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Unable to mount Exchange 2010 Database after restore

I recently ran across the following error message after restoring an Exchange 2010 mailbox into a Recovery Storage Group.

An Active Manager operation failed. Error The database action failed. Error: operation failed with message: MapiExceptionCallFailed: Unable to mount database. (hr=0x80004005, ec=1011)

I was following this article on restoring an Exchange Database into a Recovery group, […]

Update Offline Address Book causes error Exchange 2010

I had an error on a recently migrated SBS2011 server, when i tried to regenerate the offline address book in the Exchange Management Console as i noticed new users where not appearing in the Global Address List it was coming up with the error

‘couldnt find database domain.local/configuration/deleted objects/public folder store’

as part of the […]

Disable SBCore on SBS 2003

One of the SBS 2003 servers we were in the process of migrating started shutting down every hour because we had reached the 21 day limit imposed by Microsoft.

To over come this limitation i found the following info from this website

To disable we followed the below:

Download the Process Explorer tool from SysInternals […]

SBS 2011 migration preparation tool must be member Domain Admins, Enterprise Admins, or Schema Admins

When running the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Migration Preparation Tool, keeps coming with the following error.

To prepare the source server for migration, you must be a member of all of the following security groups: Enterprise Admins, Schema Admins, and Domain Admins. For additional information, see the article at I double checked […]

Windows Backup – Volume Shadow Copy Error 0x8004230f – unexpected provider error

I received this error whilst using Backup Assist which in uses Windows Backup to backup the server there appears to be several things that can cause this error see this article

My particular problem was caused by trying to backup to a large usb hard drive (3tb) on a Windows Server 2008 machine see this […]

RWA 404 Error on SBS 2011

When trying to access RWA users were getting a 404 page not found error this appears to be happening on IE11 browsers to solve the problem i added the url for the site to the trusted sites zone and also in the compatibility view settings list.

Link state suppression is not enabled

When running the Exchange Server Pre-Deployment Analyser in preparation for an exchange migration it found a problem on the existing Exchange 2003 server.

Link state suppression in not enabled

Before introducing Exchange Server 2010 into this topology, the ‘SuppressStateChanges’ configuration parameter should be set to ‘1’ on server server.domain.local. This parameter is essential if you […]

Exchange Active Sync issue after migration

I encountered an issue after migrating SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 with a few users iphones not able to sync email any more, this was down to inheritable permissions not being ticked to fix this issue go to


Active Directory Users and Computer Expand you domain and find the container with your users in […]

Increase number of mailboxes transfering Exchange 2010

I was migrating a SBS 2003 server over too SBS 2011 over the weekend and when it came to migrating the Exchange information store over to Exchange 2010 it was only doing 2 mailboxes at a time, at that rate it would take the rest of the week just to move emails. However this can […]

Problems Removing Exchange 2007 after Migration to Exchange 2010

At the end of a SBS 2008 to SBS 2011 migration i was attempting to uninstall Exchange 2007 and received the error message.

(Uninstall cannot continue. Database ‘Mailbox Database’ This mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes. To get a list of all mailbox’s in this database run the command Get-Mailbox -Database . To disable […]