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Cross Site DAG Issue When Using A Load Balancer

Just deployed a new Kemp Load Balancer with a client which promptly broke their cross site DAG. Usual horrible error: [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup -Status WARNING: Unable to get Primary Active Manager information due to an Active Manager call failure. Error: An Active Manager operation failed. Error The Microsoft Exchange Replication service may not be running on s... [More]

A New Take on the Exchange Management Shell Startup - Keberos Error

I was recently asked to look at an Exchange server giving the common PowerShell connection failure due to Kerberos authentication.  The following error occurred while attempting to connect to the specified Exchange server 'rpi-exchange.rp.local': "The attempt to connect to http://rpi-exchange.rp.local/PowerShell using "Kerberos" authentication failed: Connecting to the remote server faile... [More]

Exchange 2010 Service Pack Support Dates

From conversations with clients, it would appear that a lot of people are unaware that Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 is no longer supported. I am still seeing clients who haven't upgraded. These range from SBS users right up to multi site Enterprise clients.  The Microsoft support policy on service packs is that when a new service pack is released, the previous service pack only is supported... [More]

Where to get free support for Microsoft Exchange Server

If you are having problems with your Exchange server, you have a number of sources for assistance.  You can Google for the problem, and in many cases this will bring up something that can assist you. If you have a fairly specific problem though, you might need to actually explain it to someone to get assistance. For that you have two main sources.  1. Microsoft Support - this is of co... [More]

DMARC

You may have heard of an email initiative called DMARC, which is supported by many of the major email providers. What is DMARC and how does it benefit Exchange server administrators.? What is DMARC? DMARC - Domain-based Message, Authentication, Reporting and Conformance is basically a standardisation of how is email is handled by a number of email authentication mechanisms such as SPF.  As... [More]