What to name your DAG?

Was helping a customer the other day and the topic of what to name your DAG (Exchange Database Availability Group) was presented. One thought is to just name it ‘DAG’. Works well, but the issue is, when migrating from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Server 2013, or 2010 to 2016, or 2013 to 2019, etc….


Exchange 2010 and Windows 2016 DC’s

Q: Can you run Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers? A: NO. YES! Update, June 18, 2018: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2018/06/19/released-june-2018-quarterly-exchange-updates/ The Exchange Team Blog post has posted an update and the Exchange supportability matrix has also been updated. With Exchange Server 2010, SP3, RU22 installed, you can now run Windows Sever 2016 Domain Controllers in…


Shared Mailboxes in Exchange Hybrid now work cross premises

Shared mailboxes within an Exchange/Office 365 hybrid environment are now fully functional using Full Access permissions. This has been a limitation for some customers migrating to Office 365 up until now. With this restriction removed, customers can now fully support a long term migration process or even a permanent hybrid choice for their company. In on-premises…


Health Checker .ps1 for Exchange

Mark Nivens created this HealthChecker.ps1 file for Exchange servers for your on premises environment. This script checks various configuration items on the Exchange server to make sure they match the recommendations published in the "Exchange 2013 Sizing and Configuration Recommendations" guidance on TechNet. It also reports on Operating System and hardware information. You can run it remotely…


.NET 4.6.1 not yet for Exchange

Just a reminder, the Exchange team blog site posted an important message about NOT installing .NET 4.6.1 just yet. The Exchange product group is working on supporting this upgrade, but that option is NOT yet currently available. There are some installation issues with how Exchange and the core Windows Operating System interact and how features…


The Grammar Police

Putting on the grammar police hat for a minute, there is sometimes misunderstandings about the differences of premise vs. premises. Some definitions for clarity:   prem·ise noun: a previous statement or proposition from which another is inferred or follows as a conclusion. "If the premise is true, then the conclusion must be true"   verb:…