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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What’s New in Group Policy – Windows Server 2012

In this post we will discuss some of the new features in Group Policy in Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8. Many changes and enhancements have been introduced in Group Policies such as, enhanced Group Policy Reporting, reducing service utilization, remote refresh of group policies, new starter GPOs and Infrastructure Status that contains important information…


Using USMT V.5 to Migrate your Profile Data, Apps & Profile Settings

Today we are going to show how can we migrate user profile settings, data & app settings from windows 7 to windows 8 using USMT V.5 (User State Migration Tool), using a Network Compressed Migration store, this type is used to be labeled as (PC Refresh, Using a Compressed Migration Store) Download Assessment & deployment…

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“It’s Simple!” – Time Configuration in Active Directory

First, let me say that I am really pleased to start this series which I wanted to call “It’s Simple!” aiming to simplify things a little bit and make them easier to assimilate. Now back to our topic, shall we? So you said Time Configuration right? Why should we care at the first place? It’s…

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Rebuild an Entire Database Availability Group

A database availability group (DAG), together with mailbox database copies, can provide automatic recovery from a variety of server, storage, network, and other hardware failures. A DAG can also provide a site resilience solution so that you can perform a datacenter switchover in the event of a site-level disaster. But even a comprehensive, intelligent, and…

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