Category Archive: Exchange Server

May 28 2013

Installing Exchange Server 2013

Looks like Exchange is getting easier and easier on every version, the installation anyway. Even so, I taught I’ll give it a try here for those that are new to this product, or want to play with it to learn more. In this guide I’m going to install Exchange 2013 on a server 2012 box …

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Feb 24 2013

Restoring Exchange 2010 Mailbox Databases using DPM 2012

I know is bad when something in your infrastructure fails, and email is the worse one. All users start screaming, and calling that they can’t work anymore and can’t see their emails. Now, I like to think that I’m right, and you already have a backup of your Exchange databases, or this is not going to work. …

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Jan 26 2013

Configure vCenter Server SMTP Mail Settings

Configure an SMTP server in vCenter is not difficult at all, and all you have to do is put the server and the sender address in some boxes then click OK. Since is so easy you might think the configuration only takes 30 seconds; and you are right, if the vCenter server is joined to …

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Jan 17 2013

How to set up Exchange Send Connectors with a Smart Host

Sometimes you need to route all your outbound emails trough a SMTP smart host and not route them directly to the internet. There are multiple causes for this, like the cost for the company is too high buying antivirus and antispam software; not to mention hardware and OS licenses for those. The second one is …

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Nov 30 2012

Configuring Exchange 2010 Edge Transport Server Role

If you want to keep the bad guys out of your Exchange infrastructure an Edge Transport server is needed. This will also filter emails and make rid of Spam and viruses, and with third-party software installed on the box it can do miracles. The installation is straight forward as you can see it here, so …

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Nov 24 2012

Backup Exchange 2010 Mailbox Databases with DPM 2012

Because you don’t want to lose your users mailboxes in the case of a server crash, you started thinking about backup. If DPM 2012 is your way to go, then read on, and I’ll show you how to backup those Exchange Mailbox servers. Using DPM you will have continuous protection of your data because transaction …

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Nov 10 2012

Publishing Exchange 2010 Outlook Anywhere with TMG 2010

OK, so you configured Outlook Anywhere, you installed a proper certificate, but now you need to allow the connection from the internet to your Exchange server so clients can use the service. I this guide I will show how to allow that connection using TMG 2010.

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Oct 28 2012

Transitioning from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 is out for a while now with great new features compared to his predecessors. What I love most about Exchange 2010 is new HA using database replication. Beside this, Exchange 2010 delivers anti-spam and anti-virus protection for your mailboxes, archiving, backup, voice mail with no need for third-party tools. For more information about …

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Aug 15 2012

Creating Exchange 2010 Mailbox Databases using the Exchange Management Shell

If you have a bunch of Exchange servers where you need to create some new databases, I don’t thing it’s fun to go to every one of them and create them manually. Now there is an option, and kinda of a simple one using the Exchange Management Shell which is based on PowerShell. All you have …

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May 13 2012

How to configure Outlook Anywhere in Exchange Server 2010

Sometimes you need to give e-mail access to some external clients that are not part of the domain. Well…you can trough POP3 or IMAP, because Exchange 2010 supports those protocols; but using them, the user will not benefit from all the Exchange features. Outlook Anywhere, previously known as RPC over HTTPS is a much better …

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