Load Balancing in Exchange 2013 SP1 with F5

In my previous blog I wrote about the new SSL offloading capabilities in Exchange 2013 SP1. In this blog I will explain how to use this with a load balancer. In my lab environment I’m using an F5 (virtual) LTM running on Hyper-V. My lab...
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Exchange 2013 SP1 SSL Offloading

One of the ‘new’ features in Exchange 2013 SP1 is SSL Offloading, although I can better say ‘re-introduced’ features since this was available in Exchange 2010 but not supported in Exchange 2013 RTM. I’ve explained numerous time why you want to use SSL offloading in...
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MapiHttp in Exchange 2013 SP1

Microsoft introduced a new protocol in Exchange Server 2013 SP1 called MapiHttp (codename Alchemy). This is an Office 365 development to replace the traditional RPC/HTTPS protocol used in Outlook Anywhere but has been made available to on-premises Exchange 2013 SP1 as well. Outlook Anywhere was...
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Command Logging in Exchange 2013 SP1

Re-introduced in Exchange 2013 SP1 is Command Logging. This was available in Exchange Server 2010 when using the Exchange Management Console. This way you could easily see what commands the Management Console was actually executing. Command logging is now also available in Exchange Server 2013...
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Exchange 2013 Service Pack 1

On February 25, 2014 Microsoft released Exchange 2013 SP1, an interesting upgrade in the Exchange 2013 program. Besides the Service Pack itself a new Exchange 2013 SP1 UM Language Packs has been released as well. For more detailed information please check the SP1 release notes....
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Load Balancing Office Web Apps 2013

In an earlier blog post I explained how to install and configure Office Web Apps 2013 in combination with Exchange Server 2013. This blog post only explained how to create an Office Web Apps farm on a single server. This blog post will explain how...
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Lync 2013 client logging

When testing your Lync 2013 environment it sometimes happens that you cannot logon to your Lync server. If this happens it can be useful to enable logging in your Lync 2013 client. In your Lync 2013 client, go to Tools en then to Options. In...
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Automated Deployments

For my lab environment I have to reinstall environment on a regular basis, which of course is quite a lot of work. Of course I know the unattended setup options in Exchange, but you also have to setup your VM’s, DCPromo the VM’s and install...
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Strange directories in Exchange 2013 on D-drive

I’ve been installing Exchange 2013 in my lab environment recently. For Exchange I use a System- and Bootdisk and a Mailbox database disk in my lab. Sometimes I add a small disk to the server where the SMTP transport files are located, but this is...
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My new book: Pro Exchange 2013 Administration

It was a bumpy road this time, but I’m happy to announce that my new book “Pro Exchange 2013 administration”. It discusses the architecture of Exchange 2013 RTM (up to CU3) , the Client Access server and Mailbox server, coexistence with Exchange 2007 and Exchange...
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