Error Code 0x8007232b when activating Windows Server 2012

When you try to activate Windows Server 2012, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

Activation Error: Code 0x8007232b

DNS Name does not exist

Windows Server 2012 is trying to activate via KMS and it needs to be changed to your MAK key.

Change to Multiple Activation Key by going to Command Prompt and type:

slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Where xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx is the placeholder for your MAK key

Exchange Admin Center redirects to OWA

When installing Exchange 2013 in an environment with Exchange 2010, there is no link or application for Exchange Admin Center. Open a browser and type https://<Servername>/ecp/?ExchClientVer=15, this will give you direct access to the Exchange 2013 server, not on the Exchange 2010 server where the mailbox may reside.

Hard Reset an Apple iPhone

WARNING: YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR PERSONAL SETTINGSTo perform a hard-reset on an Apple iPhone, switch the mute button on and off twice, then press the main button and the reset button simultaneously and hold them down for six seconds.

Exchange Admin Center redirects to OWA

When installing Exchange 2013 in an environment with Exchange 2010, there is no link or application for Exchange Admin Center. Open a browser and type https://<Servername>/ecp/?ExchClientVer=15, this will give you direct access to the Exchange 2013 server, not on the Exchange 2010 server where the mailbox may reside.

Give user mailbox rights on Exchange Hosted – BPOS

To give a user full mailbox rights, to be able to send meeting requests as another user do the following:

1. Open Migration Command Shell

2. Type: Add-MSOnlineMailPermission –Identity UserName1@DomainName -TrustedUser UserName2@DomainName -GrantFullAccess $True

Where username1 is the mailbox that you want to give Username2 permission to

3. Enter the proper admin credentials and make sure that the command shell replies with Successfully granted user account username1.domain.com full access permission to mailbox username2@domain.com

SBS 2011 won’t install because of replication issue

When installing SBS 2011 in migration mode it replicates Active Directory during the install. If it fails the SBS 2011 installation won’t complete. When looking at the File Replication Service in the Event Viewer, and you have NtFrs errors preventing replication, it won’t finish. Change the registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesNtFrsParametersBackup/RestoreProcess at StartupBurFlags to D4. Then go to command prompt and stop the ntfrs service “net stop ntfrs”, when it stops, restart it, “net start ntfrs”

Check the File Replication Service event logs and see if the NtFrs event logs are Information now instead of Error.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840674

If you want to replicate ntfrs to another server use “D4”, if you want to replicated from another server use “D2” in the registry.

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Look for the “pdc32.dll” and the “wps32.dll” within the WindowsSystem32 (and/or WindowsSysWoW64) directory and rename them to *.old. Then run the Nsetup again to correct this issue.

How to set up a forwarder – Microsoft Online Services

1. Download MOS Migration tool from below url :
Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (32 bit)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=9ed5f4c1-7f0b-4506-a214-32093af6147a&displaylang=en

Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (64 bit)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5547634c-5e49-4dbd-b6b0-457b38a75f33&displaylang=en

2. Log in to Administration Center for domain in BPOS-S and create a contact for the email address to whom you want to forward emails.

3. Launch the ‘Migration Command Shell’ from your programs folder.

4. Use the below cmdlet to set external forwarding.

Set-MSOnlineAlternateRecipient -Identity <email address of your hosted account> -AlternateRecipient <email address to forward to> -DeliverToBoth $true

Example: Set-MSOnlineAlternateRecipient -Identity name@kazmarek.com -AlternateRecipient name@gmail.com -DeliverToBoth $true

*Note: The ‘$true’ on the end means it will leave a copy and forward. Change to ‘$false’ and it will only forward and not fill up mailbox.

*Note: If you want to remove a forwarder:

Clear-MSOnlineAlternateRecipient -Identity <email of hosted account>

Example: Clear-MSOnlineAlternateRecipient -Identity name@kazmarek.com

Redirecting OWA URL’s in Exchange 2010

Great blog post on redirecting OWA URL’s for Exchange 2010 on WS08 R2, tested and it works.

http://briandesmond.com/blog/redirecting-owa-urls-in-exchange-2010/

Connecting a Mobile device to Microsoft Exchange Online

Had some trouble recently getting clients setup with Microsoft Exchange Online services on a mobile device. Here’s the settings that worked for me.

IPhone
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Email: user@domain.com
Server: red001.mail.microsoftonline.com (Do no included the HTTPS:\ portion of address)
Domain: Should be left blank
Username: user@domain.com
Password: ******** (The users BPOS/Exchange Online password)

Blackberry
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Email account: user@domain.com
Web Access URL: https://red001.mail.microsoftonline.com/owa (be sure to include the https:// and trailing /owa)
Username: user@domain.com
Password: ******** (The users BPOS/Exchange Online password)
Mailbox Name: user (just the prefix of their email address)