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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

Exchange 2010, PowerShell

C#.NET – Create Mailboxes

Updated: Version 1.0.1 is released I’ve added the possibility to create Room, Equipment and Shared Mailboxes. The zip file with the application is now updated, one CSV example file is included. ===== This is my 3rd C#.Net application, this one is creating mailboxes based on CSV file (semi colon separated). I’m using FileHelpers for reading the CSV file, this dll file is embedded into the exe file for easier handle. The application is using remote PowerShell, so make sure that you have enabled remote PowerShell for the user that’s configured.…

Continue Reading

Exchange 2010, PowerShell

C#.NET – List all mailboxes

Since I promised to put the source code and the application here on the blog, so here it is. The source code can be downloaded here. It’s not any kind of advanced application, it lists all mailboxes in the environment it’s connected to. The connection is done by using Remote PowerShell and can be configured in the Settings tab. The importance to get the application working is to have Remote PowerShell configured for the connecting user. And don’t forget if you’re using HTTPS the certificate names needs to be in…

Continue Reading