Recreate Exchange 2003 OWA Virutal Directories

blog, Microsoft, Windows
Lately I have had a few client servers that needed this done for various reason. usually it has something to do with troubleshooting Windows Mobile 5 and 6 devices getting email via the OMA portion of Outlook Web Access on Exchange 2003. Some of them were getting the error, “ActiveSync encountered a problem on the server support code: 0×85010001″ or similar on the hand held devices. In all of the cases the following fix resolved each client's particular problem. Exchange 2003 has 6 total virtual directories. They are as follows: Exchange | Exchweb | Exadmin | OMA | Public | Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync For more information on the function of each virtual directory please visit this Daniel Petri's website which is where I normally go to get the how-to for this function.…
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Mass Disable the Computer Browser Service

Microsoft
At a larger client I needed an easier way to disable a service on 400+ workstations than manually stopping and disabling the service. Group Policy would have worked but I wanted something quicker. Something that would not require me to reboot or force a Group Policy update to all those workstations. I use PSexec for quite a few things. PSexec is a small application from Sysinternals who is now owned by Microsoft. The application lets you remotely execute commands on workstations and servers. You can also bring up a remote command prompt and do a number of things from there. In this case I wanted to disable and stop a service on all of those workstations. I did this with the following command: psexec \* sc config browser start= disabled…
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Fixing OWA / Recreating Exchange 2003 Virtual Directories

Microsoft
The other day, one of they guys I work with at the office was troubleshooting a smart phone issue with Exchange 2003 at a client and asked me for some help.  Well, I setup the server initially to be able to do syncing with smart phones and PDA's so natrually, I should be able to troubleshoot it.  Nope...  This one was a bear.  The IIS Admin service would shut off by itself (no errors in the event log) as well as the World Wide Web service.  Very strange.  Then finally, I noticed that the Microsoft Exchange Routing Engine service was off as well, so I tried starting it....didn't work because one of its dependencies is IIS Admin, so I tried starting IIS Admin and I finally got an error.  Something…
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