Exchange Server 2013 Hybrid Environments Update

Howdy, Microsoft has released an important update to resolve some issues experienced when using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard to create  a new or manage an existing hybrid deployment with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. In order to know more about this including a FAQ section please follow the below link: Keep Safe!!!

Update Rollups 4 DPM

Howdy Protectors, It seems Microsoft has released another couple of updates for our beloved product: 2966012 – Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager SP1 2966014 – Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager Keep Safe!!!

Office 365 & SPAM – Overview

Howdy, The Microsoft Exchange Team just published an amazing document on Office 365 and SPAM. Apparently these will be a series, so we have a lot to look forward on this. Here is the first one… Keep Safe!!!

MEC 2015

Howdy Did you like MEC 2014? Guess what, we've announced the 2015 dates! The news on this one is that it converges a series of events into one. If you've attended Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC), SharePoint Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this event is for you! Head over to Office Blogs for more….


DPM 2012 dpmsync –restoreDB error 470

Howdy Protectors, For those of you with DPM 2012 who have attempted to restore the DPMDB, the restore operation may fails with the following error message: Error ID: 470DPM database is not present in the instance of SQL Server. Check that the DPM database is present in the given instance of SQL Server.Detailed Error: Invalid…

DPM 2012 Agent Deployment Error (319)

Howdy Protectors, You may say, here it comes another agent deployment troubleshooting idea, and you’d be absolutely right! In this case is specifically developed for the error 319: Install protection agent on failed:Error 319: The agent operation failed because of a communication error with the DPM Agent Coordinator service on details: The RPC…

Windows Server 2003 DPM 2012 R2 Protection

Howdy Protectors We have great news… Finally we can AGAIN protect our Windows Server 2003 boxes even using DPM 2012 R2… In order to do that we will need to:   Install the re-released Update Rollup 2 for DPM 2012 R2 as a starting point. Besides this Windows 2003 requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 and…

CNO Pre Staging (DAGs)

Hello there, Recently I had been helping a customer in a migration from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Server 2013. All went pretty normal, actually some of the steps were easier than I thought they would be, but there was a tiny little (and very annoying) surprise – the DAG creation kept failing… Basically I…

DPM 2012 R2 UR2 Re-Released

Howdy Protectors, This update rollup was re-released on May 20, 2014 to resolve a "DPMAMService" crash that occurred if the original update (KB 2958100) was applied. If you already installed Update Rollup 2 (UR2) on your Windows Server 2003 servers, you do not have to reinstall the UR2 agent that is required for Windows Server…

Migrate DPM Disk / Data Source (GUI)

 Howdy Protectors, For the GUI lovers we have something really cool here… Migrate DPM Disk / Data Source (GUI) Below are some screenshots of how it works: I have SQL auto protect and co-location enabled, so I have a single replica and RP volume on Disk 1. Now I want to migrate that setup to…