Archive for August 22nd, 2012

Quickie: List Copy Status of Storage Group

August 22nd, 2012 No comments

We have Exchange 2007 environment which contains 6 Failover Exchange clusters and each with 24 mailbox databases (total 144 mailbox databases). When there is a problem with replication of databases we needed to click every Failover cluster and check Copy Status of databases. To get rid of this hassle I wrote little script which lists all databases which Copy Status is not “Healthy”:

Get-MailboxServer | % { Get-StorageGroupCopyStatus -Server $_.Identity | ? {$_.SummaryCopyStatus -NotLike “Healthy” } }

For Exchange 2010 it would change little bit to:

Get-MailboxServer | % { Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus -Server $_.Identity | ? {$_.Status -NotLike “Healthy” } }

Now I’m ready to check in couple of seconds the health of databases 🙂

Exchange 2007 problem

August 22nd, 2012 No comments

Today one of our biggest customer with the biggest Exchange environment called with weird problem. Customer’s exchange environment is scalled for 60k users in future.

E-mail from outside to inside were going through. So people could receive mails from Internet. When they tried to send an e-mail following appeared:

  • When user sent e-mail from OWA, all e-mail messages stayed as Draft folder
  • When user sent e-mail from Outlook, all e-mail message were at Sent Items, but no mails were delivered

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It’s driving me crazy

August 22nd, 2012 1 comment

Today again I was pissed off from Windows Updates. I installed Windows 2008 R2 server and I started to download and install all Windows updates. I didn’t watch it, because, as always, I trusted it. But when I looked at it after couple minutes I found out following screen:


Internet Explorer installation under Windows Update window

Internet Explorer installation under Windows Update window


Windows Updates was installed IE 9.0 and window of IE 9.0 installation was under Windows Updates window. So I thought my computer is working as hard as it can and it was hiding windows from me to get some rest 🙂 When I clicked on hidden window I needed to confirm the installation:

IE 9.0 hidden confirmation window

IE 9.0 hidden confirmation window

This was not the first (but I hope it was last) time Windows Updates did it to me. 🙂