IMAP testing can be a little tough, especially when you are on a production server. Here's the first things I'd do to make sure IMAP connectivity is working OK: Run a Telnet from a Telnet Client to ports 143 and 993. 143 is your TLS port and 993 is for SSL IMAP connections: telnet 127.0.0.1 993 You can use your public IP. You're looking for a black box or a banner that you've set up with a virtual service listening on the port. If you get a denied connection there might be something wrong … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013: Test IMAP Connectivity
Have you ever seen one of these before in your logs? They pop up from time to time: The following fatal alert was generated: 10. The internal error state is 1203. They aren't anything to worry about. It just means a client somewhere is trying to access something using the wrong protocol. For example, someone is trying to log into OWA using http instead of https. That's all. These can essentially be ignored unless there are outrageous amounts or something is breaking during the … [Read more...] about Exchange Event Error: The following fatal alert was generated: 10. The internal error state is 1203.
While upgrading to any service pack or CU of Exchange 2013 (and earlier), you can't have other CU's installed. Before you can get started with an upgrade, head into Programs and go to "View Installed Updates." Be sure and remove the CU or SP that you have installed, then start the upgrade. Otherwise, this will be your error: In this example, the CU could be any version before the version you're trying to upgrade. Keep in mind, a service pack is just a glorified CU, so you'll get … [Read more...] about Exchange Upgrade Error: Unable to install because a previous Interim Update for Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1 has been installed.
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.
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