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Lync 2013 Client Autodiscover Cache

Lync 2013 brings a clean fresh look to the non metro version of the client. The Metro verison is geared more towards tablets with touch interface. I was troubleshooting Lync autodiscovery issues for a client and went to verify the registry to see if Lync was able to get autodiscover information in the first place.(…)

Exchange Management Console Login WinRM Error

  Recently during one of my Exchange deployments, I came across an error: The attempt to connect to using “Kerberos” authentication failed: Connecting to remote server failed with the following message : The client cannot connect to destination specified in the request. Verify that service… The issue lied with the server not being able(…)

Corrupted Mailbox in exchange 2010

Hello all, It has been a really long time since I’ve posted a blog, but I’m going to work on it. As I was working in an exchange environment, I was asked, how can I fix a corrupted mailbox? The error they got was: WARNING: The object domain.local/_Domain/Users/Administrator has been corrupted, and it’s in an(…)

How to decommission An Exchange 2010 Server

This blog is about decommissioning one of few Exchange 2010 servers in an exchange organization. The exchange server we are trying to decommission is a typical CAS/HUB/MBX role server with a public folder and mailbox database each.  Assumption is that all mailboxes and public folders have been moved to another server.  Deleting Mailbox database If(…)

System center operations manager 2012 rc1 Released

As Microsoft prepares to release the new 2012 flavor of its System Center family soon, today there was another product that hit the Release Candidate.  David Mills from Microsoft announced System Center Operations Manager 2012 R1 today morning.  The blog can be found here. Cloud computing although not the only new feature in the new(…)

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 RC1 Install Walkthrough

  Before You run setup I’ll not go through the DC install, or the SQL server 2008 install, but quickly lets talk about the pre requisites required to install SCCM 2012 RC1. Active Directory Domain Services (You need a Domain Controller) Schema Extensions for SCCM 2012 must be run before the setup.  The application to(…)

System Center 2012 RC1 Released

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 RC is available for download today.  System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 RC1 is also announced and available for download either individually, or all System Center Beta & RC products here. A blog by Adwait Joshi announced the RC, which also lists the new features available in SCCM 2012 RC1 here.(…)

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