Controlling bandwidth in a DAG reseed

Q: Is there a way to control bandwidth within a DAG (Database Availability Group) during a reseed process? A: No. However, that’s not the complete story. The question comes up when engineers need to reseed a database (DB). And while there is no native option to control bandwidth, there is a work around. Scenario: One…


Exchange Server important dates

Just a reminder, Exchange Server 2010 and 2013 versions have some important dates coming up: Exchange Server 2010 support will end on January 14, 2020 Exchange Server 2013 has now entered extended support on April 10, 2018 The Exchange team blog site has additional information listed for Exchange Server 2010 and for Exchange Server 2013 support…


Enabling Exchange server TLS 1.2 and Identifying Clients Not Using It

We will use this a lot so lets keep it here https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2018/04/02/exchange-server-tls-guidance-part-2-enabling-tls-1-2-and-identifying-clients-not- #Enabling #Exchange #TLS 1.2 on Exchange Servers #Onpremises . Deploying the latest releases for Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, and Exchange 2016 released in March 2018, will be the #first step to support #turning #off TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. Guidance in the article…


End of Exchange 2013 and Office 2013 Mainstream Support

Time marches on.  Exchange 2013 and Outlook 2013 have now exited out of mainstream support and will be serviced as per their extended support life cycle policy. Several years Ready For The Next Episode? and The New Exchange were the first posts here on Exchange 2013.  The latter has an image of how the Exchange…


Exchange 2010 and Windows 2016 DC’s

Q: Can you run Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers? A: NO. The Exchange supportability matrix is once again, used as a reference and once again, you must be very clear on what you are reading. Since there is NOT an ‘x’ in the intersection of Exchange 2010 and Windows DFL/FFL 2016…


Exchange 2010 Default Connector Configuration

This post is to provide a quick reference to the Exchange 2010 Hub Transport default send and receive connector configuration.  There will be a separate one for Exchange 2013 and 2016. When installing the Exchange 2010 Hub Transport role, two receive connectors are created on each server.  They are called: Client   <ServerName> Default <ServerName> In…


Enable Users to Easily Submit Junk, Phishing, and SPAM Messages in Outlook

The email security analysis capabilities in Microsoft Office 365 are unmatched in the industry, offering subscribers the best protection available from email categories such as junk, SPAM, phishing, malicious, etc. But, from time to time a message will slip through that should have been classified as SPAM. If you are a Microsoft Managed Service Provider…


Transport Rule Changes For Next Exchange Cumulative Updates

Microsoft has provided rich support for Exchange on-premises to integrate with Exchange Online for several years.  This coexistence is one of the major strengths of the Microsoft cloud solution as it allows customers to perform Digital Transformation at their own pace. It is not expected that an organisation will transition all of their on-premises mailboxes…


March 2018 Exchange Security Updates–Have You Updated?

Patch Tuesday this month featured updates to address security issues in Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016.   Tuesday the 13th heralded the arrival of Rollup Update Rollup 20 (RU20) for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 along with updates for Exchange 2013 and 2016. Exchange 2010 SP3 RU20 is the latest rollup of customer fixes currently…