Mailbox Migration Fails with error cannot open System Attendant Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013

Mailbox Migration fails with error cannot open “System Attendant Mailbox”. This error occurs if the System Attendant Mailbox is not accessible. In Exchange Server 2010 Microsoft has made few architectural changes and they removed System Attendant Mailbox from the first database when we install Exchange Server. However the directory object … Continue reading

How to identify which Microsoft Exchange Store Worker process is owned by Mailbox Database in Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Exchange Store is now managed Store. Over the years Exchange Server product group has made significant changes and Exchange Server 2013 is a very good example of that. To know more about the architecture you can read them here at TechNet. Look for Managed store. =================================================== This blog is … Continue reading

Shared Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013 – Part 1

Collaboration has improved a lot in Exchange Server 2013. In previous versions of Exchange Server Sharing a Mailbox was not that easy to manage. An administrator has to deal with permissions. Microsoft has made a significant changes when it comes to recipient management. So what is there for us in … Continue reading

Exchange Mail Flow Troubleshooter – EXTRA

In this blog we will be learning how to start mail flow troubleshooting in Exchange Server 2010 with the help of EXTRA. It is difficult to understand the cause of the issue. EXTRA will help you diagnose the issue. Before You Begin It is mandatory that you should have thorough … Continue reading

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

How to Upgrade DAG Members In Exchange Server 2010 Part-2

As seen in part 1 we have the databases spread across both the nodes. lets go ahead and upgrade node2 to Exchange 2010 Sp2 Fig:2 Shows that the database are mounted on Node 1 and Node 2 Fig2 : Shows that the PAM or Cluster Group is on Node 2 … Continue reading

How to Upgrade DAG Members In Exchange Server 2010 Part-1

  Lets now get our selves well versed in upgrading the DAG nodes. In this post we will see how to upgrade the DAG nodes from exchange 2010 sp1 to Exchange 2010 sp2   For this post i would consider that i have 2 member DAG named Node 1 and … Continue reading

GAL Photos in Exchange Server 2013

In this blog we will see how easy it is to add your photos to GAL and create your own identity. In Exchange Server 2010 it was first introduced, however end user never had an option to upload the photos of their choice. This was done by an administrator. Exchange … 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