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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

Exchange Server 2010 Disaster Recovery using Active Directory System State Backup

In this blog we will be learning the steps on how to recover Exchange Server 2010 if the Server Object is missing from Active Directory. The steps described in this article would benefit small business customers with 50-100 user mailboxes. Single Exchange Server and Single Active Directory Domain. Pre-requisitesValid Active … Continue reading

Where’s my Distribution Group ?

Recently I got a call on recovering a distribution group. Now the question came in my mind is why to recover a distribution group? It has no data in it. Since it was clients requirement I have to get it back. While working I found it was a disabled group … Continue reading

How to Open EMC in Exchange Server 2010 while logging in

By Default in Windows Server 2008 whenever we log in Server Manager MMC opens. Its good that it allows us to check if anything has to be installed. However after few days if all required Roles and Features are installed then it is no more a necessity. Especially on a … 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

Recovering a Failed CCR Passive Node in Exchange Server 2007

Although Exchange Server 2007 is pretty old now and on top of that recovering failed CCR Passive Node is also quite familiar. However the idea behind sharing the steps is to help people who are having confusion between Setup.com /recoverserver and Setup.com /recoverCMS. Short StoryUnfortunately I got the opportunity while … Continue reading

Unable to delete the Demoted server Object from Active directory users and computers after a successful demotion using metadata cleanup

Today we are going to demonstrate a small workaround,that might come in handy when and if you come across , while demoting a domain controller . Post metadataclenup :   we can see that the server has been demoted, which previously was a GC , and now it is not … Continue reading

Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created

While installing SQL Server 2008 on a Windows Server 2008 SPx or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. You might encounter the above issue. How to troubleshoot the issue is what we are going to share today. Beginning of the Setup Figure 1 : Extracting Files Figure 2 : Failure Message … Continue reading

Audio Device Not configured on LYNC client

Recently I encountered an issues with Lync Client. Audio Device not configured. We are now familiar with Lync Client and its features for sharing Desktops, while attending conference call. Wherein audio/video and voice is shared by the presenter to the attendees. Now most of the time we use either a … Continue reading

Error: Prerequisite installation failed: Wmf2008R2

Recently I was working on a project for installing Lync Server 2010. The Setup failed at prerequisites check with the below error. Type: PrereqInstallFailed Stack Trace at Microsoft.Rtc.Internal.Tools.Bootstrapper.BootstrapperTask.AddMsiPrereq(String prereqName) at Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Internal.Utilities.LogWriter.InvokeAndLog[T](Action`1 action, T arg) Type of prerequisite: exe MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS AM Method used to check prerequisite state: WmfNeeded2008R2() MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS … Continue reading

Transition from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010 – Part 3

Final part includes Moving mailboxes and Public folders and then decommissioning the last Exchange Server 2003 from the ORG. Before replicating Public Folders please perform a complete database backup. Both online and offline copy. Important : Never perform MoveAllReplicas operation. Although the option is available but it may turn to … Continue reading

Transition from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010 – Part 2

In part 2 we will start with preparing the forest and then Installing Exchange Server 2010. Since this is a mixed mode environment we have to run below commands. Figure 1 : setup /pl In figure 1 we are running the command from D drive. Ensure that you run the … Continue reading

Transition from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2010 – Part 1

Although there are many article available on the internet for the subject topic. Thought of publishing one for the same topic, since recently I got request for publishing one. Looking at the current trend there are many small business companies still running Exchange Server 2003 and if they plan to … Continue reading

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