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…


Exchange Content Index Rebuild

One of the first actions most Exchange Administrators generally take when troubleshooting suspected problems with Exchange Content Indexing will be to rebuild the impacted Mailbox Database’s content index files (either manually or by using the ResetSearchIndex.PS1 script found in the \Exchange Server\Scripts directory). Many Exchange administrators choose to proactively rebuild search indexes at various points…


Remote Connectivity Analyser 1.4

There are brilliant news for RCA users, owner team has made an awesome effort in listening to customers feedback and change quite a few issues or let’s just say a bit more annoying than what it should be operations!   Check it out below… For more info check Release Notes!!!


RBAC Manager (Exchange 2010 SP2)

There is a quite awesome tool which will make Exchange administrators’ life so much easier when the need to play with Role Base Access Control comes… As everyone knows that’s an amazing feature on the Exchange Server however sometimes may get complex as it can go madly granular… RBAC Manager puts all efforts to simplify…


Exchange Server 2010 Design and Architecture

Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) maintains a complex Microsoft® Exchange Server environment that consists of several geographic locations and multiple Active Directory® forests. There are 16 data centers, four of which host Exchange servers, to support more than 515 office locations in 102 countries with more than 180,000 users. These users include managers, employees, contractors,…


DAGs Protection Hints – DPM 2010

DPM 2010 provides node based protection so the state of the database on the node – whether it is an Active copy or a Passive copy of the Exchange 2010 DB does not matter. The state of the database may switch back and forth from Active to Passive, but DPM will continue to protect the…


OWA Coexistence With Legacy Versions

In most environments that plan to implement Exchange 2010, there will probably be an older (legacy) version of Exchange Server running. This document provides information on how Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, and Exchange 2010 will work together in regards to OWA. If implemented correctly this will provide a single namespace for user access to the…


Mailbox Quarantine

One corrupted mailbox can have the potential to disrupt service by taking down the entire information store, thereby affecting all users on that server. Mailbox quarantine has been introduced in Exchange Server 2010 to help prevent this situation. What is Mailbox Quarantine? Mailbox quarantine is a feature in the Exchange Server 2010 information store. Based…


Database Availability Groups

A database availability group (DAG) is a set of up to 16 Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox servers that provide automatic database-level recovery from a database, server, or network failure.  DAGs use continuous replication and a subset of Microsoft Windows failover clustering technologies to provide continuous mailbox availability.  Mailbox servers in a DAG monitor each other…


Exchange Server 2010 Certification Paths

Overview Exchange Server 2010 help organizations guard their messaging with built-in protective technologies; offers anywhere access to email, voice mail, calendars, and contacts; and enables new levels of operational efficiency. Help develop your expertise in this advanced messaging system with state-of-the-art training from Exchange Server 2010 product specialists. Choose a certification path that is relevant…