Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit v9.6

The new version of MAPS v9.6 has been released. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process. Get the details and download at…


Exchange Server 2016 Online Training Courses

Microsoft Exchange team recently released some Exchange Server 2016 courses that is great learning and you can attend them if you are planning to implement Exchange Server 2016. The course are listed below: Course 1x: Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Infrastructure: Learn how to plan, configure, and manage Active Directory infrastructure requirements for Microsoft Exchange Server…


Integration of Windows Azure Pack, SPF and SCVMM

Recently i was troubleshooting some integration issues between SCVMM, SPF and Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and found below articles that were really helpful and I thought to share with the everyone for benefit of similar issues. Troubleshooting Installation & Configuration of Windows Azure Pack – An Introduction Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack, SPF & VMM…


ADFS and SAP Integration

In a recent project I was working on ADFS with multiple applications and customer also had SAP to be integrated with ADFS. Its quite simple, you have to just import SAP metadata into relying party trust and then map Name ID on the SAP side to the SamAccountName on the ADFS side and it works….


Exchange team blog on How big is too big

Recently Exchange team has written an excellent article on Exchange processor and memory usage and how much of these resources should be used as many of the customers are willing to use extremely big hardware for Exchange. Review the article at: Ask the Perf Guy: How big is too BIG? Read my favorites blogs:…


Microsoft Exchange 2016 Initial outline

Microsoft has recently released an initial look at Exchange 2016 architecture and Exchange team has written an excellent article which provides an initial (subject to change) view of the architecture. This architecture is described at: Exchange Server 2016 Architecture  Read my favorites blogs: Assigning File Share permissions using Power Shell Disk Read Error when…


Microsoft Exchange team blog about Large message sizes in Office 365

Recently Microsoft Exchange team has written a blog about large messages in Office 365. I see many customers asking for bigger message size like 100MB and should review this blog. Office 365 now supports larger email messages—up to 150 MB  Read my favorites blogs: Assigning File Share permissions using Power Shell Disk Read Error…


Missing SPN causing domain replication issues

I was recently working with a customer where one of their Active Directory would not replicate. They were receiving Event ID 1645 in their Event logs: Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: NTDS ReplicationEvent Category: Replication Event ID: 1645Date: 2/12/2015Time: 11:12:15 AMUser: EveryoneComputer: DC-04Description:The Directory Service received a failure while trying to perform an authenticated RPC call…


Protecting all Organizational Units (OUs) from accidental deletion

You can protect your organizational Units from accidental deletion by using Power Shell scripts to apply the protection to many organizational units at once. You can run these Power shell commands by running the Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell as Administrator and making sure that you have Domain Admins or Enterprise Admins rights. First…