Install and Download SharePoint 2013 prerequisites offline (manually)

  This article applies in a situation when you don’t have internet access in your SharePoint server , I have placed all the direct download links for the installers you might need. This article assumes you are having a new fresh installation of windows server 2008 R2 SP1 If you tried to run the installer…

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Part 4: Step-by-Step Exchange 2007 to 2013 Migration

In part 1 we covered the deployments steps for Exchange 2013, in Part 2 of this series we covered Exchange 2013 configurations and testing, in part 3 started our migration process. In this final post we will walk through the final steps in migration, then remove our legacy server. Important Update was released by the…


System Center 2012 Orchestrator–RunBook Basics

Part 2: http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/03/09/system-center-2012-orchestrator-runbook-activities.aspx Part 3: http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/03/14/system-center-orchestrator-2012-test-amp-start-runbooks.aspx Part 4: http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/04/09/system-center-2012-orchestrator-link-conditions.aspx System Center Orchestrator 2012 which is a new member of System Center 2012 family and next version of Opalis, takes place at the center of Private Cloud scenarios. During automation of your dynamic datacenters, Orchestrator can move your operations one more step forward and can integrate…

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SharePoint 2013 Backup with PowerShell and Task Scheduler for beginners

You can do Everything with PowerShell – yes everything – and SharePoint is no exception. In this post for beginners, I will show you how to create tasks for the Task Scheduler to automate your SharePoint backups with PowerShell. First, to backup your farm, you can use the PowerShell command Backup-SPFarm. For more details on…

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Part 2: Step-by-Step Exchange 2007 to 2013 Migration

In Part 1 of this post we went through the steps required to deploy Exchange 2013, in this part we will start by the required configurations on Exchange 2013 to establish our coexistence and then test it. 2.Digital Certificates Configurations SSL Certificate The first step in our configurations will be certificate. By default Exchange is…


SQL 2012 Failover Cluster Build (Step by Step) – Part 1: Installing SQL 2012

Introduction Recently, my engagements were related to SQL and 2 of which were to build SQL failover clusters on based on Windows 2008R2/SQL 2008R2 SP1 and Windows 2012/SQL 2012 SP1. In this post, I will share with you my SQL Server 2012 Failover clustering experience. Part 2: Adding a New Node to Cluster Part 3:…

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System Center 2012 Orchestrator–RunBook Activities

In this second part of Orchestrator RunBook Concepts series, we’ll cover RunBook activities and its properties. Part 1: http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/03/06/system-center-2012-orchestrator-runbook-basics.aspx Part 3: http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/03/14/system-center-orchestrator-2012-test-amp-start-runbooks.aspx Part 4: http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/04/09/system-center-2012-orchestrator-link-conditions.aspx In the System Center 2012 Orchestrator , activities are the building blocks of RunBooks. In general, individual activities perform three actions: – Access Published Data. – Perform some action. -…

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Part 1: Step-by-Step Exchange 2007 to 2013 Migration

In this article series we will explain and go through all the steps to migrate from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013. The series consists of four Parts: Part 1: Step-by-Step Exchange 2007 to 2013 Migration Part 2: Step-by-Step Exchange 2007 to 2013 Migration Part 3: Step-by-Step Exchange 2007 to 2013 Migration Part 4: Step-by-Step Exchange…


SharePoint Group Calendar, Adding default users

The Problem One feature of SharePoint is to create a calendar and make it a group calendar. This allows the user to see the schedule of list of people at the same time on the same view as per the image below. To configure the Calendar as a group Calendar you need to edit the…