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Installing the Windows Azure Active Directory Synchronization Tool (a.k.a. DirSync)

Posted On Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:26 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Build Guides Deployment Office 365 ]

IIS ARR: Installing the reverse proxy server
Step 1: Open Server manager Step 2: Install the “web server (IIS)” component. Accept all defaults. step 3: Download the web platform installer Step 4: Run the WPi Step 5: Search for the Application Request Routing component Step 6: Click on “Add” next to Application Request Routing 3.0 Step 7: Click on “Install” Step 8: Accept the Prerequisites list Step 9: Wait for the download and installation to finish Step 10: Click “Finish” Step 11: Open IIS manager Step 12: Select your server in the Internet ......

Posted On Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:24 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General Build Guides Deployment ]

Exchange Hybrid deployment scenarios
Hybrids: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Whether Exchange or Lync, hybrids are the wave of the future, something everyone will have to start dealing with at one point in their career. With Exchange Hybrids in particular, we enable coexistence between our on-prem exchange environment and Office 365’s Exchange Online, enabling features such as: Secure mail routing Unified GAL Free/Busy sharing Centralized SMTP control & mail box management A single Outlook ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:16 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment Office 365 ]

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 1: Conceptual

Imagine a scenario where you acquire a company in a different country and they don’t want to be absorb in your IT environment (because they don’t like it, have regulatory requirements that can’t be met or are just trying to be difficult) but you do need some fashion of coexistence between the two Exchange organizations… After all, you’re part of the same company now and people should be able to find them in the GAL and do free/busy look ups!

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 3:12 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 11: References & Sync Script
· How to license FIM 2010 & MIM 2016 http://social.technet.micro... · Global address list synchronization walkthrough: https://technet.microsoft.c... Scripts I did not write these scripts myself, found them only on https://social.technet.micr... Going through them, they get the ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 11:06 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 9: Synchronization!
? Note: The entire list must be run through in order and progression to the next step cannot be done until the current step has completed for all Management agents! Step 1: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Full Import (Staging Only)”. Step 2: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Full Synchronization”. Step 3: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Export”. Step 4: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Delta Import”. ? Note: Step 4 (Delta ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 10:55 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 4: Preparing the US Exchange 2010 environment
Create receive connector Step 1: Open the exchange management console Step 2: Click on Hub Transport under Server Configuration Step 3: In the Actions pane click on New Receive Connector… Step 4: In the Introduction page, under Name, enter a name for the receive connector. From the drop down box under Select the intended use for this receive connector, select Internal. Click next. Step 5: On the Remote Network Settings page, remove the default remote IP addresses and enter the IP address of the server(s) ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 8:57 AM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Installing Exchange 2013 CU1

To start of the migration path to Exchange 2013 we have to install it first of all! In this post we'll have a look at how we configure the prerequisites as well as installing the actual software itself...

Posted On Thursday, August 1, 2013 3:27 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 2: DNS Forwarders
Creating conditional forwarders Step 1: Open DNS manager Step 2: Select Conditional forwarders Step 3: Right click “Conditional Forwards" and select “New Conditional Forwarder…” Step 4: Enter the dns name the forwarder is being created for Step 5: Enter the IP address(es) of the DNS server(s) authorative for the domain. Step 6: Select Store this conditional forwarder in Active Directory, and replicate it as follows: Step 7: Click OK Step 8: Repeat in each forest you want to replicate to/from Coexistence ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015 8:45 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Verify connectivity to Exchange 2013

verifying connectivity from outlook to Exchange

Posted On Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:12 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Enabling Circular logging in Exchange 2013

Enabling circular logging in Exchange 2013

Posted On Friday, August 9, 2013 5:27 PM | Comments (5) | Filed Under [ General Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Configuring Outlook to use Outlook Anywhere

How to force outlook to connect only through Outlook Anywhere / RPC over HTTPS

Posted On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 5:50 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Exchange 2013: Database Availability Group configuration

In todays article we are going to have a look at configuring (creating) a DAG in Exchange 2013, adding a server to it and adding a database copy to a mailbox database.

Posted On Monday, August 5, 2013 11:21 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Exchange 2010: Enable Outlook Anywhere

how to enable Outlook anywhere on Exchange 2010

Posted On Sunday, August 4, 2013 10:28 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Exchange 2013: Configuring the virtual directories

Part 3 of the migration requires us to configure the virtual directories in Exchange 2013.

Posted On Saturday, August 3, 2013 10:38 AM | Comments (5) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Exchange 2013 Migration: Importing and exporting the exchange certificates

Step 2 in the migration process from Exchange 2010 to 2013 is to export and import the right certificates on to your CAS servers. In this article we'll go through that process...

Posted On Friday, August 2, 2013 6:29 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Exchange Build Guides Deployment ]

Installing Windows Deployment Services
While we will use the Microsoft Deployment Toolset (MDT) 2012 for our actually server deployments we are going to leverage the power WDS provides us to PXE boot (boot from the network) with a winPE image. You could argue this is not necessary if you are running all virtual machines but I want a solution as flexible as can be. Install WDS Add Server roles Select the windows deployment Services Read through the introduction if you feel like it… Make sure the transport & deployment components Confirm ......

Posted On Monday, December 17, 2012 10:20 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Platforms Build Guides Deployment ]

Creating an automated OS deployment
To create a deployment environment we are going to use ADDS, DHCP, WDS, WSUS, MDT2012 and good old fashioned hard work! Note that a number of prerequisites need to be met to install certain services. I used 2 servers, but it is possible to do it with only one server, do note that you will need to research on how to set the WDS entries in DHCP as this will not be done automatically… There are a number of binaries you will need to download: MDT 2012: http://www.microsoft.com/en... ......

Posted On Friday, December 14, 2012 8:39 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ General Platforms Build Guides Deployment ]

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