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...]
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...]
Help – My Exchange Services are Disabled!
Ok – so this has been seen a few times now. Long story short though is that when Exchange applies a Service Pack or Update Rollup, it sets a number of services to Disabled so that it can replace the exes involved. I’ve seen it where for whatever reason however the installation fails without notice. You think everything is ok till you reboot it and then you … [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...]
Exchange Management Troubleshooter Tool
I was working on a client site recently and could not figure out why their OWA was not working on one of their Exchange 2010 servers. Furthermore I found that the Exchange Management Shell (powershell for Exchange) would not work as it could not connect to the Exchange server itself. During my investigation, I found a cool utility that allowed me to look at the … [Read more...]