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 [...]
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 [...]
Issue: You need to efficiently change all the internal URL's on an Exchange server to the value of the External URL.
Background: This is a common necessity when your internal AD domain name has a .local and/or cannot be included in the SSL certificate on the Exchange server. This article applies to Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016. It may also work on Exchange 2007 but I have not tested it.
Solution: Using Exchange Management Shell we can populate all of the internal URL fields using the Read more [...]
Issue: You need to efficiently install the required prerequisites for Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2016.
Solution: The below commands will prep Windows 2016 for the Exchange 2016 Mailbox Server Role (Note: CAS role is built-in in Exchange 2016).
Launch a run-as-administrator Powershell and use the following command to install the Windows 2016 prerequisites:
Install-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, RSAT-Clustering-Mgmt, Read more [...]
Issue: the password expiration of the Office 365 global administrator account will cause Azure AD Connect and DirSync to stop synchronizing on-prem AD to Office 365 Azure AD.
Prevention: One solution is to exclude your Office 365 global admin account from password policies and set it's password to never expire. Note: Always have a very strong password on your Office 365 global admin account.
launch an instance of Office 365 PowerShell connected to your tenant
Run the following command:
Set-MsolUser Read more [...]