Coming Soon - A first look at Exchange Server 2016 & On-Premises Version is to Stay.

Coming Soon - A first look at Exchange Server 2016 & On-Premises Version is to Stay.

20 April 2015
According to the information available from Microsoft Exchange Team, the on-premises release is planned to ship in the second half of this year (2015). As always, they convey the message that there are new features, enhancements, and refinements that add up to goodness on the way for end users, IT, and your organization as a whole. From the blog, some of the highlights of the new versions are, - A…
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How to Edit Hosts files of many computers through Powershell Scripts

How to Edit Hosts files of many computers through Powershell Scripts

25 March 2015
We, Microsoft Exchange Admins, usually or frequently edit hosts file to verify some changes prior to the production. The below script will enable you to modify (adding or removing host entries) the hosts file from a remote computer. The script will also record the machine names against the host entries are changed. There are two scripts, first one to add the entries to the hosts file, and the second one…
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DisconnectedAndResynchronizing Mailbox Database Copy Status – During Failover

DisconnectedAndResynchronizing Mailbox Database Copy Status – During Failover

04 March 2015
Couple of times in the past, I observed this behavior that the database copy status turns to DisconnectedAndResynchronizing from DisconnectedAndHealthy after removing the activation restriction. This situation arise because, the copy try to replay the recent logs from other nodes. If your database copy could not find any copy to copy the pending logs, the status would stay the same for longer period. Solution: If you wish to have 2…
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Give people photos in Outlook, SharePoint and Lync

Give people photos in Outlook, SharePoint and Lync

26 January 2015
Couple of weeks back, I was in preparation for a small script which would help me in import the user thumbnail into Active Directory. Fortunately, I received an email showcasing about one such free product from Exclaimer “Exclaimer Outlook Photos”. This software is Simply Superb, and I confidently can say that you never need to look for any other tool to manage your outlook photos. Exclaimer Outlook Photos lets you…
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PowerShell Script to Report Symantec Enterprise Vault Backup Mode Status

PowerShell Script to Report Symantec Enterprise Vault Backup Mode Status

18 December 2014
In my previous post, I have shared a script to Monitor Enterprise Vault Partition Growth / Size. If you are using that, it will be easy for you to understand this script as well. As you are aware, many of us run the pre and post backup script to make the EV servers ready for backup mode and release it. These scripts are normally scheduled or ran by the backup…
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PowerShell Script to Monitor Enterprise Vault Partition Growth /Size

PowerShell Script to Monitor Enterprise Vault Partition Growth /Size

17 December 2014
Enterprise Vault, one of the widely used/accepted solution for Email and File Archiving. The solution has improved drastically in version 11. However, it lack control in many area such as monitoring, partition size monitoring etc. This script will help you to extract the existing size of all open partitions across all Enterprise Vault Servers. The script is tested on Enterprise Vault Ver 11.0. Download the complete script do few modification…
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Event ID 15021, HTTPEvent

Event ID 15021, HTTPEvent "error occurred while using SSL configuration for endpoint 0.0.0.0:444" – Exchange Server 2013

28 October 2014
Event ID 15021, HTTPEvent Error An error occurred while using SSL configuration for endpoint 0.0.0.0:444 – Exchange Server 2013 Error Decription: An error occurred while using SSL configuration for endpoint 0.0.0.0:444. The error status code is contained within the returned data. You will find the multiple events are thrown every minute with similar description. This is a common error I observed in Exchange Server 2013. You will observe the all…
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Exchange 2013 CU6 hybrid and co-existence bugs  - Microsoft Released Script to Fix it

Exchange 2013 CU6 hybrid and co-existence bugs - Microsoft Released Script to Fix it

02 September 2014
The previously reported issue with Cumulative Update 6 (CU6) for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, that you cannot manage Exchange Online mailboxes by using Exchange Admin Center (EAC) from an on-premises server. This issue has been addressed by Microsoft in lightning response, the following script will help you to fix this issue. Download: Exchange Online mailboxes cannot be managed in Exchange Server 2013 CU6 To know more about the issue, please…
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