Managing a Distribution Group membership from Outlook in Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013

In Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 to let a user manage distributions groups from Outlook  we only set him as the distribution group owner  and then he’ll be able to add and remove users from the D.G as needed. Starting from Exchange 2010 we don’t leverage ACL anymore, we introduced RBAC (from more detail see…

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Create a Custom Admin Role for Exchange using RBAC

Role Based Access Control (RBAC) is the permissions model used in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010/2013. With RBAC, you don't need to modify and manage access control lists (ACLs), which was done in Exchange Server 2007. ACLs created several challenges in Exchange 2007, such as modifying ACLs without causing unintended consequences, maintaining ACL modifications through upgrades,…

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Windows 2012 Active Directory Domain Services Videos (2)

Hello, Fazal Muhammad Khan has made an excellent series of videos showing and explaining the different features and enhancements in Active Directory on Windows Server 2012! We continue with Part 3 : Group Managed Service Accounts Enjoy! All the videos: http://blogs.technet.com/b/nepapfe/archive/2013/11/08/windows-2012-active-directory-domain-services-videos.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/nepapfe/archive/2014/02/05/windows-2012-active-directory-domain-services-videos-2.aspx Fazal Muhammad Khan from NEPA PFE team.

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Non-Domain Servers (DMZ servers) monitoring

Operations Manager requires mutual authentication be performed between agents and management servers prior to the exchange of information between them. To secure the authentication process between the two, the process is encrypted. When the agent and the management server reside in the same Active Directory domain or in Active Directory domains that have established trust…

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“It’s Simple!” – Do the move! Go to DFSR!

Hi there! I have noticed the following at many customers who had upgraded their Active Directory from Windows 2000/2003 to 2008 and plus: they do not (or forget to) upgrade Sysvol from FRS to DFSR! Several Technet articles covered the steps to do for Sysvol migration, so there is no need to go in details…

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Move Mailbox Database

1. Remove the Mailbox database copy: 1.2 In the EAC, go to Servers > Databases.1.2 Select the mailbox database whose copy you want to remove.1.3 In the Details pane, locate the passive copy you want to remove and click Remove.1.4 Confirm the removal on the warning dialog box by clicking yes.1.5 Click ok to confirm…

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Upgrading SCOM 2012 SP1 to SCOM 2012 R2

Below is the easiest way to perform an “in place upgrade” of all SCOM 2012 SP1 Roles. Let us start and see Operations Manager 2012 R2 looks like. First of all the System Requirements from the Supported Configurations page on Technet can be found here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn281925.aspx My SCOM is running on the top of Windows…

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Recommendations for Exchange 2007 Single copy cluster resources model

Exchange 2007 provides high availability through four models; Local continuous replication, Single copy cluster, cluster Continuous replication and Standby continuous replication. Exchange 2007 single copy cluster provides high availability for the node failure scenarios and can be implemented with at least two nodes in Active/Passive model. This is very much similar to the Exchange 2003…


Windows 2012 Active Directory Domain Services Videos (1)

Hello, Fazal Muhammad Khan has made an excellent series of videos showing and explaining the different features and enhancements in Active Directory on Windows Server 2012! We start with Part 1 and 2  Enjoy!   Part 1 (direct link)   Part 2 (direct link)   All the videos: http://blogs.technet.com/b/nepapfe/archive/2013/11/08/windows-2012-active-directory-domain-services-videos.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/nepapfe/archive/2014/02/05/windows-2012-active-directory-domain-services-videos-2.aspx   Fazal Muhammad Khan from…


Managed Availability RCA

With the new concept “Managed Availability” in Exchange 2013 which runs on all Exchange servers for monitoring servers health, this process analyze  hundreds of health metrics when something wrong happened an action will be invoked to correct this problem . In some cases when Managed Availability perform an action to recover from an error you…

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