Most Popular Blog Posts For 2015

The year 2015 is almost done, and 2016 is upon us!  As in previous years, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what content was active, and compare that to previous years. The RDCMan posts remain popular, with the 2.7 version replacing the older 2.2 post.  Windows 2012 R2 ADFS installation…

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Exchange 2013 CU11 Released

Exchange 2013 CU11 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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Exchange 2010 SP3 RU12 Released

The Exchange team today announced the availability of Update Rollup 12 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3.  RU12 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released security bulletins. This is build 14.03.0279.002 of Exchange 2010, and KB3096066 has the…

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Heidy The Skype Squirrel

This is one of those silly but intriguing things that is worth sharing.  When delivering some internal training over Skype I noticed that some of the emoticons have names I did not expect.  Skype for Business introduced some really nice emoticons.  The below image is from the 2016 version of the client, showing the emoticons…

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How To Easily Add Public Folder Replicas To Exchange 2010

Exchange 2007 onwards contain a treasure trove of built in scripts to help administer the system.  These scripts are listed in TechNet and are found under the Exchange installation path in the scripts folder.  Yes – somewhat unsurprisingly. In this post let’s take a look at the scripts that can help with administering public folders,…

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Restart Exchange 2010 CAS And Authentication Prompts

There are multiple causes for Outlook clients to receive authentication prompts.  This can be caused by impaired AD performance where the DCs are negatively impacted and cannot respond quickly.  This can be caused by semaphore timeouts, due to NTLM bottlenecks.  In Exchange 2010 the CAS Array uses NTLM by default, and the recommendation is to…

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Exchange 2016 Installation Screenshots

Now that Exchange 2016 has been released, let’s take a look at the Exchange 2016 installation process.  We will see that there are some similarities compared to Exchange 2013 along with some differences. Exchange 2016 can be downloaded from here. Planning And Preparation As with every project proper, planning and preparation is required.  Deploying Exchange…

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Exchange 2016 Released

It’s the first of October, and this new month brings us a new version of Exchange.  Exchange 2016 is now available from the Microsoft download centre.  This is build 15.01.0225.042 of Exchange 2016, and Exchange2016-x64.exe  is the downloaded file.    Product Guide You can access the Product Guide to review the new capabilities of Exchange…

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PFE Blogs Windows 10 Universal App

Windows 10 ushers in a new age of application development, the Universal Application.  This will allow developers to write applications that will function across multiple devices for example your Xbox, Windows Phone and PC.  Tony Eversole, a Senior PFE in the US, has written a PFE Blogs Universal Application.  This app will allow you to…

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Exchange 2013 CU10 Released

Exchange 2013 CU10 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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