Exchange 2013

Update: Exchange 2013 script – automatic installation of prerequisites v2.1 *NEW*

*Update* ********************************************************************************************************************************************* Reuben Welsh came up with a great feature request regarding verifying the checksum of the files that’s being installed. This has been implemented in the version 2.1 of the script. ********************************************************************************************************************************************* For a year ago I was publishing a script that helped with installing prerequsites for Exchange 2013, this has now been updated so it also works for Exchange 2013 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. I hope this script helps someone for a smoother installation. The script can be downloaded here: http://www.testlabs.se/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Install-Exchange2013PreReqs_v2.1.zip ********************************************************************************************************************************************* Feel free to use this,…

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Exchange 2013, Office 2013, Uncategorized

Part 6: Prerequisites for Coexistence between Domino and Exchange 2013/Office 365

Published: 2013-10-08 Updated: – Version: 1.0 This post will focus on having the technical prerequisites ready and in place for a successful Domino/Notes coexistence deployment. Before going into any details, if you are planning to do have a coexistence scenario between Domino and Exchange, you may consider to use Dell Software’s Coexistence Manager for Notes. One important thing to mention is that there is a requirement from the vendor, to use certified people for the project. This blog post is based on Coexistence Manager for Notes version 3.5.0.29 Read the…

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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 2013, Office 365

Part 5: Migrating Resources Mailboxes, Mail-In databases and Groups

Published: 2013-08-07 Updated: – Version: 1.0 This post will focus on migrating Groups, Mail-In databases and Resources from Domino/Notes migration to Exchange On-premise or Office 365. 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. Read the other parts: Part 1: Migrations…

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Exchange 2013, Office 365

Part 2: Prerequisites for Domino/Notes migrations

Published: 2013-06-06 Updated: – Version: 1.0 This post will focus on having the technical prerequisites ready and in place for a successful Domino/Notes migration. 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. If you would like to read the other parts, see the end section of post Migration Accounts I recommend using three…

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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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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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