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 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 2010

Quest MessageStats MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER (8004011D)

  I was getting an error when connecting to the Exchange Organization. This is documented by Quest and is a bug and there is an official workaround until next release of QMS (hopefully). The “KB” at Quest’s place is named “SOL67917”. This error is happening when trying to connect to an Exchange 2010 Organization without Public Folder database and the error message looks like below. DESCRIPTIONMessageStats is unable to connect to an Exchange 2010 organization if that organization does not have at least one Public Folder database. The error that…

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Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010

How to install and configure Quest MessageStats in Lab environment

  Published: 2010-12-16 Updated: – Version: 1.0 Background Information I hope you will find this article helpful and interesting to read. I just want to mention to everyone that’s reading this article, it’s not any type of best practice, it’s just a sample of how it could be installed and configured in a Lab environment. It will not be a how-to guide in depth with every small step but it will provide as much information that you can be used as a reference. I’m going to use Quest: MessageStats 6.8.1…

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Exchange 2010

Paper: Microsoft Exchange 2010 on VMware vSphere Best Practices Guide

  VMware has released a best practice guide for how to deploy Exchange 2010. This paper hopefully will cover most parts including ESX host best practice, performance etc. The paper can be found here: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/Exchange_2010_on_VMware_-_Best_Practices_Guide.pdf Source: http://virtualization.info/en/news/2010/11/paper-microsoft-exchange-2010-on-vmware-vsphere-best-practices-guide.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Virtualization_info+%28virtualization.info%29

Exchange 2010

Can’t failover DAG DB

  In my Exchange 2010 DAG environment with 2 nodes I received the error that I couldn’t failover a DB to the other node in my DAG cluster. This was caused by the content index was in failed state, to resolve this error I had to run a script like below: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Scripts>.\ResetSearchIndex.ps1 MDBNAME” Done!

Exchange 2010

Creating a D.A.G (Database Availability Group)

  A little introduction The HA functions in Exchange have been changed a little bit; LCR, CCR, SCC and SCR are now away and replaced by D.A.G. I think it’s a very cool and great feature with Exchange 2010, maybe the best J it makes it able to create a copy of the database to a different server(s). You are able to have more than one copy of it, so your server1 holds an active copy of DB1, server2 and server3 can hold this database as passive if server1 is…

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Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007

OWA/ActiveSync with Exchange 2007 coexist with Exchange 2003

  In this scenario when have a single Exchange 2003 standard server installed and installed a new server with Exchange 2007 standard with CAS/HUB/MBX role (multi-role server). Our problem was that we had too many users that used OWA and ActiveSync so we couldn’t be without this function. I this case we had 3 different solutions to choose between. 1. Use two different IP addresses; one for the Exchange 2003 OWA/AS and one for the Exchange 2007 OWA/AS 2. Use a front-end firewall like ISA server or something else to…

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