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

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 : 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

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 (%m@gsx.com) to users you will use “email address policies“. Very easy and is very fast. However if you decide to remove a SMTP address (%m@gsx.com) 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

Microsoft Exchange 2013 Installation

Well we have to start somewhere, so let start by the installation. You will find the preview version here. The Exchange is only for x64bits architecture and you need at least Windows Server 2008 R2 sp1 Standard. I will do the install on a Virtual machine with 80go of Disk and 8g of memory (need at least 4go). Assign at least 60g for a test (40 is not enough). Windows Server 2012 RC will use Continue reading Microsoft Exchange 2013 Installation