Outlook permission errors related to resource mailboxes

Computers only do what you tell them, right? Somebody needs to have a talk with Exchange and Outlook about how they work with resource mailboxes. Every resource mailbox I configure seems to behave differently. Here are two problems I saw this week: You don’t have appropriate permission to perform this operation. Except that you do. In this case, I had created a new resource mailbox […]

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Unable to share a folder “because of permission settings on your network”

In any Exchange environment, Outlook will frequently return this error when you try to share a calendar or some other folder: Calendar sharing is not available with the following entries because of permission settings on your network: John Doe (john.doe@mydomain.com) Do you want to send them a copy of this calendar in an e-mail message instead? Yes        No The problem almost never has anything to […]

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Lync error: Some sharing features are unavailable due to server connectivity issues

I had a number of customers tell me they were receiving errors when attempting to view or share a PowerPoint presentation via Lync 2010. They would see this error on the Lync Stage: Some sharing features are unavailable due to server connectivity issues. In the main Lync Conversation window, they would see these two errors together in yellow bars between toolbar and the call controls: […]

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Error when attempting to share a Powerpoint presentation in Lync 2010

I recently a problem with a Lync user who was trying to share a Powerpoint presentation in an online meeting. When she tried to share the presentation, she received this error: Some sharing features are unavailable due to server connectivity issues. The immediate workaround was to share her desktop instead of the pptx file while I tried to figure out what was wrong. Every other […]

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iOS devices unable to log into Lync

I have thousands of users connecting to my Lync servers, probably hundreds of them connecting via mobile devices. All of the desktop clients and almost all of the mobile clients are able to connect using autodiscover. Enter your username and password, Lync finds your server based on your domain name, and viola, you’re connected. Unfortunately, some iOS devices haven’t been cooperating lately. They return this […]

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Lync error when modifying contacts or tagging for status changes

If you see this error when changing your Lync contacts or tagging a contact for status change alerts, you can usually fix it by simply logging out of Lync and back in. If that doesn’t fix it, try a reboot of Windows.

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Directory object not found error with Get-ADUser (and other cmdlets)

Say you want a spreadsheet of all users in the default Users OU. Easy. You open the Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell and enter this cmdlet: Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase “OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com” -Properties “Description” | fl Name, SamAccountName, Enabled, Description And you get this error: Get-ADUser : Directory object not found At line:1 char:1 + Get-ADUser -SearchBase “OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com” -Filter * -Properties  … + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     […]

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