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Office 365 Welcome Message

I’ve known about Microsoft FastTrack for some time but not really taken advantage of the resources it offers. One of the resources are pre-created end-user communications, like posters and email messages, letting the users know about the upcoming Office 365 … Continue reading

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An exception ocurred while setting shared config DC

So there I was, embarking on a new project to move a customer to Office 365 and Exchange Online. Thinking that I could jump start things with the simple task to install Exchange 2013 CU15 to act as a hybrid … Continue reading

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Dynamic Distribution Groups in Exchange Hybrid environments

Using Dynamic Distribution Groups (DDG’s for short) in a Hybrid environment poses a certain challenge. First of all, these DDG’s do NOT sync with Azure AD Connect. Second, you have to base your filters on synced attributes and not local … Continue reading

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Improve security in Azure AD Connect

A little known fact about running Azure AD Connect is that is defaults to a weaker than necessary TLS version (version 1.0). Or rather, the host OS Windows Server 2012 (incl R2) does. It perhaps isn’t the end of life as … Continue reading

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Enable Manage Out in DirectAccess

What is DirectAccess Manage Out and what’s all the fuzz about? Well to begin with, Manage Out is the concept of managing remote DirectAccess connected computers from an internal computer. When implementing DirectAccess for the first time it’s easy to … Continue reading

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Automatically delete log files in Exchange 2013

A common request from my customers is a way to control the number of diagnostic log files Exchange 2013 creates. The number of parameters being logged in Exchange 2013 is far greater than in previous versions and therefor the space … Continue reading

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No DNS Servers on NIC

I recently had a customer who converted a virtual vSphare Exchange 2010 guest to a Hyper-V guest. In that process you should remove all orphaned devices on the machine. But as it happens they aren’t immideately visible. You have to tell … Continue reading

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