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November 24, 2008

Forklift upgrade

What happens if you need to upgrade the creaking old server hardware that Exchange is sitting on? Especially if you want to keep the same name to prevent users from going bonkers and yourself from updating all the docs. Read on.

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December 16, 2007

OWA error 503

Recently, a colleague encountered an interesting problem after installing Exchange 2003 sp2. The OWA gave error 503 on the sole exchange server.

Restarting the services revealed an event ID 122 for the source EXOLEDB. "Microsoft Exchange OLEDB was unable to initialize property table".

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June 19, 2007

Outlook OST problems.

OST files are what was known as offline folders. These contain replicas of the mailbox on the server so as to allow offline viewing. If the OST file were to be corrupted, usually by a bad shutdown. Don't waste time trying to repair the OST file.

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June 15, 2007

What to do if your E00.log is missing

Sometimes the Exchange server hiccups or your antivirus software decided that one of the precious transaction log file contains a Netsky virus. Then end result is the same. Exchange store is dismounted. Remounting it only says a certain log file is missing. What to do? There are plenty of websites showing the solution. This serves as my bookmark.

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