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 2013

Content Indexing failed using Exchange 2013 RTM

I just found a bug in my lab environment and wanted to share the information with you. My lab environment is a small environment that consists of one domain controller (Windows 2008 R2) and two Exchange 2013 RTM servers (based on Windows 2012 Server), these holds both the Mailbox and the CAS role. I found this issue when I was about to do a failover of one of the mailbox databases. It couldn’t be done (without using any additional parameters) because the content indexing was in failed state. When I…

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Exchange 2013, PowerShell

Exchange 2013 script – automatic installation of prerequisites

I’ve updated a script that was intended for installing prerequisites for Exchange 2010 that were released by a couple of peoples (Anderson Patricio, Pat Richard and Bhargav Shukla). This script have now been updated and applies to Exchange 2013. It will help you with installing all prerequisites (features) plus the FilterPack(s) and the Unified Communications Managed API. It also provides the option to disable the UAC (User Access Control) and the Windows Firewall. You can download the script here Feel free to use it as much as you want, I…

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Author of a book – PowerShell cookbook

If you have missed the news on my twitter, I can tell you that the last 6 months I’ve been busy with writing a book called “Microsoft Exchange 2013 PowerShell Cookbook: second edition” for Packt Publishing. That’s also why the blog not have been updated that much lately, now it’s time to startup with the activities for the online community work again since the book more or less is completed. Just doing the final updates of the chapters. I want to thank both Anderson Patricio [MVP] and Marcelo Vighi [MVP]…

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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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A summary of year 2012

It has been an amazing year for me in many ways, both private and work related things. But this post keeps the focus on the work related things.. I’ve been involved in a couple of really interesting projects such as a large coexistence between Domino and Exchange (45-50k users), coexistence between Domino and Office 365. Also migrated lots of mailboxes from Domino to Exchange. Besides the “complex” migration projects, I’ve also been involved in a large Exchange transition and storage design with 25-30k users for a customer. Together with all…

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Exchange 2013

Complete guide on configuring KEMP VLM load balancer for Exchange 2013

Introduction Published: 2012-11-02 Updated: 2013-04-24 Version: 1.1 Update: Made some updates regarding the health check for the OWA and Outlook Anywhere service. Since Exchange Server 2013 reached RTM the 11th of October, and finally it was published to MSDN the 24th of October. This post is based on the RTM version of Exchange 2013. I decided to write a post that included both the KEMP configuration together with the Exchange 2013 configuration. I’ve also seen that Jaap Wesselius have posted an article regarding this topic already, it’s my hope that…

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Exchange 2013, Lync 2013

Wave 15 is now RTM

If you haven’t seen it already, the whole Wave 15 has reached RTM state, which means that the code is ready. This means that Office 2013, Lync 2013, Exchange 2013 and Sharepoint 2013 is now code completed. The software will be available for download in mid November. More information can be found on Exchange Team blog. Another update regarding Exchange is that Microsoft re-released the Update Rollups. Exchange 2010 UR4 for SP2 was re-released as UR4 v2, more info/download. Exchange 2010 UR7 for SP1 was re-released as UR7 v2, more…

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Exchange 2013

Exchange Server 2013 Preview – Part 4: Configure DAG, CAS Array and Public Folders

In this series of posts, you can read about the fresh release of Exchange 2013 beta/Preview. The posts are done as “how-to” posts with configuration examples from both Exchange Administration Console (EAC) and Exchange Management Shell (EMS). Earlier parts can be found below: Part 1: Installation guide Part 2: Basic configuration Part 3: Continue of configuration, URL’s etc. At the end of the post, I will link to some interesting TechNet articles around High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Site resilience and Public Folder migration. Note: My posts around Exchange 2013 Preview/beta…

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Exchange Server 2013 Preview – Part 3: How to configure site URL’s, Databases and Outlook Anywhere

I suppose you already have, but if you haven’t read my previous parts in this Exchange 2013 serie, have a look at the links below. Part 1: Complete guide of how to perform the installation Part 2: How to do the Basic configuration This part will include details on how the configuration could be made for Site URL’s/Virtual Directories, Databases, Outlook Anywhere and MAPI vs RPC over HTTPs together with connecting using Outlook 2013. In the previous part we did install the certificate which included the following names, so we…

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