Category Archives: Windows

Exchange 2010 – Recover deleted items from Dumpster

The user simona.x managed to permanently delete (hard delete) an entire folder from Outlook. Can we recover her e-mails ? Thanks to Microsoft Transport Dumpster, data is stored for 14 more days (or custom) in the dumpster, before being purged. … Continue reading

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Cannot delete or cancel print job

1) Run services.msc and STOP the printer spooler. 2) Go to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS and delete all files in this directory. 3) Start the printer spooler.      

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Exchange – configure automatic replies using Shell

Use a variable and html to format text: $OOF=“Hi,<br>I am away until 14th August.<br>In my absence please contact Sara Rundel (E:sara.d@pilon.co.uk M:07700 000 000) with any queries.<br><br>Kind regards,<br>John Smith” Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration john.smith -AutoReplyState Scheduled -StartTime “07/27/2017” -EndTime “14/08/2017” -ExternalMessage $OOF -InternalMessage … Continue reading

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Your mailbox appears to be unavailable. Try to access it again in 10 seconds. If you see this error again, contact your helpdesk.

If as a Domain Admin you cannot open someone else’s mailbox: Remove-MailboxPermission -Identity username -User “DOMAIN\Domain Admins” -AccessRights FullAccess -Deny Add-MailboxPermission -Identity username -User “DOMAIN\Domain Admins” -AccessRights FullAccess Access to all mailboxes: $gm = get-mailbox $gm | ForEach-Object { add-MailboxPermission … Continue reading

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Stuck mail in Outbox – Powershall Exchange 2010

Check all mailboxes with “stuck” e-mails in Outbox: Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit ‘domain.com/exchange resources’ | Get-MailboxFolderStatistics -FolderScope Outbox | ft identity,name,itemsinfolder -AutoSize Script for getting all mailboxes with items more than 0 in Outbox: Get-Mailbox -resultsize unlimited| Get-MailboxFolderStatistics -FolderScope Outbox | where … Continue reading

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There is a problem with the proxy server’s security certificate. The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the target site outlook.office365.com. Outlook is unable to connect to the proxy server (Error Code 0)

There are many possible causes for the Outlook Error 0 message. I’ve spent some time trying to figure out what’s causing this and also most of the solutions found on Internet didn’t help as they were suggesting server-side operations. As … Continue reading

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Enable Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

Download this file:  W7-SP1-RTM-RDP-v4 Right click on Install.cmd, then choose Run as administrator. There are some switches available: -? – Show this help help – Same as -? multi – Enable multiple sessions per user blank – Enable remote log … Continue reading

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Exchange – view the size of all Deleted Items folders

Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited | Get-MailboxFolderStatistics | where{$_.FolderType -eq “DeletedItems”} | Select-Object Identity, {$_.FolderAndSubFolderSize.ToMb()}, ItemsInFolderAndSubFolders | sort Identity By default, the Sort-Object cmdlet performs an ascending sort  ( sort -desc for descending sort )  

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Exchange – A few archiving commands

1. Which mailbox users have the personal archive enabled; Get-Mailbox | where {$_.ArchiveDatabase -ne $null} 2. List all archive enabled users along with their archive mailbox settings; Get-Mailbox | where {$_.ArchiveDatabase -ne $null} | ft name, archivedatabase, archivename, archivequota, archivewarningquota … Continue reading

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Exchange DB whitespace & LastFullBackup

Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | Select-Object Server,Name,AvailableNewMailboxSpace Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | Sort -Property LastFullBackup |ft Identity,LastFullBackup

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