Building an Exchange 2013 LAB Environment using Windows Server 2012 from scratch – Part 9: Cumulative Update 1

by Andy Grogan April 7, 2013

Ok, yes I know – I said that Part 8 was the last in this particular series – but then Microsoft went and released Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) for Exchange 2013 (on April 2nd) which left me feeling that if I did not cover this – then the LAB series was not properly completed. For […]

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MVP Award for 2013 – half a decade ~ wow!

by Andy Grogan April 1, 2013

Wow, and I really mean wow! – here in the UK it has been a 4 day holiday due to Easter ~ However, to round off what has been a very cool four days with my family – I received the following e-mail just a few moments ago from Microsoft: Dear Andy Grogan,Congratulations! We are […]

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Building an Exchange 2013 LAB Environment using Windows Server 2012 from scratch – Part 8: Users, Mailboxes, Distribution lists and Public Folders…

by Andy Grogan March 24, 2013

Ok, we are now in the final straight in this series with this being the final part of creating a test lab from scratch with Windows Servers 2012 and Exchange 2013. I could in truth perhaps go on forever as there are loads of things that I have not covered. But that is the beauty […]

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Distribution List Reporting Tool (DLRT) 2.5

by Andy Grogan March 17, 2013

I have been adding a few features to the Distribution List Reporting Tool which I thought that would be useful and I am pleased to announce that I think that it is ready. Hope that you like it. Change History Version 1.0 Initial release Version 1.1 Added in handling for environments where there are no […]

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Building an Exchange 2013 LAB Environment using Windows Server 2012 from scratch – Part 7: Setting up DAG Databases and SSL…

by Andy Grogan March 16, 2013

Wow – part 7 – this is now (I think) officially the longest running series that I have written and not forgotten to finish it (don’t worry this is not the end, there is one more part to go). Took a little while to get this one off the deck as there are a few […]

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Building an Exchange 2013 LAB Environment using Windows Server 2012 from scratch – Part 6: Configuring a DAG…

by Andy Grogan March 3, 2013

Welcome to part 6 in my series of how you can build an Exchange 2013 LAB using Windows Server 2012. In the previous parts (should you wish to read them, refresh or catch up) can be found below: Part 1 We established our domain design, covered how to provision the Domain Controller for the LAB […]

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Building an Exchange 2013 LAB Environment using Windows Server 2012 from scratch – Part 5: Installing your first Exchange 2013 Server…

by Andy Grogan February 23, 2013

As a quick re-cap from what we have covered so far in this series: Part 1 We established our domain design, covered how to provision the Domain Controller for the LAB in Hyper-V and then how to install Windows Server 2012 on the Domain Controller. Part 2 We went through the process of installing Active […]

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OOOCTA (Out of Office Configuration Assistant) – Version 4.1

by Andy Grogan February 21, 2013

Recently I released version 4.0 of the OOOCTA, which was a complete re-write of version 3.5 which some years ago (which is now no longer supported). I have had some really great feedback from readers of the site which I have decided to roll up into a .1 incremental release from version 4.0. Specific enhancements […]

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Quick Tip – Mapping mailboxes to forwarding contacts

by Andy Grogan February 15, 2013

A reader of my blog contacted me the other day with the following question: I am a contractor at my company which is being broken up because of investment developments. I need to do the following. Company has about 4200 users total About 1300 have gone to another company almost all of these have normal […]

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OOOCTA (Out of Office Configuration Assistant) – Version 4.0

by Andy Grogan February 9, 2013

A long time ago (in a Galaxy far, far away) I released a tool for Exchange 2007 called the OOOCTA. In essence the OOOCTA allowed for administrators to delegate (via a web interface) the configuration and reporting of Out of Office. To be honest, this tool was a little … clunky. Don’t get me wrong […]

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