourage Corruption Deleted Them From The Server

I have a client who has an Exchange 2003 server and uses Entourage for the Mac. Last week all his sent items disappeared. It seems the problem is that Entourage’s local database corrupted and sync’ed back to the server that all these items where now deleted! To recover them I used PFDAVAdmin from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22427 and… Continue reading Recovering Exchange Items When Entourage Corruption Deleted Them From The Server

Highly Available Geo Redundancy with Outbound Send Connectors in Exchange 2003 and Later

This is something I’ve been meaning to write down for a while. I wrote an answer for this question to LinkedIn about a week ago and I’ve just emailed a MCM Exchange consultant with this – so here we go… If you configure a Send Connector (Exchange 2007 and 2010) or Exchange 2003 SMTP Connector… Continue reading Highly Available Geo Redundancy with Outbound Send Connectors in Exchange 2003 and Later

Unknown Error, Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2010

It’s a well documented issue with Outlook 2003 connecting to Exchange 2010 that means Outlook 2003 is not as responsive in Online mode as it was with legacy versions of Exchange Server (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2009942). What is less well documented is an odd error message that can appear because of this interaction. Imagine the following scenario. User… Continue reading Unknown Error, Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2010

Enabling ActiveSync on a Sony P1i with a GoDaddy Certificate

GoDaddy issued certificates are not trusted by the Sony P1i phone and so if you are using a GoDaddy issued digital certificate for ActiveSync on one of these phones you will be prompted to accept the certificate at each sync. As this kills the purpose of push email sync you will want to stop the… Continue reading Enabling ActiveSync on a Sony P1i with a GoDaddy Certificate

ERROR_REPLICA_SYNC_FAILED_THE TARGET PRINCIPAL NAME IS INCORRECT

This rather imposing message is found if you try to force replication between to Active Directory Domain Controllers when one of the controllers machine account password is out of sync with the password as stored on the other domain controller. I have seen this a number of times on Virtual PC or Virtual Server Active… Continue reading ERROR_REPLICA_SYNC_FAILED_THE TARGET PRINCIPAL NAME IS INCORRECT

Dell Notebook System Software (NSS) Failure to Install

I recently had to rebuild a Dell Latitude D610 as it was not working properly on purchase. The reinstall instructions for Windows XP SP2 included installing the relevant Dell drivers from the Dell CD (or internet download if they were later versions). The Notebook System Software (NSS) always failed to install – it would crash… Continue reading Dell Notebook System Software (NSS) Failure to Install

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Connecting a Windows SmartPhone to Exchange Server Protected with a Private Certification Authority Digital Certificate

Having recently obtained my first Windows Mobile powered SmartPhone, I needed to connect to my Exchange Server over the internet using ActiveSync. For those of you unfamiliar with Windows Mobile SmartPhones, they let you connect, using the phones internet connection (typically over a GPRS network), to your Exchange 2003 Servers to download your email at… Continue reading Connecting a Windows SmartPhone to Exchange Server Protected with a Private Certification Authority Digital Certificate

Enabling ASP.NET Session State without Installing IIS

At a client site, I needed to enable within a web cluster the ASP.NET session state service (ASP.NET State Service) and initially this was going to go on one server within the web cluster. The only problem though, as this configuration is easy, was what happens if the one server in the cluster that this… Continue reading Enabling ASP.NET Session State without Installing IIS

Exchange 2003 Resource Kit

The Exchange Server 2003 Resource Kit is almost ready for the shops. It should be available by the end of March 2005 and coming soon to the C7 Solutions web site is a book givaway. I have some copies to distribute as I am one of the authors of the book.