Windows Server 2012 GUI went missing after removing features

Today morning I have come across an issue with one of the Windows 2012 machine of my client. The GUI went missing after removing ASP.NET 4.5 and a restart after that. The only thing I can see was the command prompt and the mouse cursor. I have researched on various ways to recover the situation … Continue reading “Windows Server 2012 GUI went missing after removing features”

Block Syncing of Personal Phone Contacts in GAL through Social Connector

I have received a question on Exchange 2013 about the syncing of personal contacts in Outlook on GAL. For example, a user that has their own personal iPhone contact were uploaded to GAL. Obviously, a lot of users don’t like that (having their personal contacts loaded into the company directory). During the research on ‘How … Continue reading “Block Syncing of Personal Phone Contacts in GAL through Social Connector”

Rebuild the Full-Text Index Catalog of Exchange Database

Recently, I have noticed one issue showing ‘Database Content Index State: FailedAndSuspended’.  Error details: Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Core.Abstraction.OperationFailedException: The component operation has failed. —> Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Core.Abstraction.CatalogReseedException: The component operation has failed. at Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Engine.SearchFeedingController.DetermineFeederState() at Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Engine.SearchFeedingController.InternalExecutionStart() at Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Core.Common.Executable.InternalExecutionStart(Object state)   ResetSearchIndex.ps1helped me to resolve the issue and I would like to describe the steps followed to help you out also. … Continue reading “Rebuild the Full-Text Index Catalog of Exchange Database”

Virtual Directories: Exchange 2013 (The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog)

I would like to share the recent article on mine published on The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog: Virtual Directories: Exchange 2013                                 Also see my previous post in Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog: Use Digital IDs (Certificates) to prove your identity … Continue reading “Virtual Directories: Exchange 2013 (The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog)”

‘Single Global Namespace Support’ in Exchange 2013

Datacenter switchover in Exchange 2010 are operationally complex because recovery of mailbox data (DAG) and client access (namespace) are tied together there. So if you lose all or a significant portion of your CAS, or the VIP for the array, or a significant portion of your DAG, you were in a situation where you needed … Continue reading “‘Single Global Namespace Support’ in Exchange 2013”

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”