Exchange Server

Restoring a mailbox from WSB

I will describe small steps to recover a mailbox from Windows Server Backup. It includes steps like restroing the backup file from WSB to an alternate location, creation of recovery database and restoring the mailbox 1. Recovery from backup: 1. Start WSB on the server and select Recover from the Action menu 2. On the […]

PST Repairing tool

1. Open the application SCANPST in your computer (If you have outlook pre-installed the application will be the there at your outlook installation folder) 2. Open SCANPST and Browse the required PST or STM file                 3. Click ‘Start’ to start repairing the corrupted file

Exchange 2010 SP2

Microsoft has updated its Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, posting a service pack with a number of new features and bug fixes, the company announced Monday. The new features in Microsoft Exchange Service Pack 2 were developed based on customer feedback, according to the company. They reflect the expanding use of enterprise e-mail, scheduling and associated […]


Here, I am presenting some examples on usage of Get-ADPermission cmdlet 1. Returns the permissions that have been applied to the user Ed.                         Get-ADPermission -Identity Ed 2. Returns the permissions that have been granted to the user Ed on the Receive connector.                          Get-ADPermission “” -User Ed 3. Run the following command against a mailbox database […]

How to use ESEUTIL to repair/recover Exchange Databses?

Health of a databse: Run Eseutil /mh “Path of the database” and check the state of the database. 1. State= Clean Shutdown Move log files from the Transaction logs folder location and mount the databse 2. State= Dirty Shutdown Ensure that the log files required is in a Clean state by performing Eseutil /ml “Path […]

Faster method to check Exchange autodiscovery

1. Check host (A) record for your domain that points to the server hosting autodiscovery. Run nslookup Server: Address: X.X.X.X Name: Address: X.X.X.X 2. Access your autodiscovery service using a web browser. The URL you should use is : http://autodiscover.<your domain>/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml You should receive some XML with an error in it, as shown below, and that’s […]

Learn SMTP

Who SMTP English Computer 1 connect Call computer 2 Computer 2 220 Greetings Computer 1 HELO Hello, how are you? Computer 2 220 I’m OK thanks. What would you like to do? Computer 1 MAIL I’d like to send some mail from X Computer 2 220 Looks fine to me Computer 1 RCPT The message […]

Exchange 2010 Network Ports

M. de Rooij made a nice diagram of the ports used by Exchange 2010 SP1.

Delete a disconnected mailboxes in exchange 2010

Here I am presenting the way which I follows to remove a disconnected mailbox from the exchange 2010 server. To get the information on mailbox of the deleted user and disconnected mailboxes you can use the following cmdlet: Get-MailboxStatistics -Database “Mailbox Database 1” | Where-Object {$_.DisconnectDate -Notlike $NULL} | FL DisplayName, DisconnectDate, MailboxGuid The result will […]