Advantages of Database Portability

In this article we would like to share the Advantages of Database Portability. Database Portability which was first introduced in Exchange Server 2007 in the year 2006. Now the same options are available in Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2013. It is very useful in a disaster recovery scenario. … Continue reading

Event ID : 24 with Source MSExchange Web Services

The above Event ID 24 alert is generated with source as “MSExchange Web Services”. Its an error for an expired certificate in the Organization. The event wont cause any service outage, since there must be a renewed certificate in place. The article is to share on how to remove the … Continue reading

Exchange Server PowerShell “Tip of the Day #1:”

I remember few days back somebody asking me as to how many built in tips are there in Exchange Server. There are various blogs and discussion forums which discusses on how and where is the source of the tips located. In this short blog I would like to address just … Continue reading

Wake Lan – A free Utility from Gammadyne

Many administrator’s around the world always carry dozens of free utilities with them while they work as a in-house system administrator or as a field engineer or working as a consultant. One of the favorite tool which is used by me is Wake On Lan. The tool is available free … Continue reading

Track and Recover lost emails using Barracuda Firewall

Although many organizations manage a proper backup for their emails and other important data. Then why are we discussing about barracuda here? Well Barracuda can act both as a firewall and also to recover some of the lost emails in an emergency. Now lets see some of the scenarios. The … Continue reading

Renewing Active Directory Certificate Authority

The scenario may differ based on the design. In this article we are going to discuss on renewing single RCA. Why and when do we have to renew Certificate Authority? Ans : The issuing authority is also nearing expiration or it is expired. Lets Explore Scenarios : In this scenario … Continue reading

Changing DAG Member IP Address

Although there are various threads on several discussion forums on the said topic. But in our case the scenario was little different and thought of addressing it and sharing it. Below is the scenario for which we decided to change the IP address. Scenario Exchange Server 2010 SP3 (Physical Server). … Continue reading

Queue : SMTP Relay to remote Active Directory Site

Recently I got a call from one of our client located in a remote Active Directory Site. Some users started complaining that they are not able to send and receive emails. Upon investigation we found that the emails are not working for across site users. Local users and self email … Continue reading

How to Configure Storage for MailStore Server

In this blog we will see how to configure Storage for MailStore Server. It is very important to configure proper storage before we start Archiving Emails. By default the Storage is on System Partition. With that said lets move ahead with configuration. Figure 1: Master Database Location In figure 1 … Continue reading

Configure MailStore Server Service

In the previous article we have seen how to Install MailStore Server. In this article we will see the configuration option for MailStore Server Service. Post installation there are certain configuration steps that needs to be done before we put the server into production environment. Let’s Explore Open “Configure the … Continue reading

Mailstore Archive Server for Exchange Server

In this blog lets see how to install MailStore Archive Server for Exchange Server. Product Website : With the release of Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2013. Microsoft has also introduced the online archive feature for Archiving Email Items from Users Mailbox. In this article we would be … Continue reading

Journaling Best Practices

In this blog I will be sharing some of the best practices on Journal Mailbox. While working with few large customers I’ve seen that many people don’t know the advantages and disadvantages of Journal Mailboxes. Before I step further I would like to share the Journaling Options. Premium Journaling : … Continue reading

Moving Exchange Server 2010 from an Active Directory Site

In this blog we will be learning on how to move an Exchange Server 2010 from an Active Directory Site. The reason why we are sharing is because we have seen people just forklift the server from one Active Directory Site and connect them in another Active Directory Site. Most … Continue reading

Transport Basics in Exchange Server 2010 and 2013

In this blog we will be discussing on some of the basics of mail flow troubleshooting which will help to get started with while troubleshooting transport related issues in both Exchange Server 2010 and 2013. Although there are many architectural changes in Exchange Server 2013, however some of the power … Continue reading

Certificate Restore in Exchange Server 2013 SP1

In this article we will be learning on how to restore Certificates which was backed up. To know how to backup Certificate please read this article on Certificate Backup To know how to perform Disaster Recovery read this article on Disaster Recovery To know how to perform a Database Restore … Continue reading

Certificate Backup in Exchange Server 2013 SP1

In this article we will be learning on how to  backup Certificates which has been installed either via Internal CA or from a Third Party Vendor. Note Certificates can be easily restored at the time of disaster. This will save our valuable time. Let’s Explore Figure 1: Certificate for Backup … Continue reading

Show Command Logging In Exchange Server 2013 SP1

In Exchange Server 2013 SP1 there are many new features and fixes were introduced. Show Command Logging is one of them which is awesome. Lets see how to gain maximum out of it. Lets ExploreTo open Show Command Logging you should be granted with Full Exchange Administrator Access Rights on … Continue reading

Upgrading Exchange Server 2013 to SP1

Upgrading Exchange Server 2013 to SP1 is easy and straightforward. In this blog we will learn some best practices before we plan to upgrade. Best Practices 1) Perform a complete backup of Exchange Database Files. 2) Perform Active Directory System State Backup (Just for Precaution). 3) Schedule a downtime for … Continue reading

Configuring Multiple Outlook Profile for Exchange Server 2013 User Mailboxes

In this blog we will learn on how to configure multiple outlook profiles for Exchange Server 2013 User Mailboxes. In the previous versions of Exchange Server it was pretty simple to configure multiple profiles. In Exchange Server 2013 it is little different. Lets see how to do that. Lets ExploreTo … Continue reading