INCIDENT: #9017 – IS-GC DISABLE_INBOUND-REPL DISABLE_OUTBOUND_REPL

What originally started with Outlook throwing up certificate errors and not connecting to the Exchange Server turned out to be one hell of a day. Couldn’t connect to Outlook Exchange Server (2003 or 2010) on workstations. Exchange 2010 services wouldn’t...

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Installing Exchange 2010 – Completed

Posts in this seriesServer number 4 to join My family.Exchange 2003 / Outlook 2013Installing Exchange 2010 – CompletedExternal Exchange 2003 OWA IssueExternal Exchange 2010 OWA IssueINCIDENT: Internal 2010 OWA – ResolvedINCIDENT: Exchange 2010 & 2003 Routing Tests – ResolvedGhost Journal...

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Server and service Migrations to Server 2012 R2

Posts in this seriesServer and service Migrations to Server 2012 R2Virtual Legacy Servers to Server 2012 Migration PlanServer 2003 Legacy UpgradesINCIDENT: vmbus.sys missing or corrupt – Server 2003 to 2008 Upgrade. Today I have started to set out My strategy to...

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INCIDENT: DHCP Uncontactable.

Investigation Issue:  Workstations unable to login, those that can are unable to see network drives, printers or access the internet. Findings: Primary Domain Controller was powered up at 6am – unexpected restart. DHCP not contactable, workstations are issuing themselves generic IPs....

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Day of conversion – ESXi to Hyper-V

Today is the day I finally converted SERVERVS01 from ESXi (Axiom) to Hyper-V (Olympic). To simplify the shared folders, multiple drives will be replaced with one large one. Boot-C drive was converted early this morning in readiness. “Shares” content verified...

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ESXi to Hyper-V Migration

Posts in this seriesMigration to Hyper-VESXi to Hyper-V MigrationDay of conversion – ESXi to Hyper-VFor the last 2 years Axiom has been running ESXi with only 1 VM (SERVERVS01), earlier this year Sophos Email Appliance was added to it. My...

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INCIDENT: External Webmail / Authentication Services / Remote Devices not connecting.

After being off site for the majority of the day on training, I had the delights to find that My Authentication Server was not working. This caused webmail (external access), remote devices such as iPads and iPhone equivalents and web...

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