Exchange Server 2013


Create dynamic Signature for Exchange Organization

I have worked on a signature scripts and found as useful to share publically. The specialties of the signature are as follows Apply signature, disclaimer text etc. for selected users, entire users or single users Dynamically display name, department, phone number, social network links of the company etc. Include Image in signature Include disclaimer text Users can’t […]

Top 10 migration problems LepideMigrator for Exchange solves

I wanted to share some useful tips on resolving migration problems LepideMigrator for Exchange solved for me ! More and more organizations are looking to migrate to Office 365 or the Cloud but they often run into problems when it comes to actually executing it. I am listing out the top ten of the most […]

There is a pending reboot from a previous installation of a Windows Server role or feature. Please restart the computer and then run Setup again

I was trying to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 9 today. During the Rediness check, it reported the issue “There is a pending reboot from a previous installation of a Windows Server role or feature. Please restart the computer and then run Setup again“. I thought it is a normal behavior as I just […]

Product Review – Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager

In this product review we will have a look at the functioning and features of the Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager – an Exchange Server disaster recovery, backup restoration, and Exchange/Office 365 migration solution created by Lepide Software. Lepide is into the business of making data recovery software since 2004 and has come up with quite […]

Create Hierarchical Address Books in Office 365

The hierarchical address book (HAB) The hierarchical address book (HAB) is a feature in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online (Office 365) and Microsoft Outlook that enables end users to browse for recipients in their Exchange organization using an organizational hierarchy. In most Exchange deployments, users are limited to the default global address list (GAL) and […]

RPC virtual Directory Basic Authentication keeps getting disabled

I met an interesting issue today during the troubleshooting of an RPC/HTTP connectivity issue on a Windows 2008R2/Exchange 2013 environment. Observation: The observation was RPC virtual Directory Basic Authentication keeps getting disabled in about 5 minutes even when we enable it manually.  The intermittent observation has noticed during the testing of the RPC/HTTP via http://exrca.com/. It […]

Common mailbox / folder sharing scenarios Guided Walkthroughs

Microsoft has published certain Guided Walkthroughs helpful for us when working with Exchange, Outlook, Office 365 (o365) etc. to set up mailbox, calendar etc. Very helpful in learning and troubleshooting instances: Following are the guided walkthroughs available: Sharing calendar and contacts in Office 365 Setting up a mailbox that multiple users can access and use […]

Top 5 MVP Monday Posts of 2013

Great to hear that my article on Virtual Directories: Exchange 2013 has selected among Top 5 MVP Monday Posts of 2013 See the Top 5 MVP Monday Posts of 2013 on various technical topics here

Exchange 2013 with Outlook 2013-Force OAB Generation

In all previous Exchange releases, OAB generation was bound to a specific Exchange server. The disadvantage with this approach was that only one server was configured for OAB generation, and it was a single point of failure. In Exchange 2013, the OAB is generated by each Exchange 2013 Mailbox server(s) that hosts a special type of […]

Hosting of Exchange 2013 using WebsitePanel 2.1

I have handled an Exchange 2013 Hosting project for a hosting service provider. We have selected the free Exchange hosting solution named Website Panel for this. As the Exchange Server version is 2013, the only supported version of Websitepanel for Exchange 2013 is Website Panel 2.1 Beta. We are quite sure that the tool may have some […]