Tony Redmond's Exchange Unwashed Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/41435/feed en DAG or server: A database's got to be owned somewhere http://windowsitpro.com/blog/dag-or-server-databases-got-be-owned-somewhere <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The bug reported by Paul Cunningham in his article &ldquo;<a href="http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchange-server-2013-error-inconsistency-active-directory-detected" target="_blank">Exchange Server 2013 Error: An Inconsistency in the Active Directory Was Detected</a>&rdquo; describes a scenario when an attempt is made to create a new mailbox database only for Exchange to report an inconsistency in Active Directory. The error text indicates that <em>MsExchMasterServerOrAvailabilityGroup</em>&nbsp;property for the new database was invalid.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/dag-or-server-databases-got-be-owned-somewhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/dag-or-server-databases-got-be-owned-somewhere#comments Exchange Server 2013 DAG DAG Database Availability Group Database Availability Group database portability database portability Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 SP1 Get-MailboxDatabase Get-MailboxDatabase Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 96621 at http://windowsitpro.com Cherish old Exchange databases to avoid the pesky DatabaseGuidNotFound error http://windowsitpro.com/blog/cherish-old-exchange-databases-avoid-pesky-databaseguidnotfound-error <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Since Microsoft released Exchange 2013 SP1 on February 25, a number of similar errors have been reported in different forums, all of which have the following characteristics:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; User mailboxes are moved from Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 SP1 databases.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The old databases are removed from the organization.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/cherish-old-exchange-databases-avoid-pesky-databaseguidnotfound-error" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/cherish-old-exchange-databases-avoid-pesky-databaseguidnotfound-error#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 ActiveSync ActiveSync bug bug DatabaseGuidNotFound DatabaseGuidNotFound EAS EAS error error Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 SP1 Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:53:00 +0000 101411 at http://windowsitpro.com Being open about Office 365 operations drives credibility of "the service" http://windowsitpro.com/blog/being-open-about-office-365-operations-drives-credibility-service <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I have used Office 365 since its launch in June 2011 and followed its development closely since. After two initial hiccups in August and September 2011, both seemingly rooted in manual intervention, the service has delivered an impressive record of reliability and availability. Despite this, some in the industry are still wary of moving utility applications such as email to the cloud.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/being-open-about-office-365-operations-drives-credibility-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/being-open-about-office-365-operations-drives-credibility-service#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online MEC MEC Microsoft Exchange Conference Microsoft Exchange Conference Office 365 Office 365 Office Graph Office Graph Oslo Oslo Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 100211 at http://windowsitpro.com Office 365 transitions to Microsoft's own Message Encryption Technology http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-transitions-microsofts-own-message-encryption-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Office 365 customers who use Microsoft's Exchange Hosted Encryption (EHE) service are about to be upgraded to Office 365 Message Encryption. Microsoft is doing a lot of the upgrade work in the background and the switch-over should be pretty painless. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-blog">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-transitions-microsofts-own-message-encryption-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/office-365-transitions-microsofts-own-message-encryption-technology#comments Office 365 EHE EHE Exchange Hosted Encryption Exchange Hosted Encryption Office 365 Message Encryption Office 365 Message Encryption security Security Voltage Voltage Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:15:00 +0000 99621 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Exchange Conference 2014 finishes on a high http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-exchange-conference-2014-finishes-high <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in Austin came to its natural end on Wednesday evening when sessions halted at 6PM. Some technical conferences go on a little too long and become an endurance course. I don&rsquo;t think this happened at MEC because three days seemed to be the right length for attendees to be updated on the latest developments in the world of Exchange.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-exchange-conference-2014-finishes-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-exchange-conference-2014-finishes-high#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 ActiveSync ActiveSync Android Android EAS EAS Exchange 2013 CU5 Exchange 2013 CU5 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online iOS iOS Kitkat Kitkat MEC MEC Microsoft Exchange Conference Microsoft Exchange Conference Office 365 Office 365 Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 100541 at http://windowsitpro.com Day 2 of MEC delivers great sessions, great content http://windowsitpro.com/blog/day-2-mec-delivers-great-sessions-great-content <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The second day at the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in Austin was possibly the best day of sessions and content that I have ever experienced at a Microsoft technical conference. That&rsquo;s not a statement that I make easily, so let me explain my day and why I think it was so good.