The Microsoft Exchange Replication service does not appear to be running on Exchange Server

When trying to move a mailbox database from one Exchange 2010 DAG server to another there’s an error displayed:

The Microsoft Exchange Replication service does not appear to be running on “PassiveMailboxServer”. Make sure that the server is operating, and that the services can be queried remotely.

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Exchange 2013 powershell errors out, and Exchange 2013 ECP doesn’t work correctly

Exchange 2013 powershell errors out, and Exchange 2013 ECP  doesn’t work correctly (users get a login screen then a blank page). Moreover there is an EVENT being logged in Administrative Events (Event ID 15021, Source HttpEvent):

An error occurred while using SSL configuration for endpoint 0.0.0.0:444.  The error status code is contained within the returned data.

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Exchange 2013 SP1 – The fully qualified domain name for node ‘DAG-EX2013′ could not be found.

The fully qualified domain name for node ‘DAG-EX2013′ could not be found.

An Active Manager operation failed with a transient error. Please retry the operation. Error: The fully qualified domain name for node ‘<Your DAG Name>’ could not be found.

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Recovering a file from linux partition stored on VHDX on Windows 8

We do backups! That’s our motto from the beginning till the end. If you’re our Client and we take over your IT business we make sure we cover our disaster recovery scenarios. Recently one of our US based clients asked as to recover a file that was just deleted from one of the virtual machines stored on Microsoft Hyper-V 2012.

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Restoring backup of Linux machine stored on Hyper-V 2012 with Altaro Hyper-V Backup

Backups are an essential part of administrative works. If you haven’t done them yet, you should! Most of our clients for their servers setup use Microsoft Hyper-V and our advice for backup of those servers was Altaro Hyper-V Backup.

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Meeting requests keeps updating not invited person

One of our clients received an recurring meeting request in Outlook 2010 via Microsoft Exchange 2007, which he then auto forwarded thru a global rule to his private email and accepted it on private account. Now the user claims he keeps on getting updates to his private account even though he has already disabled the global rule of auto forwarding everything to his private account.

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Killing remotely hanging RDP session

You can’t log in to RDP session on Windows 2003/Windows 2003 R2 server because you get a message that all sessions are taken, or you simply want to cleanup your RDP sessions from Windows 2008-2012R2 servers.

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