Exchange 2016 CU3 Released

Exchange 2016 CU3 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2016 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2016 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…

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Exchange 2013 CU14 Released

Exchange 2013 CU14 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2013 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2013 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…

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Remote PowerShell – PSSession WhoAmI

For those who worked with NT and Novell Netware many, many moons ago they became familiar with a handy function– who am I.  Windows folks may also recall it when working with the Client and Gateway Services for Netware, and whoami.exe was also added to the NT Resource Kit.  Remember the days of all the…

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Exchange 2010 SP3 RU15 Released

Patch Tuesday this week heralded the arrival of Rollup Update Rollup 15 (RU15) for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3.  RU15 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010. The release contains  security fixes to address the issues in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-108, in addition to the previous fixes in RU14…

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Unable Connect Exchange Remote PowerShell Using Windows 10 Anniversary Update

After updating Windows 10 you may be unable to connect to a remote PowerShell session.  This is an issue for versions of Exchange 2010 onwards as we use remote PowerShell for administration.  The same applies for Exchange Online in Office 365.  Note that directly loading the Exchange PSSnapin is not supported apart from a limited…

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Office 365 Workshop Links–August 2016

This is a link throw-down for the items discussed during a recent Office 365 workshop that I delivered to customers in a rather tropical Winnipeg last week.  It has to be said that the +30 Winnipeg is much better than the –30 Winnipeg! I’m posting the links here since they will be available to all of…

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Network Monitor Filter Examples

The below is an assortment of Network Monitor (NetMon) filters that I used on a frequent basis.  With each of the filters, there is a quick explanation of why they are used. The filters can be used as regular display filters, or as a colour filter.  The retransmission one is especially useful to have set…

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Exchange Self Signed SHA2 Certificates

In recent builds, Exchange has been updated to support the newer SHA2 certificates.  Exchange 2010 SP3 RU13 and Exchange 2013 CU 12 updated the SMIME control’s certificate to SHA2. Additionally, Exchange 2013 CU13 and Exchange 2016 CU2 added support for generating the self signed certificates as SHA2 certs. The below is for reference to save…

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Office 365 Exchange Hybrid Deployments Busting The Autodiscover Myth

When configuring an Exchange Online hybrid deployment, there are many things to consider.  Asides from the various networking, certificate and client discussions there is also a requirement to ensure that Autodiscover is functioning correctly.  In addition to having Autodiscover correctly published to the Internet an additional wrinkle commonly pops up, which takes people down the…

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Slow Exchange Server Boot In Azure VM

One of the great uses of Azure is to host VMs which can address a number of business requirements.  While we can install Exchange 2013 on an Azure VM, this is generally not the most cost effect way to have mailboxes running in a cloud.  Office 365 is the recommended option to leverage cloud mailboxes…

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