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Delay on Enterprise Vault Web Pages on first access each day.

After deploying a geographically dispersed cluster toward the end of last year, the next thing on my to do list, was to provide archiving services.We use Symantec Enterprise Vault across the organisation, so I set about installing and configuring that. The installation went smoothly and all was working without any major issues.The only issue reported by users was in regard to the search and browse vault web pages, usually viewed through Outlook were taking a long time to load for the first attempt each day.I called Symantec Support and was pointed in the direction of the article below. our case this didn’t apply. This article ( was closer to our solution, but still not our complete solution.The runtime config below will be familiar to admins who run Exchange 2007 Servers where no internet access is available. For those who are not familiar with certificate signed code, at regular i…

Convert Linked Mailboxes to User Mailboxes in Bulk

My organisation has gone through a massive migration project to unify Active Directories and Exchange organisations. As a result of these migrations a lot of mailbox migrations have resulted in a lot of mailboxes ending up as linked mailboxes even though their not.The official TechNet article on this explains how to disconnect the mailbox and re-attach it to the user account correctly as a user mailbox. way to make this appear to be corrected is to manually change the “Recipient Type” AD property on the affected mailboxes. This though, is unsupported.Using the official method from Microsoft results in the loss of any specific mailbox information such as SMTP, x400 & x500 addresses, mailbox sizes and any other individual mailbox settings.Only e-mail addresses and mailbox sizes were important to me (I must admit, I forgot about mailbox sizes at first). I came up with the script below that would properly conver…

Upgrading Delegated Exchange 2007 Clusters to SP2 - FIX

Concerning a previous post “Upgrading Exchange 2007 Clusters to SP2 – Workaround”, Microsoft provided a fix for the issue of upgrading an Exchange 2007 Cluster using delegated privileges.Microsoft provided us with a fix that allows this to happen without using the workaround described in the article above.Download the file from here to use the XML…Copy all the E12SP2 setup files to local disk. Replace the original ExBPA.PreReqs.xml with the one available above.Run the setup from local disk.