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Month: September 2015

A review of the Unified Communications Day conference

A review of the Unified Communications Day conference

Yesterday I attended the first Unified Communications Day at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, and I must say it was a very worthwhile event to attend. The event was the brain child of Andrew Price and several of colleagues and it’s goal was to bring together like minded people in the hope of networking and sharing knowledge on Unified Communications (Exchange/Office 365/Skype for Business) systems. The UC Day team had managed to gather some very recognisable and well known…

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Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the “beremote()” process has open files.

Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the “beremote()” process has open files.

I was applying a Service Pack to an Exchange server last week and came across this error message when running the setup wizard: Setup cannot continue with the upgrade because the “beremote()” process has open files: The server was being backed up with Symantec Backup Exec, this was causing an issue. I stopped the Backup Exec services and was able to continue with the service pack installation. Please follow and like us:0

How to resolve the error ‘550 5.7.1 Unable to Relay’?

How to resolve the error ‘550 5.7.1 Unable to Relay’?

I recently came across an issue at work where one of our servers wasn’t able to send any email alerts out. On troubleshooting the issue we were receiving a ‘550 5.7.1 Unable to relay’ error message. Duly checked the receive connectors within the Exchange Management GUI and everything looked okay but still the server wasn’t able to relay. On launching the Exchange Management Powershell console we ran the command: Get-ReceiveConnector “Receive Connector” | Get-ADPermission -User “NT AUTHORITYANONYMOUS LOGON” And noticed…

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Find the Collection Membership of a Specific Machine

Find the Collection Membership of a Specific Machine

There many times during the course of troubleshooting issues within SCCM where you will need to find out what Collections a specific client machine is a member of. Unfortunately there is no native way of finding that out, but you can use SQL and reports to help you find this information. You can run the following SQL query against your SMS database within SQL Management Studio select v_FullCollectionMembership.CollectionID As ‘Collection ID’, v_Collection.Name As ‘Collection Name’, v_R_System.Name0 As ‘Machine Name’ from…

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Uninstall Project 2013 with Configuration Manager

Uninstall Project 2013 with Configuration Manager

As I’m sure all of you have found there are lots of helpful articles out there about how to do a silent install of Microsoft Office/Project/Visio/etc through SCCM, but there is very little information out there on how to do an un-install silently. After much head scratching I finally found the method of doing so… 1. Navigate to the directory where your install files are located2. Edit the config.xml file located within prjstd.ww (note this changes depending on the version…

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