Learn Exchange 2013 with me! – Multiple Databases per volume and Automatic Reseed

We continue to make improvements in ESE to make JBOD configurations a better choice for Exchange data. We optimized the engine even further to take the maximum possible advantage from disks that seem to be increasing in size every day, but from a speed perspective there is not much to talk about. Disks are growing…

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Dealing with hidden DL members in Exchange 2010

Recently, I had to figure out an interesting scenario for a customer. The business uses thousands of external contacts that are created in active directory. These are all set to “Hide from Address List”, so none of these objects are visible in the Global Address List. The organization uses Exchange 2007. There are multiple DLs…

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Learn Exchange 2013 with me! – High Availability and Site Resilience

Exchange 2013 builds on the existing High Availability and Site Resilience features from Exchange 2010. A huge amount of work has been done in many areas to provide better availability and failure isolation. The use of DAGs and database copies along-with features like Single Item Restore, lagged copies, retention policies continue to provide HA and…

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Learn Exchange 2013 with me! – Whats New with Exchange 2013

Following what my friend and peer Bruce Adamczak has been posting with his popular Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 series of blog posts; I decided to do something similar for Exchange 2013. A huge Thank You to Bruce for his guidance and ideas! What’s new in Exchange 2013. Traditionally we have known Exchange…

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Migrate from MRM v1.0 to MRM v2.0

I recently worked on helping migrate from Exchange 2007 Managed Folders or MRM v1.0 to Exchange 2010 Retention Policies or MRM v2.0, in doing so I realized that it would be useful for the community to see this migration in action with an example and some screenshots! To start, let me set the stage with…

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Mystery of the sent item!

There are many scenarios and business requirements that are addressed by the use of the Send As, Send on Behalf of and Full Mailbox Access capabilities. These permissions can be easily assigned using the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell. The particular permissions of interest for this blog post are the Send As…

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