Category Archives: Exchange 2013

Exchange 2013 Hybrid Configuration Wizard Fails to Connect When Updating

Recently I ran into a problem preparing for the April 15th TLS Cert Update from Microsoft.  We would get to a point in the Hybrid Configuration Wizard and it would fail to connect in a spectacular fashion: You can see … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 Powershell Script: Check CAS Health v2

Back when we were first putting in Exchange 2013 I wanted a way to check the Client Access Server roles as we were deploying servers to make sure that they were coming up okay.  Thankfully, the Exchange 2013 team was smart … Continue reading

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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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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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#IAMMEC Session Report: Virtualization in the New Exchange

Supported Hypervisors HyperV 3rd Party Hypervisors Host-based Clustering All roles Exchange Roles All roles Storage Block level iSCSI, FC, pass-through, etc. Same requirements as Ex2010 Support for SMB3 file shares for specific limited scenario Guest on 2012 with guest VHD’s … Continue reading

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#IAMMEC Session Report: Exchange 2007/2010 to 2013 Migration

Preparation Prepare “Exchange Deployment Assistant” – available on TechNet Verify Prerequisites Install Exchange SP and/or updates across the ORG Exchange 2007 will be a RU, therefore it cannot verify in AD that all servers are at the same level UPDATES … Continue reading

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#IAMMEC Session Report: Ex2013 Planning and Deploying High Availability

Lagged Copies Dealt with automatically by the system but the tradeoff is that it can be automatically played forward in case it’s needed SafetyNet is what was Transport Dumpster, now it’s Transport Dumpster on Steroids Lagged Copy is 7 days, … Continue reading

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