Articles by 'Ed Bratter'

Blog Author - Ed Bratter

Ed has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry as a Systems Consultant, Systems Engineer, and Technology Specialist. He architects, designs, and manages Active Directory, Exchange, Citrix, VMware, and RSA SecurID solutions for Gotham’s clients, and provides technical expertise for Active Directory, Exchange, and Citrix.

By Ed Bratter, Posted in Uncategorized

Being an Exchange guy, I thought it was time to download the beta release of Exchange 2013 to take a look under the covers. I spun up a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine. (What? Did you think I would take the easy way out and install it on Windows 2008?) I fired off the installation program, selected both roles (Mailbox and Client Access), and, like Exchange 2010, made sure the checkbox to install all the required components was selected. The installation program finished and I was on my way. I logged... read more.

  • October 02, 2012

By Ed Bratter, Posted in Infrastructure

Many Exchange 2010 administrators are familiar with working with database availability groups (DAG) and the multiple copies of mailbox stores they provide. One area of confusion around DAGs, however, is properly configuring DAG networks. This article reviews how to configure a multi-site DAG that consists of multiple networks. The example I will be using consists of Exchange Servers hosted in two physical locations. Each server has three network cards and resides on three different VLANs. For simplicity,... read more.

  • September 26, 2012

By Ed Bratter, Posted in Infrastructure

If you are using the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) to migrate the SID History of objects between forests, you may receive the following error if you have not configured everything according to the ADMT documentation: Could not verify auditing and TcpipClientSupport on Domains. Will not be able to migrate the SIDs. Access is denied. Microsoft has published a KB article to remedy the issue: ADMT: "Could Not Verify Auditing and TcpipClientSupport on Domains" Error Message When You Try to Migrate... read more.

  • June 05, 2012

By Ed Bratter, Posted in Infrastructure

For those of you preparing to do an inter-org Exchange migration between Exchange 2010 organizations, the MRSProxy service is a required component that facilitates cross-forest mailbox moves. (Note this process is only relevant when one forest is running Exchange 2010 and the other forest has at least a single Exchange 2010 CAS Server). This service is installed by default, but is disabled. As such, it must be enabled when doing this type of migration. Microsoft published a definitive KB article on how t... read more.

  • June 04, 2012