Exchange 2013 Certifications

Exam 70-341 : Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Exam 70-342: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 I just noticed from Prometric Portal that Microsoft Exchange 2013 Certifications has released on January 15th 2013 Start learning from Microsoft portal: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124558(v=exchg.150).aspx

Exchange 2013 PowerShell cmdlets

I have ran the first PowerShell cmdlet in Microsoft Exchange 2013 ‘Exchange Management Shell’. PowerShell for Exchange 2013 is based on PowerShell v3. PowerShell version 3.0 has come with new functionalities and simplicity. See an example: Exchange 2010 we have used the following cmdlet  Get-Mailbox | Where {$_.Name –like administrator} In Exchange 2013 PowerShell has introduced a simple […]

Exchange 2013 has arrived

I have just launched Exchange 2013 in my lab. I was so much awaited to see how Microsoft has done the new version. Started from here to get an evaluation copy from Microsoft Website: http://technet.microsoft.com/evalcenter/hh973395.aspx Completed the installation and configuration of pre-requisites: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354.aspx See my unattended installation script:   Completed the setup here: After restarting the […]

How to remove the default domain from Exchange Online (Office 365)

I have studied a lesson recently when I try to remove the default domain from my Office 365 Account. The error displayed as a popup: “Can’t remove the Default Domain” Following are the procedures I followed: Microsoft Online Services: Admin->Domains Select the domain name which you want to remove and click ‘Remove’ Conform the operation […]

Exchange Online Administrative Tasks

I have started using Exchange Online recently in a good stretch and found as managing the environment doesn’t involves hardware and operating system part (Thnaks Microsoft) and the efforts are involved at other administrative tasks. When I gone through web research on the common adminisrative efforts to manage Office 365’s Exchange Online, found as almost all […]

Exchange 2010: Retention Tags and Policies

As the part of my research to understand the new features of Exchange 2010, I recently gone through the the study and application of Retention Policies/Tags features. I have applied the features successfully at my test mailboxes and sharing those thoughts here: I am describing the whole theory of Retention Policies/Tags at first and want to […]

Connect to Exchange Server from Windows Powershell

I have followed the following simple steps to connect to my exchange servers from my windows 7 computer to perform the daily activities: Note: There should be TCP/IP connctivity between the computer and Exchange Server 1.  Open Windows Powershell as Administrator 2.  $UserCredential = Get-Credential 3.  $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri http://Servername.domain.com/PowerShell/ -Authentication Kerberos 4.  […]

How to change Scope of the domain operation through Powershell

Lesson: Exchange 2010 SP2 The requested search root domain.local/Users’ is not within the scope of this operation. Cannot perform searches outside the scope ‘child.domain.local’. I have prompted with an error message, while performing a powershell operation in one of the child domain in the forest as follows: [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-MailboxDatabase ‘Database Name’ -DomainController ‘Domain Controller name’ | mailbox -ActiveSyncEnabled $False The requested […]

Database copy is “failed and suspended” shown at EMC

I had come across an issue in database replication on one of the database of my DAG yesterday. The ‘Copy Status’ where shown as ‘Failed and Suspended’ as below: I have tried to ‘Activate Database Copy’, but that has failed. Then I have gone through some web research and found a Microsoft article here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff359982(v=exchg.140).aspx […]

How to Connect to Exchange Online (Office 365) from Windows PowerShell

I’m presenting simple steps to follow to connect to your cloud based Exchange Online organization as the part of Office 365 from Windows Powershell 1. Install Windows PowerShell and Windows Remote Management (WinRM) on your computer (Windows 7 is already equiped with the features) 2. Open Windows Powershell (Run as Administrator) and run the following […]