Multi threading public folder report

  Have you ever run 7 TB of data resident in public folders with over 400K folders? What if you want to generate a report that show some statistics about these folders and the permissions assigned to each folder ? do you imagine how much of time you need to complete that report ? it…

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Tip of the day: Where are the delivery restriction settings for resource mailboxes ?

If you moved from exchange 2010 to 2013 SP1 you will notice that you are no more able to see the message delivery restriction settings in ECP for resource mailboxes, they are gone But hold on, the feature is not removed, it’s just the ECP no more showing the options. You still can manage the…

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Tip of the Day: How to force the max message size for cloud users

  If you are running a hybrid setup and your company policy is forcing max message size of 10mb then how you can force cloud users not to send more than 10mb ? It’s not just that the cloud users can send more than 15mb emails, they also will have NDRs from the on-prem servers…

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Tip of the Day: How to limit SMTP applications to send from a specific mailbox

  It’s easy to allow an smtp application to send emails through your exchange servers but it’s not easy to force the application admin to use a certain sender address. The receive connectors doesn’t provide such feature but you still have the option to create a transport rule to check the header and reject the…

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Fix duplication in default folders KB3031133 & KB3069501 & kb2991934

  In exchange 2013 prior to CU9, if you migrate your mailbox to exchange 2013 you might see duplicates in the default folders The same issue you may face if you are moving the mailbox from one server to another server using the –IgnoreRuleLimitErrors switch The update will fix the issue for new migration/mailbox move…

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The untold story of “Use serial migration to migrate public folders to Exchange 2013 from previous versions”

  Today I would like to share some secrets that you have to know when you try to migrate your public folders to the modern public folders following the famous article https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj150486(v=exchg.150).aspx I will focus mainly in four type of errors that I’ve seen repeated frequently during the migration for many customers. If you follow…

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Mail Enabled Public Folders In A Hybrid Deployment: A Sad Story

  The scenario that I will discuss today is not really a fancy one. The story began with exchange on premise and a hybrid deployment where public folders are migrated to the Office365, 90% of users are migrated to the cloud. The main question is how to make the mail enabled public folders appear in…

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Tip of The Day: SkyDrive SPF record

  In a nutshell, if you run hybrid deployment and your MX records are still poining to on premise exchange, you need to update your SPF record to include mail.sharepointonline.com hmm, why do we need that? Let’s take a flash back. We are running exchange 2013 on premise environment hybrid with Office 365. We moved…

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Global Groups & Exchange What a challenge to convert

  Everything starts with the kiosks of managing exchange recipients from active directory on exchange 2000/2003 When you mail enable a group, The Active Directory console never bother if this group is in a universal or a global scope. For multi domains implementations where exchange installed in a child domain and users reside in other…

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How to setup your most used templates in PowerShell_ISE

The success story for visual studio is the fact that you have tones of templates that saves your time and let you focus in the main idea and the ultimate goal for your code. Powershell_ISE provide this capability for most generic scripting techniques that you usually use. Click Start Snippets and select the script code…

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