Install New AD Server & Move Active Directory Operations Master Role

Prerequisites List (Active Directory Server): Install Server 2012 R2 Operating System. Join server to the domain. Install AD Services Roles Promote the Server to a Domain Controller. ¬†Installing the Roles: Open up Server Manager on your New 2012 R2 Server. Once the server has initialized all its roles then click Read more…

Export Exchange 2010 Database into PST format with default utility

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Importing data from or exporting data to .pst file format is extremely easy using¬†¬† MailboxImportRequest and MailboxExportRequest cmdlet. These both sets are part of Exchange Management Shell, after user has submitted the request of Import or export, the process is carried out by Mailbox Replication Service (MRS). The Exchange Mailbox Replication Service is available in Exchange 2010 Client Access servers. The MRS is the sole application or service that is responsible for transferring mailboxes and importing and exporting .pst files. Let us focus upon the possible causes that prompt user to go for Importing or Exporting mailbox data: (more…)

Exchange 2013 SP1 (CU4) Released

MS has released the much awaited Service Pack 1 for Exchange 2013 which includes the support for Windows Server 2012 R2. I will be upgrading all my servers shortly and will provide a follow up post. To download the Service Pack you can go to the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41994 Hope Read more…