Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Exchange hub transport “Mail.que” file large in size

  1. Open exchange management shell and run “Get-TransportServer ” HUB01″ |fl
  2. Here, look for PipelineTracingEnabled. This should be set to False. If not, run
    Set-TransportServer HUB01 -PipelineTracingEnabled $False
  3. Now run “Get-TransportConfig” and ensure that
    MaxDumpsterSizePerStorageGroup is in MB’s and not GB’s

    MaxDumpsterTime : 7.00:00:00

    If not, run

    Set-TransportConfig -MaxDumpsterSizePerStorageGroup -MaxDumpsterTime
  4. Now run “Get-Queue” and take a look at the count of messages in HUB01
  5. Goto services.msc and Pause the Microsoft Exchange Transport service
  6. Again, run “Get-Queue” and ensure all pending messages are “zeroed” out
  7. Once messages pending becomes zero, stop the Transport service
  8. Move the mail.que file and all others to a new folder in the same location
  9. Start the Transport service
  10. Take a look at the queue again
  11. You should see that messages would have started getting delivered
  12. Now you can backup or safely delete the old mail.que file

Friday, January 20, 2017

Verbose status on welcome sceen

It enabled Verbose Status Messages in Windows Vista/7/2008
  1. Open regedit
  2. "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\
    CurrentVersion\\Policies\\System"
  3. Create DWORD VerboseStatus (or DWORD-32 for 64bit OS)
  4. Change Value to 1
  5. Reboot

Monday, December 19, 2016

Resest CSC file

  1. Open up registry editor (WARNING: Only for Advanced Users)
  2. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc
  3. Add a new key (folder) called Parameters
  4. Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc\Parameters, add a new DWORD called FormatDatabase and set its value to 1