Lagged Mailbox Database Copy-Exchange 2013 Enhancements

A Lagged Mailbox Database Copy is a mailbox database copy configured with a replay lag time value greater than 0. A lagged database copy is one that is not updated by replaying transactions as they become available. Instead, the transaction logs are kept for a certain period and are then replayed. The lagged database copy is … Continue reading “Lagged Mailbox Database Copy-Exchange 2013 Enhancements”

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:

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 … Continue reading “Exchange 2013 PowerShell cmdlets”

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: Completed the installation and configuration of pre-requisites: See my unattended installation script:   Completed the setup here: After restarting the … Continue reading “Exchange 2013 has arrived”

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 … Continue reading “Exchange 2010: Retention Tags and Policies”

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 -Authentication Kerberos 4.  … Continue reading “Connect to Exchange Server from Windows Powershell”

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 … Continue reading “How to change Scope of the domain operation through Powershell”

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: … Continue reading “Database copy is “failed and suspended” shown at EMC”