Thomas Stensitzki is a principal technology consultant focusing on the Microsoft messaging and collaboration technologies and the owner of Granikos GmbH & Co. KG.
He is an MVP for Office Apps & Services since 2018.
Thomas is an MCT Regional Lead for Germany and delivers Microsoft Learn training courses for Office 365, Microsoft Teams, and Exchange Server.
He holds Master certifications as Microsoft Certified Solutions Master Messaging and as Microsoft Certified Master for Exchange Server 2010. These certifications make him a subject matter expert for any messaging topic related to Microsoft Exchange, Exchange Online, Microsoft 365, and hybrid configurations.
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A new PowerShell script to add multiple legacy public folder replicas has been published to TechNet Gallery and Github
The script supports public folder migration during migration phases when upgrading to a new version of Exchange. Depending on the timespan for a migration project and the internal requirements of public folder replication, you might need a different apporach to add legacy public folder replicas.
Add replicas for SERVER01, SERVER02 to all sub folders of \COMMUNICATIONS\PR
.\Add-PFReplica.ps1 -ServersToAdd SERVER01,SERVER02 -PublicFolderServer SERVER01 -TopPublicFolder "\COMMUNICATIONS\PR"
The script is intended to work with legacy public folders on Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010.
Mailscape 365 - Hybrid Exchange & Office 365 Monitoring and Reporting
Many organizations are choosing to use a mix of on-premise Microsoft Exchange and hosted Office 365 to meet their staff needs. These deployments, however, are challenging to support, with several 'moving parts' that need to be monitored in order to ensure reliable messaging and calendaring services - Test Drive Mailscape for Exchange Online
Today I've passed the 70-414 exam and achieved my Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert - Server Infrastructure certification.
The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.
Get certified by visiting the Training and Certification Community at Born to Learn
Simplify your daily work as an IT Administrator by using the Azure based Group Policy Search website. This site helps you to find the GPO settings you are looking for.
The following screenshot shows an example when search for "Outlook PST"
Enjoy GPO Search.
Are you unsure, if you should migrate to Office 365? You want to know more about security of cloud applications and services? Your Exchange Server infrastructure requires an upgrade? Contact me via email: email@example.com
The community script Copy-ReceiveConnector has been updated. Receive Connectors that do exist on a specified target server can now be updated.
Besides the receive connector communication the assigned permissions of the source connector can be copied as well.
When you use Symantec NetBackup 7.x you might encounter Error 5, when you try to restore an Exchange Server 2013 DAG mailbox database backup to a Recovery database or to the original datrabase.
The error message in Backup, Archive, and Restore Tool looks similar to this
Enabling NetBackup debug logging by using the mklogdir.bat file located in C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\logs does not necessarily provide additional input. The restore job fails before entering the job section for local restore activities. So no TAR log is being created.
When following the NetBackup Admin Guide and several Symantec HowTo’s you have already configured the following two services to run using a dedicated Service Account
There are some circumstances (not clearly defined by Symantec) when an additional NetBackup Service performs Exchange PowerShell commands as part of a restore process. Therefore the following NetBackup service must be configured to run using the same Service Account as the other two NetBackup services.
In addition be aware that the Service Account required Debug permission on the Exchange Server. It might be helpful to propagate the permissions for the Service Account using a GPO.