Tag Archives: Planning

Test Lab Build Series – 1 – Planning

The first part of any environment build, be it a test lab, a development platform, or even a production environment, is planning.  Arguably the 2nd most important task in any project is this step, because it is going to guide … 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 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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