The msExchInternalTLSCert attribute

Have you ever wondered where Exchange looks to find the certificate for inbound and outbound TLS for the SMTP service? Well, it’s actually documented in detail here and here. If you read the TechNet articles you can come to the conclusion that Enable-ExchangeCertificate for the SMTP service will stamp the msExchServerInternalTLSCert attribute on the transport…

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EHLO PelNet

If you've been following the Exchange Team blog you'd know that I released version 2.0 of PelNet recently. I thought I’d share some info on my blog to cover some of the benefits in using this tool for any Exchange environment.  PelNet v2.0 has been updated to optimize execution time in large environments and the…

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Exchange Server 2013 Maintenance

It’s been a while since my last article; things have been quite hectic on the work front and I recently moved half way around the world to pursue some new and exciting challenges. Seeing that cobwebs have been building in my little space on the Interwebs I decided that it’s time to throw something cool…

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Office 365 Insight into the Hybrid Configuration Wizard Part 2

I decided to extend the Insight into the Hybrid Configuration Wizard article into another 2 parts. I've been getting numerous requests on troubleshooting the dreaded Get-FederationInformation Exception. Let’s recap on what the high level steps for the HCW are: Global Prerequisites task – prerequisite check (covered here). Legacy Exchange Support Task – Legacy Exchange requirements…

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Office 365 License Reporting

UPDATE 2014/14/09: New version 0.6 has been released to support Power BI for Office 365 licenses. I’ve been looking for some way of reporting on Office 365 licenses assigned to users and creating a simple Pivot Chart to get an overview of the licenses. There are alot of PowerShell scripts out there, but the ones I…

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Managing failed mailbox move requests

If you haven’t seen my mailbox migration tool yet, go and have a look at it here. It’s been working great for me and my customers that have been using it. If you have a large amount of mailboxes to move it definitely helps with the management and automation of the process. I'm also working…

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Exchange Server Large MailItem Script

UPDATE :  1. Please take note we have increased the size limit to 150MB during on boarding the previous 25MB should no longer be an issue – see the announcement here: http://blogs.office.com/2015/01/12/whats-new-december-2014/ 2 . I've handed this script over to someone else for maintenance and support. Please use the following link to get the latest version: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/PowerShell-Script-Office-54d367e…

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Office 365 Hybrid Mailbox Migration Management

2014/10/02 Update: New Version 1.1 has been released – fixed a bug that always causes moves to be suspended. If you are going to use the Large Item Limit switch, please use it cautiously and ensure your users have the large items backed up. I wanted to share a small personal project I've been working on with…

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Office 365 DirSync Update

I just received feedback from the Dev Team that an updated version of DirSync Tool has been released that fixes the below Exception in Windows 2003 Domain Controller environments. Microsoft.Online.PasswordSynchronization.DirectoryReplicationServices.DrsException: RPC Error 8440 : The naming context specified for this replication operation is invalid. There was an error calling _IDL_DRSGetNCChanges. Grab the updated tool in…

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Exchange 2013 fun with Information Store

I’ve been working with the Exchange Team on some additions to the Exchange 2013 Role Requirements calculator scripts lately and I picked up an interesting issue with the Information Store service on Exchange 2013 while testing my changes to the scripts. I wanted to share this experience to increase visibility to our customers in case…

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