Exchange Server 2010 with Window Server 2016 Domain Controllers

I recently wrote a blog post, and have since updated it, about the Exchange supportability matrix, stating that Exchange 2010 could not be run anywhere, within a forest with even a single Windows Server 2016 Domain Controller (DC). The Exchange product group has now updated that stance with the June 2018 updates. You must install…

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Schema Administrator has a mailbox?

Q: Why does the Schema Admin have a mailbox? A: It’s by design! What? Yes, this is normal behavior for Exchange Server 2013 & 2016.  If the account you are using for the install does not have a mailbox, one will be created for that account. Typically, engineers will use an Active Directory (AD) account…

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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…

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Can you skip CU’s?

The question isn’t can you but should you. What’s a CU? Starting with Exchange Server 2013, the Exchange Product Group (PG) went to a quarterly updating process titled Cumulative Updates. These CU’s literally uninstall and reinstall Exchange when they are applied to a server. This is one reason a CU install process can take several…

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Exchange Hybrid Duplicate Mailboxes

Some customers have seen where they can end up with a duplicate mailbox within their hybrid environment. This can cause problems when a user, either on premises or in the cloud, has two mailboxes, one on premises and another one in Exchange Online (EXO). The good news is, there is now a work around. A…

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