Category Archives: Exchange

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

Technology: Recreating A Missing Public Folder Database

One of my customers ran into an issue where he was migrating from Lotus Notes to Exchange 2010.   He was building the Exchange 2010  environment.   After he had gotten the first mailbox server online, he lost the storage associated with … Continue reading

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Technology: Integrating Lync 2013 with Exchange 2013 Outlook Web App (OWA)(Part 3)

In the Microsoft Wave 2013 Release (Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Lync 2013), there are cool synergies among the three products such as: Lync Archiving Integration. Unified Contact Store. High resolution photos. Unified Messaging Integration. Outlook Web Access and Lync … Continue reading

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Technology: Integrating Lync 2013 with Exchange 2013 Unified Messaging (Part 2)

Exchange 2013 has the ability to perform as a voice mail system and enables Outlook as the unified inbox to see e-mail, faxes, and voicemail.  This capability is called Unified Messaging.   In fact, many enterprises are using Exchange as their … Continue reading

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Technology: Integrating Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 (Part 1)

In Microsoft’s Wave 2013 Platform (Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Lync 2013), there are synergies among the three products. From the Technet article (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj688098.aspx), some of the benefits are: “Lync Archiving Integration. In Lync Server 2013 administrators still have the … Continue reading

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Technology: Building an Office Web Apps Server

The new Wave 2013 Platform (Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Lync 2013) use a new server called the Office Web Apps Server.   This is important not to confuse this server with the Outlook Web Access or Outlook Web App server … Continue reading

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Technology: Creating an Exchange 2013 Database Availability Group (DAG)

With Exchange 2010, Microsoft introduced a new high availability architecture called the Database Availability Group (DAG).   Today, I am going to build a 2 node Exchange 2013 Database Availability Group (DAG).  Two nodes is not the recommended number of nodes … Continue reading

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Technology: Configuring Exchange 2013 After Install

In this post, I continue after my earlier post on installing Exchange to perform some basic configuration to make Exchange usable.   I document the basic steps that should be performed after installing Exchange 2013 to: Setup a SMTP (Send Connector) … Continue reading

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