OWA Works But Outlook Won’t Connect

Relatively quick post here, just wanted to share this because I’ve wasted a lot of time on this in the last two weeks. I’ve been working to build up a malware testing environment and am adding an email component to it (including Outlook & Exchange) …

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Editing Calendar Permissions in Office 365 via PowerShell

The company policy where I work is that everyone has Reviewer permissions for everyone else’s calendar. This is for scheduling purposes as well as for pulling the right people in to meetings as they’re getting set up.  The problem is that (as far as I …

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Microsoft Exchange Offline Address Book 0x80072F06

After a recent server migration from SBS2005 to SBS 2008, I ran into an issue where users were not able to download the offline address book.  They would continue to receive Sync Issues consisting of the message “Microsoft Exchange Offline Address Book …

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An IIS Directory Entry Couldn’t Be Created. The Error Is Access Is Denied.

Here is a quick-fix for an unsettling error message.  The error message is: An IIS directory entry couldn’t be created. The error message is Access is denied. . HResult = -2147024891 + CategoryInfo : NotInstalled: (MB2Exchange (Default Web Site):ADObje …

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CAS Installation Failed – The Value Cannot Be Null. Parameter Name: Key

During and Exchange 2010 installation recently, I received the following message during the Client Access Server installation:

[crayon-5ae040a3a160f69751 …

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Calendaring Is Not Working For Specific Users After Upgrade To Exchange 2007

Recently I had an Exchange migration from 2003 to 2007 and had an issue with a few users who were unable to receive calendar invites and users were unable to view their calendars.  I came across a Microsoft article which had the fix for us, it required …

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Configuring Autodiscover

Autodiscover is a very nice service to have, especially internally, but it can be a pain if it’s not configured correctly.  When purchasing an SSL certificate, if it’s not purchased for the server name, (which it’s usually not) it will give certificate …

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External Autodiscover

There is a new feature in Outlook 2007 to autodiscover all mail settings based on your email address.  To set this up for your domain, all that is required is a mail server that supports the autodiscover service and creating SRV records.  Usually the i …

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Creating PST Files With Exchange 2007

A couple quick commands to export/import mailboxes using the PST format in Exchange 2007.  These must be run from the Exchange Tools Console on a 32-bit machine.

The following code will export all mailboxes in a selecte …

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Update Address List and Email Address Policy

After upgrading from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007, your address lists and email address policies will continue to work, but you will not be able to edit them.  In order to upgrade them to Exchange 2007, I have included a few quick commands as well as …

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Exchange 2007 Back Pressure

Recently we performed some maintenance on our Exchange server at the office, we had to reinstall the Client Access Role in an attempt to regain OWA functionality.  After the maintenance was completed, we found that we were no longer receiving external …

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Set Up Mailbox Manager In Exchange 2007

In Exchange 2003 there was a feature called Mailbox Manager, which allowed an administrator to control many things about the messages that existed in users’ mailboxes.  One of the main features for this was to delete or move messages older than a certa …

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