Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013

Bulk import PST files – [updated] v1.1

Just wrote a basic script for importing PST files into mailboxes, that I want to share with the community. It is designed to check for PST files in the specified folder. Based on the filenames (of the PST files) it then verifies that a mailbox can be found. This is done by using the filename and adding the @ character and the domain value into a string value. If there is a match, it returns a value of $True and the script continues with running the New-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet. The script…

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Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, Office 365

Part 3: Migrating Domino/Notes to Exchange 2013 On-premise

Published: 2013-06-21 Updated: – Version: 1.0 This post will focus on migrating Domino/Notes to Exchange 2013 On-premise. Before going into any details, if you are planning to do a migration from Domino and want to use Dell Software’s Notes Migrator for Exchange, it is important to mention that there is a requirement from the vendor to use certified people for the project. This blog post is based on Notes Migration for Exchange version 4.7.0.82. If you would like to read the other parts see the section “See the other parts”…

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Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, Office 365, PowerShell

Migration Preparation script

This script idea came up after being involved in a migration project. Published: 2013-05-22 Updated: 2013-05-24 Version: 1.1 It’s purpose with this script is for getting Quest Migration Manager (QMM) being able to match objects between domains. In a scenario with one-way trust and not being able to use Quest Migration Manager AD or any other tool for providing the SIDHistory into the AD objects. Users, mailboxes and mail contacts are already created, where the contacts are used for having a global address list (GAL) object they can send emails…

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Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, Office 2013, Office 365

Part 1: Migrations – overview

This will be a collection of posts, regarding migrations in general in the first post will digging deeper in the following posts. Published: 2013-05-09 Updated: 2013-05-15 Version: 1.1 Thanks for the great input and feedback: Hakim Taoussi and Magnus Göransson Part 1: Overview I will try to keep the first post not technical since this is more common sense then anything else. In short I want to summarize some key takeaways and recommendation to stick with, explaining them a bit more in detail below. Planning Information & communication Pilot migrations…

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Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, PowerShell

How to set “office” value for multiple Shared Mailboxes

Published: 2013-02-25 Updated: – Version: 1.0 This script was developed because there was a need to configure every Shared Mailbox with a office value. In Exchange the value is called “Office” while in Active Directory this value is called “physicalDeliveryOfficeName”. The script is retrieving all shared mailboxes where the office value isn’t populated and creates an array of these mailboxes. It includes a couple of attributes. It does give you the opportunity to verify the changes that will be done, before they are done. The array is showed to the…

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Exchange 2010

Traditional Backups using DPM 2012 for Exchange 2010 SP2

Last week I posted how to restore using EMC, this time it’s up to proof that DPM 2012 (System Center Data Protection Manager) is a software to count on. So here’s a step-by-step guide how DPM 2012 can be configured for backing/protecting Exchange 2010. I’m using a Windows 2008 R2 for the DPM server together with a 50 GB disk for the backup data (I have small Exchange databases). Start “System Center 2012 DPM Administrator Console”. Prerequisites Note: Make sure to not use circular logging, or else the protection/backups won’t…

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Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 Restore to Recovery Database using EMC Networker

Published: 2012-07-05 Updated: – Version: 1.0 Here’s a complete step-by-step guide for doing restore using EMC Networker for Exchange 2010. Personally I’ve used these steps when doing restore of end user mailbox and/or items that has been lost. Start up “Networker User for Microsoft Applications”, right click Recover and select “Exchange 2010 Recover Session” and select “Database Recover”. Make sure that the Client selection is pointed to the DAG or specific server. After a while it will show Microsoft Exchange 2010 and the databases below, right click the database you…

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Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 SP2 Update Rollup 3

It was release yesterday, and I was hoping that it should include the upcoming hotfix for ActiveSync devices regarding the behavior for redirections. But it was not included this time, anyway.. Here’s the team blog, download link and description about the update rollup. http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/05/29/released-update-rollup-3-for-exchange-2010-service-pack-2.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29899 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685289 Quote from team blog: Note for Forefront Protection for Exchange users  For those of you running Forefront Protection for Exchange, be sure you perform these important steps from the command line in the Forefront directory before and after this rollup’s installation process. Without these…

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Exchange 2010

Configure Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2 with Microsoft Federation Gateway

  Since the topic around configuring Federation using Microsoft Federation Gateway is not very clear in the documentation I decided to create a post around it. The confusion came when SP2 was released for Exchange 2010. One article says one thing and another says something else, things have changed after SP2, that’s why I’m posting this even if there were articles around this for SP1 (see links in the end). Basic facts: You don’t need to create any sub-domain, it’s done and used only by Exchange itself. Prerequisites: You need…

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Exchange 2010, PowerShell

C#.NET – Configure Exchange 2010 Tool

====== Updated the code again, this time a minor bug in code. Version is now 0.93. ====== Thanks to John A Cook @JohnACook, who found the issue. It’s now resolved, the tool is now updated and working in my lab environment. It was a compilation issue, found out that it was compiled as a x86 tool. Sorry for that folks! Thanks a lot for helping me out ====== Download ChangeLog: 0.93 – Updated minor bug in code 0.92 – Fixed the compile issue. 0.91 – The tool has now been…

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