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Category: Exchange 2016

Microsoft released this new “Feature” called “PreferenceMoveFrequency” in Exchange 2016 CU2 – What does this mean for you as an Admin? Previously once you did maintenance on your Mailbox Server you would need to run “RedistributeActiveDatabases.ps1” script to balance the databases again. In CU2 the above option is set by default to run every 1 […]

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For those who have installed Exchange 2016, you might come across some errors or warnings not seen in previous versions of Exchange. To give you an example, MSExchange UnifiedPolicyFileSync warning that keeps getting logged in the application log: Is there a solution? No, not at this point, this is apparently a known issue that they […]

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If you are running Exchange 2016 coexisting with legacy versions like Exchange 2010 or 2013, you might come across errors logged with regards to MsExchDiscovery. Here is a snippet of the error: The solution? Move the mailbox to the Exchange 2016 database. To do that open up the Exchange Management Shell and run the following […]

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When you introduce a new version of an Exchange Server into your environment, you want your users to be able to take full action of the new features and of course be on the new version of Exchange. In this tutorial we will look at the following: Move a user from Exchange 2010 to 2016 […]

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In Exchange 2016 and 2013 Exchange Admin Center (EAC), you will notice that you can only assign services to an individual server whereas in the legacy Exchange, Exchange 2010 you can select multiple servers. In this tutorial we will go through importing an SSL certificate to multiple Exchange 2016 servers as well as enabling services […]

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Microsoft released DOTNET 4.7 on Server 2012 and R2, however it’s not supported yet on Exchange 2013 and 2016. You can read about the new version here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2017/06/13/net-framework-4-7-and-exchange-server/ Please take note, DO NOT Install this in a Production Environment. If you did install this through windows update by accident, please roll back to DOTNET 4.6.2 […]

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In my previous post we looked at installing Exchange 2016 Preview – coexisting with Exchange 2013. In this tutorial we will be installing Exchange 2016 CU5 in coexistence with Exchange 2010 and 2013. Do take note that the legacy versions need to be on a certain level. You can refer to the following Technet Article […]

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Installing Exchange with all its prerequisites can be something of a daunting task for new Exchange Administrators. I created a PowerShell script that has a tab for each version of Exchange as well as the prerequisites for PowerShell and additional software that needs to be installed. Having a tool with everything in 1 place makes […]

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When working in a large environment and checking a lot of Server Status, picking up a content index state in a failed state will take a bit longer to see than if you add color to it. I created this script so that at any given time you can see whether everything is green or […]

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In Exchange you have a queue viewer to see whats going on but if you running a lot of servers you will need to open up the queue viewer on each server or connect to each one which can make it quite frustrating when you need to check whats happening on all servers. I wrote […]

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