October 2013 archive

Oct 31

How to: Compact the size of an Exchange Mailbox Database

How to: Compact the size of an Exchange Mailbox Database As of late I have been working on moving mailboxes form an onPremise deployment to the cloud in a hybrid environment. As I made progress I noticed the servers that hosted the Mailbox databases were using a lot of hard drive space and that backups …

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Oct 27

What is: Circular Logging in Microsoft Exchange Server

What is: Circular Logging in Microsoft Exchange Server I had some issues with an Exchange Server and had to perform a restore operation. While doing so I noticed that even though the user mailboxes were not huge, the size of the mailbox store was. As I read more about it, Exchange maintains the Mailbox Database …

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Oct 26

How to: Disable Windows Startup Programs

How to: Disable Windows Startup Programs I generally don´t have to disable any startup programs as I consider I only install applications from renowned providers like Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and the likes. However there is always that pesky application that comes preloaded and crashes on a new OS or a user who installs everything offered …

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Oct 26

How to: Prevent items to be Deleted from an Exchange 2013 / Online Mailbox

How to: Prevent items to be Deleted from an Exchange 2013 / Online Mailbox The answer to this lies in what you are looking to accomplish. The Litigation hold allows the user to delete messages and other items from the mailbox but they remain in the server so that they can be searched and discovered …

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Oct 26

How to: Manage vault certificates in Windows Azure Backup

How to: Manage vault certificates in Windows Azure Backup Obtained from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn169036.aspx Windows Azure Recovery Services encompasses a set of Windows Azure vaults that help to protect your organization from data loss, and aid in continuity of operations. Vaults are used to store and protect information that is specified as part of your recovery services configuration. …

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Oct 26

How to: Use Regex to create instructions out of a list of inputs

How to: Use Regex to create instructions out of a list of inputs Using Notepad++:   Use Regex to identify the inputs you want to put inside a command: (bd{1,3}.d{1,3}.d{1,3}.d{1,3}b) Then Replace it with the command identifying the matched Regex on the search: <add ipAddress=”1″ allowed=”false” />

Oct 25

How to: Get full metrics including Bandwidth and/or Referral Information on SmarterStats

How to: Get full metrics including Bandwidth and/or Referral Information on SmarterStats By default IIS 8.5 does not provide on its log file enough information for SmarterStats to calculate bandwidth utilization and Referral information. However, enabling the logs to include this information is fairly simple, the hardest thing is knowing why you were not getting …

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Oct 25

What RSA key length should I use for my SSL certificates?

What RSA key length should I use for my SSL certificates? Recently I was working on setting up an SSL certificate for a site and Internet Explorer asked me what key length I wanted to use. Usually providers offer 2048 and 4096 as their standard options so I was tempted to give it a shot …

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Oct 23

How to Resolve: X-OWA-Error: Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.AdUserNotFoundException

How to Resolve: X-OWA-Error: Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.AdUserNotFoundException So a bit of background on this error. I am currently deploying Exchange 2013 on hybrid mode with Office 365. I just finished the transfer process on one of my users. After that I assigned the user a License and proceeded to try to access the email using OWA. After …

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Oct 23

How to: Force Active Directory Synchronization for Office 365 / Windows Intune / Windows Azure

How to: Force Active Directory Synchronization for Office 365 / Windows Intune / Windows Azure Every now and then you´ll come across the need to force directory synchronization as this usually takes place very few hours (I believe 3). So what is the issue here? Well, you could had done a massive update on your …

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