Tip #755: Logs grow rapidly if audit is enabled on mailbox entity

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Be careful when enabling auditing on the Mailbox entity. As Jukka “Kalsarikännit” Niiranen has discovered after analyzing why one of the instance consumed disproportional storage: “It all looked fine at first, but looks like at some point the sync process had started to update the exchangesyncstatexml field with new data every few minutes. [This] field […]

Tip #744: Manually accept invitations for disabled mailboxes

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Guido “Trekkie not Star Wars fan” Preite with another tip on maintaining your mailboxes in hybrid environments: In a CRM Online configured with an Hybrid Server Side Synchronization emails sent by a particular users moved to Failed state after few seconds (other users can send emails without issues). In the alert section of the mailbox […]

Tip #581: Manually trigger mailbox synchronization

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When you use Outlook Client synchronization, there is a button in Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook that will force the synchronization to happen. If you use server-side synchronization, this button will no longer be available to you. For CRM On-Premises users, you will find SyncDiagnosticTool.exe in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM\Server\bin folder. Run this tool from […]

Tip #558: O Mailbox Statistics, Where Art Thou?

Mailbox statistics are not useful on large deployments

Challenge Joel can be such a pain, he always keeps asking some questions no one seems to know the answer for. Like the other day: What are these sync cycle processing records that feed the server side sync performance dashboard? I don’t see them in the system job log. Is there any way to bulk […]

Tip #185: Dude, where is my alert?

Workflow to send SMS about alert

If you’ve been paying attention to the most recent advances in server-side CRM entertainment, you are by now should be familiar with alerts. They are system messages that tells you when something is wrong (error), suspicious (warning), or neither (information). Open any server profile or mailbox record, click Alerts link on the left to find […]