Exchange Server 2010 Process Failure Analysis – EXTRA

In this blog we will be learning how to collect basic information while troubleshooting process failures in Exchange Server 2010 with the help of built in tool Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant (EXTRA). To get started with it is always important to know what is the symptoms. However at times it is … Continue reading

Exchange Performance Troubleshooter – EXTRA

In this blog we will be learning exchange performance troubleshooter with the help of built-in tool EXTRA. Working with performance issue is one of the critical troubleshooting area for an Exchange administrator. Data collection requires extreme patience. Understanding symptoms can resolve the issue most of the time. In order to … Continue reading

How to Install Exchange Server 2013 – Active Directory Design Continued …..

In this blog we will be installing Exchange Server 2013 in an Active Directory Site Re-designed. If you already have an Active Directory which has Exchange Server 2010 with improper design. Plan to fix it before deploying Exchange Server 2013, since AD Sites and Services plays a major role for … Continue reading

How to Install Exchange Server 2013 – Active Directory Design

In this blog post we will be exploring some best practices on how to design Active Directory for introducing Exchange Server 2013. Ever since Exchange 2000 was introduced I have seen in my past experience many people design active directory by placing all Domain Controllers in Default-First-Site-Name. This in turn … Continue reading

How to Move Exchange Server 2007 from Windows Server 2008 SP2 to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

In this Blog post we will be exploring on how to move Exchange Server 2007 from Windows Server 2008 SP2 to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Note : This scenario may or may not work for you. Please perform a thorough test before implementing it into production environment. Below are … Continue reading

How to Install Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010

In this blog we will learn how to install Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010. Everyday Administrators deal with backing critical data. Although the product is pretty old, however there are many scenarios which can be shared. To start with lets begin with installation (Basics). Prerequisites Hardware Software Network Scenario Windows … Continue reading

Outlook Anywhere in Exchange Server 2013 – What’s New

In this blog we will explore something new which has been introduced in Exchange Server 2013. Yes, that’s New Outlook Anywhere configuration changes introduced for Microsoft Outlook. Scenario Client – Microsoft Outlook 2010 Exchange Server – Microsoft Exchange 2013 In Previous versions of exchange so far we have seen all … Continue reading

Disaster Recovery Active Directory Site – Part 2

In this Blog we will be performing Active Directory Domain Recovery for US site. In part one we understood what data is important before performing recovery. Post Metadata Cleanup the DC2 for US site is completely removed from network. Active Directory has no information about DC2. Now its safe to … Continue reading

Disaster Recovery Active Directory Site – Part 1

In this blog post we will be exploring some of the key points for performing Disaster Recovery in an Active Directory Site. Almost all organizations plan for Disaster Recovery to keep Mission Critical Application up and running 24×7. But when disaster strikes its difficult to understand from where to start. … Continue reading

Moving FSMO Roles from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller

In the previous blog we have learnt how to prepare Active Directory for Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller. Lets move the FSMO Roles and decommission the last 2008 domain controller from the network. Before We Begin The account with which we are going to perform this task should be a … Continue reading

AdPrep in Windows Server 2012 – GUI

In the Previous blog we have learnt how to prepare the Active Directory Forest using command prompt. In this blog post we will be learning the same using GUI. To know how to promote using Command Prompt please click here. Prerequisites Fully Functional Active Directory Forest (In this scenario we … Continue reading

AdPrep in Windows Server 2012

In this blog post we will be learning on how to install Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller in an Existing Active Directory environment. Active Directory Preparation is a mandatory task before we introduce any latest version of Windows Server. For example if we are running Windows Server 2008 R2 and … Continue reading

Resource Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013 – Part 2

In part 1 we learnt how to create Resource Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013. Before we move ahead let me share as to what is resource mailbox. There are two types of Resource Mailbox. Room Mailbox : Conference Rooms. Equipment Mailbox : Projector, TV, Laptop, Speakers etc. In this blog … Continue reading