Exchange 2010 Support For Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers

Previously Exchange 2010 was not supported with Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers.  The support position was discussed in  the Exchange Support For Windows Server 2016 post back in 2016.  This was a challenge for organisations who still had Exchange 2010 deployed yet wanted to move forward with AD DS upgrades so that they could take…


Exchange 2016 CU10 Released

Exchange 2016 CU10 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2016 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2016 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…


Exchange 2013 CU21 Released

Exchange 2013 CU21 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2013 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2013 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…


Exchange 2010 SP3 RU22 Released

The Exchange team today announced the availability of Update Rollup 22 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3.  RU22 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released security bulletins. This is build 14.03.0411.000 of Exchange 2010, and KB4295699 has the…


DAG’s spread across multi-domains?

Q: Can you spread an Exchange DAG (Database Availability Group) between two domains? A: No. Now the story: Say you have a single forest named: Contoso.com. In that forest, you have two child domains: East.Contoso.com and West.Contoso.com. You also have Exchange servers deployed in both East and West domains, but none in the root domain….


Report proxy addresses not in Accepted Domains

Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, so do our proxy addresses hasten to multiply. At least, that’s how it seems.  As is the organizational ebb and flow, business objectives change, new business units are spun up, old projects are turned down, and you may need to add or remove proxy addresses in…


Update to the Create-LabUsers tool – now, with bigger foo

Update: I’ve added a shortlink for this tool: http://aka.ms/createlabusers. In my quest to make the perfect tool for creating a realistic Lab Environment, I have added yet another feature, based on requests that I imagine people are making but have not yet told me about.  I’m going to go ahead and add ‘psychic’ to my…


MAP Toolkit 9.9 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.9 Now Available! This release of the MAP Toolkit supports latest version of ESXI, SCCM and Skype for Business . MAP 9.9 is updated with Usage tracking of Skype for Business and SCCM, Support latest version of Oracle , VMWare ESXI. We have also included few minor bug fixes which will improve user…

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Ways to Learn New Microsoft Technology and Stay Current

In the many Microsoft Partner and customer meetings I am in each week, I am often demonstrating and telling stories about how Microsoft technologies can enhance our personal and professional lives. With the latest Microsoft cloud applications I focus on, I find many people are intrigued by the truly unique innovations our products contain. The…