Tag 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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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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#IAMMEC Session Report: Exchange 2013 High Availability & Business Continuity

Simply put, Scott Schnoll is and always will be a legend among the Exchange crowd.  He always gives some great talks. Let’s hop right into it: Storage Enhancements Multiple Databases per volume Number of copies must equal the number on … Continue reading

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#IAMMEC Session Recap: Manageability and Monitoring Talk

In the afternoon I attended the Manageability and Monitoring talk by Charlie Chung and Greg Thiel and took some rough notes. EX2013 – Protocols are always served from the protocol instance that is local to the active database copy Best … Continue reading

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