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/day-2-mec-delivers-great-sessions-great-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/day-2-mec-delivers-great-sessions-great-content#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Clutter Clutter Exchange Online Exchange Online high availability High Availability Managed Availability Managed Availability MEC MEC Microsoft Exchange Conference Microsoft Exchange Conference NFS NFS Office 365 Office 365 OWA OWA virtualization virtualization Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 100321 at http://windowsitpro.com Understanding the messages from the Exchange Conference keynote http://windowsitpro.com/blog/understanding-messages-exchange-conference-keynote <div class="node-body blog-body"><p style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 20px;">The keynote at the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in Austin was a curious mixture of humor (the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&amp;v=GELD1HB0zeM&amp;app=desktop" style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;" target="_blank">Greg Taylor and David Espinoza video</a>), failed demos, low energy levels at times, announcements that were posted elsewhere before the keynote got to make them, and discussions of new technology.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/understanding-messages-exchange-conference-keynote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/understanding-messages-exchange-conference-keynote#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online MEC MEC Microsoft Exchange Conference Microsoft Exchange Conference Office 365 Office 365 Office Graph Office Graph Oslo Oslo Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 100201 at http://windowsitpro.com Wanted: Great speakers for Exchange Connections 2014 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/wanted-great-speakers-exchange-connections-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you&rsquo;re attending the <a href="http://www.iammec.com/" target="_blank">Microsoft Exchange Conference (</a>MEC) in Austin this week, I&rsquo;m sure that you are up to your neck in Exchange, Lync, and Office 365 content and the thought of presenting at another conference next September couldn&rsquo;t be further from your mind.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/wanted-great-speakers-exchange-connections-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/wanted-great-speakers-exchange-connections-2014#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Connections Exchange Connections Exchange Online Exchange Online Lync Lync MEC MEC Office 365 Office 365 SharePoint SharePoint Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 99131 at http://windowsitpro.com What to do (and what not to do) at the Microsoft Exchange Conference http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-do-and-what-not-do-microsoft-exchange-conference <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The suitcase is packed (with too much stuff), the air tickets are confirmed, I have great hope that a hotel room will be waiting, and I&rsquo;m off to the <a href="http://www.iammec.com/" target="_blank">Microsoft Exchange Conference</a> (MEC) in Austin. The conference begins next Monday and I anticipate learning some new stuff over the following three days. At least, that&rsquo;s the plan.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-do-and-what-not-do-microsoft-exchange-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-do-and-what-not-do-microsoft-exchange-conference#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 Austin Austin MEC MEC Microsoft Exchange Conference Microsoft Exchange Conference Ross Smith Ross Smith Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 95731 at http://windowsitpro.com Technology is so much easier when everyone shares their knowledge http://windowsitpro.com/blog/technology-so-much-easier-when-everyone-shares-their-knowledge <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I note that the avuncular Steve Goodman has posted an updated version of his well-respected <a href="http://www.stevieg.org/2011/06/exchange-environment-report/" target="_blank">Exchange environmental report</a>, refreshed to deal with <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-sp1-mixture-new-and-completed-fixtures" target="_blank">Exchange 2013 SP1</a>. Don&rsquo;t worry, this PowerShell script is well capable of dealing with Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007 servers as well, which makes it a very valuable tool indeed.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/technology-so-much-easier-when-everyone-shares-their-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/technology-so-much-easier-when-everyone-shares-their-knowledge#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 DAG DAG Database Availability Group Database Availability Group environmental report environmental report EWS EWS Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange Web Services Exchange Web Services Glen Scales Glen Scales MVP MVP Paul Cunningham Paul Cunningham servers servers service packs service packs Steve Goodman Steve Goodman Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 94411 at http://windowsitpro.com No warning about patch required for Exchange 2013 SP1 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-warning-about-patch-required-exchange-2013-sp1 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As we all know, the happiness around the release of <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-server-2013-sp1-mixture-new-and-completed-features" target="_blank">Exchange 2013 SP1</a> on February 25 was quickly pierced by reports that third-party add-on products could not be installed with SP1 due to <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-sp1-bug-breaks-third-party-products" target="_blank">some formatting problems in two XML configuration files</a> included in the kit.