Q: Customer wants to take an export/backup of the EOP policies and settings, so that they can revert back if required, is that possible?

A: Sort of – it is for migration from one tenant to another but has all the steps for what you are wanting, i.e. export and import. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/SecurityCompliance/eop/move-domains-and-settings-from-one-eop-organization-to-another-eop-organization You can also check out the script listed in the technet gallery for this: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Migrate-EOP-Settings-9d480325

Exchange needs Active Directory

I was recently called into help on a ‘Crit Sit’ (Critical Situation) that a customer had with their Exchange 2010 environment. During the previous night, a few of the Databases that have a total of 3 copies spread across a DAG flipped to different servers. This ultimately was caused by Exchange asking AD a question

PowerShell modules: loaded vs. available

The Get-Module cmdlet lists all modules that are available on the current computer to the current user. Whereas the Get-InstalledModule cmdlet lists all modules that were installed using Install-Module on a local computer. The difference in performance comes from the second command needing to inspect each available module to check whether it was installed or

EXO Manageability Survey

The Exchange online engineering team would like your feedback on the user interface within O365: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR49eFzv9DqVGqZMZy6mK_45UQVUzS1JGSU9YSU9OMTQxT1VNT0U2Wk5JSy4u

Can you skip CU’s?

The question isn’t can you but should you. What’s a CU? Starting with Exchange Server 2013, the Exchange Product Group (PG) went to a quarterly updating process titled Cumulative Updates. These CU’s literally uninstall and reinstall Exchange when they are applied to a server. This is one reason a CU install process can take several hours. You’ll want to

Is there a free way to setup a test Exchange Server?

Yes. You can leverage Azure for a test period. See this page on how to setup the environment, including a DC and a single Exchange Server. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt733070(v=exchg.160).aspx

Exchange Hybrid Duplicate Mailboxes

Some customers have seen where they can end up with a duplicate mailbox within their hybrid environment. This can cause problems when a user, either on premises or in the cloud, has two mailboxes, one on premises and another one in Exchange Online (EXO). The good news is, there is now a work around. A

Schema administrator has a mailbox

Q: Why does the Schema Admin have a mailbox? A: It’s by design! What? Yes, this is normal behavior for Exchange Server 2013 & 2016.  If the account you are using for the install does not have a mailbox, one will be created for that account. Typically, engineers will use an Active Directory (AD) account with a mailbox when

Can’t hold shift and type space with Fall 2018 Win10 update

Some people may have run into an annoyance when typing out shorthand pipes to Select-Object or Where-Object. With the Windows 10 Fall 2018 update, people have noticed an odd issue with PowerShell.  It doesn’t happen with the cmd.exe though, while holding down the left-shift key and typing out a command, spaces are not written. In

EXO is safe

With the recent security updates released for all versions of Exchange: Exchange Server 2019 Cumulative Update 1 (KB4471391), VLSC Download Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 12 (KB4471392), Download, UM Lang Packs Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 22 (KB4345836), Download, UM Lang Packs Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 26 (KB4487052), Download, also available on Microsoft Update The question comes