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Posts Tagged ‘Exchange 2010’

Legacy Public Folder Coexistence in Multi-Site Hybrid Deployments

Those of you familiar with public folders know how much of a pain they can be. Microsoft has made promises to do away with them time and time again, yet they are still around and as painful as they have always been. Understandably, it is difficult to do away with support for a feature that […]

Office 365 – The Magic Behind The Hybrid Config Wizard (2010)

Configuring Exchange hybrid prior to the Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) is just a distant memory at this point. The process that was a painfully long configuration was greatly simplified with the release of the HCW with SP2 for Exchange 2010 back in May 2011. As much as the HCW has made my job easier, I’m […]

Exchange 2013 Site Mailboxes coexisting with Exchange 2010

With the introduction of Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013, a new feature called Site Mailboxes was introduced, which allows for team collaboration to bring documents and emails together in Outlook 2013 and SharePoint 2013.  Recently I’ve been working with a customer who had a specific business need for Site Mailboxes as part of a SharePoint 2013 project […]

Copying distribution groups to cloud for Outlook/OWA management

While directory sync provides a much needed service for Office 365 tenants one pain point that comes up pretty regularly is distribution group management once you’re in the cloud. Sure the groups get synced to the cloud but if you’ve been used to managing the group memberships with Outlook when everyone’s mailbox used to be […]

Lync 2010 integration with Exchange Online Hosted Voicemail

I recently came across an issue when one of my peers in the enterprise voice group helped integrate their existing on-premise Lync 2010 environment with hosted voicemail in the cloud. We followed the recommended steps outlined in these series of TechNet articles and other publications and everything seemed to work fine with a few test […]

Using Exchange 2010 Native Data Protection

Recently I had the pleasure of working with a customer who decided to eliminate backups within their Exchange Organization.  They were upgrading from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 and wanted to take advantage of many of the new features that Exchange 2010 had to offer such as larger mailbox databases and cheaper storage.  The customer […]

Token size affecting Free/Busy information between 2007 and 2010

I recently encountered an interesting issue with Token Sizes that I haven’t seen before with regards to Free/Busy information between Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 during an Intra-Org upgrade. A little background on the environment, the customer I was working with was upgrading from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 and had approximately 25,000 mailboxes.  There are also many […]

Exchange 2010 – Is The Upgrade Worth The Effort?

I have written several posts providing insight into some technical challenges that I have encountered while helping my customers upgrade to Exchange 2010. Upgrading any technology within a computing environment requires time and effort, and with some of the technical challenges I’ve already documented, some of you may be wondering if upgrading your Exchange environment […]

Working With Exchange 2010 Recovery Databases

Background Brien Posey has an excellent post explaining the steps required to mount a recovery database in Exchange 2010. His post can be found here. While assisting one of my customers restore email data using a recovery database, I learned some lessons that I thought I’d share. In this instance, my customer needed to restore […]

Exchange 2010 Mailbox Moves Require NetBIOS Name Resolution

During a recent Exchange 2010 Deployment, my customer was experiencing 3 different Exchange 2010 issues that were all solved with the same fix. Issue #1: Customer was unable to move mailboxes from one database to another on the same Mailbox Server or between Mailbox Servers. The following error was returned when attempting to move mailboxes: […]

Unable to Move Mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

Background I recently struggled with the inability to move mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 while helping one of my customers. The environment consisted of a Single Exchange Organization residing in a Single Forest with Multiple Domains within the Forest. The Exchange 2003 Servers and the Exchange 2010 Servers resided in the same Forest, […]

How to Quickly Find a Duplicate Telephone Number Assignment

Have you ever tried enabling a user for Enterprise Voice or Exchange Unified Messaging and received an error stating the action could not be completed due to a duplicate record? I’ve surprisingly ran into this issue more than once recently. Whether a telephone number was used for testing purposes and simply forgotten about or caused […]

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