Exchange 2013: High Availability – When Maintenance Might Be Necessary

During the course of your on-premises environment, it may become necessary to take a production Exchange server out of rotation and perform maintenance on it (i.e.: replace memory, patching, reconfiguration, etc.). During this time, it will become necessary to prevent RemoteMonitoring from testing against the server you need to repair. To understand this, we need to cover High…


Exchange 2013: High Availability, FAST Search, and the Windows Registry

One of the things not mentioned about High Availability (HA) and Database Availability Groups (DAGs) is that the automatic reseed feature is also used to maintain Exchange FAST Search indexes, independently, by HA. HA utilizes a registry key to keep the Content Index (CI) states in a central locale for referencing. It queries this key because determining…

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