Archive for the 'Exchange' Category

Disable Email Accounts in Exchange

Deleting Mailbox in Exchange Admin Console will delete the attached AD objects! Always great to find out afterwards – thank you Microsoft. :/ So….to just disable an account: In the Exchange Management Console, right-click and select disable mailbox or in the Exchange Management PowerShell, use the Disable-Mailbox cmdlet: Disable-Mailbox -Identity {mailboxname} -Confirm:$false Disabling the mailbox […]

Exchange 2003 P2V and drive expansion fix

It’s been a long few weeks. I Had an Exchange 2003 server whose physical hardware was failing – drive and drive controller errors and the physical disk was running out of space on the system drive. Which happened to be the ONLY drive in the server. Yes I know that the system, log and dbase […]

The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete – Cant add Outlook accounts…

How I recently fixed one hell of an Outlook 2007 to Exchange 2003 connection problem. This occurred on brand new Windows 7 Enterprise AND brand new Windows XP workstations while trying to configure the Outlook clients to connect to our Exchange 2003 server. The actual error is: "The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook […]