Category: Exchange Tips

Adding IP to multiple relay connectors

Adding IP to multiple relay connectors:

A customer has 5 Exchange 2013 servers. Each have an interal relay connector and an external relay connector.

Everytime e.g. a new scanner or a server needs to relay email, the IP has to be added to eigther the internal og external relay connectors.

Instead of adding the IP to five connectors each time, this script will do it for you.

It is very simple to expand this script with more choises and connectors.

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Hybrid Configuration Wizard mailflow problem

Recently the Exchange hybrid team released the new “stand alone” hybrid wizard called “Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard” or HCW.

Read the post on the Exchange Team Blog about the new Hybrid Configuration Wizard hereĀ

Today I decided to try it out in my lab to prepare myself for a migration.

I was amazed how easy it went. It was almost “next, next, finish”.
Only one thing didn’t work for me – the mailflow from on-premise to Office 365.

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How to phase out Exchange archive mailboxes

A customer wants to phase out their Exchange archive mailboxes. There are no reason for them to keep them. Back then they were told about cheap storage and large ost files, but all their data is placed on the same SAN and they are soon using Outlook 2013. They have about 10.000 mailboxes and they are about to migrate from Exchange 2010 to 2013. My recommendation is to do this before the migration to prevent a lot of whitespace in the databases if they do it afterwards.

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