Exchange 2010

Renew SSL Certificate on Exchange 2010

The first step is to create a certificate request ("CSR") by using the renewal tool in Exchange Management Console: Open Exchange Management ConsoleGo to the Servers node, CertificatesSelect the existing certificate that is expiring and click 'renew' Next you will purchase a new certificate credit or 'renewal' from your third party certificate authority (GoDaddy, etc) and provide the CSR from the Exchange server to your certificate authority. Use the 'renew' option in your third party certificate Read more [...]

Error code 2771 installing Exchange 2010 Rollup

Issue: You receive a popup with "error code is 2771" while installing SP3 Rollup 15 on Exchange 2010.  The '2771' issue can occur with both Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 Rollups.

Cause: Generally this issue is caused by the Rollup installation searching and failing to find the previous rollups install media.
Determination: In order to determine the specific issue or missing file preventing your installation from succeeding you need to run the rollup installer from the command prompt and Read more [...]

How To Rebuild Exchange 2010 Search Index

Issue: users are complaining of emails not showing up in search and you've determined you need to rebuild Exchange 2010's search index.


Launch Exchange Management Shell as administrator (right click run as administrator)
type get-mailboxdatabase to get the names of the databases.  Copy the name of the database you'd like to rebuild.
browse to the scripts directory by typing the following:
cd "program files\microsoft\exchange server\v14\scripts"
Enter the following command Read more [...]

Create new Receive connector copying IP list from existing connector

You may be building a new Exchange server and you'd like to copy a receive connector from an Existing Exchange server.  This is common when you want to create a new Anonymous Relay Connector and keep the long allowed IP address list from an existing connector so you don't have to type all the IP addresses in again.  Note: if you already created the new Receive Connector, here are steps to copy the IP list from an existing receive connector to your new receive connector.

Create new receive connector Read more [...]

“administrator has limited the number of items you can open simultaneously”

Issue: End users receive an Outlook popup stating "administrator has limited the number of items you can open simultaneously".  In my case users received the error when trying to move or delete a large amount of contacts in a public folder on Exchange 2010 after upgrading from SP3 to SP3 Rollup 10.

Full error message: "Your server administrator has limited the number of items you can open simultaneously.  Try closing messages you have opened or removing attachments and images from unsent Read more [...]