Exchange 2013

Exchange Server 2013

Exchange 2013 CU10 Readiness Checks Error PrepareAD

Issue: During Exchange 2013 CU10 Setup you receive the following error, Active Directory needs to be prepared for Exchange Server but the Active Directory management tools aren't installed on this computer.  Alternatively, you can run setup.exe /PrepareAd on a domain controller. Resolution: Copy the CU10 media to a domain controller, or map a drive from a domain controller to the CU10 media located on your Exchange 2013 server. Execute the following on a DC against the extracted Exchange Read more [...]

Exchange 2013 how to add database copy to DAG

The steps below will walk you through adding Databases to an Exchange DAG.  The action of adding Database copies to the DAG initiates replication between the servers storing copies of the database, increasing the availability of Exchange.  This article assumes that you have already created and configured the Exchange DAG. Use the Exchange Admin Center (EAC) to add a mailbox database copy: 1) In the EAC, go to Servers > Databases. 2) Select the database that you want add to the DAG, and Read more [...]

Exchange 2013 CU12

Exchange 2013 CU12 came out in May 2016 and is the most recent release of Exchange 2013.  Note: Cumulative Update 10 or higher is required to co-exist with Exchange 2016.  Upgrading to CU12 may require an AD schema upgrade depending on your current version of Exchange 2013. For convenience, here is the link to download CU12. Instructions to Upgrade an existing Exchange 2013 deployment to CU12. Remember on new deployments, you can deploy Exchange 2013 from the CU12 Rollup itself, Read more [...]

How to create an Exchange 2013 DAG

How to create an Exchange 2013 Database Availability Group The first major step in creating an Exchange 2013 DAG is to create the DAG itself.  The second procedure is to add databases to the DAG, which will initiate replication and provide the high availability of the DAG technology. Create Exchange 2013 DAG: 1) Open Exchange Admin Center, click Servers > Database Availability Groups 2) Click the plus sign  to create a DAG 3) Specify the following information when prompted: DAG Name: pick Read more [...]

Copy existing Receive Connector to Exchange 2013

Issue: You want to copy an existing receive connector to a new receive connector.  This is helpful when you need to create a new "anonymous relay connector" and want to avoid manually entering the a long 'IP allowed' list, from a receive connector on a legacy Exchange server. Solution: Create new Exchange 2013 receive connector and copy IP list from existing legacy Receive Connector using Exchange Management Shell: New-ReceiveConnector -Name “Relay Connector MAIL2013” -Server MAIL2013 -Usage Read more [...]