Author Archives: Sergio Kappel

Exchange 2013 CU4 (SP1) and Outlook for Mac 2011 Error 19721

Recently I upgraded our hosted exchange 2013 CU1 servers to CU4 (aka SP1). I didn’t do an in-place upgrade but I chose rather to build an Exchange 2013 CU4 environment and then migrate all mailboxes. The migration process went relative well, except for one peculiar problem: Mac users with Outlook for Mac:2011 couldn’t send e-mails […]

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KEMP LoadMaster vs IIS 8.0 ARR: a note on security

Introduction In my spare time I like to test software/appliances that I work with, for security flaws. Since the heartbleed bug has made news headlines around the world, I take extra measures to secure everything that needs SSL to work. NOTE: Kemp has released a firmware that patches the Hearbleed vulnerability. Please download it and […]

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One for the books

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down for the 70-337 (Enterprise Voice & Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013) exam. Passing this exam will reward you with the MCSE: Communication title. Little is known on how to study for this exam. In this blog post I want to share my experience on […]

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Bad request (HTTP 400 error) in Exchange 2013 OWA/ECP

Introduction I have managed our Exchange 2013 environment for 6 months in 2013. This Highly Available (HA) Microsoft Exchange 2013 setup was designed and installed by Dave Stork. I have installed various cumulative updates on this setup and almost everything went without a hitch. Since then, I moved on.   The issue Last week our IT […]

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Installing a Sharepoint 2013 HA environment from scratch…Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Installing a Sharepoint 2013 HA environment from scratch

Introduction This is the last part of the series. I will be showing you how to setup Sharepoint 2013 Enterprise. The only difference is that your databases (configuration, content, user profiles, etc) will be residing in a highly available SQL 2012 Enterprise AlwaysOn group.   Part one – Installing Sharepoint 2013 Enterprise Installing Sharepoint 2013 […]

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Installing a Sharepoint 2013 HA environment from scratch…Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Installing a Sharepoint 2013 HA environment from scratch

Introduction In my previous blogpost I had the opportunity to share my thoughts about setting up a Microsoft SQL 2012 Server AlwaysOn Availability group. I will continue with explaining the steps that you need to perform in order to have your first AlwaysOn Availability group up and running in a matter of 45 minutes. It […]

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Installing a Sharepoint 2013 HA environment from scratch…Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Installing a Sharepoint 2013 HA environment from scratch

Introduction The company I work for has implemented Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Microsoft Lync Server 2013. To complete the Unified Communication Collaboration enviroment, I was asked to setup a Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2013 environment. To quote Jeremy Clarkson from TopGear: How hard can it be? It’s not that hard to setup, but you have […]

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About me

I’m Sergio, born and raised on the beatiful Island of Curacao (formally the Netherlands Antilles). At the age of 8 I had my first experience with computers. My father sent me to a computer course. My first experience was with Windows 3.11 and with Windows 95. I was hooked to the game “SkiFree”. You remember […]

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