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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Force DirSync to synchronize with Office 365

If you want to do a full synchronization between Active Directory and Office 365 (or Windows Azure Active Directory or Intune) you can logon to the DirSync Server, open a PowerShell windows (with elevated privileges), navigate to the C:\Program Files\Windows Azure Active Directory Sync\ directory...
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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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