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Messages stuck in Exchange 2010 queue (resolved)

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Today a collegae of mine ran into a problem with Exchange 2010. Messages both internally/externally were not delivered. We noticed that the Exchange server was using 100% CPU resources.  After some investigation we noticed that the submission queue was building up.

We decided to suspend the queue, exporting the messages. Then deleting the queue and recreating it. Finally we imported the exported messages. We used the following steps :

First open the Exchange Management Shell

Show all Exchange queues

get-queue

Suspend all messages in this queue

get-queue exchangeserver#submission | get-message | suspend-message

Export all suspended messages

$array = @(Get-Message -Queue "ExchangeServer\submission" -ResultSize unlimited) 
$array | ForEach-Object {$i++;Export-Message $_.Identity | AssembleMessage -Path ("c:\Mailqueue\"+ $i +".eml")}

 

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Stop the MsexchangeTransport service

Stop-Service MsExchangeTransport

Now rename the queue directory, the default directory is

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Startthe MsexchangeTransport service

Start-Service MsExchangeTransport

Enabling Citrix Sharefile Outlook Plugin

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The following registry key must be set for the Outlook Plugin to be enabled :

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\Malone.AddinModule]

“LoadBehavior”=dword:00000002

If “LoadBehavior” is set to 2, then it is disabled. If it is set to 3, then it is enabled.

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Manually enable the Citrix Sharefile Plugin

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After creating the Sharefile accounts and installing the Plugin into the vDisk a customer didn’t saw the Outlook plugin features. This is how to enable them.

First open outlook and go to Opties (Dutch languagepack)

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Select “invoegtoepassingen”

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Select the sharefile plugin and choose start:

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After that configure the Plug-in options:

 

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Enter your credentials and you’re ready to go :

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When creating a new email you notice the Sharefile options :

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Veeam Backup & Replication v7 patch 4 released

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Veeam recently released Patch 4 for their Backup & Replication v7. Now with full support of :

  • VMware (VSAN) support
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 support
  • License key auto update

For a complete list of new features and resolved issues check out the following Veeam KB article : KB1891

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Script to check multiple servers which services are using specific accounts

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A client wanted to rename a specific account, but they were afraid to change this specific account because it could be used as a service account for several services running on a number of servers. Because I didn’t want to logon to all those servers manually I decided to create a powershell script.

 

Hereby the source code :

$DefineSaveLocation="f:\powershell"
$SaveLocaPath=Test-Path $DefineSaveLocation
if ($SaveLocaPath -eq $False)
    {New-Item -ItemType directory -Path $DefineSaveLocation}
cd $DefineSaveLocation

Foreach ($Server in Get-Content "F:\powershell\inputfile.txt" )
 {
  Write-Host "Retrieving Servers for $Server "    
  Get-WmiObject win32_service -ComputerName $Server  | select Name,
  @{N="Startup Type";E={$_.StartMode}},
  @{N="Service Account";E={$_.StartName}},
  @{N="System Name";E={$_.Systemname}} | Sort-Object "Name" > ".\$Server -Services.txt"
 }

 

This script uses a inputfile containing the servernames. You can use for example use rvtools or an WMI query to create this file.

After running the script the output is as follows :

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I imported this file into excel and from now it’s easy to check for accounts being used etc.

Make sure to run powershell in elevated mode and don’t forget the set-executionpolicy unrestricted option.

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Packt Publishing Books for $ 10

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A collegae of mine told me about that Packt Publishing is having a 10 years anniversary.
Now you can get hold of their IT books for only 10 dollars!

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Check it out here

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Veeam first conference VeeamON

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Today I received confirmation that Veeam’s first conference will be held on October 5th till October 9th for the VMCE course.

There will be General Sessions, Technical Breakouts and there will be an Expo Lounge.

I’ve heard people talking about the party also :-)

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For more information check out their website : http://go.veeam.com/veeamon#register

The price for attending this event is :

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How to kill a hung VM on XenServer

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Sometimes you run into a hung VM on XenServer. This is how to kill the VM running on XenServer :

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First look up the UUID (in my case 50fa073a- etc)

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Using the command list_domains you can find the id’s (0, 6, 7, 9 etc)

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Now use the grep command to find the domain ID you need and use the following command to kill the VM : /opt/xensource/debug/xenops destroy_domain –domid <domainid>

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Review Veeam One Part 2 First time start

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After installing (check my post here) it’s now time to check out Veam ONE.

There are 3 new icon’s, let’s use the first (Veeam ONE Monitor)

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Veeam ONE is starting..

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When first starting Veeam, you are asked to give you mailserver credentials :

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Which user is going to get which notification mails?

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You are given the option to create some policy’s :

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Enter your snmp string for monitoring purposes :

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Ok, ready to finalize the changes :

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And here you are….

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(For privacy reasons I removed some information)

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Yesss, VMware vExpert 2014!

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I’m very honored to be awarded vExpert 2014! A vExpert is an active member of the community who impacts his or her knowledge on others. VMware uses the following explanation : “ A vExpert is not a technical certification, VMware selected people who engaged with their community and who had developed a substantial personal platform of influence in those communities. There were a lot of very smart, very accomplished people, even VCDXs, that weren’t named vExpert this year. “

 

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You can find the full list of members here.

The proof :

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