Multi-Factor Authentication in Office 365

We have recently added multi-factor authentication for our Office 365 customers who have been long awaiting said feature. I’m going to go over how we go about setting it up.   First, we’re going to have to login as an Administrator to the portal at: portal.microsoftonline.com   Upon successful login, you should be redirected to the…

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Exchange 2013 DAG Creation

I was working in my lab today trying to get my Exchange 2013 environment setup and ready for migration from Exchange 2010. When creating the DAG, I came across an issue trying to add mailbox server nodes to the DAG. I keep getting the following error: WARNING: The operation wasn’t successful because an error was…

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Denying Top-Level Public Folder Creation

I was working with a customer last week who had just done an Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 migration. They said an issue they had in Exchange 2007 that had carried over into Exchange 2010 is that users were still able to create top-level public folders. They wanted to deny this privilege going forward. Now,…


Checking mailbox Recoverable Deleted Items Script

Yesterday I was at a customer and they ran into an issue while migrating from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010. They were using a batch mailbox move script that set retention policies on the mailboxes as they moved to Exchange 2010. Unfortunately, the script was used incorrectly at one point and they applied the wrong…


Error with moving mailbox in Exchange 2010 SP2 RU3+

I was working with a customer today who had recently migrated to Exchange 2010 SP2 RU5 from Exchange 2007 and they had an issue when they were trying to move mailboxes between Exchange 2010 databases. Although the move did complete, it “Completed with Warnings” showing the following error in the move request details: Warning: Failed…

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