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Thomas Stensitzki
Thomas Stensitzki

Thomas Stensitzki is a principal technology consultant focusing on Microsoft messaging and cloud technologies and the owner of Granikos GmbH & Co. KG.

He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master Messaging and a Microsoft Certified Master for Exchange Server 2010. This makes him a subject matter expert for any messaging topic related to Microsoft Exchange, Exchange Online, Office 365 and hybrid configurations. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer he provides and develops technical trainings.

As a cloud security expert Thomas can support your IT staff to identify the Shadow IT deployed by employees without being sanctioned by the IT department.

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Contact Thomas at thomas@mcsmemail.de

On November 29, 2017
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An update to the PowerShell script (Set-ReceiveConnectorIpAddress) to add or remove remote IP address ranges to/from Exchange Server receive connectors is available.

A new parameter to provide a comment on why an IP address is added or removed has been added to the script.

# EXAMPLE 
.\Set-ReceiveConnectorIpAddress.ps1 -ConnectorName MyConnector -IpAddress 10.10.10.1 -Action Remove -ViewEntireForest $true -Comment 'Personal request of upper management'

Get the most recent version at Github

 

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On November 17, 2017
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Last updated: 2017-11-28

Exchange Server 2013Exchange Server 2016Description

This script adds or removes IP addresses or IP address ranges to/from existing Receive Connectors.

The input file can contain more than one IP address (range), one entry per line. The IP address parameter can be used to add a single IP address.

The script creates a new sub directory beneath the current location of the script. The script utilizes the directory as a log directory to store the current remote IP address ranges prior modification.

A log is written to the \log subfolder utilitzing the GlobalFunctions Logger object.

Requirements

  • Registered GlobalModules PowerShell module, http://scripts.granikos.eu
  • Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Exchange ManagementShell 2013+
  • Optionally, a txt file containing new remote IP address ranges, one per line
    Example:
    192.168.1.1
    192.168.2.10-192.168.2.20
    192.168.3.0/24

 

Examples

# Example 1
# Add all IP addresses stored in D:\Scripts\ip.txt to a receive connector named RelayConnector

.\Set-ReceiveConnectorIpAddress.ps1 -ConnectorName RelayConnector -FileName D:\Scripts\ip.txt -Action Add
# Example 2
# Remove IP address 10.10.10.1 from a receive connector nameds MyConnector from all Exchange Servers in the forest

.\Set-ReceiveConnectorIpAddress.ps1 -ConnectorName MyConnector -IpAddress 10.10.10.1 -Action Remove -ViewEntireForest $true

Version History

  • 1.0, Initial community release
  • 1.1, Comment parameter added

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On November 2, 2017
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You want to know about the right on-premises Exchange Server architecture? A blog post about this topic has been published on the ESE blog yesterday.

The right Exchange Architecture

Read the full blog post at ENow's ESE blog.

Enjoy reading.

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On September 29, 2017
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This is a map of the current datacenter footprint of Exchange Online, as presented during Microsoft Igite 2017 in Orlando.

Exchange Online Footprint

There is a difference between Exchange Online datacenters hosting mailboxes and front door endpoint datacenters. Front door endpoints are public peering locations providing client connections with higher reliability and lower latency.

 

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OneDrive for BusinessYou are interested in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business?
You want to know how you can integrate the OneDrive technology into your IT infrastructure securely? 

Here is the list of OneDrive related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

See you at Microsoft Ignite!

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