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Thursday, November 3, 2016

"The request failed. Please try again error creating a Skype meeting within Outlook 2010

"The request failed.  Please try again error creating a Skype meeting within Outlook 2010

error message: "The request failed.  Please try again.  Make sure that you are signed into Skype for Business."

Found a solution for this issue.

  It seems to be pertaining to the auto complete cache.   Clearing this cache either by manually clearing it  from the outlook options menu --> mail  --> clear auto complete cache.  or by starting outlook with the  /cleanautocompletecache switch. 


It resolved it on the few users that have been having this issue.



Capture forwards rules for all mailboxes

Capture forwards rules for all mailboxes

Powershell liner to capture forward rules for all mailboxes:


ForEach ($m in (Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited)) { Get-InboxRule -Mailbox $m.DistinguishedName | where { $_.ForwardTo } | fl MailboxOwnerID,Name,ForwardTo >> D:\inboxrules.txt }

Some clients not updating. error 8007000E windows update error

Issue: Error on Windows clients: Some clients not updating. error 8007000E windows update error

Resolution: Apply KB3102810, Reboot the computer, try windows updates again

Applying database and mailbox retention settings with Powershell One Liners

Applying database and mailbox retention settings with Powershell One Liners


Set to True RetainDeletedItemsUntilBackup for all Databases:

Get-MailboxDatabase | Set-MailboxDatabase -RetainDeletedItemsUntilBackup:$True


Set DeletedItemRetention to 14days for all Mailbox Databases:

Get-MailboxDatabase | Set-MailboxDatabase -DeletedItemRetention 14


Set UseDatabaseRetentionDefaults to True for all mailboxes:

Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited -Filter {(RecipientTypeDetails -eq 'UserMailbox')} | Set-Mailbox -UseDatabaseRetentionDefaults:$true



How to Find the Management Roles Assigned to a User in Exchange 2010

How to Find the Management Roles Assigned to a User in Exchange 2010:

Get-ManagementRoleAssignment -GetEffectiveUsers | Where-Object {$_.EffectiveUserName –eq "Username"} | select-object Role