Error during CU upgrade: “System.Management.Automation.RemoteException”

Issue: During Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update at step 12 of 13 the following error occurs: error was generated when "$error.Clear(); $dependentAssemblyGeneratorExePath = [System.IO.Path]::Combine($RoleInstallPath, "bin", "DependentAssemblyGenerator.exe");..." was run: "System.Management.Automation.RemoteException". Note: The full error messages is contained below in the resources section. Cause: We believe this issue is caused by the relatively short timeout value of 120 that is specified Read more [...]

Personal IT Security Guide

Much focus is placed on the IT security of business.  However, this guide focuses on your personal IT security which can impact all areas of life including your businesses.  This guide is by no means exhaustive, however it does focus on key areas I feel are most important to cover in the initial securing of your digital life. Services to secure with Two Factor Authentication: iCloud Google Banking Financial Sites Yahoo Account / Yahoo Mail (if you use that garbage) DropBox Why? Read more [...]

Exchange 2013 CU16

CU16 will likely be released sometime in February or March of 2016.   While Exchange CU15 introduced support for .NET framework 4.6.2, CU16 will allegedly require .NET framework 4.6.2.  We will add additional details as we speculate as to what features and notable fixes CU16 will include.  At this time Exchange 2013 CU15 is the current version of Exchange 2013. Read more [...]

Exchange 2013 CU15

Exchange 2013 CU15 was released on 12/12/2016.  Here are some key CU15 tidbits: CU15 fixes the public folder indexing issue that was introduced in CU13 and CU14.  If you were either CU13 or CU14, Microsoft advises you move your Public Folders to a new database to ensure the contents are indexed correctly. CU15 supports .NET framework 4.6.2.  You are note required to upgrade .NET for CU15, however the next CU, CU16 will allegedly require .NET framework 4.6.2. On new installations Read more [...]

Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell

If you are running Windows 2012 R2 or higher you can jump straight to running the commands.  If you are running an older version of Windows Server then you will need to install WMF 4.0.  You'll also need to enable remote-signed powershell scripts for the below commands to work. Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell: Initiate a prompt in which you enter your Office 365 admin credentials: $UserCredential = Get-Credential Prep to import the office 365 powershell commandlets: $Session = Read more [...]