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 functionality....

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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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How to recover data from an Exchange 2013 database after a complete Active Directory loss?

Scenario: a single Exchange 2013 server in a Windows Server 2003 AD domain; one DC malfunctioned months ago and was dismissed (without proper demotion, no less); the other DC died yesterday and there ...
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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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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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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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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 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 added,...
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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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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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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 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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Server 2012, Server Manager Dashboard

New installation of Server 2012 R2 with Exchange 2016. The dashboard is showing 'Microsoft Exchange Notifications Broker' as stopped and giving a red error in the dashboard It is normal for the ...
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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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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] C:\users\...
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Exchange 2013 Internal and External URLs with multiple servers and certificates

I'm building a lab with two Exchange 2013 Servers with different internal names and only one external URL, the naming schema is something like this: Internal Names: exchange1.local.example.com ...
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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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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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Exchange DAG Auto Failover - Reasons

Our 2013 DAG seems to somewhat arbitrarily activate DBs on other servers and move them from the ones they were active on. In looking at metrics there were no noticeable spikes in RAM/IO/Networking/etc ...
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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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Upgrading Windows Server Version on an Exchange Server

Why can't you upgrade the version of Windows Server on an Exchange Server? Is this a valid limitation as of today? For example, suppose you're running Windows Server 2012 and want to upgrade to 2012 ...
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Can I send message to the “Junk Email” folder using Exchange based off a header?

Is there a way using Exchange to send messages with a specific header like (X-Junk-Mail: ) to the "Junk Email" folder without having to create rules in the client? I'd like to have borderline spam ...
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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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Exchange 2013 Calendar Issues

I have an ongoing Exchange 2013 problem with some users not being able to add/edit Calendar entries into the Calendars of other users. I'm hoping for a clue as to why this may be happening. We have ...
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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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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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Exchange not checking SPF record for own domain

I have an interesting issue with Exchange where it appears to check and stamp spoofed messages from external domains but not ones it has setup to send from. For example I can spoof a message from 1@...
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Server 2012 R2 Exchange 2013 Handle Leak

I have a DAG setup with Server 2012 R2 and Exchange 2013 running on three Servers plus another Server for a lagged copy. We appear to be having a handle leak on all of the Servers, it doesn't seem to ...
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Huge mail.que file on Exchange Server 2013

I'm facing an issue with an huge mail.que file on the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\data\Queue. One of our users created an redirect loop and the mailbox blow ...
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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 anything....
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Exchange Location Not Showing Up in OS X Calendar

Exchange 2013 & Windows Server 2012 R2, OS X 10.9.5/10.10.0. When trying to create a new meeting in OS X Calendar.app, the location field is not correctly populating with the configured meeting ...
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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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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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Cannot set a default SMTP server certificate on Exchange Server 2013

I've an Exchange 2013 Server with two wildcard certificates, one for matching the internal AD zone and the other one with the public domain. The certificates are defined with those names: *.example....
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Exchange server cannot connect to remote host

I have installed a Microsoft Exchange 2013 server on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine. I've installed both Mailbox and Client Access roles. All the prerequisites have been installed. I found a fix ...
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Exchange 2013 and AD/GC issues

I have Exchange 2013 (minimal install and all roles are on a single server) on-premises running on a Windows 2012 R2 server (both Windows and Exchange are patched and up-to-date). Basically this ...
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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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Exchange Autodiscover Authentication fails after mailbox migration from 2010 to 2013 is completed; until server is backed up or rebooted

I have installed an Exchange 2013 Mail server on our network following the Microsoft guide on migrating from an Exchange 2010 to 2013 server. I am at the point where I have both servers running side ...
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How can I connect to an Exchange 2013 server with OAuth?

Our goal is to have our customers grant permission to access their email on an Exchange 2013 server with OAuth, without us having to store the customers' usernames and passwords. We already do this ...
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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 ...