Category: Exchange migrations

Deleting an Outlook Profile

4th March, 2016

We’ve all been there.  The time comes when we resort to deleting the Outlook Profile and simply start again.   For IT Professionals this is pretty straight forward and we understand the implications of doing so – and the inevitable new OST download.  If you are a big user of email, this could be a pretty […]

The BEST reason to keep a Hybrid Exchange Server

15th January, 2016

We are often asked about should I have a Hybrid Server (be that for administration only or for full Hybrid)  and so last year we blogged TEN good reasons to keep a Hybrid Exchange Server. We left out the best and most important one, which is that Microsoft do not support making changes to Exchange related attributes […]

Outlook “Quick Wins”

18th December, 2015

Often in the world of Notes to Exchange migrations we run into resistance at all levels at the organisation, but never more so than the incumbent Messaging Admins themselves.  The best way around this is sell this as a new skill to learn at the opportunity to become dual skilled at two Messaging Platforms. If […]

Configuring IBM Lotus Domino Server for SNMP

4th December, 2015

At a recent client engagement, we were asked to configure Domino for SNMP monitoring and alerting – Simple Network Management Protocol Now, whilst there are some enterprise tools available for Domino Monitoring like GSX and Microsoft SCOM Management packs sometimes a free tool will give you enough of what you need.  This […]

Just How Private are Lotus Notes Private Items?

26th November, 2015

Lotus Notes Private Items, Read Receipts and Encryption Following on from my colleague Twan’s brilliant blog on Private Items in Outlook / Exchange,  (see here ->  ) we thought we would put together a similar one on Lotus Notes. My colleague Neil Langston already touched on parts of this with his equally brilliant Blog on detecting […]

After migration stop users sending email from Lotus Notes

3rd October, 2015

There are a number things needed to send email from Notes when you have local mailfiles.   Local Notes client:- (1) local (2) local mailfile.nsf (3) server mailfile.nsf – not explicitly needed.   Server:- (4)   If you restrict access to the mailfile (2) by making the user have Reader or NoAccess all you […]

How private are private items in Exchange

9th August, 2015

We sometimes get asked how private are private items? The short answer is not very…  private items is an Outlook and OWA concept and NOT an Exchange concept.  Exchange has no item level security model, only mailbox and folder level. So what does this mean? This means that unless you can force people to only access […]

Convert Mailbox to Linked Mailbox

17th July, 2015

When performing an AD migration it is sometimes necessary to make the mailbox a linked mailbox so that the migrated user can continue to use their email.  When searching online I found the official answer from Microsoft which is to disable-mailbox and then connect-mailbox, however this loses all of the Exchange related attributes.  Of course you […]

Merge a MailContact with a User

2nd July, 2015

Often when doing migrations some form of GalSync has taken place or where admins have manually created mailcontacts in the opposite Exchange Org to assist with coexistence.  However when it comes time to do the migration the Prepare-MoveRequest.ps1 it will convert the MailContact into a MailUser and ensure it has the mailboxGUID and other attributes […]

Convert Mailbox to Mailuser

26th June, 2015

I was asked to convert a mailbox to a mailuser, and funny enough although the reverse is true, you can’t just call enable-mailuser on a mailbox… Of course you can disable-mailbox and then enable-mailuser but that removes all Exchange related attributes, which isn’t really that desirable.  To overcome this I wrote a small script that […]

Deleting Folders

3rd June, 2015

from an Exchange Mailbox with PowerShell I was given an escalation at a client where somehow a user managed to create thousands of folders all nested one inside the other.  So the task was how to delete these folders. User and 1/2/3rd line support had already tried using Outlook, OWA and MFCMapi but none of […]