Unveiling Microsoft Windows Server 2019 – Here’s Everything You Should Know About It
Posted by Karim Buzdar on April 26, 2018

We live in an age where our technology needs are ever evolving. Right now we may need things we didn’t even know existed until a few weeks back because every little feature or upgrade brings massive value into our everyday lives. The same is the case with the preview release of Microsoft  Windows Server 2019. Let’s take a closer peek at what features Microsoft has in store to serve our evolving needs with its new release.

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Crashed Microsoft Exchange 2013 Database? No sweat. Learn how to recover it with ease
Posted by Karim Buzdar on February 28, 2018

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Companies often store critical client mailbox data on an Exchange server database. The Exchange database is a warehouse of critical mailbox information such as contacts, notes, calendar items and emails of thousands of users. One of the most serious issues companies can face is the corruption of the Microsoft Exchange 2013 database file leading to unavailability of important data for the client. The Microsoft Exchange 2013 database can become vulnerable to crashes due to unavoidable hardware issues, software malfunctions, system freezes, server or boot failures, accidental shutdowns or any unforeseen circumstances. Since the last thing a company wants is to endanger business goals such as data availability during disasters, the first step is to make efforts to recover the damaged file.

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Managing User Mailboxes in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 with PowerShell
Posted by Karim Buzdar on November 22, 2017

Managing user mailboxes in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is a day-to-day task of system engineers. This article focuses on managing user mailboxes in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 including very common features like creating, removing and disabling the mailboxes with the help of PowerShell.

Importing an Exchange Management Shell

Your first step is to import an Exchange Management Shell before you can start executing Exchange Server’s related PowerShell commands.

create a user mailbox via PowerShell

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Installing Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 with GUI
Posted by Karim Buzdar on September 5, 2017

Probably most of the enterprise businesses have heard of Microsoft Exchange Server. It’s Microsoft platform delivering email, scheduling, and tools for custom collaboration and messaging service applications and is installed on Windows Server operating systems. Its main aim is not just to let workers inside an organization communicate but to collaborate. So, you can install Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 using two ways:

  • PowerShell
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI)

However, in this article, I’ll focus on installation with the help of GUI.

Windows PowerShell with administrative privileges and sconfig utility

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Intraforest Migration in Windows Server 2016 with Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) 3.2
Posted by Karim Buzdar on May 23, 2017

In this first blog post, I’ll walk you through to migrate Active Directory objects (users, groups, and workstations or member servers) between two domains in the same forest (Intraforest) using Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) 3.2.

ADMT allows you to migrate objects (including users, groups, computers, profiles, service and managed service accounts) with the help of ADMT console, command line, and VBScript. However, in this post, I’ll focus only on ADMT console and command line.

1 - Lab topology overview

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