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Month: October 2015

Unable to sync phone to Exchange

Unable to sync phone to Exchange

If you’ve been following my blog for the last few weeks you’ll have heard me talk about the Exchange 2013 migration project I’ve been working on.  Well we hit another snag in the migration the other day around the users mobile phones not syncing to the new mailbox server after moving to Exchange 2013. At first we thought it was just one or two users but it transpired that over 80 users were affected!! After investigating whether or not ActiveSync…

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Swissgear GA-7305-14F00 Synergy Laptop Bag Review

Swissgear GA-7305-14F00 Synergy Laptop Bag Review

As an IT Consultant I often have to carry my office with me to client sites and having a comfortable, secure backpack to do this is a must. A few years ago I purchased the Swissgear GA-7305-14F00 Synergy Bag and have thoroughly enjoyed my purchase. Having ten pockets, all of varying sizes is extremely handy. It allows me to organise all my items into a neat organised structure for easy access. The laptop pocket at the back easily carries and…

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Get Mailbox Move Progress

Get Mailbox Move Progress

I’ve recently been involved in an email migration from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013 and in order to monitor the progress of the mailbox moves I’ve been using Powershell commands, the two I’ve used are: Get-MoveRequestStatistics -MoveRequestQueue “Mailbox Database 1″| Sort PercentComplete This results in giving the Display Name, StatusDetail, TotalMailboxSize, TotalArchiveSize and PercentComplete of each mailbox move to that Exchange 2013 database. The other one that I’ve found useful is: Get-MoveRequestStatistics -MoveRequestQueue “Mailbox Database 1″| Where-Object {$_.StatusDetail -eq “Copying…

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Powershell Query to Analyze your Mailbox Movement

Powershell Query to Analyze your Mailbox Movement

I’ve recently been doing an Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013 migration and wanted to find out the kind of speed the mailbox moves were taking.  I used the below Powershell script to pull out the MB transfer speed per minute: Get-MoveRequest | Where { $_.Status -eq “Completed” } | Get-MoveRequestStatistics | Select DisplayName,TotalMailboxSize,TotalMailboxItemCount,@{n=”Speed MB/min”; e={ [int]($_.BytesTransferred.ToMB() / $_.TotalInProgressDuration.TotalMinutes) }} Please follow and like us:0

Build your skills, slowly and deliberately

Build your skills, slowly and deliberately

I graduated from college with an IT degree back in 2004 and was lucky enough to secure a 1st level support job not long after that. Over the last 11 years I have worked my way up and along the IT industry but I now how the job title of “Technical Consultant”, by no means does this mean I know everything but I have a certain wealth of self-taught and mentored learning under my belt. I’m proud of my achievements…

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