This week I had a session at a customer to customize the default RBAC roles, for instance removing the mobile device remote wipe feature from Recipient Management. Customizing RBAC roles is in most cases not something that is a frequent task, so it can take a while to familiarize and re-familiarize with the concept and … Continue reading "Tool Tip: RBAC Manager R2 for Exchange"
Category: Question of the day
Question of the day
No, Windows Phone ActiveSync is not on par with OWA for Devices
Recently I came across this Twitter exchange: @WayneHRiddle You don't need it for WP. Native app handles all of that functionality. — Ben Rudolph (@BenThePCGuy) January 17, 2015 I've heard this argument before, that the Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) implementation in Windows Phone doesn't require an OWA for Devices app (or MOWA as is the official acronym) … Continue reading "No, Windows Phone ActiveSync is not on par with OWA for Devices"
Do not update your Office Web Apps Server with automatic updates
Although it is not exactly required to deploy with Exchange Server 2013, Office Web Apps Server (OWAS or also referred to as WAC server) provides a more user friendly experience instead of the standard Web Preview. For Lync Server 2013 it's a requirement if you want to be able to present PowerPoint files in a … Continue reading "Do not update your Office Web Apps Server with automatic updates"
Managing Mailbox quota’s: databases with different settings?
So, a while back I discussed an on-premises Exchange design for a customer. When discussing database distribution in an Exchange 2013 Database Availability Group (DAG), the topic of mailbox quota’s came along. They insisted on having different Database (DB) level quota’s and move mailboxes to other databases when the user requires more storage space. It’s … Continue reading "Managing Mailbox quota’s: databases with different settings?"
Disable Offline OWA in Exchange 2013
Although the Offline OWA functionality in Exchange 2013 is a great addition for those that cannot use Outlook (Anywhere with Cached Mode), but are frequently without internet. However, as the browser database in which Exchange OWA stores it’s information isn’t encrypted, it can be a security issue. It can be turned of via the Exchange … Continue reading "Disable Offline OWA in Exchange 2013"
Windows 8.1 Enterprise upgrade: You can’t keep apps?
I was postponing my work laptop Windows 8 Enterprise upgrade to 8.1, because I assumed I would have to install every app over again. My Windows 8 Pro upgrade to 8.1 on my personal desktop didn’t go as smooth as I had hoped. I had to install every (desktop) application again, as I did not … Continue reading "Windows 8.1 Enterprise upgrade: You can’t keep apps?"
Exchange RBAC might be more granular than you think
Most Exchange admins probably know (or should know ) the permission model since Exchange 2010 is Role Based Access Control, RBAC for short. With it, you can regulate quite granularly what admins and end-user are able to do, without the hassles of Access Control Lists (ACLs). However, it recently became clear that it might be … Continue reading "Exchange RBAC might be more granular than you think"
Failed Exchange Server 2013 CU2 & CU3 install due to security update 2874216 (updated again)
Today a customer asked for my help because an installation of Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 2 (v2) had failed; Their Exchange environment didn’t work anymore and they were stuck. During the installation from Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) to Cumulative Update 2 (CU2), they encountered the following error: Error: Unable to remove product with code … Continue reading "Failed Exchange Server 2013 CU2 & CU3 install due to security update 2874216 (updated again)"
Apple iPhone 5s TouchID and Exchange ActiveSync (updated)
2013/10/17: Added support statement by Microsoft below Just today I was curious how the Apple biometric convenience solution TouchID on the iPhone 5s would impact password policies enforced by Exchange ActiveSync(EAS). I frequently run into complaints from Android users who previously used a Pattern Lock instead of a PIN to unlock their phones. When my … Continue reading "Apple iPhone 5s TouchID and Exchange ActiveSync (updated)"
My portable lab hardware
Recently somebody asked via Twitter my what the make and model is of my laptop, used for Exchange testing environments. Well, 140 characters is not a lot of space so I decided to blog about it. Our company uses Dell laptops as a laptop standard, but other vendors might have comparable configurations. The main model … Continue reading "My portable lab hardware"