Exchange Server 2013 is the version of Microsoft Exchange that went RTM on October 11, 2012. It replaced Exchange Server 2010. Exchange Server is the email server product developed by Microsoft, and (most notably), integrates calendaring and contact management software with its email ...

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Outlook fails to connect to a load-balanced Exchange 2013 cluster through Direct Access 2012 R2

We have a load-balanced Exchange 2013 SP1 cluster, running MAPI over HTTP. Client connectivity inside our own network works just fine, while clients connected over Direct Access does not connect. The ...
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Exchange Server Using Wrong Active Directory Site

Our Exchange 2013 server suddenly started logging errors about bad replication between sites (there should be no replication as there is no other server) as well as several other issues that appear to ...
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Office 365 - what is in the “Sensitive Word List” for spam filtering?

In Office 365 you can toggle a few settings to help with spam email filtering. Among these is a setting to enable a "Sensitive Word List" as shown below: The problem is...I can't find any list on ...
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Updating to Exchange 2013 - any way to do it now?

Exchange 2013 is out, available for some epople already. Got if from the VLC Center, now trying to get an upgrade path that works for some customers. Problem: There is no upgrade. It is "install on ...
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Is it possible for a schema change to not replicate, and a object that uses that schema arrive at a DC?

I'm trying to understand the risk of updating the schema of a very large AD forest, where the schema has not been on every DC, and then an object that uses that schema object is replicated An example ...
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Does OWA let users change their AD passwords once their passwords are expired?

We have a cloud active directory server which is running Exchange 2013. We have a lot of users with only exchange accounts and most of them will have their passwords expired in a few days, I was ...
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Exchange 2013 ECP unable to login

I'm so angry that it is possible to get into this situation, but here goes. I had a perfectly operational exchange 2013 server which I was about to commission into production. Before doing so I was ...
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Outlook/BITS client can't download the OAB, returns HTTP 401

We're having difficulties with Outlook clients running in cached mode. They get stuck forever on "Offline Address Book is connecting to Microsoft Exchange". The two Exchange servers in question are ...
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Is there a way to restore deleted contacts via OWA?

Our users are on Office 365 (Exchange Online) and so I'm hoping this is applicable to those of you using Exchange 2013 as well, but I don't have a way to verify that. I've never run into this before, ...
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Disable Outlook Web Access Junk filtering in Exchange 2013

By default, Outlook Web Access (OWA) in Exchange 2013 seems to move suspected junk mail to the Junk Email folder. This is undesirable behavior in most of my environments because we have Barracuda Spam ...
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Confusion about Microsoft Exchange 2013 RTM .ISO and Cumulative Updates

What is the best practice regarding deployments of Microsoft Exchange 2013 and the various Cumulative Updates available for the platform? I've once made the mistake of downloading the Exchange ...
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Why does Exchange 2013 return wrong search results?

When using Outlook (2010 or 2013) in online mode with Exchange 2013, using the instant search field returns very odd search results. Searching in OWA returns correct results. Using an advanced search ...
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Exchange reply all copying sender

Symptom: Users sending emails in Outlook or on a mobile device connected via ActiveSync or Outlook Anywhere reply all to an email message. The sender ends up also being copied on the reply as well ...
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Exchange 2013 Setup fails - Couldn't find the Enterprise Organization container

I'm working on an Exchange 2013 CU6 installation at a site whose AD was comprised of two Windows 2003 domain controllers (in an odd HA cluster configuration). New Windows 2012 R2 DCs have been ...
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HTTP to HTTPS redirect with Exchange 2013 OWA

I'm trying to set up an automatic redirect from http://webmail.domain.com to https://webmail.domain.com/owa of our Exchange Server 2013 CU1 using the IIS interface. The old trick to just redirect the ...
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How do public folders work in Exchange 2013?

