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

Linked Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013 – Part 3

In part 1 and 2 we have learned how to create trust relationship between two forest and then created few linked mailboxes. In this blog post we will be creating an EAP for Linked Mailbox users. Open EAC from any computer. Login with Admin credentials and then navigate to “mail … Continue reading

Linked Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013 – Part 1

In this blog series we will be learning how to create linked mailbox in Exchange Server 2013. First let me explain what is linked mailbox. Linked Mailbox was first introduced in Exchange Server 2003. Configuring linked mailbox in 2003 was little difficult and time consuming. In Exchange Server 2007 and … Continue reading

How to Restore Deleted Active Directory User Object in Windows Server 2012 Domains

In this blog post we will be learning on how to restore deleted active directory user object. We have enabled recycle bin before performing deleting the object (Lab Scenario). To enable recycle bin in Windows Server 2012 Domain please click here. Before We Begin The account with which we are … Continue reading

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services – Additional Domain Controller in a remote site

In this blog we will be learning the best practices for building an Active Directory Infrastructure from Scratch. To know how to promote first Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain please click here. Proper Active Directory Infrastructure will help us to deploy mission critical application such as Microsoft Exchange Servers, … Continue reading

Public Folder Item Recovery in Exchange 2013

In this blog post we will be learning on how to perform a Single Item Recovery of a Public Folder if it was deleted accidentally by end users. Tools used to recover the deleted item is Microsoft Outlook 2010. Old Story – Recovery of Public Folder or its Item was … Continue reading

Exchange 2013 Public Folder Management – Part 2

In part one we learnt on how to create public folder in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. In this blog we will be learning how to create sub folders, manage permission and also enabling folders as mail enabled. Points to remember Public Folder is not available directly for Outlook Web App … Continue reading

Exchange 2013 Public Folder Management – Part 1

In this blog series we will be exploring the Next Generation Public Folder. Yes, that’s Public Folder in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. Managing public folder was always a pain area for almost all Administrators if they are involved in Migration project. Rumors were made that Microsoft will move public folder … Continue reading

How to Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2012

In this blog post we will learn how to Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2012. In the previous blog we learnt step by step method on Enabling the feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain. To know more about the feature and the steps performed in Windows … Continue reading

How to Install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012

In this blog post we will be exploring Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Setup on a Windows Server 2012 Member server. Minimum Permission Requisites The account with which we are going to install Exchange Server 2013 should be a member of Enterprise Admins Group and Schema Admins Group. Scenario Domain Name … Continue reading

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services Step by Step Installation

In this blog post we will be learning on how to Promote Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Services. Ever since Windows 2000 Server was released way back in year 2000 we learnt Active Directory and its feature. As time passed many changes were made in Windows Server 2003 and 2008. … Continue reading

Cached Exchange Mode – Microsoft Outlook 2010

Microsoft Exchange Server Performance is one of the critical issue which Engineers might have dealt with. Dealing with such issues requires patience and collecting too many data to diagnose the root cause. Why Exchange Server Behaves sluggish? What changes might have caused Exchange Server to respond slowly? This blog post … Continue reading

How to Disable Microsoft Outlook 2010 PST Creation feature using Group Policy

So far we have learnt how to Install Microsoft PST Capture Tool in a four part series. In this blog we will learn how to disable PST Creation feature so that end users will start using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Online Archive feature. Before we begin Working knowledge on Active … Continue reading