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

Microsoft Exchange 2010

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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PowerShell: Identify the number of users connected to a Exchange 2010 CAS Server

Exchange PowerShell

As part of a Microsoft Exchange 2010 migration, we are moving users from one CAS (Client Access Server) that is being retired to another which is replacing it.

In an ideal world we would have implemented a CAS array, but time and other factors have prevented us from setting this up straight away so we are moving users from one CAS server to another.

So we can see how our progress is going, and so we can confirm there are no users on the old CAS server before we decomission it, it would be useful to query the CAS servers to see how many connections are being made to them.

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Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 now available

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3

Microsoft have now released Service Pack 3 for Exchange Server 2010.

The new service pack adds the following new features:

Coexistance with Exchange 2013 (Cumulative Update 1).

Support for Windows 2012

Support for IE10.

Plus a number of other customer requested fixes.

Exchange 2010 SP3 Download

The service pack can be downloaded from here.

More information from the Exchange team can be found here.

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