Tag 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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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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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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Corrupt health mailboxes from a flattened Exchange server


I flattened an Exchange 2013 server the other day. I don’t mean that I took the physical computer out into the parking lot and drove a large vehicle over it to reduce the server to so many random bits of … Continue reading

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Synchronizing the Exchange 2013 public folder hierarchy across public folder mailboxes


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… As you’re probably well aware, public folders are scrubbed and polished to become bright, new, … Continue reading

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Why Exchange 2013 doesn’t need the Microsoft Office Filter Pack


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… If you’ve ever installed Exchange 2010, you’re probably aware of the need to install the … Continue reading

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