Author Archives: Mr. MAPI

Exchange 2013: Did you accidently delete the pending certificate request before completion?

I had a customer come to me with the need to renew their Exchange SSL certificate.  Since they needed to add additional SAN names to the request, they had created a new certificate request instead of clicking renew on the … Continue reading

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Exchange User Monitor Re-emerges for 2013 and 2016

The wait is over! Microsoft has recently released an updated version of Exchange User Monitor, of which you can download (along with the documentation) here, that is supported with Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016. The documentation comes complete with install instructions, … Continue reading

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Exchnge 2016 reaches RTM

Please find the official release HERE and related TechNet documentation HERE to start getting immersed in the latest platform from Microsoft.

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Exchange Server 2016 Preview released

The Exchange Team has released the first preview of Exchange 2016 to the public after its introduction at the Ignite 2015 conference in Chicago. Please view the write-up HERE where you can find more information and download the bits.

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Migrating from Symantec Enterprise Vault to Exchange Archive Mailbox

In the past, my current employer had purchased some smaller companies to broaden its array of products.  These companies had been left pretty much as stand-alone infrastructures with minimal integration (Forest Trusts) to the parent company’s infrastructure.  This included separate … Continue reading

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Recalling Messages in Exchange 2010 SP1/SP2

Having run into a scenario where sensitive information was sent to the wrong people, I had to come up with a fast solution to retract the messages so that as few people as possible had access to the message . Yes the sender … Continue reading

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Monitoring Exchange 2010 SP2 with SCOM 2012

I have monitored various Exchange versions with SCOM previously with 2003 and 2007 and I am just now getting around to setting up Exchange 2010 monitoring in SCOM 2012. This is meant to be a gathering spot for all of … Continue reading

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EMCWorld 2012 was my first EMC conference and I have to say that I was impressed with the schedule and offerings that EMC provided to nearly 15,000 participants. The conference was at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV and … Continue reading

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VMware Certified Professional 5!!

Today I passed the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam and, as usual, it was tough.  Since I had already passed the VCP4 exam, I was able to take this exam without attending a pre-requisite class.  The only problem was that … Continue reading

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Microsoft Certified Master | Exchange 2010

As I decided to return to writing on this blog, I only found it fitting to start with a picture of the MCM award that I received from the grueling 3 weeks of training at the Redmond campus back in … Continue reading

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