I'm studying and testing Exchange 2013, and I'm quite happy to see someone at Microsoft finally decided to move away from the old PF database management and replication which has been a full-scale ...
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Exchange Server Address Resolving to Random String

I am running Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. When I add my exchange account to Outlook, it seems to work perfectly (sending/receiving email, syncing everything), but when I open the account ...
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What subdomains does an Exchange 2013 SSL certificate require?

I need to order a SSL certificate for an Exchange 2013 server. I am going to order an UC Certificate from Comodo Group Inc. I understand that I need to specify the below subdomains whilst ordering: ...
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Exchange 2013: Weekly Message Count

I have a manager needing to check on an employees sent and received message count as the employee is stating they are getting too much mail compared to others in the company. I've been checking ...
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VSS does not truncate Exchange 2013 Logs on Server 2012

I have a single exchange 2013 server on Server 2012. It is being backed up by Veeam and Veeam is utilizing VSS in its operations. The backups are actually working fine, but at the end of backups, ...
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Exchange 2013 recipient filtering - reject after RCPT TO

According to this forum thread, exchange 2013 has a new behaviour for recipient filtering. Apparently, mails to unknown users are only rejected after the DATA-Phase, not after RCPT TO as this was the ...
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Active Directory components appearing on an Exchange Server which is not a Domain Controller

Folks, I am having a little -still awkward- issue here. I have an HP ProliantDL380p Gen8 server which serves as a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V host for 2 VMs. One VM is a Windows 2012 Server R2 Exchange ...
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IMAP to Exchange 2013 migration: powershell cmdlets don't recognize -IMAP

I've set up an Exchange 2013 where email is being migrated to. When trying to run the necessary cmdlets to start a migration, the -IMAP switch is not recognized. An example: [PS] ...
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Scheduled PS Script Not Running

I'm trying to run the script from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Password-Expiry-Email-177c3e27 I've corrected the variables for my environment and I'm able to run it from my workstation and ...
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Unable to launch the Exchange Management Shell after installing KB3011140

So I installed KB3011140 this weekend and after rebooting to apply, I'm unable to launch the Exchange Management Shell (or the Admin Center for that matter) I'm running Exchange 2013 SP1 CU6 The ...
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New mail in Exchange going to other folder, not Inbox

We have one user who suddenly has her new mail going to a folder "Deleted Items -> Unwanted". She claims she has not changed anything, the other Exchange administrator says he has not changed ...
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Mobile device access policies

HR wants us to prevent part-time hourly staff from checking email while off the clock. Is it possble to disable Activesync and OWA via exchange policy for users in a particular group? I have looked ...
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Is there a reason NOT to install the RSAT-ADDS tools on an Exchange 2013 CAS server?

I would've thought I already knew this answer. Maybe I'm just being paranoid. I have a need to run a local script on a CAS server that would in turn utilize the Active Directory cmdlets. I need to ...
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Smart Card S/MIME with Exchange 2013

I have an Exchange 2013 environment that I'm trying to implement S/MIME with smart cards. To the best of my knowledge, and the little help I have received on TechNet, I have configured my Exchange ...
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Exchange+Outlook 2013 - Read Mails turn Unread

I have a local EX2013 server and several Outlook 2013 clients. Some of the clients occasionally (once or twice a day) see a random read email turn unread with no apparent reason. I went through the ...
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Recipient verification for Exchange 2013

I am attempting to do recipient verification for Exchange 2013 and not getting very far. Everything seems to be enabled, but it's not working as expected (test is to telnet to port 2525 and send ...
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Old exchange server showing as provisioned and will not go away

Been fighting with a real odd one here... Long before I started at my current company, there was an exchange 2007 server in the network. We believe it was simply dropped and not properly removed. Now ...
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Administrator can access all mailboxes - how can I stop it?

