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

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