DirSync for Office 365 setup fails

When setting up Directory Synchronization for Office 365 you logon to the Microsoft Online Portal, activate Directory Synchronization and run the Directory Sync tool from the Office 365 portal: When you click the Download button and run it the following error message is shown: “Application...
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Lync hosting Pack Discontinued

Bad news for hosters… or as a fellow MVP said ‘another kick in the nuts for hosters’ but at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2014 Microsoft announced the end-of-life for Lync Hosting Pack version 2 (which is based on Lync Server 2013). This was already...
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Lync 2013 Replication not working

For a couple of week one of my customer was complaining about little hickups in their Lync 2013 environment. It was working, but every now and then they had these strange little issues. When I moved my own accounts to Lync Online I was not...
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Veeam Backup and Replication V7 – Patch 4

Veeam recently released Patch 4 for Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v7 is now available and contains a host of resolved issues as well as new features and enhancements, including: VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) support: Added full VSAN support and enhanced the intelligent load-balancing engine to...
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Exchange 2010 hosting and Service Pack 3

In Exchange Server 2010 SP1 is was possible to create a hosting specific implementation by using the /hosting switch during setup. The /hosting implementation is discontinued by Microsoft and replaced by Address Book Policies in Exchange 2010 SP2 and the Address Book Policies solution is...
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Hosted Exchange 2013

Almost two years ago I wrote a couple of blog posts regarding Hosted Exchange 2010 SP2 (or later): Building Hosted Exchange Part I (overview) Building Hosted Exchange Part II (Active Directory) Building Hosted Exchange Part III (Exchange and ABP’s) Building Hosted Exchange Part IV (Global...
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Exchange 2013 Edge Transport Server and SSL Certificates

When installing an Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server a self-signed certificate is created and configure for use with the SMTP Transport server. The self-signed certificate has the NetBIOS hostname as the Common Name and the FQDN in the Subject Alternate Names field. You can view...
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Exchange Webinar 18 juni 2014

Op 18 juni 2014 heb ik voor Kemp Technologies een Nederlandstalig webinar gegeven over Load Balancing. De insteek was meer Load Balancing in het algemeen en daarna een insteek richting Exchange. Ik heb geprobeerd wat te vertellen over Load Balancing technieken zoals One Arm vs...
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Exchange 2013 CU5 Help File

Microsoft recently updated its offline help files (Exch2013OnPremHelp.chm and Exch2013HybridHelp.chm) and placed them on the Microsoft download site: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35395 When you download these files and open them you don’t see anything, except the navigation structure: By default Windows blocks these kinds of downloads for security...
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Configuring Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server

In my previous article I explained how to install and Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server and how to create and activate the Edge Synchronization process. In this blog post I’d like to explain a bit more how to configure Message Hygiene on the Edge Transport...
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