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How to… access EAC after installing the first Exchange Server 2013

Hello my friends!

As soon as you introduce your first Exchange Server 2013 in your organization you first action may be trying to logon on ECP/EAC to get access however since your administrator account still on Exchange Server 2010/2007 you will be redirected to the ECP instead of the new EAC (if you don’t see anything you need to establish the transition first).

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Read more at source: http://www.andersonpatricio.ca/?p=1372

Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio

How to … avoid Outlook Certificate issues when adding a new Exchange Server 2013 into your Exchange Organization

Hi there,

In this new blog post we are going over the process to avoid the certificate popup alert when we add a new server into an exchange server environment.

Read more at source: http://www.andersonpatricio.ca/?p=1319

Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio

Using SCVMM Placement Rules with Exchange Servers

Good morning my friends (not a good morning for us Canadians, specially Maple Leafs fans Sad smile)

If you have Exchange Server running on your Hyper-V/SCVMM environment you may wondering how to make sure that you have same roles in different physical servers to avoid a hardware failure to bring outage to your users. Well, you can use the same post for DCs and all sort of servers.

Read more at source: http://www.andersonpatricio.ca/?p=1147

Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio

Retrieving ActiveSync Logs: Server side

Good morning Folks (Friday is here!!!)

Yesterday we went over the end-user perspective to retrieve logs from ActiveSync devices. In Today’s post we are going over the same process but doing on the server side where we don’t want to bother users to connect on their OWA or even access their account (using Full Access permission) to perform such tasks.

Read more at source: http://www.andersonpatricio.ca/?p=1083

Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio

Using Send Items feature of Exchange Server 2010 SP3

Good morning folks (Great morning for me, my Surface Pro 128GB arrived!)

In Today’s post we are going over the new feature introduced in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 which is the Send Items that can be found on the Options using OWA. If we click on Options and then See All Options on the main page. After that, click on Settings and then Sent Items.

Here is the new feature works, basically you can decide that if someone uses the Send As or Send on behalf feature using your mailbox you can decide how the message sent will behave. By default for either way is: Sender mailbox however I do like the option Sender and From Mailboxes where any message sent using your account will have a copy on your mailbox.

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In order to facilitate the demonstration let’s say we have the mailbox user12 and this mailbox has the following rights:

  • user12 has Send As permissions on user13 mailbox

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  • user12 has Send on behalf permissions on user14 mailbox

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Just to be clear, I configured the Sent Items on both user13 and user14.

Are we good so far? Let’s do some testing…

Test #01: User12 Send as User13 …

Logged as User12 we send a message as user13.

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The Sent Items of User12 will be like this:

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And the cool part is the Sent Items folder of User13 which now has the original message and he/she is able to keep track what they are sending on his name.

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Test #02: User12 send on behalf of user 14..

Our User12 sends a message on behalf of user 14 as show in the figure below.

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In the Sent Items folder of user12 will show up the message.

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Voilà, the same message appeared on the Sent Items folder of user14 as well.

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Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio

Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that help to simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your customers by meeting their demands for greater business mobility

Read more at source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/02/12/released-exchange-server-2010-sp3.aspx

Download it from there: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36768

Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio

Managing Calendar permissions using PowerShell in Exchange Server 2010

Good morning folks (A beautiful winter day without snow here in Toronto),

In Today’s post we are going over the Add-MailboxFolderPermission cmdlet. This command is very helpful if you have a busy Director that wants a new assistant to have access to his Calendar and he doesn’t have time to do it.

First of all, I would recommend to list the current Calendar permissions for our user and it can be done using Get-MailboxFolderPermission <mailbox>:\Calendar

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Adding permissions…

Now that you know what is going on, you can add a new user and to do that just run the following cmdlet Add-MailboxFolderPermission <mailbox>:\Calendar –User <Mailbox-that-will-have-access> –AccessRights <Editor,Owner,PublishingEditor,PublishingAuthor,Author,NonEditingAuthor,Reviewer,Contributor>

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Removing Permissions

Okay, we also need to be able to remove permissions and it can be easily done by running the following cmdlet: Remove-MailboxFolderPermission <mailbox>:\Calendar –User <Mailbox-that-will-be-removed-from-Calendar-Permissions> and then type Y to confirm.

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Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio

Using OAB Global Web Distribution in Exchange Server 2010

Happy new year my dear friends (and a freezing –5 here in Toronto Today!)

In Today’s post we are going over a nice feature that is not used a lot in most of the customers that I worked with which is the Global web Distribution for OAB.

In the default OAB we will see something like this for the Default Offline Address Book. In a normal situation we would go there and enable the Web-based distribution and add the servers which is totally fine when you have a few servers and you don’t change a lot.

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However let’s think for a moment in environment with tons of sites where all sites have Exchange Servers, or in multi-tenancy environment where several servers are added/removed in a monthly basis.

The automatic solution!

There is a neat solution called GlobalWebDistributionEnabled on each Offline Address Book. What this feature does is that configures automatic any new CAS server to receive the OAB which is great. If you want to do that

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In order to get the information about any given OAB we can run the following cmdlet:

Get-OfflineAddressBook | Select Name,Version,AddressLists,Global* | fl

Cool, eh? If you want to enable that we just need to run the following cmdletL

Set-OfflineAddressBook –Identity ‘\Default Offline Address Book’ –GlobalWebDistributionEnabled $True

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Now if an administrator goes there to try to add something that is going to be the message:

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Note: The Public folder distribution method is not impacted by this procedure so it’s up to you whether you enable or not such feature.

Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio