Shadow copy errors on Exchange 2010 server (ESE - 2007 and VSS - 9702)

Every night, at the same time Exchange 2010 server records following two errors in Application Logs:

Source: MSExchangeIS
Event ID: 9702
Level: Error
Task Category: Exchange VSS Writer
Description: Exchange VSS Writer (instance c939cecf-f703-4a02-b5ec-3a08606eeefb:67) failed with error code 1295 when processing the post-snapshot event.

Renew MS Exchange Trusted Certificate

Here are steps I use to renew MS Exchange 2007 trusted Rapid SSL certificate:

  1. On the Exchange Server open IIS 7 Manager (Internet Information Services)  
    • Go to Server name > Server Certificates
    • In Actions panel click on Create Certificate Request
    • Fill all certificate request fields and save the request as request.txt file.

      Common Name: full webmail URL

      Cryptographic service provider: Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider
      Bit Length: 2048

Files disappearing from redirected folders in Windows 10 (DFS gone crazy)...

This was one of those head scratchers...

Decided to give Windows 10 a spin in business environment. Pretty standard setup - Windows Server 2008R2 domain, Windows 7 clients, users' Desktop, Document and Download folders redirected by Group Policy to a DFS share on a Windows Server 2012. Those redirected folders also have offline mode enabled.

Installed Windows 10 on one DELL machine and logged with a test account. To prevent clutter from previous projects being transferred, on a server created new empty structure for redirected folders.

Initially everything seemed OK - folders got redirected, all group policies applied correctly. Then I noticed something very unusual - whenever I create or copy any file to one of the redirected folders (Desktop, Documents, etc.), it immediately disappeared without any traces! Folders were unaffected.


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