Troubleshooting Exchange 2010 guide

Guide: Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2010

Though a rock-solid release, Exchange Server 2010 is not without its problems. Learn how to troubleshoot Exchange 2010 issues ranging from the mundane to the complex.

After three years on the market without any significant problems reported, it is now safe to say that Exchange Server 2010 has proven to be a technically sound product. However, much like earlier versions of Exchange Server, this round is not without its share of quirks and headaches. There have been reported issues involving public folders, trouble moving mailboxes and much more.

When things go wrong, it's your job to know how to fix them quickly and, even more important, correctly. Below you'll find information to troubleshoot Exchange 2010 issues, from the obvious to the obscure.

Table of contents:

Fixing three common Exchange Server 2010 issues

Exchange Server 2010 is an improvement over Exchange 2007, but it is far from perfect. This tip examines three common Exchange Server 2010 problems and how to fix them.

What to do when the Exchange 2010 Management Console breaks down

Behind every Exchange 2010 Management console breakdown lurks a technical cause. Some failures may be attributed to changes made since an Exchange migration, but there are other reasons, including site redirection.

A cure for the Exchange 2010 mailbox migration blues

Though moving Exchange Server 2010 mailboxes may seem easy on the surface, two particular issues can stand in your way when attempting to migrate them from one database to another.

Repairing Exchange Server 2010 virtual directory re-creation problems

The Exchange 2010 virtual directory re-creation process is relatively straightforward, but it doesn't always work the way it should. To begin troubleshooting, double-check PowerShell scripts and then turn to the other areas described in this tip.

Diagnosing and fixing Exchange Server 2010 public folder replication problems

Public folders have long been known to be a thorn in many an Exchange admin's side. Adding to that pain is the fact that public folder replication issues are common in Exchange Server 2010. Discover how to troubleshoot them when something goes wrong.

How to repair corrupt Exchange Server 2010 databases

Repairing an Exchange 2010 database can prove to be a potentially destructive operation. Avoid disaster by following these carefully laid out instructions.

Three scripts that automate Exchange Server 2010 troubleshooting

The Microsoft Exchange team released three Exchange Server 2010 troubleshooting scripts that track common Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2010 SP1 issues. Before you download these automatic scripts, read up on what they do along with other important considerations.

Troubleshooting Exchange 2010 Autodiscover service issues

The Exchange Autodiscover service doesn't typically need a lot of maintenance, but problems do crop up. Make sure you're ready to combat them when they do.

Step-by-step: Manually uninstalling Exchange Server 2010

Severe damage may actually require you to uninstall Exchange Server 2010. Follow the instructions discussed in this tip to make sure you don't damage Active Directory.