SOLVED: Remove ActiveSyncDevice Fails with ‘Cannot Be Found’

This is an easy one if you pay attention to the details in the error: Summary: 1 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed. Elapsed time: 00:00:00 Dan Tican\IEM/1026121420 CFNetwork/609 Darwin/13.0.0 Failed Error: The ActiveSyncDevice MY DOMAIN/Ian – Users/Dan/ExchangeActiveSyncDevices/iPhone§78D33F828A7549BF95E4FE cannot be found. Click here for help… http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.141).aspx?v=14.3.123.3&t=exchgf1&e=ms.exch.err.Ex0FBD0C Exchange Management Shell command attempted: Remove-ActiveSyncDevice -Identity MY DOMAIN/Ian – Users/Dan/ExchangeActiveSyncDevices/iPhone§78D33F828A7549BF95E4FEFE Elapsed Time: 00:00:00 The key is the path to the Organizational Unit (OU) in Active Directory.  The user in…

SOLVED: Exchange 2010 Management Shell Error – The Term New-ExchangeCertifcate Is Not Recognized As The Name Of A cmdlet

This was a frustrating error that, if I had slowed down for 2 minutes, would have been easy for me to figure out what was wrong. The issue was that the Exchange Power Shell – Management Shell cmdlets was not in the location Exchange expected sooooo, I had to run the standard Windows Server Power Shell and load the commands manually: Right click on the standard Windows Power Shell and select RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR paste in…

SOLVED: Calendar sharing is not available with the following entries because of permission settings on your network

Well this was a minor annoyance I could have done without.  Fortunately the solution is very simple. If you are trying to SHARE a Calendar in Outlook and you receive the dreaded: Calendar sharing is not available with the following entries because of permission settings on your network           you have likely typed the recipients email address in or used the address from your cached addresses.  That will not work.  What…

SOLVED: How to Bulk Import Contacts into Exchange 2007 2010 2012

I recently needed to add 50 new contacts into my Exchange 2007 server and had no intention of completing this task by manually. I am not the greatest PowerShell guy but I knew this would be easy… and it was. Create a file named C:\CONTACTS.CSV file like following Name,DisplayName,EmailAddress,Alias,Title,Company,Department Tom Test,tomtest,[email protected],ttest,CEO,TGS,Surveys John Rotten,JohnRotten,[email protected],ttest,Chief Financial Officer, TGS,Corporate Launch EXCHANGE POWER SHELL and use the following command: import-csv c:\contacts.csv | foreach { new-mailcontact -alias $_.Alias -name $_.displayName…

RESOLVED: MAPI Initialize Failed error 0x80004005 on Blackberry Enterprise or Express Server

Last night I ran Windows Update patches on my Exchange 2007 server and now BlackBerry’s can not send or receive email.  All services are running and can restart without problem.  I can log into Blackberry Admin Service without problem. If this sounds like your problem, then you likely have the same problem I had, an old and now unsupported, CDO 1.2.1 .  You can verify this by going to the server, logging in to Windows…

SOLVED: How to Send Email Through Command Line

If you want to rule out YOUR mail server and /or mail client as a problem, you can easily send a short message to a server using the following command line: telnet mail.arrrrs.com 25                            note:  change the mail server to the server you want to CONNECT to. ehlo mail from:[email protected] rcpt to:[email protected]                     note: the email address must be handled by the server you connected to. data Hi Ian, You are teh very best Ian…

SOLVED: How to DISABLE Forefront For Exchange Without Killing Exchange

If you have ever tried to shut down Forefront services on an Exchange server you have found that it will shut down your Exchange… so don’t do that. I recently worked with a Microsoft tech who explained the following simply command line to (temporarily) unhook Exchange from Forefront: Open a comand prompt Change to the Forefront directory which in my case was: cd “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Server\” type FSCUTILITY /DISABLE To re-enable…

SOLVED: How to Setup a Blackberry Playbook to Work with Office 365 Exchange Email

If you want to setup your Blackberry Playbook to receive / sync email contacts and calendar with your hosted Microsoft Office 365 email service just follow these simple instructions: Update your Playbook to OS 2.  OS 1 will NOT sync with office 365 unless you have it tethered to your Blackberry (which I do not have).  That problem is gone with OS 2 which was released February 21 2012. click the settings cog icon in…

SOLVED: How to Add a Global Footer To Hosted Exchange on Office 365

This document explains how to add a non-repeating email footer to your Office 365 Exchange 2010. Step 10 below will exclude internal emails and step 11/12 will stop the footer from being added over and over again.   Sign into mail.office365.com with a user account that has admin rights Click OPTIONS in the top right corner of Outlook Web App (OWA) Click SEE ALL OPTIONS Use the MAIL > OPTIONS menu at the top left to change…

SOLVED: How to Create An Open Relay For A Particular Server

How to Setup an Unauthenticated Relay in Exchange 2007 or 2010 You likely have a server or application which needs to send email but cannot authenticate (sign in as a user) against your Exchange mail server for one reason or another.   It is actually quite a painless process to configure your Exchange server  to NOT need to authenticate SMTP traffic from a particular IP address: Go to your Exchange Management Console, and drill into SERVER…

SOLVED: 4.2.1 Unable to connect.” Attempted failover to alternate host…

If you see the following error in your Exchange 2003, 2007, or 2010 queue, there are three things you should do to troubleshoot the problem: 451 4.4.0 Primary target IP address responded with: “421 4.2.1 Unable to connect.” Attempted failover to alternate host, but that did not succeed. Either there are no alternate hosts, or delivery failed to all alternate hosts. Below are the three items you need to check: Test the connection by sending…

KB2538719 Takes A Long Time To Install

I just ran a patch cycle on an a small Exchange 2007 Standard Server running ForeFront Protection For Exchange 2010 and was shocked that it took over half an hour to install KB2538719 Hotfix Rollup 3 for Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange . The server in question did not have a single user connected, runs only 30 mail boxes and has 4 Xeon processors and 12GB of RAM in a HyperV Virtual Machine .  I was getting…

I Freakin’ LOVE My Windows Mobile 7 Phone

OK. OK… Sooo, here is my logic for even trying a Windows Mobile 7 phone: Windows CE 6.5 was great in 2004 but it just didn’t keep pace and by 2006 I had given up and moved my clients to Blackberry.  That was a good decision. Apple is incapable of producing a product without excessive margin (they have to pay for those misleading TV adverts some how… hey so why don’t YOU pay for it) and…

How to Setup a Windows Mobile 7 Phone (Mango) Email Outlook From BPOS

Business Productivity Online (BPOS) should VERY easily connect to your Windows Mobile 7 phone… but it doesn’t.  It does take some configuration: On the Start page, flick left to the Applications list Press Settings & then press Email & accounts Press Add an account and select Outlook Enter your email address and your password then press Sign In This will fail… don’t worry about it, just click Sign In again This will fail again, but it will bring up…

Office 365 Information On Trends, Pricing and Configuration

Up & Running sells and supports Office 365 products. If you want prices for Office 365 STAND ALONE APPS (i.e. I just want Exchange… not Exchange with Sharepoint): surf to www.office365.com click GET OFFICE365 click ADDITIONAL SERVICES The screen shots below will be helpful in explaining some of the new services and their requirements.  Note that they show US pricing and some of the prices shown have changed.