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Hosting SharePoint Farms on Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Written by Luke Smith. Posted in Microsoft

Microsoft is making significant investments in Windows Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). One of the primary scenarios is running SharePoint on Windows Azure virtual machines. In this session you will learn how to build development SharePoint instances and full SharePoint farms on the new persistent VM role. You will also learn how to fully automate the creation of the farms using PowerShell. In addition to how to build a SharePoint farm, this session will discuss how you can build SharePoint Farms that call on-premise services.

Microsoft vs Google

Written by Luke Smith. Posted in Microsoft

Although Google appears to be free, you end up having to pay Google for an a business ready platform $5 per month and if you’re looking for security and e-discover that price goes up 10$ per month (and this is limited to the USA) even after this the productivity is limited, you will still require software and OS (yes you will need office and Windows) and Microsoft Provide the highest security credentials with a financially backed 99.9 SLA.

Microsoft Office 365 start from $4 for Email and $8 for the E1 plan which is comparable to the Google app suite, and lastly LiveEdu the educational version of Office 365 is FREE.

O365Exchange Mailbox move errors

Written by Luke Smith. Posted in Microsoft


Unable to migrate Mailbox from On-Premise Exchange to Exchange Online.

Checking the move request you reccieve the following error:

MapiExceptionBadValue: Unable to synchronize manifest

Looking at the details of the error you recieve somehting similar to the below:

03/05/2012 16:10:34 [localserver] 03/05/2012 15:09:10 [DB3PRD0610CA018] ‘ Exchange Hosted Organizations/’ created move request.
03/05/2012 16:10:34 [localserver] 03/05/2012 15:09:11 [DB3PRD0610CA002] The Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication service ‘’ ( caps:07) is examining the request.
03/05/2012 16:10:34 [localserver] 03/05/2012 15:09:11 [DB3PRD0610CA002] Connected to target mailbox ‘Primary (bb336154-22cc-4e39-8d51-f0a151f6e8f8)’, database ‘EURPRD06DG031-db051’, Mailbox server ‘’ Version 14.16 (Build 143.0).
03/05/2012 16:10:34 [localserver] 03/05/2012 15:09:14 [DB3PRD0610CA002] Connected to source mailbox ‘Primary (bb336154-22cc-4e39-8d51-f0a151f6e8f8)’, database ‘dbname’, Mailbox server ‘server.fqdn’ Version 14.2 (Build 283.0), proxy server ‘server.fqdn’ caps:01FFFF.
03/05/2012 16:10:34 [localserver] 03/05/2012 15:09:14 [DB3PRD0610CA002] Request processing started.
03/05/2012 16:10:34 [localserver] 03/05/2012 15:09:14 [DB3PRD0610CA002] Source Mailbox information:
Regular Items: 6407, 425.9 MB (446,581,330 bytes)
Regular Deleted Items: 250, 1.442 MB (1,512,418 bytes)
FAI Items: 308, 0 B (0 bytes)
FAI Deleted Items: 0, 0 B (0 bytes)
03/05/2012 16:10:34 [localserver] 03/05/2012 15:09:14 [DB3PRD0610CA002] Mailbox signature will not be preserved for mailbox ‘Primary (bb336154-22cc-4e39-8d51-f0a151f6e8f8)’. Outlook clients will need to restart to access the moved mailbox.
03/05/2012 16:10:34 [localserver] 03/05/2012 15:09:15 [DB3PRD0610CA002] Fatal error MapiExceptionBadValue has occurred.

Error: MapiExceptionBadValue: Unable to synchronize manifest. (hr=0x80040301, ec=-2147220735)
Diagnostic context:
Lid: 23226 — ROP Parse Start —
Lid: 27962 ROP: ropOpenFolder [2]
Lid: 27962 ROP: ropIncrCfg [112]
Lid: 27962 ROP: ropUpldStStrmBegin [117]


Typically this issue is caused by the mailbox containing corrupt rules or out of office.


From Powershell execute the following to determine the error.

Typically the issue relates to corrupt outlook rules

Get-Inboxrule – Mailbox “name”
Get-MailboxAutoReplyconfiguration – identity “name”

If these fail open outlook with the following switch

  1. outlook.exe /cleanrules
  2.  View the users rules and auto reply
    – you may recieve errors if you do just continue
  3. Close outlook
  4. Reopen outlook
  5. Confirm you have no errors
  6. Re-run the powershell commands above and then move the mailbox.