Hybrid Configuration Wizard – DataStrings.InvalidSmtpDomainName(domain) error connecting to On-Premise Exchange

I recently ran into an issue with a customer on the Hybrid Configuration Wizard, where it was unable to connect to the Exchange On-Premise environment, with the error DataStrings.InvalidSmtpDomainName(domain). The underlining cause was the presence of a decommissioned Exchange server, which still existed within the Exchange configuration in Active Directory. Once this configuration was removed the Hybrid Configuration…


KB: "ASR cannot be registered due to an internal error" when you try to install Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider

Hi everyone, here’s some information on a new KB article we published. The problem that you might experience is that when you try to install and register the Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Provider on a System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 R2) server, the attempt fails with the following error: The ASR…


Resetting the Local Admin Name and Password for Azure ARM Virtual Machines with PowerShell

Hi there, this is JJ Streicher-Bremer, saying hello from Azureland.   When one creates a virtual machine in the Azure portal a username and password are required. This username and password are used by the Azure fabric to configure the local administrator account on that virtual machine.   I don’t know about you, but sometimes…


SharePoint 2016 Build Numbers

Beginning in May 2015, the “What’s new in Sharepoint 2016” post was published as a first peek view into the next evolution of SharePoint. With the “November announcement of SharePoint Beta 2” and now in January 2016 the availability of the “SharePoint 2016 release Candidate“, I don’t want to miss the tradition in publishing a…


Perhaps OneDrive

  Perhaps OneDrive Perhaps OneDrive’s like a place to save A shelter from the storm It exists to keep your files In their clean and tidy form And in those times of trouble When your PC is gone The memory in OneDrive will bring you home Perhaps OneDrive is like a window Perhaps like one…


IFS Plugfest 28 is coming – sign up now

Hiya folks, Ned here again. Our friends on Microsoft File System Filter team asked that we share some upcoming Plugfest info with you. Have a gander: ————————————————————————— We are pleased to inform you that IFS Plugfest 28 has been scheduled. Here are some preliminary event details: When Monday, April 25th to Friday, April 29th, 2016….