Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 5

Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 5 has been released kb2936880 has list of improvements and fixes CU5 contains. Don’t forget to test the latest CU and RU updates before applying them to production servers.


List of Issues CU5 has fixed and improved are,

This update resolves the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:
  • 2963590 Message routing latency if IPv6 is enabled in Exchange Server 2013

  • 2963566 Outlook Web App accessibility improvement for UI appearance in Exchange Server 2013

  • 2962439 You cannot sync contacts or tasks in Microsoft CRM client for Outlook in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

  • 2962435 CRM synchronization fails if the time zone name of a meeting is not set in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

  • 2962434 Slow performance in Outlook Web App when Lync is integrated with Exchange Server 2013

  • 2958430 "Some or all Identity references could not be translated" error when you manage DAG in Exchange Server 2013 SP1 in a disjoint namespace domain

  • 2957592 IME is disabled in Outlook Web App when you press Tab to move the focus in an email message in Exchange Server 2013

  • 2942609 Exchange ActiveSync proxy does not work from Exchange Server 2013 to Exchange Server 2007

  • 2941221 EWS integration for Lync works incorrectly in an Exchange Server 2013 and 2007 coexistence environment

  • 2926742 Plain-text message body is cleared when writing in Outlook Web App by using Internet Explorer 8 in Exchange Server 2013

  • 2926308 Sender's email address is broken after importing a PST file into an Exchange Server 2013 mailbox

  • 2925559 Users always get the FBA page when they access OWA or ECP in Exchange Server 2013

  • 2924519 "SyncHealth\Hub" folder is created unexpectedly after installing Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2013

  • 2916113 Cannot open .tif files from email messages by using Windows-based applications in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

  • 2592398 Email messages in the Sent Items folder have the same PR_INTERNET_MESSAGE_ID property in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Exchange Server and Update Rollups Build Numbers


Best regards,
Oz Casey , Dedeal
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
Http:// (Blog)
Http:// (Blog)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mailbox move failed at 95% with Exception Unable to modify Table (Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010)


If  you are in the middle of migration and you have started to run into issues moving mailboxes, you might have seen MB move fails when it gets to 95 percent with above error. First thing to look at is the move logs to determine the root cause of the problem. From my experience the issues related to a corrupted item within the user mailbox. ( see details of the MB move report)

The top ones to look

  • Corrupted or empty outlook rules
  • Corrupted Calendar Items
  • Corrupted item in the deleted item folders

Easy way to deal with all these issues before you start messing with MFCMAPI is

  • Backup User mailbox to PST File
  • Assign yourself Full mailbox permissions
  • Delete everything ( send items , deleted items, all rules, all contacts etc.
  • Perform MB move
  • Import PST
  • Remove full MB permissions

Working with MFCMAPI

You need to assign Full mailbox permissions to yourself for mailbox the problem mailbox


Setup an Outlook profile with the mailbox that has the problem, logon with your credentials.

Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) 3

  1. Open MFCMAPI,
  2. click Session
  3. Logon
  4. Pick the outlook profile you like to load into MFCMAPI

In our case this the problem user is "Aki.Armstrong" we will log into her mailbox

  1. Right click on Problem  mailbox
  2. Choose Open store
  3. Expand the tree, and find the problem folder listed in the MB Move log file
  4. Locate the folder listed in the logs.

Example: Folder: '/Top of Information Store/Inbox/USers's Emails/Inbox', entryId [len=46, data=000000001026823AF4CCDA45936168C4A4275CE001008 )

  1. Right click on the folder and choose Other tables... and then Rules table...
    Delete the corrupted Item ( rule etc.)
  2. Right click on the folder and choose Other tables... and then Rules table...
  3. Delete the corrupted rule.
  4. Go back to the Exchange Management Console and resume the move-request.


Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) 4

Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) 5

Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) 7

Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) 6

Best regards,
Oz Casey , Dedeal
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
Http:// (Blog)
Http:// (Blog)