Stellar Exchange Toolkit Review

One of the most challenging Exchange scenarios one can run into is recovering or extracting data from a corrupt or unmountable .EDB file. I've had the chance to test the Stellar Exchange Toolkit and have found it excellent thus far.  I've tested their corrupt EDB repair and extract tool and successfully extracted the PST's from a corrupt EDB in a lab environment.  The best part is that the process was very simply essentially consisting of: Open EDB > Select Scan/Repair level > "GO" The Read more [...]

Protected: Exchange 2013 Public Folder Migration Articles

I previously had this specified which I believe removed any Public folder larger than 2GB: ".\PublicFolderToMailboxMapGenerator.ps1 2GB" Note: this article assumes Exchange 2013 CU7 or later and Exchange 2010 SP3 RU8 or Exchange 2007 SP3 RU15 or later within the same forest. Begin PF Migration Process: Preparatory and cleanup work: !! Fix any public folder aliases with spaces or invalid characters!!: Mail Disable any system public Read more [...]

Change UPN of all AD users in an OU

Issue: You need to change the User Principal Name (UPN) on a large group of users Solution: The following command will allow you to change the UPN of all users contained in a chosen OU. Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase 'ou=yourOU,dc=yourDomain,dc=com' -Properties userPrincipalName | foreach {Set-ADUser $_ -UserPrincipalName "$($_.samaccountname)"} To test your command and determine who it would apply to, use only this portion initially: Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase 'ou=yourOU,dc=yourDomain,dc=com' Read more [...]

Install SSL Certificate on Exchange 2016

Issue: You have obtained a certificate from a recognized third party certificate authority and need to install it on your Exchange 2016 server. Assumptions: These instructions assume you have already purchased an SSL certificate and have created and submitted a certificate request. Solution: the following steps will show you how to install your certificate on Exchange 2016 Click Servers > Certificates Select your pending certificate request, and click the 'Complete' button on Read more [...]

Create Certificate Request (CSR) on Exchange 2016

Issue: You need to install a third party ssl certificate on Exchange 2016 Solution: The first step is to create a certificate request that can be submitted to a third party certificate authority. In Exchange Admin Center, click "Servers" on the left side and then click the "Certificates" tab Click the Plus Sign to add a new certificate Click 'Next' On the New Exchange Certificate screen Input a friendly name for your certificate, I generally make this the primary hostname that Read more [...]