• Step by step installation of Exchange 2016(Part1)

    Step by step installation of Exchange 2016 I’ve used Windows Server 2012 R2 servers for both Exchange and Domain Controllers here. Assuming, no prior versions of Exchange have been installed into the lab, and Exchange 2016 will be deployed from scratch. We will be deploying Exchange 2016 using the graphical interface here. There are only

  • Office365 Message Encryption – Explained

    Email encryption is an added layer of security to protect being read by non-intended recipients. Even though office 365 is doing secured transmission using TLS (Transport Layer Security) OME is to build more secured mail transactions. Earlier office 365 version which is FOPE/Wave14 encryption needed  separate Microsoft hosted Encryption license and tokens were issued by

  • Office Online Server Reports Unhealthy Status

    Recently, I deployed the office online server 2016 on windows server 2016 for the integration with Exchange 2016. As per the Office Online server requirements, installing it on the Windows server 2016 requires Office Online Server April 2017 or later. Refer here for requirements. I installed November 2018 version of OOS which will be available

  • Exchange Web Services Issue in Exchange 2013

    Issue Exchange Web Services not working resulting in issues with enabling the out of office, fetching Free busy calendar information Cause Windows Authentication was not enabled Error Message Troubleshooting/Assessment From Outlook client, Did the Test-EmailAutoconfiguration and it retrieved the EWS URL’s InternalURL was pointing to the Load balancer Added the host file entry on the

  • Configure ADFS 4.0 using SQL 2016 step by step

    Today, we are going to see the step by step configuration of ADFS 4.0 on windows server 2016 using the SQL 2016. With this approach, high availability can be achieved at both ADFS and SQL databases. More servers to be added to the ADFS Farm and SQL Always On can be configured for the ADFS

  • Configure Microsoft Surface Hub for Video Conferencing Room System

    In this article, I will explain the steps for configuring the Microsoft surface Hub for the video conferencing meeting room systems with Skype for business on-premise. Here, we will be using the on-premise Active Directory, Exchange and Skype for Business. Surface Hub requires an account in Active Directory, room mailbox in Exchange and the account

  • Windows Server 2016 – Feature Installation Issue

    Recently, I was configuring the Exchange server 2016 DAG and I got an issue with adding the second node to the DAG with the exception that it cannot install the Failover clustering windows feature with Error 0x800f0831. Issue: Unable to install Windows Feature Failover Clustering via GUI and Power Shell on Windows Server 2016 Cause

  • Exchange 2013 – Permission Issue

    Symptoms Mailboxes are not showing up in EAC and EMS on Exchange 2013 Mailboxes are not Disconnected Exchange attributes are present Enabling the mailbox doesn’t work Even creating a new mailbox for the existing user don’t work Error message: Active Directory operation failed on DC.domain.com. This error is not retriable. Additional information: Insufficient access rights

  • POP Issue in Exchange 2013

    Below is the error message while configuring the outlook POP for the Exchange 2013 user. Exchange 2013 with CAS and MBX installed separately. Assessment/Troubleshooting: POP services are enabled on the servers and for the user Ran the below command to check the server component state and POP was Active Get-Servercomponentstate –server “servername” Checked the Server

  • Search-MailboxAuditLogs Issue in Exchange 2019

    Recently, I came across an issue with mailbox auditing in the Exchange 2019.  Issue: Search-MailboxAuditLog gives no results [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Search-MailboxAuditLog -Identity “test” -ShowDetails | fl [PS] C:\Windows\system32> Assessment/Troubleshooting: Mailbox enabled for auditing [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-Mailbox -Identity test | fl *audit* AuditEnabled : True Mailbox folder statistics returns the result for audit folder [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-MailboxFolderStatistics test |where{$_.Name

  • Configuring Azure MFA for Cisco VPN using the NPS Server

    In this article, we will be covering the implementation of the Azure Multi Factor Authentication for Cisco VPN using the Network Policy Server. We assume that the users are already synced from Active directory to the Azure Active directory and have the licenses assigned for the Multi Factor Authentication. Below are the steps we will

  • Multi forest enterprise with per-forest AD CS deployment – Part 2

    In continuation with my previous post, we will be deploying the Enterprise Subordinate Issuing CA in the second forest. Forest B: CloudExchangers.com Create a folder “CertEnroll” and provide “cert publishers” change permissions on sharing and “modify” on the security permissions. Open the IIS manager, create a new virtual directory and provide the details as below,

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