Placing Exchange 2013 Into Maintenance Mode

Updated 5 Feb 2013 to include Redirect-Message cmdlet Exchange 2013 has a feature called Managed Availability. This feature detects issues with a server and in the event of an issue attempts to fix the component at issue. Fixes range from simple restarts of the component (for example restarting the service) to doing what is called… Continue reading Placing Exchange 2013 Into Maintenance Mode

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

Exchange Log Truncation Failure in a DAG

Today I visited a client who had noticed that no log files had ever been removed after any backup within Exchange 2010 SP1. It was fortuitous that they had enough log disk space for about eight months of log generations. The disadvantage was that we were four months into this time period, so it was… Continue reading Exchange Log Truncation Failure in a DAG

Scheduling Backup on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

To do a backup of the virtual machines installed on your Hyper-V Server (2008 or 2008 R2 editions) you need to complete the following steps. Install the backup feature by typing start /w ocsetup WindowsServerBackup from the command prompt. Get a list of the drives on which Hyper-V Server has stored virtual machines. This will… Continue reading Scheduling Backup on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

SBS and WEBS 2008 Backup Fails to Backup Exchange Server

The following errors are reported in the Event Log Windows Logs/Application when you run the built-in backup that is part of Small Business Server 2008 (SBS) or Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (WEBS): Event ID 565 – Consistency check for component StorageGroup-GUID\’Microsoft Exchange Server\Microsoft Information Store\SERVER’ failed. Application ‘Exchange’ will not be avaliable in the… Continue reading SBS and WEBS 2008 Backup Fails to Backup Exchange Server