Possibilty to clear individual log entries in RES Workspace Manager

Posted in RES User Workspace Manager with tags , on August 15, 2014 by uniekdevries

There’s no way to delete individual log entries in the error log. It would be a nice feauture. In my case I want to clean up those entries I solved. There is also one log entry of an agent dated in the year 6273 ūüėČ … Unless I clean everything theres no easy way (as far as I know) to delete this entry.

I posted the idea in RES Uservoice…. Maybe in the next Service Release?

Examples Exchange Server 2010 Management Shell command lines Part 1

Posted in Exchange 2010 with tags , , , , on October 14, 2012 by uniekdevries

Here are some examples of Exchange Management Shell commandlines I frequently use.

Import a PST file in the mailbox of UserA

New-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox UserA -FilePath \\server\d$\pst\UserA.pst -BadItemLimit 10

View statistics of all running import requests

Get-MailboxImportRequest -Status InProgress| get-MailboxImportRequeststatistics

Import all pst files found in de PST directory. Make sure the name of the PST file correspondends with the target username

Dir \\server\d$\PST\*.pst | %{ New-MailboxImportRequest -Name import -BatchName batch1 -Mailbox $_.BaseName -FilePath $_.FullName -BadItemLimit 10}

Import a PST file in a subfolder of the mailbox

New-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox UserA -name Archive -FilePath “\\server\d$\archive 2011.pst” -BadItemLimit 10 -Targetrootfolder Archive2011¬†

Give UserB full mailbox permissions to the mailbox of UserA 

Add-MailboxPermission -Identity “UserA” -User UserB -AccessRight FullAccess

Give UserB ‚ÄúSend as‚ÄĚ ¬†permissions for MailboxA¬†

Add-ADPermission -Identity ‘CN=MailboxA,OU=Mailboxen,DC=domain,DC=local’ -User ‘UserB’ -ExtendedRights ‘Send-as’

Set review permissions on a user’s mailbox for a mail enabled group 

Add-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity UserA:\Calendar -user GroupB@domain.local -Accessright reviewer

How to view total size of a mailbox? 

Get-MailboxStatistics -identity UserA| ft DisplayName, TotalItemSize, ItemCount

Create a new addresslist  based on emailaddress (domain name)

new-addresslist -name AddresslistA -recipientfilter {(emailaddresses -like “*@example.com“)}

How to move Exchange 2010 database log files to other disk?

Posted in Exchange 2010, Windows 2008 with tags , , , , on September 2, 2012 by uniekdevries

We have configured 2 Exchange 2010 servers hosting 4 databases in a DAG. All databases and the log files are on different disks. Because the log disks were to small we decided to move the log files to another disk. The problem is that in a DAG configuration there is no option to move the “database path”. This option is only available after deleting all database copies. Because we didn’t want to remove the database copies we did the following on ALL DAG members:

1. Add the new log disks to the server.
2. Create the same folder structure and set all NTFS permissions.
3. Dismount all databases.
4. Stop all Exchange services.
5. Copy all log files to the new disk.
6. Start all Exchange services
7. Mount all databases

This procedure also works for moving a database to a larger disk.

Folder2iso great tool in Virtual Machine environment

Posted in Tools with tags on June 5, 2012 by uniekdevries

Folder2iso is a tool that I use to convert my folders (and it’s subfolders) into ISO’s. This works great, espesially when working with Virtual Machines. Often it is the quickest way to have files available in the VM.

You can download it here.


Error during PrepareSchema phase Exchange 2010 installation

Posted in Active Directory, Exchange 2010 with tags , on June 4, 2012 by uniekdevries

Before installing the first Exchange 2010 server in you organization you have to extend the Active Directory schema. This can be done by running the setup.com /PrepareSchema command from the Exchange 2010 DVD. In most cases this stage completes without errors. Except in our environment ;-(

The following error occured:

“There was an error while running ‘ldifde.exe’ to import the schema file ‘C:\Windows\Temp\ExchangeSetup\Setup\Data\PostExchange2003_schema18.ldf’. The error code is: 8245. More details can be found in the error file: ‘C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\2\ldif.err'”.

Looking into the logfile shows this:

Entry DN: CN=ms-Exch-Mobile-Mailbox-Policy-Link, CN=Schema, CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=local

Add error on entry starting on line 358: Unwilling To Perform The server side error is: 0x2114 Schema update failed: An attribute with the same link identifier already exists.

The extended server error is: 00002114: SvcErr: DSID-032603BC, problem 5003 (WILL_NOT_PERFORM), data 8468

Research learns that this error happens  occasionally.


To fix the problem I followed the instructions explained in this Microsoft knowledge base article


To edit the .ldf files I copied the whole content of the Exchange 2010 DVD to the local disk and started setup.com from there. At first the PrepareSchema action failed again. I found out that for some reason the setup did not copied the file that I edited but used the default file. To solve this I started the PrepareSchema command and manually copied the file that I edited in the temporary directory that was created by the PrepareSchema command.

In total there were two attributes with a link identifier that already existed. Both attributes were related to the Exchange Mobile Mailbox object.

How to install .Net Framework 3.5 on Windows 2008 R2 server

Posted in Windows 2008 with tags , on April 7, 2012 by uniekdevries

As a prerequisite of Exchange 2010 server I tried to install .Net Framework 3.5 on a Windows 2008 R2 server. So I downloaded the dotnetfx35 executable and started the setup.

The setup failed with the following error:

You must use the Role Management Tool to install …

Research learned that .Net Framework 3.5 is a feature that is already included in Windows 2008 R2. You only have to enable it.

To enable it follow these steps:

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Teams based on IP address rule does not contain expected agents

Posted in RES Automation Manager, Uncategorized with tags on April 3, 2012 by uniekdevries

In RES Automation Manager I create teams based on IP address rules. But not all the agents I expected where member of the team. I used he following rule:



All the expressions need to be true.

Contacting support learned that if I wanted to know the number of computers on an given subnet, I better could use:

LIKE 192.168.1.*