Import/Export PST in Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Admin Center (EAC)

Hi folks, This week topic was the Import/Export of PST files using Exchange Admin Center (EAC) in Exchange Server 2013. Our series has 4 posts where on the first one we cover the required permissions, then we create a shared folder to support EAC common operations and finally in the last 2 (two) posts we demonstrate how you can Import and Export PST data in Exchange Server 2013. Here are all posts that we created during within these last few days: How to assign permission to use Import/Export role in Exchange 2013 EAC http://AndersonPatricio.ca/archive/2012/11/07/assign-permission-to-use-import-export-role-in-exchange-2013-eac.aspx Creating a shared folder (ExUtil$) to … Continue reading Import/Export PST in Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Admin Center (EAC)

Quick hint: Basic computer actions using PowerShell in Windows Server 2012

How to manage basic computer tasks in Windows Server 2012, such as logoff, restart and shutdown from the PowerShell? I do share the same feeling, I really enjoy the new interface but when you are in a RDP session and you want to be fast, there is nothing better than open PowerShell, cmdlet and hit enter and see ya!, right? So here we have a list of common tasks where we can use Powershell and a couple of commands to get stuff done.  Restarting your computer.. Restart-Computer Logging off your session.. Logoff Shutdown your computer… Stop-Computer Before doing all that … Continue reading Quick hint: Basic computer actions using PowerShell in Windows Server 2012

Importing PST data into Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013 using EAC

Hi folks, So far this week we assign the required permissions to manage the Import/Export process using Exchange Server 2013 and we also created a file share to support the operations, and finally we export data. Now, it’s time to bring it back and import data into a mailbox using Exchange Admin Center. We are going to use the same ExUtil$ folder that we created (my next post will be a summary with all posts related to this topic) and we are going to have a couple of PST files with some content, as shown in the figure below. In … Continue reading Importing PST data into Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013 using EAC

How to assign permission to use Import/Export role in Exchange 2013 EAC

Hi folks, Today we are going over the process of assigning permissions to any given user to allow export/import to and from PST using Exchange Server 2013 EAC (Exchange Admin Center). The process is similar to Exchange Server 2010 however since EAC is sort of a different interface the location of the settings is in a different place. Logged with organization management credentials, let’s click on permissions item on the left,  and then admin roles tab. If you are using default settings on the RBAC, you may just change the Recipient Management however if the user that you want to … Continue reading How to assign permission to use Import/Export role in Exchange 2013 EAC

Quick hint: Listing all users from a specific OU using PowerShell

I was asked Today how to create a list of all users from a specific OU with their Display Names and their logon names using PowerShell? There are several ways to get the results, a simple one when you know the location of the OU (in our example here is apatricio.local/Argentina) is to run the following cmdlet. Make sure that you are logged on a Domain Controller or at least a server with AD tools installed. Import-Module ActiveDirectory Get-ADUser -SearchBase "OU=Argentina,dc=apatricio,dc=local" -Filter * -ResultSetSize 5000 | Select Name,SamAccountName That will give you a list of the users, if you want … Continue reading Quick hint: Listing all users from a specific OU using PowerShell

Exporting Mailbox content to PST using EAC in Exchange Server 2013

Hola amigos!  (Live from Santiago/Chile) In Today’s post we are going over the process to export Mailboxes using EAC. We are not going to cover the permissions requirements to perform such task on this post but it will be the content of the following post, so stay tuned! In order to export a mailbox to PST in EAC is a piece of cake, let’s open EAC, then click on recipient, mailboxes, select the desired user and click Export to a PST file In the new page, the mailbox selected previously will be already selected, we have a chance to change … Continue reading Exporting Mailbox content to PST using EAC in Exchange Server 2013

Creating a shared folder (ExUtil$) to support Exchange Server 2013 EAC

Buenos días mis amigos (live from Santiago/Chile) In Today’s post (actually we are going to have two) I would like to go over the simple process to create a shared folder to support EAC. You may find that useful when playing with certificates and PST Import/Export process (that is the topic of Today’s second post). Before getting to the technical side and creating the share I would like to point out a couple of recommendations, as follows: The Shared folder can be created on any server however I would recommend to create it on an Exchange Server for the sake … Continue reading Creating a shared folder (ExUtil$) to support Exchange Server 2013 EAC

Disabling Exchange Admin Center (EAC)

Hi Friday Lovers!!! It’s finally here, eh? In Today’s post we are going to disable EAC and that can be done easily through Exchange Management Shell and the Set-ECPVirtualDirectory cmdlet. Why you should do that? Well, depends of your security requirements. You may have a policy that does not allow any management outside of your network or something like that. Anyways, here is the two cmdlets, in the first one I find the current value and afterwards I change it. Also a IISReset is a good thing to force the refresh. How about the results? If any admin that used … Continue reading Disabling Exchange Admin Center (EAC)

Using the option Proxy through client access server in Exchange Server 2013

Hi folks, Mail flow was completely redesigned in Exchange Server 2013 and by default all outbound connections through Send Connectors go through our Mailbox Servers (being specific through the Transport Service on the Mailbox Service). I understand the change but it’s always good to check and run a couple of scenarios and that helps to understand better the feature, so in this post we are going through the steps to describe how the feature Proxy through client access server in a Send Connector really works in Exchange Server 2013. In order to understand better this feature I would like to … Continue reading Using the option Proxy through client access server in Exchange Server 2013