Monthly Archives: July 2009

How to move Exchange mailboxes from one drive to another

How to move Exchange mailboxes from one drive to another

RESOLUTION
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=> Dismounted the mailbox store

=> Manually changed the database path in adsiedit by referring to KB822676

=> Manually copied the priv1.edb and priv1.stm from E drive to F drive

=> Successfully mounted the mailbox store and confirmed that the mailflow was working

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Transferring the roles and copying the files over to a new DC

Steps for Transferring the FSMO Roles
To transfer the PDC,RID and then Infrastructure Master roles
Open dsa.msc and right click on the domain name and click on Operations Master and click on change to change the DC
To transfer the Domain Naming Master Role
Open domain.msc and right click on the domain name and click on operations master and click on change
To transfer the Schema Master
Start-Run-regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll
Open the schema snap in and transfer the role

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Mandatory profile settings are not taking affect for user

RESOLUTION : “Assume User Called SRC and Server is called SRV”
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– We created a new group policy with the following settings enabled (Under Computer Configuration=> Administrative Templates=> System=> User Profiles)
1. Add the Administrators security group to roaming user profiles
2. Delete cached copies of roaming profiles
– We opened Active Directory users and computers
– We moved the user SRC to a new OU UserSRCProfile
– We went to the properties of the user SRC and clicked on the profile tab
– We pointed the roaming profile for user SRC to the following share \srvuserprofiles%username%
– We logged in with the user SRC and made changes to the profile and logged off
– We Went to the location of the roaming profile for user SRC (\srvuserprofilessrc) and renamed the ntuser.dat to ntuser.man (to make the profile mandatory)
– We logged back in and verified that the settings are taking affect
– We tried to log in to a different computer (ex. computer7) and we noticed that the settings did not take affect
– We logged in to computer7 as the administrator and went to control panel=> regional and language options=> languages tab and install files for East Asian languages
– We deleted the locally cached profile of user SRC (under c:documents and settingsSRC) and rebooted computer7
– Customer created a new group policy with the following settings enabled (under User Configuration=> Administrative Templates)
1. Start Menu and Taskbar=> Remove Run menu from Start Menu
2. Control Panel=> Prohibit access to the Control Panel
3. Desktop=> Hide and disable all items on the desktop
– We logged in with user SRC and verified that the settings are taking affect

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How to Configure a Stand-Alone IIS SMTP Server to Relay to a Remote Domain

How to Configure a Stand-Alone IIS SMTP Server to Relay to a Remote Domain
  • Start Internet Information Services Manager or open the Internet Information Services (IIS) snap-in.
  • Expand Server_name, where Server_name is the name of the server, and then expand Default SMTP Virtual Server.
  • Right-click Domains, point to New, and then click Domain.
  • Click Remote, and then click Next.
  • Type the name of the new remote domain in the Namebox.You can specify a single domain, or you can use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard character (the asterisk must be at the beginning of the name and be separated from the rest of the name by a period) to specify more than one domain. For example, if you want the remote domain to accept mail for other-domain.com and all its subdomains, use the name *.other-domain.com.
  • Click Finish.
  • In the right pane, right-click the new remote domain that you just created, and then click Properties.
  • Click the General tab.
  • Under Select the appropriate settings for your remote domain, click to select the Allow incoming mail to be relayed to this domain check box to allow the SMTP server to act as a mail relay.
  • Under Route domain, click Forward all mail to smart host, and then type the IP address or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the internal network’s corporate mail server. If you use an IP address, make sure that you use brackets “[]” to enclose the IP address. For example, [nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn].
  • Click OK.

Stop and start the SMTP virtual server. To do so, right-click Default SMTP Virtual Server, and then click Stop. After the virtual server stops, right-click Default SMTP Virtual Server again, and then click Start.

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