Exchange 2013 Mail Routing

Hi Readers, Sharing in brief, Mail routing Concepts of Exchange server 2013, it has changed a lot from previous version of Exchange. Microsoft has reduced the number of roles to two i.e Mailbox server & Client Access Server. There are few services that run on CAS & few other that applies to Mailbox Role, both…

Room Booking Out of Policy Request Without Delegate Approval

Hi Readers, Recently we have got a requirement to provide one group access to all Resource Calendars so that they can book out of policy requests. They don’t want any delegate appprovals therefore we came up with this approach, created a group of the users that need this kind of feature, Created the script that…

Dynamic DL based on NON Filterable properties

Hi Readers, Sharing a unique information about Dynamic Distribution Lists, From powershell you can create these but only for Filterable properties. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738157%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx If you have to create the Dynamic DL based on NON Filterable custom properties than follow below steps: From Exchange Console Click New Dynamic Distribution Group Select the recipient types that you want to include in the…

Exchange 2013 Health Check

Hi Readers, Another addition in the repository of Health Check scripts: Exchange 2013 Health Check As we are moving towards Exchange 2013 so we need 2013 Health Check in our daily Checklist. This script was first written for exchange 2007,has been upgraded to exchange 2010 version and now further updated to Exchange 2013. It checks…

Exchange 2013 Upgrade Considerations

Hi Readers, I am sharing the points that you will need to think before moving to Next Version of Exchange. For Customers that are currently evaluating the options to move Exchange services from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 solution, below outlines the considerations before moving forward: Moving to Exchange 2013 will make you upgrade Enterprise Vault solution if…

Powershell to ADD, Remove and Extract Email Address

Hi Readers, We recently had a requirement to remove old decommissioned domain email address from user mailboxes, so We have taken a cautious approach & written three scripts, that can be downloaded from below link. https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Powershell-to-ADD-Remove-85adf04b ReportEmailAddress  –> Reporting the user mailboxes that have old email address RemoveEmailAddress –> Get input from the ReportEmailAddress AddemailAddress…

Datacenter Activation Coordination mode

Hi Readers, Sharing an important concept of DAG in Exchange 2010 & 2013. This concept is there to avoid Split Brain from occurring. By default DAC mode is disabled it needs to be manually enabled. When DAG is stretched between two data-centers  & one datacenter  hosts quorom , split brain can occur. If power outage…