Move Database and Log Folder Path in Exchange 2013

At some point, you might want to transfer your Mailbox database and/or Log folder to new location. In Exchange 2013 you can use Move-DatabasePath PowerShell cmdlet in Exchange Management Shell to move the database. As you now, you can’t move database using EAS. In this post, I will show steps to move database and log… Read More »

Configure Database Replication in Exchange 2013

In the last article, we saw how to configure DAG after installing Exchange 2013. The next step now, is to configure database replication. In database replication, the database of one Mailbox server is replicated to other Mailbox server within the DAG. This process is also called adding the database copy. In this post, I will show steps to… Read More »

Pre Stage DAG Cluster Name Object (CNO) in Exchange 2013

If you are configuring Exchange 2013 Mailbox DAG, you must pre stage DAG Cluster Name Object (CNO) in Active Directory. CNO is an active directory computer object that simply provides an identity to DAG and cluster. In this post, I will show steps to create CNO in Active Directory. Pre Stage DAG Cluster Name Object… Read More »

Install Exchange Server 2013 SP1 in Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft released Exchange Server 2013 SP1 on Feb 25, 2014. With the release of Edge Transport server role, Exchange 2013 is finally a complete product. Exchange 2013 now has total of three roles, Mailbox server role, Client Access server role and Edge Transport server role. Exchange 2013 SP 1 also introduced many new features. In… Read More »

Configure iSCSI SAN in Server 2012 R2

iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) is a protocol that uses underlying TCP/IP protocol for transmission of data. Unlike FC (Fiber Channel) which requires dedicated hardware like HBAs (Host Bus Adapters), fiber optics, etc., iSCSI uses existing network devices (routers, switches, firewalls) making it very cost effective storage solution. In iSCSI, data is transferred in… Read More »

Configure Offline Address Book in Exchange 2013

Offline address book is used by Office Outlook so that users can locate contact information even when they are not connected to the server. Offline address book works when the Outlook client is configured in cache mode or when it is in offline mode. So how does offline address book distribution works? At first, Autodiscover… Read More »

Configure Address Lists in Exchange Server 2013

Address lists are a group of recipient’s email addresses. Address list can have any of the recipient types supported by Exchange 2013, like user mailbox, shared mailbox, room mailbox and so on. Address lists are used to group recipients based on organization’s department, location, or any other criteria so that it is easier for users… Read More »

Setup Public Folders in Exchange Server 2013

The changes made in Public Folder architecture is one of the major changes made in Exchange Server 2013. Unlike earlier versions of Exchange, Public Folders in Exchange 2013 are now stored in mailbox called public folder mailbox. Folder hierarchy and contents are stored in this public folder mailbox. This mailbox is stored in Exchange database… Read More »