Archive for May, 2012

Exchange 2010 Missing Server configuration in EMC?

I was using outlook locally on a Exchange server. (i know not a good idea)  Anyway if you are going to use it to access a mail box DON’T click the remember password. If not next time you log in to the Exchange Management Console it will log on with those credentials and you wont be able to manage your server.  It is easy fixed tho. Just go in to the control panel -> Credential Manager find the password you saved a click remove from vault.




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Microsoft Exchange PST Capture is used to discover and import .pst files into Exchange Server or Exchange Online

While doing a mass mailbox move from one exchange provider to us i found this handy tool. It allows you to bulk import PST files directly to exchange with no outlook installed.


PST Capture helps you search your network to discover and then import .pst files across your environment – all from a straightforward admin-driven tool. PST Capture will help reduce risk while increasing productivity for your users by importing .pst files into Exchange Online or Exchange Server 2010 – directly into users’ primary mailboxes or archives.

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Outlook still autodiscovering BPOS after moving off it.

We moved a customer from BPOS (Telstra Hosted Exchange) to our own managed exchange. After hours of backing up mail boxes and restoring (due to the bpos platform being slow) and reseting up the profiles on the local pc i found the autodiscover kept prompting for a username and password for the bpos servers. ( after some looking i found this link Revert Autodiscover Changes for Exchange Online

It has these steps

To revert Autodiscover changes for Exchange Online

Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Run dialog box, type regedit, and then click OK.
In Registry Editor, go to the following registry key:
Delete the following Autodiscover entries:
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart Windows for the changes to take effect.


After doing all this it still didn’t work. Same problem. Then after looking at the reg files that that BPOS installer runs i found that it puts a entry in

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0OutlookAutoDiscoverdomainname = =”C:DOCUME~1…outlook-autodiscovery.xml” remove this reboot and everything should be good to go.


you can also clean up the C:Users%username%AppDataLocalMicrosoftSign InConfigusername@domain


If you have issues with not being able to send to internal email’s try outlook /cleanautocompletecache


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Xenserver guest wont shutdown

Got a Xenserver guest that wont shutdown? give this ago

1 – “xe vm-list” to get the uuid of the VM that is hung

2 – “list_domains” to list the domain uuid’s so you can determine
the domain # of the VM above by matching the uuids from this output with
the uuid for your VM from the previous command.

3 – “/opt/xensource/debug/destroy_domain -domid XX” where XX is the domain number from the previous command

4 – “xe vm-reboot uuid=XXXX –force” where XXXX is the uuid from the first vm-list command for your VM. (name-label may work but didn’t work this time for me so I used the uuid)

5 – (optional) If its still stuck try “xe-toolstack-restart”

Your VM will be back up running now in most cases. (I use this for my HVMs that hang so I don’t have to reboot the host server)
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