Tag Archives: Exchange

Lync, Exchange, and Active Directory Photos

Recent versions of Microsoft Lync and Exchange support a centralized photo capability so that all users in the organization see the same photo for colleagues hosted on the same Exchange/Lync/Active Directory (AD) infrastructure. This new feature is still evolving and … Continue reading

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Advanced Query Syntax (AQS) Properties for Exchange Search-Mailbox

I had some trouble finding a list of AQS (Advanced Query Syntax) properties supported by the Exchange Search-Mailbox -SearchQuery parameter. I did find a link mentioned in a comment by Tony Redmond on his article “Using Search-Mailbox to look for … Continue reading

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Permissions Required for Search-Mailbox and DeleteContent

Recent versions of Exchange provide advanced functionality through the “Exchange Management Shell” (EMS) which is a special instance of Windows Powershell with added commands for Microsoft Exchange. This article is specific to Exchange 2013, but some of the principles may … Continue reading

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Windows Event Log Service Will Not Start

Some core Windows services are so fundamental that others will not start without them. One such service is the Windows Event Log service. Exchange 2010 (and probably other Exchange versions) will not start without the Event Log service running. This … Continue reading

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Active Directory Upgrades for Domain Controllers and Exchange

Upgrading Active Directory with a new Windows Server version, or Exchange to a new release requires special Schema updates and other changes to your domain services (such as LDAP). These changes require special command-line utilities run by users belonging to … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 Can’t Find Site Global Catalog

Related articles for permission required by Exchange, “Manage Auditing and Security Log”, in Default Domain Controllers Policy. If this is not granted to all Exchange servers connecting to the DC, BAD things will happen (Exchange services not starting, etc). Updated … Continue reading

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