Faster method to check Exchange autodiscovery

1. Check host (A) record for your domain that points to the server hosting autodiscovery. Run nslookup Server: Address: X.X.X.X Name: Address: X.X.X.X 2. Access your autodiscovery service using a web browser. The URL you should use is : http://autodiscover.<your domain>/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml You should receive some XML with an error in it, as shown below, and that’s […]

Learn SMTP

Who SMTP English Computer 1 connect Call computer 2 Computer 2 220 Greetings Computer 1 HELO Hello, how are you? Computer 2 220 I’m OK thanks. What would you like to do? Computer 1 MAIL I’d like to send some mail from X Computer 2 220 Looks fine to me Computer 1 RCPT The message […]

Global Catalog and Infrastructure Master

Infrastructure Master role in Global Catalog Server The infrastructure master compares objects of the local domain against objects in other domains of the same forest. If the server holding the infrastructure master role is also a global catalog it won’t ever see any differences, since the global catalog holds a partitial copy of every object in the […]

Exchange 2010 Network Ports

M. de Rooij made a nice diagram of the ports used by Exchange 2010 SP1.

Delete a disconnected mailboxes in exchange 2010

Here I am presenting the way which I follows to remove a disconnected mailbox from the exchange 2010 server. To get the information on mailbox of the deleted user and disconnected mailboxes you can use the following cmdlet: Get-MailboxStatistics -Database “Mailbox Database 1” | Where-Object {$_.DisconnectDate -Notlike $NULL} | FL DisplayName, DisconnectDate, MailboxGuid The result will […]

About My Microsoft MVP Award

Microsoft MVP Award for 2011 This morning I received an email from Microsoft with some great news: Dear Manu Philip, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate […]