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

How to setup and configure Exchange 2010 Edge Transport Server Role

  Published: 2011-05-30 Updated: – Version: 1.0 First of all, the Edge role should be placed in DMZ, that’s the only Exchange role that should be placed in DMZ. A picture below will show an example of an environment for how the Edge server could be place into infrastructure. The prerequisites are installed by using the xml file provided with the ISO file for Exchange 2010 SP1. It’s used by starting up PowerShell and running the following command: “servermanagercmd –ip path:\scripts\exchange-all.xml“. Before starting with the installation, since it’s placed in…

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Exchange 2010

Coexistence between Domino and Exchange 2010 – Part 2 of 2

  Published: 2011-01-05 Updated: 2011-01-16 Version: 1.1 Changelog: Exchange configuration added. Let’s start from where we ended the last part the Domino configuration. I hope everything was clear on the last part, if there are any questions about it feel free to give feedback or send me an email on: Jonas.Andersson@testlabs.se. DNS Infrastructure   In this part we start with the DNS investigation. There needs to be created at least 2 additional records in the DNS zone for using of Exchange and CMN. These are autodiscover and mail, in my…

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Exchange 2010

Coexistence between Domino and Exchange 2010 – Part 1 of 2

  Published: 2011-01-03 Updated: 2011-04-19 Version: 1.2 Changelog: Minor changes have been done in the connection doc, smarthost removed and forwarding address added. For what I’ve seen here is a very large gap that I want to cover, Neil Hobson wrote a very good article about Domino to Exchange 2007 with Transporter Suite. It can be found here. Also Elan Shudnow wrote a nice article regarding Free/Busy, a little bit more deep-dive into it and how it works, it can be found here. Both of those articles used Exchange 2007…

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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

Generated Signatures with Exchange 2010

  After some requests and questions from customers that want to use any type of signature and of course the less 3rd part products the better and lower costs. This could be done with the built-in tools and services! There are a lot of posts on Internet how to do this, but I want to show you by myself, that’s why this post will be published. This task is a pretty basic thing to accomplish with a Transport Rule, if you want to try it by yourself just follow my…

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Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010

Cross-Forest Migration in Lab

How to do a migration from one organization to another? In this case it’s about Exchange 2003 organization (legacy) to Exchange 2010 They are totally separated by individual domains, network connection has been established between the domains and two-way trusts have been setup. Company A à Company B I’ve created up an account in the target domain called; admt. The account is added to domain administrator for target.local and the built-in administrators group in the source domain. To get the passwoed migration to work I needed to: First on the…

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