Redirect Exchange OWA to default site and force SSL in Exchange 2010

OWA redirect to default site forcing SSL is useful If you have those one or two users who cant seem to remember to add the https or the OWA to the exchange OWA url. To do this via IIS manger can be time consuming and tricky, below is the script which I came across (Mark … Continue reading Redirect Exchange OWA to default site and force SSL in Exchange 2010

Insufficient System resources in Exchange 2010, disable back pressure/resource monitoring

Starting from Exchange 2007,  the edge transport service uses the system resource monitoring feauture to determine vital resources such as hard drive space and memory and take action in an attempt to prevent service outages. This can be a pain as the whole thing is calculated on a formula, 100 * (hard disk size - fixed constant) … Continue reading Insufficient System resources in Exchange 2010, disable back pressure/resource monitoring

Disk Cleanup tool keeps freezing or takes a long time to load in Windows XP

Every now again we cant escape the old desktop keeps freezing and running a disk cleanup, now When you try to compress old files on a Windows XP-based computer, the Disk Cleanup tool may stop responding, and you may receive the following message: Disk Cleanup is calculating how much space you will be able to … Continue reading Disk Cleanup tool keeps freezing or takes a long time to load in Windows XP

Invalid Fully Qualified Domain Names no longer accepted in Subject Alternative Names (SANS) in SSL certficates

After a recent legislation change, CA's will no longer accept invalid fully qualified Domain name such as .local, servername.local as Subject Alternative Names for SSL's expiring after 1 November 2015. If you already have got such an SSL certificate it will be revoked post this date. I noticed this when renewing a 5 yr SSL … Continue reading Invalid Fully Qualified Domain Names no longer accepted in Subject Alternative Names (SANS) in SSL certficates

Recover deleted Active directory user account and restore Mailbox in Server 2008 and Exchange 2010

Scenario:  Restore user account where the account was accidentally/ purposely deleted and the mailbox resides on an Exchange 2010 in a mixed 2003, 2008 environment. The deleted mailbox is now showing in disconnected mailboxes. The first step is to recover the deleted user account in AD. Hoping that you have left the tombstones on the … Continue reading Recover deleted Active directory user account and restore Mailbox in Server 2008 and Exchange 2010