Category: Exchange Server

Prerequisites prior to installing Exchange 2016 Ensure all patching is completed and the CU level has met the requirements (See Requirements for Exchange 2016 if unsure) If you have the media extracted to a location,  lunch Command prompt with Admin rights, and run the following from the Exchange Setup folder location. Setup /PrepareAD /IacceptExchangeServerLicenseterms – […]

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Exchange 2016 Requirements for Installation

Looking to move away from Exchange 2010/2013 to 2016 here is what required to get started. Requirements: Operating System for Exchange 2016: Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter* Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter. Caution: When installing Exchange 2016, ensure the DVD Drive is on E:\ and not […]

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Using Telnet to test email relays

These commands below are an example of testing an email relay, good if you are testing relay lock down or allowance. Using Command Prompt, Telnet mail.Wiseowlit.com 25 or o mail.WiseOwlit.com 25 HELO domain.com.au MAIL FROM: Warwick@WiseOwlit.com – Wait for it confirm and say sender ok – Must be external of the Exchange Server or you with have […]

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Inserting and registering product key for Microsoft Exchange 2013/2016 using PowerShell

In the past, I have had issues where Exchange 2013/2016 will not take the license key in the Exchange Control Panel. Luckily it’s easy to do it with Exchange powershell, do the following: Run Exchange Powershell as Administrator, Run the following command, replace ServerName with your server and your insert your key. Set-ExchangeServer ServerName -ProductKey Key […]

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Hi All, A short guide here on how to move Resource mailboxes with ease using PowerShell, this also can be done with any mailbox user. Pretty much follow the commands like so, ensure you know the Alias of the Mailbox you are moving, your Server FQDN and your Target Domain in Office 365. $LiveCredential = […]

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That time of the year, Certificates expiring, exchanges could be breaking and many more. How to Renew or Generate a new CSR for a WildCard Certificate using Exchange 2010 / Exchange 2013. They both have different steps but it’s the same outcome, Step-by-step guide Mircosoft are actually pretty decent in making this a easy IT […]

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