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Create a DAG with Exchange 2013 – Troubleshooting
Windows Server 2012 virtualization
How to manage Windows 2008 R2 with Windows Server 2012 RC
Microsoft Surface Firmware Updates for February 2014

CU3 is release for Microsoft exchange 2013

source : The Exchange Team Blog Microsoft has just release his last Cumulative Update before the SP1 for Exchange 2013. Some nice improvement in the Update. If you have an Exchange Organization with 2010 and 2013 you must update. A good point to know before you update : – Framework 4.5 is requested – this CU will upgrade the Active Directory Schema – Mailbox size increase when migrating from previous Exchange versions – Outlook 2007 and Outlook Continue reading CU3 is release for Microsoft exchange 2013

Exchange 2010 : Cannot add a second DAG member

Hi, today I will talk about this error : Microsoft.Exchange.Cluster.Replay.DagTaskOperationFailedException: A server-side database availability group administrative operation failed. Error: The operation failed. CreateCluster errors may result from incorrectly configured static addresses. Error: An error occurred while attempting a cluster operation. Error: Cluster API ‘”AddClusterNode() (MaxPercentage=100) failed with 0x5b4. Error: This operation returned because the timeout period expired”‘ failed. —> Microsoft.Exchange.Cluster.Replay.AmClusterApiException: An Active Manager operation failed. Error An error occurred while attempting a cluster operation. Error: Continue reading Exchange 2010 : Cannot add a second DAG member

Error 801: SCVMM Cannot find ISO object

Hi, This error can occur if you mount an ISO in a VM from the SCVMM 2012 SP1 Library, delete the ISO file from the Library (How coult it be possible? Admins can !) then try to remove the ISO from the VM. At this step you cannot clone the VM, create  a template from it or delete it. You could have  the error 801 if you try to remove the host from the cluster Continue reading Error 801: SCVMM Cannot find ISO object

System Center 2012 SP1 is Available

Oh yes it is! After 6 months of BETA, System center 2012 is now available for everybody. A lot of great news like an impressive support of ESX 5 in SCVMM or the App Controler portal in charge to replace the Self Service Portal from SCVMM 2012. The SP1 support Windows Server 2012, Linux and Unix OS and Windows Azure plateform.  

New Remote connectivity Analyzer

Hi, all of you know this tool to test your Exchange or Lync plateform from outside your company. So this tool has receive a huge improvement and a new URL : This tools is a merge between the Exchange and Lync remote connectivity tool (since June 2011). This version was able to do the test on Office 365 too but this version include two new test : New Hybrid configuration Free/busy test for Office 365 Continue reading New Remote connectivity Analyzer

LinkedIn Out of control ?

Hi, just a post to show you something very strange. I was updating my skills on LinkedIn this morning and the site automaticly purpose to me some skills on the fly when I feed the field. So if you are a financial guy you have just to type “FIN” and the site purpose to you “financial analysis”, “finance” and others skills like as you can see below : So I decide to add ESX to Continue reading LinkedIn Out of control ?

Remove SMTP Address in Microsoft Exchange

Hi, Just a post to explain how to remove an SMTP address on many users. Most of time when you need to add SMTP addresses ( to users you will use “email address policies“. Very easy and is very fast. However if you decide to remove a SMTP address ( you will pass through the same feature for sure…so you will launch your “Email address policies” wizard, remove your address and choose to apply email Continue reading Remove SMTP Address in Microsoft Exchange

Create a DAG with Exchange 2013 – Troubleshooting

Hi, A lot of you tried to create a DAG (database Availability Group) with Microsoft Exchange 2013. Me too…So a lot of you get many errors when you tried to add DAG member. Most of issues are found with the couple Active Directory under Windows Server 2012 + Exchange Server 2013. Most of issues and error list below are not present if you are using an Active Directory under Windows Server 2008 R2. So you’ve Continue reading Create a DAG with Exchange 2013 – Troubleshooting

SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Overview

Upgrade is safer than before The upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 was not easy and could become very complex if you get a lot of custom apps and customizations. Microsoft try to offer better availability of data during the migration and offer different solution to get a safer migration: Removal in place version to version migration Adding site collection health check to verify if you site collection will be migrate correctly to SharePoint 2013 Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Overview