Exchange – PowerShell scripts to install and configure Windows Server for Exchange 2013

In order to simplify Exchange 2013 deployment, I created PowerShell scripts to automatically download and install software prerequisites as well as activate Windows role and features. One script has been created for Windows Server 2008 R2, another one for Windows Server 2012. For each script: Specific for Windows Server 2008 R2, a ZIP file containing Windows Update files is provided; you have to extract them before executing the script –…

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Exchange – CHM files and UM files

In order to help/assist administrators, Microsoft has published CHM file (complied help file) for Exchange 2013 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35395 2 files are available: one for hybrid deployment (don’t forget you need an Office 365 “2013 version” tenant for hybrid deployment) and one for On Premise deployment (don’t forget, if you have Exchange already deployed you need Exchange 2010 SP3 [planned] and Exchange 2007 SP4 [also planned])   In the same time, you can…

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Exchange – Configure Exchange 2013 to use Office Web Apps

With the coming version of Office server products, Microsoft has split Office Web Application, used to render Office document in a web browser, from SharePoint. This means Office Web Apps can now be used by other server products, such as Lync 2013 or Exchange 2013. in this post, we will see how to configure Exchange 203 to use Office Web Apps to render attachment (apply only to Office document; PDF…

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Windows – Quick access to Start menu, charm bar, snap and others when connected with remote desktop

With Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012, Microsoft has introduced a new user interface. When connected remotely using remote desktop, this new UI can be difficult to use (especially to display the charm bar has this may interfere with your local Windows 8 client). So, to help user, access to the new UI has been improved with the latest remote desktop client: just on the left of the pin icon,…

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