Author Archives: Robert Blissitt

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Redirect URL for SSL_BRIDGE Virtual Server on NetScaler

When you create an SSL_BRIDGE Virtual Server (VIP) in NetScaler, there is no way to specify a Redirect URL (the field is grayed out).  So if your back-end servers are down, there’s no way to specify an outage page.  If … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 Mailbox Move fails with MapiExceptionCallFailed

Moving a mailbox within a single Exchange 2010 SP2 RU8 server failed repeatedly with error text like the following.  Dismounting/remounting the database and running various New-MailboxRepairRequest commands did not fix the issue or provide guidance. Error: MapiExceptionCallFailed: IExchangeFastTransferEx.TransferBuffer failed (hr=0×80004005, … Continue reading

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HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2013.02.0 update broke NIC teams, VLANs using tagging

Networking was lost after updating HP’s Service Pack for ProLiant on two cluster nodes.  The servers were both BL460c G6 blades with two NICs that had first been teamed, then split back into two network connections using VLAN tagging.  (Multiple … Continue reading

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2003 R2 Windows Update fails with Error Number 0x80072EE2

After installing Windows Server 2003 R2 in a VM for some quick testing, I installed SP2, rebooted, then went to Windows Update to download an expected multitude of Windows patches.  However, Windows Update failed repeatedly with “Error Number 0x80072EE2″ displayed … Continue reading

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The previous installation path could not be found in the registry

I recently upgraded (or tried to upgrade) an Exchange 2010 SP1 + Rollup 6 server to SP2 + Rollup 1 in our test lab.  (I had copied the Rollup 1 installation to the Updates folder within the SP2 installation point … Continue reading

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LDAP requests to Active Directory, Mac Lion, and DFS fail when domain name points to web servers

We set up ldap.domain.com (ports 389 and 636) on our hardware load balancer, forwarding the LDAP requests on to our Active Directory domain controllers.  It works just fine for most of our applications.  We did find that it failed with … Continue reading

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Create delivery reports from Message Tracking Log in Exchange 2010

By default, Exchange 2010 keeps 30 days of Message Tracking logs.  These logs are typically used for troubleshooting delivery problems, but you can generate delivery reports from them as well.  The following Powershell command returned all emails sent to the … Continue reading

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