Exchange Null Path Statement

Travelling to see different customers from one side of Canada to the other is always interesting.  This post is written whilst in Vancouver and is from a reported customer issue waaaaay out East. The Exchange admins pointed out that they were consistently running into an issue when they applied an Exchange Cumulative Update (CU) to…

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End of Exchange 2013 and Office 2013 Mainstream Support

Time marches on.  Exchange 2013 and Outlook 2013 have now exited out of mainstream support and will be serviced as per their extended support life cycle policy. Several years Ready For The Next Episode? and The New Exchange were the first posts here on Exchange 2013.  The latter has an image of how the Exchange…

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Exchange 2010 Default Connector Configuration

This post is to provide a quick reference to the Exchange 2010 Hub Transport default send and receive connector configuration.  There will be a separate one for Exchange 2013 and 2016. When installing the Exchange 2010 Hub Transport role, two receive connectors are created on each server.  They are called: Client   <ServerName> Default <ServerName> In…

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Transport Rule Changes For Next Exchange Cumulative Updates

Microsoft has provided rich support for Exchange on-premises to integrate with Exchange Online for several years.  This coexistence is one of the major strengths of the Microsoft cloud solution as it allows customers to perform Digital Transformation at their own pace. It is not expected that an organisation will transition all of their on-premises mailboxes…

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March 2018 Exchange Security Updates–Have You Updated?

Patch Tuesday this month featured updates to address security issues in Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016.   Tuesday the 13th heralded the arrival of Rollup Update Rollup 20 (RU20) for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 along with updates for Exchange 2013 and 2016. Exchange 2010 SP3 RU20 is the latest rollup of customer fixes currently…

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Hyper-V VM Import–Know Before You Go

Importing VMs from one host to another can run into issues due differences in the configuration of the hosts.  A common issue is that a virtual switch does not exist on the new Hyper-V host.  While it is possible to attempt the import, and then deal with the fallout afterwards,  wouldn’t it be great to…

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Quick Tip – Download .NET Framework 4.5 Offline Installer

This post will attempt to resolve some download frustration if your are looking for an older version of the .NET Framework.  This is an issue with Exchange 2010 as the initial .NET framework for that platform has not been updated, whereas  .NET Framework support in Exchange 2013 and 2016 now leverage newer versions of .NET…

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Exchange 2016 CU9 Released

Exchange 2016 CU9 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 CU20 Released

Exchange 2013 CU20 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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Arbitration Mailboxes – Lay of The Land

At this point in time, most Exchange administrators will have seen and worked with arbitration mailboxes.  Chances are that the first encounter was somewhat unexpected and revolved around an issue with Exchange 2013 health mailboxes or being unable to delete the default mailbox database in Exchange 2010. To illustrate where the different arbitration mailboxes were…

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