Exchange 2010

How to synchronize Public Folders (Exchange 2007/2010)

When migrating to a new (version of) Exchange this is how you can synchronize the Public Folders :

Start the exchange management shell and execute the following code :

You should be able to do this using the Exchange Management Console but this often doesn’t work. After executing the above script you should be able to check and edit it again using the console although.


Exchange 2010 Disable open-relay

You can easily check if you have an open relay with websites like, and

When you found out that they say that you have an open relay you can double check that with the following command :

Then use the following command to close the anonymous relay :


Then re-check using the mentioned websites. 🙂

Error upgrading Exchange 2010 SP2 ‘TevoSource’

Today I ran into some problems while upgrading Exchange 2010 SP 1 multi tenant to SP 2.


The error was “Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the TevoSource <> process has open files. After some investigating I found that the Appasure Replay agent was causing some interference. Stopping the service (and killing the proces ID 1764 in this case) was the solution. Smile

Change Exchange Mailbox Language

Everybody has seen it one or twice. When importing exchange data using PST files that a user has both an postvak in as an inbox folder.

I found a nifty tool that changes the language of the exchange mailbox to a specified language.

For example :

As you can see the above mailbox language is in English.

Now you start the tool (ignore the mapi error) and select the user(s) you wish to change :

You hit set and you will notice the mailbox(es) are changed into the preferred language :

You can download the software here. The software is made by a company called amrein. Visit them at