Tag Archives: Exchange 2013

how to move an Exchange 2013 Database

Issue:  You need to move an Exchange 2013 mailbox database to a different path. Background: Exchange 2013 databases can only be moved using the Exchange Management Shell (EMS). Solution: Move the database using the Move-DatabasePath EMS command: 1) Review the names of your databases and copy the name of the database you'd like to move.  You can view your databases by typing get-mailboxdatabase in Exchange Management Shell or under Servers > Databases in Exchange Admin Center 2) Open Exchange Read more [...]

Exchange 2013 SSL certificate request step by step

Exchange 2013 includes a self signed SSL Certificate to facilitate SSL encryption. However, this self-signed cert is not recognized by web browsers and mobile devices and will cause security warnings and connection failures.  The solution is to utilize an SSL certificate from a recognized third-party certificate provider (like GoDaddy, NameCheap, Etc).  If you haven't purchased a new cert yet, here is my quick guide to dependable and cheap ssl certificates. How to create a new certificate request Read more [...]

Configure Exchange 2013 Virtual Directories using GUI

The easiest way to configure the Exchange 2013 Virtual Directories is by using the 'Configure External Access Domain' wizard in the new Exchange Admin Center GUI.  The Wizard will automatically configure all of the Exchange 2013 External URL's to use the DNS hostname you specify.  Note: In most cases the default internal URL's are acceptable and can be left alone. Why I wrote this article?  Most of the available docs are for the command line based Exchange Management Shell (EMS) or have bad Read more [...]

How to enable archiving for a user on Exchange 2013

The following steps will show you how to enable archiving for a users mailbox on Exchange 2013 Note: This process assumes you have already created an archive database. 1) Open Exchange Admin Center 2) Click Recipients > Select Recipient > Click Edit (pencil icon) 3) Click mailbox features > scroll down > click Enable under “Archiving: Disabled” 4) Click “browse”, you know you want to. 5) Select the Archive Database you created previously, and click Ok 6) Read more [...]

How to create an Archive Database on Exchange 2013 / 2010

Mailbox archives can be stored in any database on the Exchange server.  An 'Archive' Database is just like any other Exchange Database, nothing special.  That said, I advice you create a dedicated Database for the archive and name it something like "Archive 01".  Note: depending on your environment you may opt to store the Archive DB on less expensive storage than your primary production databases. Here is the command to create the Archive Database using Exchange Management Shell: New-MailboxDatabase Read more [...]