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Copy Active Directory Group Members Script

Copy Active Directory Group Membership Script The following Script Copies members from one Active Directory Group to another Active Directory Group. To start the Script run: .\CopyGroupMembership.ps1 You will be prompted to enter the Group whose membership you need to copy. The you will be prompted to add the group name where you want to…

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Exchange 2016 Installation Fails on Windows Server 2016

SetupExchange 2016 Installation Fails on Windows Server 2016 When you try to Install Exchange 2016 on Windows Server 2016 you receive the following Error Message. This computer requires the update described in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article KB3206632. Resolution: We need to install the following update which can be downloaded from here: Or visit the…

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How to find FSMO Roles Holder Active Directory

How to find FSMO Roles Holder Active Directory In this post, I will look at two ways you can find out which Domain Controller holds the FSMO Roles. The first option is to use CMD and run it as Administrator, then run the following cmdlet.

Now let’s go ahead and get the same information…

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Exchange 2016 – Fail to Send Email to newly created MailContact

“Fail” LED=550 5.7.136 RESOLVER.RST.SenderNotAuthenticatedForRecipient; authentication required; Delivery restriction check failed because the sender was not authenticated when sending to this recipient. In this post i will go over the option of removing the setting “Require that all senders are authenticated“. In Exchange 2013 this can be removed by logging into the Admin Console > Recipients…

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Assign Office 365 Licenses using Active Directory Groups

Assign Office 365 Licenses with Active Directory Groups In this post I will walk through the options of  assigning Office 365 Licenses based on Active Directory Group membership. Microsoft has recently released the new feature in Azure Active Directory which allows you to apply Azure licenses as well as Office 365 licenses based on group…

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Create New Exchange 2016 Mailbox Database using PowerShell

New Mailbox Database using PowerShell In this post I will create a new Mailbox Database for Exchange 2016 using PowerShell. Available Syntax for the cmdlet “New-MailboxDatabase”

To get started we need to launch the Exchange PowerShell console and the run the following cmdlet.

Next is to mount the newly created DB.


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Error Removing Mailbox Database

Error Removing Mailbox Database: This Mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes. When you try and remove an “Exchange Mailbox Database” you received the following error: “This mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes, mailbox plans, archive mailboxes, public folder mailboxes or arbitration mailboxes. To get a list of all mailboxes in this database, run…

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