If you're upgrading Exchange 2013 and you run into a few snags because of open files or processes running, they'll most likely be your backup processes. For Barracuda, the error will be: Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the 'bbwindir' () process (ID: xxxx) has open files. Close the process and restart Setup. For BackupExec, the error will be: Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the 'beremote' () process (ID: xxxx) has open files. Close the process and restart … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013 – Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the ‘bbwinsdir’ () process (ID: xxxx) has open files.
First things first. Here's where you can download everything: Office 2013 SP1 32-bit Office 2013 SP1 64-bit Exchange 2013 SP1 Project 2013 Server SP1 The Service Pack has been long awaited and long expected. I posted about the Service Pack when Microsoft blogged about it, then followed up again recently with notice that it still hadn't released yet, even though "early 2014" was running out. ZDNet was on top of the details regarding Outlook and Sharepoint Updates. Here's a list of … [Read more...] about Exchange, Sharepoint, Project, and Office 2013 SP1 Download Available
Are we getting ahead of ourselves here? Granted, I'll give it to them, it's only the beginning of February. So when Microsoft and their Exchange Team reported a Service Pack 1 Release date of "Early 2014" we may just be a little impatient. Maybe we should be giving them until the end of Q1 before pounding down their doors with torches and hay forks. While the scheduled release date may still have time, reporting the release date is just as important. It isn't too impatient of us to expect … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013 SP1 Release Date: Still Unknown
UPDATE (3/4/2014): It's here! It's finally here! Links to downloads and KB's can be found here: http://danblee.com/exchange-sharepoint-project-and-office-2013-sp1-download-available/ UPDATE: No news, not so good news? There is still no set date for the release of SP1 just yet. "Early 2014" is still the best we've heard at this point. My latest post doesn't give much of an update. I'll be sure and keep the world posted. Microsoft announced the release of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for … [Read more...] about Microsoft to Release Outlook, Sharepoint, and Exchange 2013 SP1 in Early 2014
Here are the default retention policy settings: This policy contains the following retention tags 1 Month Delete 1 Week Delete 1 Year Delete 5 Year Delete 6 Month Delete Default 2 year move to archive Never Delete Personal 1 year move to archive Personal 5 year move to archive Personal never move to archive Recoverable Items 14 days move to archive Below is a screenshot of what your default MRM Retention Policy will look like. … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013 Default Retention Policy Settings
UPDATE: After SP1, this issue is gone, and all services can be run normally. There's a good chance this issue was fixed at CU3 as I'm seeing user feedback in posts I was following claim that CU3 fixed the problem. Either way, life is better on SP1. This issue looks to be specific to Microsoft Exchange 2013 CU1. My environment is running Server 2008 R2 on a Server 2008 R2 Domain Level. At the time of this post, there is no telling if CU2 fixes the issue. Issue: Here's what you'll see in … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013 RPC Client Access Service keeps restarting
Here are the default mail sizes set in Exchange 2013. They are better referred to as the Organizational Limits: Organizational limits Size limit Default value Shell configuration EAC configuration Maximum size for messages received 10 MB Cmdlet: Set-TransportConfig Parameter: MaxReceiveSize Mail flow > Receive connectors > More options > Organization transport settings > Limits tab > Maximum receive message size Maximum size for messages … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013 maximum email sizes
Note: Some of these commands are specific to CU1 in Exchange 2013. Please make sure you have updated to CU1 before continuing: There are few things an administrator wants to take care of right when they begin to create shared room calendars. Here's my workflow for setting up Calendars in Exchange 2013. You'll see that some of the settings aren't different from Outlook 2010. Create the Distribution Group and assign it the role of Room List Add Calendar (Mailbox) to Room List Give Admin … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013: Shared Room Calendar Setup
You're going to get this error in later versions of Exchange because you allowed the TO field to auto-complete instead of choosing the name from the GAL. Clear out the TO field and only add people to the field using entries from the GAL. … [Read more...] about Calendar sharing is not available with the following entries because of permission settings on your network.
No chit chat here, just a quick explanation of how to add a Public Folder Calendar to your GAL in Exchange 2013. The quick answer: Mail Enable the Public Folder item. Once the Public Folder item is mail enabled you'll be able to see it in the GAL. Here's how to mail enable an item using the GUI: Head to Public Folders > Public Folder > Drill Down to the Public Folder Item (Contacts & Calendars are most popular) and highlight the item. On the right hand side you'll see an option … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013: Adding An Outlook Public Calendar to the GAL / OAB