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 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) ......

Powershell: Install Exchange

Another exchange related function (who could guess!) I recently finished is this one. It will download the exchange setup file and install the role you require to be installed. You have to provide the role you want to install, the exchange version and the organization name. Works for 2010 and 2013. Might update this in the future to include RU installations.

Powershell: Prepare for an Exchange installation

I’m not taking full credit for this one. This script was originally made by someone else (and as soon as I find the link to that post I’ll put it up!) to prepare for Exchange 2010 on windows 2008 and 2008 R2.

I’ve updated it for server 2012 and Exchange 2013, converted it to a function and make you choose th

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 ......

Verify connectivity to Exchange 2013

verifying connectivity from outlook to Exchange

Installing Exchange 2013 CU1

To start of the migration path to Exchange 2013 we have to install it first of all! In this post we'll have a look at how we configure the prerequisites as well as installing the actual software itself...

Enabling Circular logging in Exchange 2013

Enabling circular logging in Exchange 2013

Configuring Outlook to use Outlook Anywhere

How to force outlook to connect only through Outlook Anywhere / RPC over HTTPS

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