We’ve been doing a number of migrations from SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 over to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials + Exchange 2013., or other variations. So far all the clients have needed to migrate their public folders which is a long and complicated process that really is a pain. Recently we’ve had the need to migrate a client that has no Public Folders in their Exchange … [Read more...]
Exchange 2013 SP3 UR6 – Problems installing?
Building a new server today for a client, and as part of patching we manually installed Exchange 2013 Service Pack 3, and then of course the latest update rollup – which happens to be UR6. UR6 came out in May this year, so it’s not all that new. The Exchange 2013 SP3 went on without a problem – right click, run as Administrator and it was away. It took maybe 30 minutes or … [Read more...]
What Exchange versions are supported with Windows Server 2012 Essentials?
Microsoft designed Windows Server 2012 Essentials to work with onpremise Exchange server installations. Below is the list of Exchange versions they support with the WS2012E console integration and the ARRconfig tools. Exchange 2010 SP1 Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2013 Personally, I’ve not tried Exchange 2013 as yet, so can’t vouch for it, but I will try it … [Read more...]
No Exchange servers are available in any active directory sites during migration
Doing an a migration today from Exchange 2003 to 2010 and once I’ve installed the Exchange 2010 server, I rebooted and logged back on to it. I got the following error “No Exchange servers are available in any active directory sites.” After a little investigation, I realised that I was logging on with the local administrator account rather than the domain administrator … [Read more...]
Useful Powershell commands for Exchange
Here’s a few useful commands I regularly use in Powershell for Exchange management. How can I list all users mailboxes on a given server? Get-Mailbox –servername SERVER1 How can I list a users mailbox size? Get-MailboxStatistics –identity “Wayne Small – SBSfaq.com” | select TotalItemSize How can I list all users mailbox size on a given server? This is a … [Read more...]