Exchange 2010 Command Line to Export Mailbox to PST

Login to the exchange server with an account that has appropriate rights to perform the export operation. This account may have to have Export rights granted.

The domain administrator account, if you have access to it, will already be enabled and granted the rights to export a mailbox to a PST file.

Once logged on, start an Exchange Management Shell session.

Enter the following command :

New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox {user alias without the squiggly brackets}  -FilePath \\A file server on your network\a shared folder\name-of-the-pst-file.pst

The following screenshot is from a real export on a real server (this was not on a lab server)

export mailbox to pst on exchange single user


The following comamnd can be run to check the status of the export and any other exports that are in progress.



Exchange 2010 – Find ActiveSync Device Statistics for a Single User Account

Exchange Shell to display ActiveSync details of connections for a single user account mailbox

There are several Exchnage Shell commands that will provide output and detailed information for activesync connections, users , devices. If a single user is having an issue and you need to see the details for the single user or active sync phone or device then issue the folloiwng command.

Get-ActivesyncdeviceStatistics -mailbox



Email disapearing missing email hosted Exchange Outlook 2010


A user was losing emails that were moved into folders and even emails that were supposed to be in the sent box were no longer where they should be. It appeared they had just vanished. I actually seen this occure while looking for the cause of the problem I had sent myself some test email messages. I seen the test emails i nthe sent folder then one of them just vanished.

There were no Outlook Rules and the view was set to all email.
After looking around, I seen there were thousands of syncrnization issues.
Sure enough, I saw one of the test messages I had sent in the local failures folder under the sync issues folder .

The sync errors were mostly Your server administrator has limited the number of items you can open simultaneously.

The syncing issues stopped after disabling “Download Shared folders” in the user’s outlook profile.
Many of the emails that had disapeared due to syncronization issues were found in the “Local Failures Folder”.

Setup ActiveSync on Blackberry Phones

ActiveSync on Your Blackberry

  activesync on blackberry

ActiveSync on Your Blackberry

Blackberry z10 z30 ActiveSync

First of all you’ll need OS6 or higher for your phone. So upgrade at your own risk, be certain your phone supports the new OS.
Here are the steps:

– Go to email accounts.
– Select Internet mail account
– Setup another email account
– Select “Other” from the list
– For the email address enter and enter the password, click continue
— I get invalid email adrdress or password at this point, don’t worry about tghis error —
– Click okay
– Click “I will provide the settings”
– Choose Outlook Web Access (Exchange) – this is below the pop/imap option
– For the outlook Web access url enter
– For the user name enter domain\user-id
– For the mailbox name enter your login-name for the domain
– Continue

– The blackberry will say processing, please wait.
– It will take about 20 minutes before email will work. At least that’s what is says but email works sooner than that. Send and receive was quick after the first 20 minutes.



Blackberry OS 6 or higher is required. activesync on blackberry


Android Prompting for PIN Connecting to SBS Exchange with ActiveSync


Disable The 4 Digit PIN code Request When a Mobile Device Connects to Exchange 2010 on SBS 2011



Mobile Smartphone Prompting for PIN Connecting to SBS Exchange with ActiveSync


As we know, ActiveSync is the best method for connecting Androids, iPhones and other mobile devices to Exchange servers.  When the Exchange server is part of an SBS 2011 solution, after configuring the mobile device to receive its company e-mail through ActiveSync, it is requesting a 4 digit PIN code. This is an SBS 2011 default setting. The default configuration on the SBS 2011 Exchange Server requires a password for ActiveSync devices to synchronize with the Exchange server.

On SBS 2011 or in a non-SBS installation of Exchange 2010 the feature can be disabled or changed by opening Exchange Management Console, going to Organization Configuration, Client Access and select the Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies. Click properties on the Default policy and select the Passwords tab to find see the setting. 

To completely disable the password requirement, remove the check at Require password. Of course you can also change the settings to your own preferences.



Exchange 2010 ECP login The user name or password you entered isn’t correct.

