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Office 365: Authentication

When we’re talking authentication the first thing that pops up in our minds is Active Directory. For years, active directory has been the staple identity provider for most companies and the foundational building block upon which most applications were built. With Azure and O365, we need to think about the different authentication methods that could be. Are we going to an “all in the cloud” model? Federated identities? Hybrid active directory? Or maybe something else completely? All in the Microsoft ......

Exchange Hybrid deployment scenarios

Hybrids: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Whether Exchange or Lync, hybrids are the wave of the future, something everyone will have to start dealing with at one point in their career. With Exchange Hybrids in particular, we enable coexistence between our on-prem exchange environment and Office 365’s Exchange Online, enabling features such as: Secure mail routing Unified GAL Free/Busy sharing Centralized SMTP control & mail box management A single Outlook ......

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 1: Conceptual

Imagine a scenario where you acquire a company in a different country and they don’t want to be absorb in your IT environment (because they don’t like it, have regulatory requirements that can’t be met or are just trying to be difficult) but you do need some fashion of coexistence between the two Exchange organizations… After all, you’re part of the same company now and people should be able to find them in the GAL and do free/busy look ups!


Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 11: References & Sync Script

· How to license FIM 2010 & MIM 2016 http://social.technet.micro... · Global address list synchronization walkthrough: https://technet.microsoft.c... Scripts I did not write these scripts myself, found them only on https://social.technet.micr... Going through them, they get the ......

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 9: Synchronization!

? Note: The entire list must be run through in order and progression to the next step cannot be done until the current step has completed for all Management agents! Step 1: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Full Import (Staging Only)”. Step 2: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Full Synchronization”. Step 3: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Export”. Step 4: Right click the management agent, select “Run” and “Delta Import”. ? Note: Step 4 (Delta ......

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 4: Preparing the US Exchange 2010 environment

Create receive connector Step 1: Open the exchange management console Step 2: Click on Hub Transport under Server Configuration Step 3: In the Actions pane click on New Receive Connector… Step 4: In the Introduction page, under Name, enter a name for the receive connector. From the drop down box under Select the intended use for this receive connector, select Internal. Click next. Step 5: On the Remote Network Settings page, remove the default remote IP addresses and enter the IP address of the server(s) ......

Recovery storage groups

As you might, or not, be aware off there is no item level based recovery in Exchange that is natively supported by Microsoft. So to perform recoveries we need the recovery storage group (captain obvious). The purpose of this is to mount the database you want to recover from on the Exchange server and use exmerge to merge the data you are recovering into the active database. An RSG will not be accessible to users and you can only create one at a time. Exchange 2003: 1. Open Exchange system manager ......

The information store service is stopped and will not start

Troubleshooting the information store service can be straightforward yet immensely complicated if you don’t know what is going on. For this reason I think it is important to know that there are 3 likely culprits that will cause your information store service to go down and refuse to come up: · Database problems · Active directory problems · Antivirus software Trying to work out which is the culprit can be hard, elimination is probably the easiest way to work through this… So let us get started! 1. ......

Troubleshooting incoming mail flow (or the lack thereof)

Usually you’ll get alerted to this issue with a call saying that users have not gotten any new email for a while. They will still be connected to Exchange in outlook, you can still log on to the OWA and, when looking at your hub servers, you can see that the all services are up and running (Note that it is possible the transport service could be stopped…). A number of reasons can exist as to why you are not getting any mail flow: · Your recipient polies are not configured correctly · The receive ......

Coexistence between Exchange forests (without trusts…) -- Part 2: DNS Forwarders

Creating conditional forwarders Step 1: Open DNS manager Step 2: Select Conditional forwarders Step 3: Right click “Conditional Forwards" and select “New Conditional Forwarder…” Step 4: Enter the dns name the forwarder is being created for Step 5: Enter the IP address(es) of the DNS server(s) authorative for the domain. Step 6: Select Store this conditional forwarder in Active Directory, and replicate it as follows: Step 7: Click OK Step 8: Repeat in each forest you want to replicate to/from Coexistence ......

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