Exchange 2013

Exchange Server 2013 Preview – Part 2: How to do the Basic configuration

If you haven’t read it already, I did post a complete guide for installing Exchange 2013, it can be found here. That was part 1, now it’s time for part 2. Which of course is the configuration of the server setup. We have lots of changes between how you configured Exchange 2007/2010 and 2013. First thing is that Exchange Management Console is gone and replaced by a refreshed ECP called Exchange Admin Center (EAC), built on Silverlight (I suppose). The “old” Exchange Management Shell (EMS) is still there, so I…

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Exchange 2013

Exchange Server 2013 Preview – Part 1: Complete guide of how to perform the installation

Since Exchange Server 2013 beta was released yesterday I’m glad to announce that my first installation is done and here’s a complete walkthrough. My setup is basic, using one server as domain controller, Windows 2008 R2. Initially for Exchange I’m using 3 servers, 1 server for the CAS role and 2 servers for the Mailbox role. There are some prerequisites that need to be installed/removed before the installation of Exchange can take place. Note: It’s now recommended to install the Mailbox server first. So I’m starting with that server. Step…

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Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, Office 2013

#Office15 Wave Whats new

I did listen to Microsoft’s announcement for Wave 15 Here are some short directly from the webcast Office 2013 will integrate directly with Skydrive and Skype, it looks really interesting at Windows 8 and all those really nice integrations if you ask me. Lync Server 2013 is available for preview download here Exchange Server 2013 is available for preview download here Exchange Server 2013 What’s new online help Exchange 2013 will not support a coexistence between Exchange 2003 and 2013, so all customers that has Exchange 2003 really needs to…

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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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Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010

Update Rollup 2 + Update Rollup 7 released

Yesterday it was released.. I was waiting for the Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 SP2 since it included a hotfix for Exchange ActiveSync devices regarding the error code 451. If you want to read more about the update, press here. Before deploying this into Production, make sure to test it before in a test environment. Also disable Forefront Protection services  before the update is getting installed. Download KB (what the update includes) Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2007 SP3 was also announced earlier. More info can be found on…

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Award

Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2012

Late last Friday I did get a mail from Microsoft telling me that they have awarded/reawarded. It’s great to see that my sharing with the community is so appreciated, both in the Forum, twitter and also on the blog. Dear Jonas, Congratulations! We’re pleased to inform you that your contributions to Microsoft online technical communities have been recognized with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award. The Microsoft Community Contributor Award is reserved for participants who have made notable contributions in Microsoft online community forums such as TechNet, MSDN and Answers. The…

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