Category Archives: Exchange 2013

Write some code and you can influence DAG failovers (for now anyway…)


A recent debate on the Exchange 2013 (unofficial) Facebook group started off with the question “can I built my own failover criteria in a DAG?” and pointed to the TechNet page on Active Manager. The debate began with sheer denials, … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – April 2015


April was a very busy month. First, Microsoft had a lot of conferences to attend and therefore had many announcements to make. It seemed like every marketing manager had something to say, so we had a blizzard of announcements that … Continue reading

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Fixing a “FailedAndSuspended” content index for an Exchange 2013 database


For space reasons, this text is another bit that was cut out of my Exchange 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox and High Availability book. FWIW, here it is… Imagine my annoyance when I ran the Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus cmdlet on a test Exchange 2013 server … Continue reading

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Exchange/Office 365 MVP sessions at Ignite


Many people have asked me to recommend some sessions to go to at Microsoft Ignite (a good planning tool to build your own schedule is available online). With nearly 800 sessions to select from over five days, there’s enough going … Continue reading

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PowerShell to the rescue to control Exchange 2013 logging


I’m sure that you, like me, pay close attention to Microsoft’s stated requirements to install Exchange 2013.  It is, after all, gripping reading of the kind that is guaranteed to lull the reader into a deep sleep within 22 nanoseconds. … Continue reading

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Zombie health mailboxes and EAS probes


When I discussed how some corrupt health mailboxes came about following my flattening of an Exchange 2013 server, I called them “zombie mailboxes”, which might have seemed unkind to some. In fact, it’s an accurate reporting of the fact that … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – February 2015


February might be the shortest month but that’s no reason not to have lots to discuss on my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com. Here’s what happened during the month – a lot about the new Outlooks apps and Delve, but … Continue reading

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