How to enable TLS between Google Apps and Exchange 2010

How to enable TLS between Google Apps and Exchange 2010

SMTP TLS is the mechanism by which two email servers, when communicating, can automatically negotiate an encrypted channel between them so that the emails transmitted are secured from eavesdroppers. However, how this works is not very clear so in this post I will try...

How to compare Public Folders Replication during migration

How to compare Public Folders Replication during migration

So you're in the Public Folder migration mess? No matter if you're going from Exchange 2003 to 2010 or between Exchangen 2010 servers, it's always complicated. Maybe you've followed Microsoft suggestion. In step 1 use .\AddReplicaToPFRecursive.ps1 to add the new...

Getting rid of Public Folders once and for all

So you're migrating to a shiny new Exchange environment and you reach the part of Public Folders. Microsoft haven't spent much time developing Public Folders lately and they tend to be a pain managing. So you write down  7 reasons, or even 10 reasons and bring it to...

Setting Computer Names Based on Serial Numbers Part 2

If you are one of those who really don't like using the serial number of the computer itself as computer name, a classic alternative is to manually set counting serial numbers. Starting at 01 or 001 and counting upwards. If you're not using the database, there's no...

How to test IMAP using telnet

I often get to configure IMAP on mail environments. The easiest way to test if it works is to use telnet (using built-in or Putty). First, connect to port 143: telnet IMAPserver.domain.com 143 Then run the following to authenticate, list mails and quit. Just change...

Migrate or copy OU structure between domains using Powershell

Sure, the Group Policy Management Console Scripts released with GPMC or as a separate download has the nice scripts called CreateXMLFromEnvironment.wsf and CreateEnvironmentFromXML.wsf export and import OU/groups/GPOs between domains. But these scripts export and...

Migrating GPOs between domains

Migrating GPOs between domains

Sure, Microsoft does quite a good job showing you have to migrate GPOs across domains and they also have their Migrating GPOs Across Domains with GPMC document which I recommend. But here's a short recap how to do it if you have two separate domains which are not...

The ultimate Management server for Exchange 2010

In larger Exchange 2010 environments you will probably not perform administrative tasks by RDP directly to the Exchange servers (or at least... you shouldn't). I prefer designating a "managementservers" to which all admins RDP to and perform their tasks. Then I can...

My top Windows shortcuts as an effective Sysadmin

My top Windows shortcuts as an effective Sysadmin

To be an effective administrator you should know about these shortcuts. It will save you a lot of headache. Please comment if you have more... I call this... path from hell Problem: Imagine you're browing to this file in Explorer:...

Which Global Catalog (GC) is my Exchange 2010 using?

Which Global Catalog (GC) is my Exchange 2010 using?

Sometimes it's necessary to figure out which Global Catalog (GC) your Exchange 2010 is using. Open EMC Go to Server Configuration, right-click each server and choose Properties and go to System Settings tab. You can also look for Event ID Event ID 2080 in the...

Evoko Room Manager review

Evoko Room Manager review

This has to be one of the coolest thing I've tested in my lab, the Evoko Room Manager. It's a flat screen that you put on the wall next to your conference rooms and it will show you the room's schedule and also enable users to change/add/end meetings - in a very nice...

How to add Exchange 2010/2007 PSSnapIn in Powershell ISE

How to add Exchange 2010/2007 PSSnapIn in Powershell ISE

If you're in the normal non-Exchange PowerShell or PowerShell ISE and try to run Exchange cmdlet you get the following error: + Get-Mailbox <<<<     + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Get-Mailbox:String) [], Command    NotFoundException     +...

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