Author Archives: Phil

Exchange 2013 Powershell Script: Get DAG-wide Mailbox Statistics

While preparing for our On-prem -> O365 migration of a subset of our users, we ran across the need to gather mailbox statistics so that we could create the migration batches based on metrics. It’s pretty simple for us to … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 Powershell Script: Get System Wide Message Queue Status

Ran into a case where we had some delivery issues to our O365 hybrid tenant, and realized I’d never figured out a good way to take a look at all of the queues at once, and lets face it, the … Continue reading

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DPM 2012 R2 Search Recovery Point Action Failing to Produce Results

Recently I’ve had to switch from Backup Exec 2014 to Microsofts System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 to handle our Exchange 2013 CU5 backups due the Backup Exec 2014 not supporting the Exchange 2013 SP1 + Server 2012 R2 … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 SP1 Fun: Identity Management Systems Are…Good?

Long time no blog, I know.  I’ve got a dozen or so posts racked up from when I thought I was going to transition the blog over to Office 365 and my SharePoint installation there, but the setup just isn’t … Continue reading

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HP 3Par Array Management: LDAP Authentication

I’ve been administering 3Par arrays for the past 5 years for my organization, and only recently have we bothered with LDAP authentication.  We are running 3.1.1 MU2 on our primary array, and wanted to start bringing in additional administrators to … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 Sizing Guidance Available (Finally!)

I expected this to be released about 2 months ago, but it turns out they were biding their time for IronMan 3 to drop so we’d all be a bit too distracted to notice that they’ve put together a great … Continue reading

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Powershell Code: How to Extend Password Age in Active Directory

We have a subset of users whose passwords are not expired while they are in a certain stage of their existence.  We store these accounts in 1 particular OU, and once they are ready to move on to their next … Continue reading

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