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What does New-ExchangeCertificate –confirm do?

Posted by in Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Troubleshooting

Depends who is asking. Let’s assume a scenario where you are trying to create a new self-signed certificate on Exchange 2007 using a script. You run the command “New-Exchange Certificate – Services “IMAP, POP3, IIS, SMTP” –Confirm:$false”. The script stops at a prompt when it tries to confirm overwrite of existing SMTP certificate (because current self-signed certificate is assigned to that function). Since this is breaking your script, you decide to throw in –force to force override of the prompt. Now you face another error: “Parameter set cannot be resolved…read more

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Logs not truncated after VSS Backup in Exchange 2007 SP2 or Exchange 2010

Posted by in Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Troubleshooting

Release of Exchange 2007 SP2 brought much awaited feature – VSS Backups! This was exciting. You were now able to take Exchange Server Backups on Windows Server 2008 without third-party backup software. That was until after you ran your first backup, or a few more if you weren’t watching! That is when you noticed that the backups have not failed but the transactions logs did not truncate either! What could go wrong with Exchange? Why is it not truncating logs? The backups have not failed. Trust me, there is nothing…read more

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Disable Certificate Revocation Check

Posted by in Exchange 2007, Setup, Troubleshooting

If your Exchange 2007 servers are not connected to internet (which for most cases should be true), installation of Rollup Update can hang and/or Exchange 2007 managed code services do not start. This happens due to Certificate Revocation check for certificate used to sign the code. It is documented here and here. For Rollup Installation, You can address this one of two ways: Turn off certificate revocation check in Internet Explorer In Internet Explorer –> Tools –> Internet Options –> Advanced tab In the Security section, uncheck or clear the…read more

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Exchange 2007 Setup Error: Setup Cannot use Domain Controller…

Posted by in Exchange 2007, Exchange Server, Setup, Troubleshooting

On one of my tests I was trying to add Hub role to a server that already had Mailbox role installed. When I started the setup, I got an error and pre-requisite check failed with error “Setup cannot use domain controller ‘dc1.mytest.int’ because an override is set in the registry.” I then tried to run setup with “/domaincontroller dc2.mytest.int” which failed with same error as well. It was interesting. What could be causing this issue? I remembered that few minutes ago I had run command: Set-ExchangeServer -Identity exch1 -StaticExcludedDomainControllers dc1.mytest.int…read more

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