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-warning-about-patch-required-exchange-2013-sp1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-warning-about-patch-required-exchange-2013-sp1#comments Exchange Server 2013 bug bug download center download center Exchange 2013 CU5 Exchange 2013 CU5 Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 SP1 transport agent transport agent XML configuration XML configuration Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 98861 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange message tracing extended to 90 days in Office 365 - what about the on-premises version? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-message-tracing-extended-90-days-office-365-what-about-premises-version <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Listening to a call about the recent decision by Microsoft to support <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2014/02/04/extending-message-trace-to-90-days-in-exchange-online.aspx" target="_blank">message tracing in Office 365 for up to 90 days</a>, my mind wandered (as it does). Not, I hasten to add, because of any inadequacy on the part of the presenter, but more to consider the nature of message tracing and why we need it at all.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-message-tracing-extended-90-days-office-365-what-about-premises-version" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-message-tracing-extended-90-days-office-365-what-about-premises-version#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 delivery reports delivery reports DLP DLP EAC EAC Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online message trace message trace message tracking message tracking Office 365 Search-MessageTrackingLog Search-MessageTrackingLog Set-TransportService Set-TransportService Start-HistoricalSearch Start-HistoricalSearch Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 96181 at http://windowsitpro.com Contemplating the RSS feed for Exchange Knowledge Base articles http://windowsitpro.com/blog/contemplating-rss-feed-exchange-knowledge-base-articles <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The folks responsible for maintaining the <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/common/rss.aspx?rssid=16662" target="_blank">RSS feed describing the latest Microsoft Knowledge Base articles for Exchange 2013</a> (or the equivalent feed for <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/common/rss.aspx?rssid=13965" target="_blank">Exchange 2010</a>) must share the high availability principle of multiple copies delivering the best service. What&rsquo;s for sure is that they very much like publishing at least two copies of every article, if not three or four.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/contemplating-rss-feed-exchange-knowledge-base-articles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/contemplating-rss-feed-exchange-knowledge-base-articles#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Knowledge Base articles Knowledge Base articles Outlook 2013 Outlook 2013 RSS Feed RSS feed Support Support Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 97771 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange's interesting document fingerprinting feature http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchanges-interesting-document-fingerprinting-feature <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>After its introduction in Exchange 2013, <a href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj150527(v=exchg.150).aspx" target="_blank">Data Loss Prevention</a> (DLP) never really impressed. Although the technology is an interesting extension of transport rules and Microsoft&rsquo;s initial foray into the world of DLP (see <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/28/introducing-data-loss-prevention-in-the-new-exchange.aspx" target="_blank">this link for the EHLO blog post</a> on the topic), it was limited by need to deploy Outlook 2013.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchanges-interesting-document-fingerprinting-feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchanges-interesting-document-fingerprinting-feature#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Data Loss Prevention Data Loss Prevention DLP DLP document fingerprints document fingerprints Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange Online Exchange Online Office 365 Office 365 Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA OWA for Devices OWA for Devices RTM RTM Rules Rules sensitive data types sensitive data types templates templates Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 93351 at http://windowsitpro.com Apple releases iOS 7.1 - Exchange administrators applaud (or not) http://windowsitpro.com/blog/apple-releases-ios-71-exchange-administrators-look-for-activesync-bugs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The news that <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/03/10/apple-releases-ios-7-1/" target="_blank">Apple has released iOS 7.1</a> creates an opportunity for Exchange administrators to get ahead of any potential problems in the interaction between the iOS mail app and Exchange ActiveSync (EAS). The rule is simple &ndash; test the new release before your users upgrade their iPhones and iPads and check that everything works, including the usually problematic areas of calendaring.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/apple-releases-ios-71-exchange-administrators-look-for-activesync-bugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/apple-releases-ios-71-exchange-administrators-look-for-activesync-bugs#comments Exchange Server 2013 Office 365 Exchange Server 2010 ActiveSync ActiveSync Apple Apple bugs bugs EAS EAS Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 iOS 7.1 iOS 7.1 Office 365 Office 365 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:16:00 +0000 98121 at http://windowsitpro.com