At our organisation the DOMAIN\Administrator account can access all mailboxes i.e. log in to Outlook Web Access as DOMAIN\Administrator and then open another mailbox and that users mailbox appears. I ...
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Exchange 2013 OWA: Always download remote content from domain/sender

We are using Exchange 2013 for multi-tenant email hosting and I am trying to create a policy that will always show remote content from a specific sender domain (or single sender is fine too) in OWA. ...
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Exchange 2013 mailbox forwarding even though it's disabled

I had a user which had his email forwarded to gmail.com. Latly i disabled that option via ECP and it has no such settings as forwarding. But then his emails never get into his mailbox. HARED... SMTP ...
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How do I install Microsoft Exchange 2013 with Microsoft Powershell DSC?

We are working on a new build procedure. As a proof of concept, I wanted to install an Exchange 2013 server with CAS and Hub roles. I cannot find documentation on just how to do that. Has anyone ...
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How to create a forwarding account in office 365?

I'm migrating our emails from one hosted exchange provider to another. How can I create addresses that simply forward to another (external) address but don't have a mailbox of their own?
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Identify data loss due to logging failure on Exchange 2013 database(s)

Over the few weeks our Exchange server has had problems with its backup jobs failing to complete which has caused our normally ~empty log drives to fill up to the point where Exchange has dismounted ...
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Exchange 2013 Edge server setup

I am trying to upgrade my Exchange 2007 setup with Mailbox/CAB/Hub server, (and edge server), to a fully Exchange 2013 setup. I have Exchange 2013 Mailbox server setup, running and working, (on ...
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Nature of load on a Microsoft Exchange 2013 server

I was wondering if anyone can offer some guidance on the nature of the load that is generated on a Exchange 2013 server. The background of my question is that I'm currently considering options ...
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Delegate Access and Subfolders

Sometimes when a user leaves a company the manager will request access to the former employees mailbox on our Exchange 2013. I can use mailbox delegation to give them full access, but if there are any ...
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Exchange distribution group behavior when two groups have the same member

I'm using Exchange 2013 and I have two distribution groups, DistA and DistB. Each group has UserA and UserB as members. If someone sends an email to DistA and DistB as recipients, UserA and UserB ...
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Issues importing PST into Archive Mailbox Exchange 2013

I've completed a successful mailbox import request into the archive mailbox for a particular user. There are no errors to speak of and the size of the archive mailbox has grown to the expected size ...
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Content filter on exchange 2013 - not working as expected

I just setup a new ex2013 server, and we have an upstream spam filter that adds the word "[SPAM]" to the subject line if it suspect incoming spam. I want to configure my ex2013 server to delete any ...
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Reset Search Index in Exchange 2013

I have corrupted indexes in my Exchange 2013 server and I have having trouble figuring out how to reset them. I found information on how to do it here: ...
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Changing default UPN for iPhone/ActiveSync seamless Setup: any downsides?

Setting up a brand-new domain and want to achieve ActiveSync/Autodiscover Nirvana: no certificate warnings, no having to enter in Server Names or Domains, just pure Contoso-like buttery bliss. Have ...
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Can a Transport Rule be used to change the FROM address of outbound email?

I have users who have 5 domains and they need to send FROM each one. Normally this entails setting up a new mailbox and the subsequent hassle on the mobile devices and local profile. I would like to ...
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How can a user in Exchange 2013 access public folders in Exchange 2007?

In my environment, there is an Exhange 2007 server and an Exchange 2013 server. I have a few public folders in Exchange 2007 server. I want to know how a user in Exchange 2013 can access the public ...
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It cannot determine the content type of the HTTP response from the destination computer wsman

I am trying to connect to an Exchange server via a wsman connection using PowerShell. The client server in question is in a Workgroup, while the Exchange server is in its own domain. I use the ...
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DAG: Exchange 2010 and 2013

I have a server 2012 box that is now running AD/GC/DC/DHCP/DNS/Hyper-V and exchange 2010. The domain/exchange started on a sbs 2003 box that I recently demoted after transferring all roles to the ...