How to Export Exchange Contacts to PST or CSV File Formats?

In this article we will discuss ‘how to export exchange contacts to PST or CSV’. Now days, most of users find it difficult to export Exchange Database (EDB) files data items such as contacts into the PST file format. The major reason for doing this is to recover data from … Continue reading

Top 5 Exchange Recovery Tools Which You Should Try at Least Once

As we are aware that Microsoft Exchange Server stores information like emails, notes, contacts, etc. of all its users in the EDB file format. However, due to several issues in the Exchange EBD file user may need to recover their data and save it in the Outlook PST file. In … 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

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

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

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

DiscoverySearchMailbox has been corrupted and it is in an inconsistent state

DiscoverSearchMailbox {Guid} has been corrupted and it is in an inconsistent state. The following validation errors have occurred: Warning: The value of the property ‘RecipientTypeDetails’,536870912, is not defined in the Enum type ‘RecipientTypeDetails’. ========================================== We will see the above two warnings while we plan for Migration from Exchange Server 2007 … Continue reading

Changes in msExchCurrentServerRoles in Exchange 2013 and its impact on a disaster recovery scenario

Hello All , and welcome to another topic , where we are going to discuss the architectural changes in Exchange 2013 in comparison to exchange 2007 or 2010 . We are going to focus on the disaster recovery scenario, which obviously is quiet simple, if everything goes well. Caution : … Continue reading

Public Folder Best Practices – Exchange Server 2013

Now that everyone knows the new face of Public Folder in Exchange Server 2013. Thought of sharing some best practices on Public Folders. Before creating any PF Mailboxes. Create an OU and ensure that there is no Group policy applied for that OU.   Figure 1 : OU named as … Continue reading

How to Move Mailbox from Exchange Server 2010 SP3 to Exchange Server 2013 CU1

In this blog we would be exploring on how to start with the first step towards planning for migration. Yes, the first object which gets migrated is Mailbox. Although the process is same and there is no change in move mailbox, however there are few improvements which I would like … Continue reading

Column “EmailAddress” is missing from the CSV file. The Import process can’t continue because this column is required. Please edit the CSV file and re-submit it.

In Exchange Server 2013 if you are moving mailbox using CSV file you may get the above error. To resolve the issue please follow the steps listed below. Lets see how to troubleshoot. Figure 1 : Export Data In figure 1 although we have the Email Address column, however it … Continue reading

Automatic Reseed in Exchange Server 2013

In this blog we will be exploring some new feature introduced in Exchange Server 2013. Microsoft has introduced a new High Availability Feature “Automatic Reseed”. To simulate the scenario we have already created two member DAG. Lets Explore Figure 1 : Two Node Dag To understand the concept lets first … Continue reading