Tips for designing a coexistence scenario between Exchange Server and G Suite

I’ll try in this article to list and briefly explain what need to be considered and checked while designing the coexistence scenario between the Exchange server and G Suite.

It is worth to mention that basically 90% of the work is not going to change for most of projects, so this can serve as a reference and a plan to apply for most of the projects to come.

Through out the work and experience I have got, I believe the below points are the most common settings and configuration that need to be checked and changed. I’ll also keep the list updated with anything I encounter that is not on it later on…

Put all contact objects used for forwarding in a separate special OU

You will face the need to create mail contacts on the Exchange server to forward mail to them. Depending on the size if the project, … Read the rest “Tips for designing a coexistence scenario between Exchange Server and G Suite”

Guide to decommissioning old Exchange 2007 server

This is just a quick guide to decommission an old Exchange server 2007, since now 2010 and 2013 and even Office365 are everywhere, 2007 is considered obsolete same as 2003 during the days of 2010…

I am not going to get in details about this, just I will summarize the guide by putting the steps and the link to information/how to do it… the whole process consists of the following steps:

Step 1: Remove old OAB: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f26f4d92-4792-4d28-9617-ff9095d94596/exchange-server-2007-error?forum=exchangesvrsecuremessaginglegacy (follow the first part steps 1, 2, 3, 4 from the answer).

Step 2: Remove the folders replicas from the public folders database if it exists: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb201664%28v=exchg.80%29.aspx (follow the section “To delete user and system public folders)

Possible (almost sure) errors: Object is read only because it was created by a future version of Exchange: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f26f4d92-4792-4d28-9617-ff9095d94596/exchange-server-2007-error?forum=exchangesvrsecuremessaginglegacy (follow the last part steps 1, 2, 3 from the Read the rest “Guide to decommissioning old Exchange 2007 server”

Outlook Continuously Asks for User Name and Password in Exchange Environment

Hello Everybody,

I have got through a problem where MS Outlook continuously asks for user name and password to authenticate the user for exchange…

This could be annoying for users and frustrating for the guys who are troubleshooting that, today I made some researches about problem and I got some solutions for it, but all are on the client side, so imagine if you have about 100 clients, you need to go to all of them and apply the fix (if it was the right solution), of course this is not acceptable at all, so I made some more searches about it into the server and I got to the bottom of it…

Before I put my solution, I would like to clear something, which is this solution has came from experiencing the problem with my configuration, so most likely your configuration will be different from mine (maybe you will … Read the rest “Outlook Continuously Asks for User Name and Password in Exchange Environment”

Fixing the problem when users cannot connect to exchange server using ActiveSync to sync their data

I don’t know if you got into this problem or not yet, but YOU WILL! :-D. I had this problem one day and I was unable to setup any mobile device to connect to my Exchange Server ActiveSync setup…

I got this problem and it took me one day to find out what is going on…

The problem is you configure ActiveSync on the Exchange server and you put the certificate on the server and on the firewall (TMG or ISA) then when somebody with a mobile device tries to connect using ActiveSync, he fails, and cannot get to the server, even if you check about the problem you will find everything on Exchange and ISA or TMG is clear and no dust on it!

Well, the problem maybe not in the Exchange or the firewall, there is a big chance that you can solve it from the Active Directory!… Read the rest “Fixing the problem when users cannot connect to exchange server using ActiveSync to sync their data”