YouTube Videos Posted

My co-author Dave Stork and I are working to populate our YouTube channel with useful content. At this point we have these three videos posted to our channel:

We have one more video that is in final editing stages, to be posted this week. Dave is working on an Exchange calculator video and I am working on some other PowerShell videos – Exchange 2019, general PowerShell and Security and Compliance Center related videos. These will be longer (over 10 min) and in-depth videos to help you in your Exchange and PowerShell endeavors. If you have any suggestions or have a topic you would like to see us cover, please send an email to FEEDBACK.

For those subscribing, thanks for doing so as this is our first venture into this space.

Pagefile, Exchange 2019 and the End of +10MB

Exchange 2019 expands the limit of what is allowable for an Exchange Server in terms of physical hardware/virtual machine requirements. This change applied particularly to memory. Microsoft currently recommends 128GB (Mailbox Role) and 64 GB (Edge Transport) RAM sizes. Maximum memory is capped at 256GB supported as well. Both of these are a significant change from Exchange 2016. The new minimum are probably quite shocking to some Exchange Admins/organizations that are looking to deploy or upgrade to Exchange 2019. Another change was made as well, no longer is there a cap at 32GB, not is there any + 10 MB requirements any more either. For an experience Exchange Consultant, this change is only significant in the fact that it was ingrained that we must always add 10MB to the server’s RAM (in MB) to get the Pagefile size.
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Modern Public Folder Hierarchy and Recoverability

Recently I had a recovery scenario with a client that did not go as well as planned. The client had a single Exchange 2013 server, with a single mailbox database all installed and operating on a Physical server. They had an issue with the server, which required a complete rebuild of the OS and recovery of the Exchange Server installation.
We were able to recover the mailboxes for the end users… However, when an attempt was made to recover the Public Folders, we had significate issues. First, let’s review what we know about Modern Public Folders.
A Little background
When Microsoft created Modern Public Folders in Exchange Server 2013, the Exchange world thought that the new iteration of Public Folders would be worlds better. In some ways it was. No longer were we restricted to SMTP for replication. Or odd behavior with access. In terms of the client access and end user experience, not much changed…..
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