Scripting

Wipe Content from an Exchange Online Mailbox

This tool has been updated with new options.  See https://www.undocumented-features.com/2017/10/19/update-to-wipe-exchange-online-mailbox-script/.

Periodically over the years, I’ve run into content problems trying to migrate data to Exchange Online using third-party migration tools–they somehow get stuck, don’t like something existing in the destination mailbox (or didn’t write it properly in the first place) and you need a clean mailbox to restart the process. … [ Continue reading ]

Information

Error uninstalling Exchange Server 2003: One or more users currently use a mailbox store on this server.

So, you’re transitioning your Exchange 2003 environment to an Office 365 environment and desperately want to drop kick your Exchange 2003 server out the door.  After migrating everyone’s email, you open ESM, delete all of the mailboxes and start to uninstall Exchange. … [ Continue reading ]

Configuration

Exchange 2010 Messages Stuck in Retry status in “MapiDeliveryQueue”

In case your Exchange admin life wasn’t difficult enough, you can always have this problem, manifested with the following symptoms:

  • Mail delivery hung
  • Messages stuck in local delivery “MapiDeliveryQueue” with a status of “Retry”

Classic tactics such as restarting the server or right-clicking the queue and selecting “Retry” have no effect.… [ Continue reading ]