My Name Is……

Dear All Recruiters – My name is Jacob.  Not Jason.   Say it again.  Jacob, not Jason. You will not find my name on this website, on Twitter, on LinkedIn, on Facebook or anywhere else as Jason so please stop addressing emails and LinkedIn messages to Jason.  If you can’t even get that one “small”

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Exchange 2010 Database Rapidly Increases in Size

Situation: Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange 2010 SP1 upgraded from Exchange 2003.  I should note that this upgrade occurred long before this issue happened.  The Exchange server is virtualized on VMWARE ESXi 5.0 Update 1. Problem: Thursday, May 31st, at midnight I received an alert that the Datastore my Exchange Database sits on was at

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Failed to Mount Exchange 2010 Database: An Active Manager Operation Failed

This is the error message I received on my Exchange 2010 SP1 Server when creating a new mailbox database:——————————————————–Microsoft Exchange Error——————————————————–Failed to mount database ‘DBNAME’.DBNAMEFailedError:Couldn’t mount the database that you specified. Specified database:  DBNAME; Error code: An Active Manager operation failed. Error: The database action failed. Error: Operation failed with message: MapiExceptionNotFound: Unable to mount

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VMWARE ESXi: How To Restart Management Agents

Command: restart This will issue a restart command to all the management agents and services on the host, as it processes you should see each one stopping and then being started. It is effectively the same as selecting the “restart management agents” option from the standard console.