• 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

  • Active Directory operation failed on ad.domain.local. This error is not retriable. Additional information: Access is denied

    When new mailbox created getting below error. Active Directory operation failed on ad.domain.local. This error is not retriable. Additional information: Access is denied. Active directory response: 00000005: SecErr: DSID-031A1256, problem 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0 + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [New-Mailbox], ADOperationException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=exchange,RequestId=69610c9c-7840-4531-8193-bf1658170089,TimeStamp=5/25/2017 5:32: 27 AM] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-ADOperationException] BCCD1276,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.NewMail box + PSComputerName : exchange.domain.local

  • Blockchain : another buzzword explained

    Every time I read about technology news there is one specific term keep catching my attention which is “Blockchain” I was really wondering what this could be? As always, I started researching about this and when I got a fair understanding about this technology it amazed me. Now I am going to be one amongst

  • Hybrid Cloud

    Cloud being an emerging technology and well known to most of the industries and IT decision makers, it’s high time that we need to discuss more about this technology to get an overall understanding. Even though industries are aware of all benefits which cloud could bring into the business, but security have been big constraint

  • A call to SSPI failed, see inner exception

    I have recently deployed Exchange 2016 CU4 in cloud platform and built in DAG. While I was trying to add database copies I have got below error message. Surprisingly there are not much information about this error on internet. After analyzing I understood that the possibilities are with SID value of OS or something related

  • Microsoft Azure Stack: Resource Providers (Layer2)

    As we discussed in the previous article, Azure administrative tools like Azure CLI, PowerShell, Azure Portal, Templates, SDK all of these talks to Resource Manager Layer and once authorized the requests are sent forward to the Resource Providers to allocate the requested resource. Here by the term Resources we mean a Virtual machine, Database Server,

  • Microsoft Azure Stack: Resource Manager Explained (Layer 1)

    Microsoft Azure Resource manager is a single stop resolution for many complex task like deploying, updating and deleting resources which a company admin used to handle on daily basis. Consider an example where I’m planning to install a new application in my organization which requires a couple of virtual machines to host the application, a

  • Import-Module : Could not load file or assembly

    Import-Module : Could not load file or assembly ‘file:///C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\MSOnline\Microsoft.Online.Administration.Automation.PSModule.dll’ or one of its dependencies. This assembly is built by a runtime newer than the currently loaded runtime and cannot be loaded. At line:1 char:14 + Import-Module <<<<  MSOnline + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Import-Module], BadImageFormatException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : FormatXmlUpateException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Com   mands.ImportModuleCommand To resolve this error, Install

  • Cloud Connector Edition: AudioCodes vs Sonus CloudLink

    As discussed earlier, CCE allows enterprises to leverage their on-premises PSTN connectivity to use with Office 365. In short Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition is a set of packaged Virtual Machines (VMs) that implement on-premises PSTN connectivity with Cloud PBX. This would be an apt solution for any organization who doesn’t have Lync server

  • Skype for Business Server Services Explained

    You may know the saying: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for today. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Well, that is my intention with this series: To help you isolate the SFB issues based on the services delivering the respective features in UC world. In

  • The connection to Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 server failed

    Problem: You getting following error when running Set-MsolADFSContext command for ADFS configuration.   “PS C:\Windows\system32> Set-MsolADFSContext -Computer adfs.cloudexchangers.com Set-MsolADFSContext : The connection to adfs.publicdomain.com Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 server failed due to invalid credentials” You can see following event ID, It clearly tells that the authentication fails because of SPN is different and this has

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