Posts Tagged: Exchange

Exchange PowerShell Quickstart – Part 3

31st October, 2014

Over the past two weeks we have covered connecting to Exchange and discovering cmdlets in part 1, and we explored the pipeline in part 2. This week we will be talking about hash tables, arrays and variables. Hash Tables The easiest way to picture a hash table is a list of attributes and their respective […]

Exchange PowerShell Quickstart – Part 2

24th October, 2014

Last week in part 1 we looked at the background on PowerShell, explored terminology and some basic commands. This week we are going to see how we combine commands together on the command line via ‘the pipeline’ The Pipeline The pipeline is just a single line of PowerShell with one or more | (pipe character) […]

Exchange PowerShell Quickstart – Part 1

17th October, 2014

Background As we know Microsoft is firmly banking on PowerShell to be THE way to manage all of their operating systems and services, and with good reason. PowerShell is the most powerful method Microsoft has developed to manage their products. The concepts are similar to Unix style shells but it is a little more easily […]

Cross forest in Exchange

3rd October, 2014

How to open a mailbox cross forest in Exchange We often migrate users between Exchange organisations/forests, or need to add coexistence between two or more Exchange organisations and forests.  The basic set up for coexistence includes the following: Network coexistence DNS coexistence AD Trust Autodiscover coexistence Synchronisation of GAL objects Accepted Domains Remote Domains Mail […]

Exchange Cascaded Folder Permission

19th September, 2014

If you have ever done delegation in Lotus Notes and were then migrated to Outlook you would have noticed one big difference…  cascaded permissions!!!  We have asked Microsoft why Outlook permissions behave so differently to NTLM permissions but we haven’t had an answer.  At the recent MEC a number of people were asking the same […]

Restoring a Disconnected Mailbox

5th September, 2014

 in Exchange I came across an issue at a client where for reasons as yet unknown about 15 users across various servers/databases in a single DAG suddenly had their mailboxes disconnected and a new one created. Now the mailboxes had different GUIDs of course, but they had the same LegacyExchangeDN and the users were now […]

Exchange Copy-MailboxFolderPermission

29th August, 2014

Are you sometimes asked by VIPs to get Folder Permissions sorted out in Outlook when they get a replacement PA? Of course this can be done by the VIP themselves, but what if they have > 100 folders?  Outlook permissions don’t inherit down, so it isn’t enough to just set the permission at the top […]

Exchange Replication over a Split Network

22nd August, 2014

Let’s start off by explaining what I mean by Exchange replication over a split network.  I am talking about a DAG split over two Data Centres (and AD Sites) with separate links for replication and for user/MAPI traffic.  Although let’s also quickly add that Microsoft now recommends that you only do this when you have […]

TEN good reasons to keep a Hybrid Exchange Server

4th July, 2014

Numerous companies are now looking at the cloud for their mail system.  Office 365 migrations are happening everywhere, but there are good reasons why you should consider keeping at least one Exchange Server on premise, i.e. Hybrid mode. The first three reasons come into play when migrating either cross forest (e.g. from a Resource forest) or when […]

Configuring TLS between Domino and Exchange

21st June, 2014

Introduction In the modern messaging world Transport Layer Security has become the norm and given the ease at which Microsoft Exchange is able to achieve this out of the box, organisations quite rightly demand this when they are on Coexistence mode between IBM Domino and Microsoft Exchange. Up to Domino 8.5.x Domino does not actually […]