Archive for 2016

Step 1 – Open the Exchange Admin Center To do this, enter the URL of your mailbox server in the URL bar to go to the login page. Step 2 – Login using your username and password Enter the username in the format Domain\user name (For e.g. if your domain is abc.com and username is XYZ, you must write abc\XYZ) and then type your password. Step 3 – Specify users … Read more

There are several scenarios that result in databases failing to mount. IT teams need to be able to overcome these issues quickly to reduce downtime and get the databases functioning properly. In majority of cases, the Exchange Server’s application logs provide enough information to troubleshoot the problem and determine the root cause. In this article, we will discuss 10 of the most common issues that result in databases failing to … Read more

Account lockouts are a common problem experienced by Active Directory users. They arise because of Account Lockout Policies configured in the default domain policy for the Active Directory domain. In this article, we will go through some of the root causes of the account lockouts and the way to simplify the troubleshooting process. Common causes of account lockouts Mapped drives using old credentials: Mapped drives can be configured to use … Read more

Keeping the Active Directory secure is a time-consuming task that demands constant vigilance. The increasing strictness of regulatory compliances and the development of new threats from both inside and outside the IT environment have made the task even harder. Regular and pro-active audits will help administrators better understand changes being made to their critical systems – but often organizations fail to see the value and importance of this. In this … Read more

With insider security threats on the rise, and the increasing strictness and regularity of compliance mandates, auditing critical IT systems on a regular basis is an important part of the IT team’s job. Effective auditing will help you to fix IT problems faster and give you a better understanding of what’s happening in your IT environment. We recently ran a survey, aimed mostly at System Administrators in the USA, to … Read more

Mailboxes are a very important part of every organization since they can contain high business impact (HBI) information and personally identifiable information (PII). This makes it essential to keep track of every activity taking place in the Exchange environment. When it comes to mailbox access, tracking the access of non-owners is a very important part of ensuring that mailboxes are being used correctly. Mailbox audit logging is a feature of … Read more

The Active Directory is arguably the most important part of any organization’s IT infrastructure. It’s important to be vigilant when it comes to monitoring and alerting on any changes made to this system so that you can spot any changes that may have been made in error or are damaging. Occasionally, objects can be deleted by mistake or administrators may delete objects that have been created for test purposes. Whatever … Read more

This is the final part of our series of blogs going into detail about the process of migrating from Exchange Server 2013 to 2016. In the previous post, we showed you how to move user mailboxes and public folders to the new Exchange Server. To read other parts in this series, go to: Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 Migration (Part 1) Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 Migration (Part 2) Exchange … Read more

In the previous post (part 4), we covered a major step of the migration i.e. creating mailbox database on the new server and moving the mailboxes and public folders to the Exchange 2016. To read other parts in this series, go to: Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 Migration (Part 1) Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 Migration (Part 2) Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 Migration (Part 3) Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 Migration (Part 4) Exchange 2013 … Read more

This is the fourth in a series of blogs taking you through the process of migrating from Exchange Server 2013 to 2016. In the part three, we covered installing Exchange Server 2016, configuring certificates, setting virtual directory URLs and migrating the CAS role. To read other parts in this series, go to: Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 Migration (Part 1) Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 Migration (Part 2) Exchange 2013 … Read more

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