Category Archives: Exchange

Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 17 installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 Installtion tips

Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 17 on 20 March 2017, so I’m a little late with this post, but i’m sure it will still be useful to you if you are reading it!

I installed Update Rollup 17 on my test SBS 2011 server this morning and it took 13 minutes from start to finish, so I wouldn’t expect it to take much longer than this in production.

Please test before installing into your production environment. Maybe even wait a few days or a week or two from the release date to make sure the QA is up to scratch on it.

For migrations to Exchange 2016, Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 is the minimum version that will be supported in a coexistance environment.

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 16 installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 Installtion tips

Edit: Update Rollup 17 is now available for Exchange 2010 SP3 see the post Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 17 installation tips.

Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 16 on 13 December 2016.

I installed Update Rollup 16 on my test SBS 2011 server this evening and it took about 10 minutes from start to finish, so I wouldn’t expect it to take much longer than this in production.

Please test before installing into your production environment. Maybe even wait a few days or a week or two from the release date to make sure the QA is up to scratch on it.

For migrations to Exchange 2016, Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 is the minimum version that will be supported in a coexistance environment.

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How to resolve Microsoft Exchange Information Store not starting – Event ID 5003

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I was called on to troubleshoot an issue with Microsoft Exchange Information Store not starting recently. All other Exchange services were up and running, but the Information Store wouldn’t start and produced the following error:

“Windows could not start the Microsoft Exchange Information Store on the Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to the service specific error code – 2147221213.”

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How to install Exchange 2016 (CU3 and beyond) on Windows Server 2016

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In this blog post we’ll look at how to install the latest version of Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2016. At the time of writing the current version of Exchange 2016 is CU3.

When Exchange 2016 was first released it wasn’t possible to install it on the Windows Server 2016 Technical Previews due to some missing features in the OS that it relies upon, but now Windows Server 2016 has been released to manufacturing, installation of Exchange 2016 on WIndows Server 2016 is supported.

The demo environment I am using includes a Windows Server 2016 domain controller that is running at the Windows 2016 forest and domain level, and a Windows Server 2016 member server.

In the demo environment no previous versions of Exchange have been installed so as part of the installation the Exchange 2016 we will upgrade the AD Schema.

Finally before we start, always test in a demo environment before deploying in Production!

I hope this walk through helps.

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 14 installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 Installtion tips

Edit: Update Rollup 17 is now available for Exchange 2010 SP3 see the post Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 17 installation tips.

Having been away over the summer I’m playing catchup with a few blog posts, so this one is a little late in coming! Over the summer (15th June 2016) Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 14.

I installed Update Rollup 14 on my test SBS 2011 server this evening and it took about 22 minutes from start to finish, so I wouldn’t expect it to take much longer than this in production.

Please test before installing into your production environment. Maybe even wait a few days or a week or two from the release date to make sure the QA is up to scratch on it.

For migrations to Exchange 2016, Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 is the minimum version that will be supported in a coexistance environment.

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Office365 PowerShell: How to the find out mailbox sizes in Office365 (and Exchange 2016) using PowerShell

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In this post I’ll look at how to find out the mailbox sizes in Office365 using PowerShell.

I’m working with a few more companies now who use Office365 so I thought I would look at how to perform a few general Exchange administration tasks in Office365 using PowerShell so that I can manage and maintain them more easily.

Note: the steps below also work for Exchange 2016.

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 13 released and installation tips

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 Installtion tipsEdit: Update Rollup 17 is now available for Exchange 2010 SP3 see the post Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 17 installation tips.

It been a busy couple of months with two Exchange migrations, one from SBS 2008 to Exchange 2013 and another from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 so this post is a little late coming!

On 14th March Microsoft released the Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 13.

I installed Update Rollup 13 on my test SBS 2011 server this evening and it took just 9 minutes from start to finish, so I wouldn’t expect it to take much longer than this in production.

The new update was released today so please test before installing into your production environment. Maybe even wait a few days or a week or two to make sure the QA is up to scratch on it.

For migrations to Exchange 2016, Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 11 is the minimum version that will be supported in a coexistance environment.

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