Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lync 2013 Detailed Design Calculator

Lync DDC is a simple low-level design calculator for a Lync 2013 Standard or Enterprise deployment. Fill in hostnames, IP and other design elements in the Global Data and Resource Data sheets, and it will calculate DNS records, certificate names, firewall rules and HOSTS entries.

 Lync 2013 Detailed Design Calculator

 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 Coming in Early 2014

The Microsoft Exchange Server team has announce the upcoming availability of Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013, scheduled for release in “early 2014″.
Among the changes and improvements planned for Service Pack 1:
  • Support for running Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2
  • The return of the Edge Transport server role
  • S/MIME support for Outlook Web App
  • Many more fixes and improvements


for detail click on TeamBlogs

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Active Directory Migration Tool version 3.2

The Active Directory Migration Tool version 3.2 (ADMT v3.2) provides an integrated toolset to facilitate migration and restructuring tasks in an Active Directory Domain Services infrastructure


Active Directory Migration Tool version 3.2

Friday, November 15, 2013

Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough (Exchange On-Premises)



Microsoft just release the Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough (GWT), which will assist in troubleshooting Outlook connectivity issues in an Exchange on-premises environment.
We can use this walkthrough for troubleshooting some common issues which include:
  • Prompts for credentials
  • Certificate errors
  • Client disconnects
  • Offline Address Book download issues
  • Autodiscover issue

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Finding Active Directory Users with Missing Mail Address


LDAP queries are extremely powerful and can help find accounts that are missing information.
This code would return all Active Directory users that actually have a mail address:

$searcher = [ADSISearcher]"(&(sAMAccountType=$(0x30000000))(mail=*))"
$searcher.FindAll() |
  ForEach-Object { $_.GetDirectoryEntry() } |
  Select-Object -Property sAMAccountName, name, mail  

If you want the opposite, negate the query using "!". This would return all Active Directory user accounts that currently have no mail address:

$searcher = [ADSISearcher]"(&(sAMAccountType=$(0x30000000))(!(mail=*)))"
$searcher.FindAll() |
  ForEach-Object { $_.GetDirectoryEntry() } |
  Select-Object -Property sAMAccountName, name, mail  

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Best Practices for Virtualizing & Managing Exchange 2013

This guide provides high-level best practices and considerations for deploying and managing Microsoft Exchange 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V-based virtualization infrastructure. The recommendations and guidance in this document aim to:
  • Complement the architectural design of an organization’s specific environment.
  • Help organizations take advantage of the key platform features in Microsoft Exchange 2013 to deliver the highest levels of performance and availability in a virtualized environment. 
  • How organizations can virtualize Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
  • How organizations can benefit from managing this virtualized environment with Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1.
Working together, these three industry-leading products deliver an integrated solution that provides low total cost of ownership (TCO) and offers mission-critical scale, performance, and high availability. The solution also provides more enhanced end-to-end security, management, and monitoring capabilities.

Best Practices for Virtualizing & Managing Exchange 2013

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