Exchange 2010 ECP login The user name or password you entered isn't correct.

Exchange 2010 ECP login The user name or password you entered isn’t correct.

 A method used to resolve this problem was to change the authentication methods used by the ECP (exchange control panlel) virtual directory. The settings below worked. After they were applied, the user who had the correct permissions was able to login and manage their account and other user accounts. ECP-outlook-web-app-exchange-2010-user-name-password-entered-isn't-correct-authentication-setting

 Once the aauthentication settings for ecp were updated, the user was able to login through OWA by licking the options and see all options or directly using the ecp url.

Exchange 2010 Shell Command to Remove Quota Limits for Mailbox


Remove Quota Limits for Mailbox – Exchange

The entering of the command and the resulting output (just a blank line) is done through the Exchange 2010 Shell

In this example, the jounaling mailbox will have any email limitations or quotas removed. This same command can be applied to other user mailboxes as well of course. You can also use the same command to place a limit, just replace unlimited with a number.

Set-Mailbox "journaling" -UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults $false -IssueWarningQuota unlimited -ProhibitSendQuota unlimited -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota unlimited

You can copy and paste the command line code and change the name to one of your user accounts or mailboxes and apply it in the shell.

Exchange 2003 Exchange 2010 Migration Coexistence NO Email Flow – PC Tech Support – Computer Desktop Software

This was an Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 migration. It is a swing migration as both servers will coexist during the migration process.

via Exchange 2003 Exchange 2010 Migration Coexistence NO Email Flow – PC Tech Support – Computer Desktop Software.

Having been involved with several Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 migrations with more to come, I’ve seen some interesting anomalies and differences in the installations and mail-flow issues.  One of which of course is at one of the installations there was no email between Exchange 2003 And Exchange 2010 Servers. After There was no email flow between the two email servers. A connector had to be created manually. The connector for this istallation was not created automatically to permit email to transcend from 2003 Exchange to Exchange 2010 and vice versa.

Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 Coexistence/Swing Migration

On another, the connector had been created during the installation but after several days to a week email stopped moving between the server versions. The connector had to be re-created using the Exchange Shell interface.

The connectors can be displayed using the Shell Command line:

Simply issue the command get-connectors and hit enter. This will display your connectors.

Basic Difference Between Exchange 2010 Enterprise and Exchange 2010 Standard

Exchange 2010 Enterprise or Standard

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is available in two editions;  Enterprise or Standard.  The basic and only real difference between the two Exchange editions is the number of databases you can have on a single host server installation instance. The database count includes either mailbox or public folder type.

  • Exchange Server 2010 Standard Edition can host up to 5 databases on a server.
  • Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise Edition can host up to 100 databases on a server.

That’s the basic and only real difference between the two versions.

Differences of Exchange 2010 Standard vs Enterprise: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Required for DAG

Please Note:  For  Exchange 2010 Client Access Server (CAS) and Hub Transport Server (HT) Redundancy for providing High Availability and Failover in a Server, you will  need the  Enterprise version of the server OS.  To enable these HA and redundancy features, windows 2008 enterprise or windows 2008 R2 enterprise versions are required.

For small and medium sized businesses with 1 to several hundred user mailboxes, the standrad version of Exchange 2010 will suffice.

Desktops, Servers, and Networks, oh MY!: Outlook Web App Didn’t Initialize – Exchange 2010

Desktops, Servers, and Networks, oh MY!: Outlook Web App didnt initialize – Exchange 2010.

I had this error during an installation of Exchange 2010. The installation was for a migration form Microsoft Exchange 2003. The fact the Exchange server 2010 installation was goingto be part of a migration from exchaneg 2003 was not the cause of the problem. The cause of the problem in my case was the authentication method that was set in Exchange Management and the authentication settings that were set in IIS 7 were different or simply did not match.

For more detailed information please see the post found from the link below

Desktops, Servers, and Networks, oh MY!: Outlook Web App didnt initialize – Exchange 2010.

outlook web app did not initialize