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Increase your rule limit size in Office 365

By |October 6th, 2015|

If you’re anything like me and have a lot of rules in your inbox, you may be very close or already hit your limit of allowed rules.

By default in 365 your rule limit size is 64k , you can increase this with the below command:

set-mailbox -identity User@Fomain.com -RulesQuota 256kb

The limit is 256kb so you […]

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SCOM Agent issue “Database recovery/restore failed with an unexpected error -543”

By |September 28th, 2015|

We recently had an issue with one of the servers we monitor via SCOM , we had a heartbeat failure from a server and the SCOM Health service had stopped.

When going to start the SCOM service it failed and we were given the below error in the operation monitor event log:

“HealthService (130072) Health […]

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Cumulative Update 10 for Exchange 2013 Released!!!

By |September 16th, 2015|

Just to let you know Exchange 2013 CU10 has been released

You can download the rollup from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49044&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all


Issues Resolved

KB3087126 MS15-103: Description of the security update for Exchange Server: September 8, 2015
KB3094068 Permissions for a linked mailbox are added to an account in the wrong forest in an Exchange Server 2013 […]

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Skype 2015 CU1 Update Failure KB3061059

By |August 20th, 2015|

We recently were upgrading a Skype 2015 Edge server to CU1 and the upgrade failed with a 1603 error L

We checked the Skype_patchinstallerlog and could see the below error

“[19/08/2015 21:31:21] Embedded patch Server.msp is referred by KB #3061059

[19/08/2015 21:31:21] Embedded patch Server.msp can be researched at URL http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=3061059

[19/08/2015 21:31:21] Embedded patch description: Update […]

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Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Released!

By |August 20th, 2015|

RSAT tools for Windows 10 have now been released J

You can download from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45520&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all

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Cumulative Update 9 Released for Exchange 2013

By |June 17th, 2015|

Just to let you know Exchange 2013 CU9 has been released

You can download the rollup from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47679&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all

CU9 contains the following fixes (Referenced from http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmilne/archive/2015/06/16/exchange-2013-cu9-released.aspx)


KB3069501 – Duplicate folders are created after a mailbox move in Exchange Server 2013 Enterprise
KB3055940 – “Object reference not set to an instance” […]

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The user “Mail Enabled Security Group” was found in Active Directory but isn’t valid to use for permissions

By |June 8th, 2015|

We had an issue with a customer recently where they were unable to add a permission to a mailbox for a mail enabled security group. Every time they ran the “Add-MailboxFolderPermissions -Identity “User1:\calendar” -AccessRights Editor -User “Mail Enabled Security Group”” they got the below error.

The user “Mail Enabled Security Group” was found in Active […]

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Skype for Business 2015 Server Management Pack Released!

By |June 4th, 2015|

The Skype for Business 2015 management pack has been released J

You can download from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47364&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all

Management Pack Details below (Referenced from the Above Link):

Skype for Business Server 2015, Management Pack contain comprehensive monitoring tools including:

End-to-End scenario availability from various locations.
Call reliability and quality perceived by real users.
Component health and performance.

Active […]

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Using Disk Cleanup without installing the Desktop Experience on Windows 2008 R2 Server

By |May 13th, 2015|

Here’s a quick way of getting disk cleanup on a Windows 2008 R2 server without having to install the Desktop Experience and having to restart the server.

Simply do the below

Navigate to C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c9392808773cd7da\
Copy cleanmgr.exe from the above location to %systemroot%\System32
Navigate to C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_b9cb6194b257cc63\
Copy cleanmgr.exe.mui from the above location to %systemroot%\System32\en-US

Then just run Cleanmgr.exe from command prompt and […]

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Office 365 External IP Additions and Removals

By |May 6th, 2015|

Microsoft have changed a few of the External IP’s for 365, so if you have limited the IP addresses that you can connect to , be sure to update your Firewall otherwise ADFS auth , 365 Portal , Azure AD will start to have issues after 05/06/2015!

To Remove

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