Edge Transport server fails in Active Directory domain

The recommended way of installing the Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server is on a workgroup member (stand-alone server) in the DMZ. However, it is not uncommon that customers are implementing an Active Directory domain in their DMZ for management purposes. When installing Exchange 2013 Edge...
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IT/DEV Connections 2014

Last week the 2014 edition of IT/Dev Connections took place at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas and as an Exchange Server MVP I was focusing on the Exchange track. This event is not organized by Microsoft (although Microsoft is a diamond sponsor of the...
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You can’t use the domain because it’s not an accepted domain

After moving several users successful from Exchange 2013 on-premises to Office 365 at one point the migrated stopped (for some users) with the following error message: “You can’t use the domain because it’s not an accepted domain for your organization”: PS C:\Windows\system32> New-MoveRequest -Identity j.doe@contoso.com...
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Assign Office 365 license via PowerShell

You can assign a license to a user using the Microsoft Portal, just select the user and in the Action Pane select License. Depending on the licenses you got available you can assign it (in this example an E3 license) and set the user’s location...
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Exchange 2013 CU6

Exchange 2013 CU6 On August 26 Microsoft released Exchange 2013 CU6, the sixth Cumulative Update since the new servicing model of Exchange 2013, exactly after 90 days which fits in the quarterly cadence. Besides the Cumulative Update itself a new CU6 UM Language Pack is...
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Implementing and Configuring AutoReseed

Recently I had to implement and configure AutoReseed in Exchange 2013 and it wasn’t as easy as I figured in Advance. To be honest, I had to rebuild the DAG after fiddling too much with the Mailbox servers so it might well be a good...
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The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change…

Recently I had to upgrade an Exchange 2013 platform from CU2 to CU5, there were four Exchange 2013 Client Access servers and eight Exchange 2013 Mailbox servers (in a DAG). During the upgrade of the Mailbox servers users were presented with the dreaded “The Microsoft...
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