Category Archives: Exchange

Thoughts and explorations with Microsoft Exchange server. This is Microsoft’s e-mail server.

Microsoft Conference Recordings Posted

Microsoft just completed a bunch of technical conferences:  Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, and Tech Ed.  If you missed the conferences and want to review the content, Microsoft posted recordings of them all: · Exchange 2014 Conference (here) · Lync 2014 Conference … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013: Enabling In-Place Hold on Archive Only?

Exchange 2013 offers some amazing new Legal Hold capabilities over Exchange 2010.   In Exchange 2010, legal hold was a binary switch (legal hold on or off) for a user.  Exchange 2013 adds capabilities such as: Time based hold:   Allows you … Continue reading

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Tracking a Message in Office 365

I have been working a lot on Office 365.  One of my customers recently asked if they could track a message in Office 365 Exchange similar to on-premise Exchange systems. The answer is:   Yes! The procedure is: Go to the … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013: Accessing the Exchange Admin Console

I recently installed Exchange 2013 into my lab running Exchange 2010.   A couple important changes occurred with Exchange 2013.   First, there is no Exchange Administrator MMC console in 2013.   All Exchange 2013 administration is handled via a web console called … Continue reading

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Technology: Exchange 2013 Coexistence with Exchange 2007/2010

Microsoft released the updates required to allow Exchange 2013 to be introduced into existing Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 environments. Before the release of these updates, customers who had Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 couldn’t upgrade to Exchange 2013. Exchange … Continue reading

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Technology: How To Handle Exchange Mailboxes for Employees Who Have Left the Company

I asked by one of my customers, “how do you handle mailboxes for employees who are no longer with the company.”   In this post, I document my research, testing, and suggestions on how to handle this scenario. Here is a … Continue reading

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Technology: Load Balancing the Exchange 2010 Client Access Server (CAS)

Today, I would like to discuss an issue that I have run across multiple times over the last couple years and it happened again today with a customer who called me.   [Note:   This article and the RpcClientAccessArray applies to Exchange … Continue reading

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