Exchange 2013: Understanding the Room Finder function in OWA

In Exchange 2013, when you use OWA to book a room, there can be two methods that get called for this to occur. Both of these methods start workflows against service.svc and you can see this in the client behavior via the following URLs: https://<vanityDomain>/owa/service.svc?action=GetRoomLists&ID=-<ID>&AC=1https://<vanityDomain>/owa/service.svc?action=GetRoomsInternal&ID=-<ID>&AC=1 The first method, GetRoomLists, returns all rooms found in room lists (Get-DistributionGroup…


Exchange 2013: eDiscovery Changes

With the release of Exchange 2013, there are some changes that are relevant to eDiscovery; whether it be for In-Place Holds or Litigation Queries to export to the Discovery Mailbox. Most notably, eDiscovery/Exchange Search does not support AQS – it switched to KQL. KQL is supported in the SearchQuery parameter (Keywords box in the Exchange Admin…

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Exchange2013: Testing MRS Across A DAG

In Exchange 2013, it may become necessary to test the Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) against all members of a Database Availability Group (DAG). To do this, we can perform the following script: #We obtain the member servers of the DAG$Servers = ((Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup LAB-NAEX15-01).Servers).Name#We perform a 'foreach' against each memberforeach($server in $Servers){ Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green $server.NameTest-MRSHealth -Identity $server…

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