How to upgrade or install Exchange 2013 SP1

Exchange 2013 SP1 is available since few days (cf this news to see the news features). So now it is time to see how to install it. Even if the installation/upgrade is not complexe before you start to install Exchange 2013 SP1, you should do a backup (baremetal backup or a snapshoot of your VM). Most of time servers are multiroles but if you have mono roles (only CAS or Mailbox) you must update your Mailbox Continue reading How to upgrade or install Exchange 2013 SP1

Upgrade Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 to 2013 SP1

A lot of people ask me question regarding the process to upgrade Microsoft Exchange server 2013 to 2013 SP1. There is nothing special to pass this update. Before we see how to begin this migration you need to know : The first step os to prepare your AciveDirectory and AD schema : setup.exe /PrepareSchema /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms setup.exe /PrepareAD /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms Then you upgrade your server throught the PowerShell or the GUI. if you decide to go with Continue reading Upgrade Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 to 2013 SP1

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

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 : testconnectivity.microsoft.com 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

What’s new in Microsoft Exchange 2013 Preview

The preview version has been release the 16th of July. There is many changes in this version. I think Microsoft continue to push his customer on the cloud. Small company should finish in the cloud and big ones in an hybrid configuration. In this Article I will present some big improvement of this new version and in next blog posts I will describe some of them. Let’s go! Exchange Administration Center (EAC) The new EAC Continue reading What’s new in Microsoft Exchange 2013 Preview