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  • Exchange Server 2013 Hybrid Environments Update

    Howdy, Microsoft has released an important update to resolve some issues experienced when using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard to create a new or manage an existing hybrid deployment with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. In order to know more about this...
  • Update Rollups 4 DPM

    Howdy Protectors, It seems Microsoft has released another couple of updates for our beloved product: 2966012 - Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2966012 2966014 - Update Rollup 3 for System...
  • Office 365 & SPAM – Overview

    Howdy, The Microsoft Exchange Team just published an amazing document on Office 365 and SPAM. Apparently these will be a series, so we have a lot to look forward on this. Here is the first one… http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2014/07/25/spam...
  • MEC 2015

    Howdy Did you like MEC 2014? http://channel9.msdn.com/events/mec/2014 Guess what, we've announced the 2015 dates! The news on this one is that it converges a series of events into one. If you've attended Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC), SharePoint...
  • DPM 2012 dpmsync –restoreDB error 470

    Howdy Protectors, For those of you with DPM 2012 who have attempted to restore the DPMDB, the restore operation may fails with the following error message: Error ID: 470 DPM database is not present in the instance of SQL Server. Check that the DPM database...
  • DPM 2012 Agent Deployment Error (319)

    Howdy Protectors, You may say, here it comes another agent deployment troubleshooting idea, and you’d be absolutely right! In this case is specifically developed for the error 319: Install protection agent on name.domain.com failed: Error 319: The agent...
  • Windows Server 2003 DPM 2012 R2 Protection

    Howdy Protectors We have great news… Finally we can AGAIN protect our Windows Server 2003 boxes even using DPM 2012 R2… In order to do that we will need to: Install the re-released Update Rollup 2 for DPM 2012 R2 as a starting point. Besides this Windows...
  • CNO Pre Staging (DAGs)

    Hello there, Recently I had been helping a customer in a migration from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Server 2013. All went pretty normal, actually some of the steps were easier than I thought they would be, but there was a tiny little (and very annoying...
  • DPM 2012 R2 UR2 Re-Released

    Howdy Protectors, This update rollup was re-released on May 20, 2014 to resolve a "DPMAMService" crash that occurred if the original update (KB 2958100) was applied. If you already installed Update Rollup 2 (UR2) on your Windows Server 2003...
  • Migrate DPM Disk / Data Source (GUI)

    Howdy Protectors, For the GUI lovers we have something really cool here… Migrate DPM Disk / Data Source (GUI ) Below are some screenshots of how it works: I have SQL auto protect and co-location enabled, so I have a single replica and RP volume on Disk...
  • Exchange Content Index Rebuild

    One of the first actions most Exchange Administrators generally take when troubleshooting suspected problems with Exchange Content Indexing will be to rebuild the impacted Mailbox Database's content index files (either manually or by using the ResetSearchIndex...
  • Remote Connectivity Analyser 1.4

    There are brilliant news for RCA users, owner team has made an awesome effort in listening to customers feedback and change quite a few issues or let’s just say a bit more annoying than what it should be operations!   Check it out below… For more...
  • Data Source Migration to Custom Volumes

    There may be scenarios where we would want to have some data sources’ data from DPM storage pool to some specific custom volumes. This post is here to show the main steps: Run the dpm2010-ldmstat.ps1 script to see which data sources have the most extents...
  • Data Sources Dedicated Disk Volumes

    I think everyone understands that it’s not possible to select a specified disk from the DPM storage pool as a target disk for a specific protection group, however we can always move data between disks as far as the same DPM server has access to both disks...
  • RBAC Manager (Exchange 2010 SP2)

    There is a quite awesome tool which will make Exchange administrators’ life so much easier when the need to play with Role Base Access Control comes… As everyone knows that’s an amazing feature on the Exchange Server however sometimes may get complex...
  • Tape Library Sharing I

    This post is supposed to be the first of a series of four and they all have a common goal which is to try to demystify the concept of Tape Library Sharing. I have to thanks to Michael Jacquet, who has been my main source either in forums, blogs, trainings...
  • Exchange Server 2010 Design and Architecture

    Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) maintains a complex Microsoft® Exchange Server environment that consists of several geographic locations and multiple Active Directory® forests. There are 16 data centers, four of which host Exchange servers...
  • Exchange Server 2010 UM Troubleshooting Tool

    I am pleased to announce that starting today you can download the BETA version of the Exchange UM 2010 troubleshooting tool from Microsoft Download Center . The Exchange Unified Messaging team needs your feedback! Download the tool, use it and let us...
  • DAGs Protection Hints – DPM 2010

    DPM 2010 provides node based protection so the state of the database on the node - whether it is an Active copy or a Passive copy of the Exchange 2010 DB does not matter. The state of the database may switch back and forth from Active to Passive, but...
  • OWA Coexistence With Legacy Versions

    In most environments that plan to implement Exchange 2010, there will probably be an older (legacy) version of Exchange Server running. This document provides information on how Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, and Exchange 2010 will work together in regards...
  • Mailbox Quarantine

    One corrupted mailbox can have the potential to disrupt service by taking down the entire information store, thereby affecting all users on that server. Mailbox quarantine has been introduced in Exchange Server 2010 to help prevent this situation. What...
  • Database Availability Groups

    A database availability group (DAG) is a set of up to 16 Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox servers that provide automatic database-level recovery from a database, server, or network failure.  DAGs use continuous replication and a subset of Microsoft Windows...
  • DPM Licensing

    It was recently published an amazing article about DPM licensing… So many customers come to me asking me all of these questions regarding licensing, and because on my role we don’t deal with that we always end up kind of passing the question to other...
  • Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

    Another great achievement on the Exchange Universe… Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3!!!! I am very pleased to let you all know that Exchange Server 2007 SP3 is available for download. As we highlighted in Updates to the Exchange Supportability Matrix...
  • Data Protection Manager 2007 Patches

    In conversation with a good friend, David Rankin, also known as The Highlander, and because I was in the middle of a Data Protection Manager 2007 Health Check and needed to check builds, versions, patches applied etc. he kindly help providing me his wonderful...