PST Capture 2.0 KB2815301

On 04/29/2013 Microsoft released new version of PST Capture.

New version  PST Capture 2.0 has following improvements:

  • Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is added.
  • Fix profile generation code to use “RPC over HTTP”.
  • The UI is no longer limited to 1000 users when performing an online import.
  • Fix issue in which online import fails when PST Capture is not installed on Exchange server.




To download the PST Capture 2.0, please go to the following Microsoft website:

PST Capture 2.0


Lync 2013 TechNet Webcast available online

On TechNet websites, you can find two webcasts about Microsoft Lync 2013.

You can find there:

  • What’s new for Lync 2013 Clients & Devices
  • What’s new in Lync Server 2013: Persistent Chat

Each webcast takes about 1h.


What’s new for Lync 2013 Clients & Devices 

Microsoft Lync 2013 is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Lync connects hundreds of millions of people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Microsoft Lync 2013 has a redesigned user interface and important new features, Microsoft Lync 2013 delivers a familiar and engaging communications experience accessible across a variety of devices and platforms. In this session we will focus primarily on the new client features.

To download slides use below:
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Webcast is available below and also you can use this link:

What’s new for Lync 2013 Clients & Devices
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Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant Updated

Exchange Team Blog anounced new update for Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant

The following new scenarios were added to Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant

  • Upgrading from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013
  • Upgrading from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013
  • Configuring an Exchange 2013-based hybrid deployment for Exchange 2007 organizations





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Exchange 2010 get list of mailboxes with logon time information

Below you can find script which will return all mailboxes where LastLogonTime is older than 90 days ago.

You can easly set this date in variable $days.


Function New-Array {,$args}
$Report = New-Array

$days = "90"

$date_last = (Get-Date).AddDays(-$days) 
$mailboxes = Get-Mailbox -server mxmbx01 -ResultSize unlimited

foreach($mailbox in $mailboxes) 
  $mbx_DN = $mailbox.DistinguishedName 
  $email = $mailbox.PrimarySmtpAddress.toString()
  $Stat = Get-MailboxStatistics -Identity $mbx_DN | Where-Object {$_.lastLogonTime -lt $date_last} | Select-Object DisplayName, totalitemsize,LastLogonTime

 if ($Stat){
  $tmp = New-Object System.Object
  $tmp | Add-Member -type NoteProperty -name DisplayName -value $($stat.DisplayName)
  $tmp | Add-Member -type NoteProperty -name Email -value $email
  $tmp | Add-Member -type NoteProperty -name TotalSize_MB -value $($stat.TotalitemSize.value.ToMB())
  $tmp | Add-Member -type NoteProperty -name LastLogon -value $($stat.LastLogonTime)
  $Report += $tmp
$Report | Export-Csv D:\Scripts\lastlogon_report.csv


As a result of this script, you will get .csv file, with informations DisplayName, email address, size of mailbox in MB, and last logon time.



Exchange 2010 SP3 Database copy status goes to failed after database move

If you have installed SP3 for Microsoft Exchange 2010 you can experience an issue with database copy status.

When activating a passive copy of an Exchange 2010 SP3 database via PowerShell or the Exchange Management Console, the mounted database will dismount without issue and the passive copy will mount. While at the initializing stage on the now passive copy, the database copy status  will change to a failed state.

The status message for the database copy shows failed, and the log indicates:

“The Microsoft Exchange Replication service encountered an error while inspecting the logs and database for DB\Server on startup. Error: File check failed : Logfile ‘f:\logs\DB\Enn.log’ is generation 2024; however the expected generation is 2004.”

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Exchange Support – only one year left

Those of you, who still use belows following system, should know that all of those products reach end of their  extended support window next year at April 8th 2014

Also Windows Server 2003 will reach end of support at April 14th 2015.

Make sure that you are able to migrate to a supported product prior to the support expiration date.  Security updates willnot be provided for products that are not supported.



Microsoft Exchange 2013 CU1 offline help files

With CU1 for Microsoft Exchange 2013,  Microsoft released offline help files for Exchange 2013 CU1.

Files are available as offline, so you can view them without any problems, without access to the Internet.
You can download the files from the website:

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Help





Files are divided into two distributions of Microsoft Exchange 2013:



Distribution Groups nested – get list only groups

Recently, we described how to obtain a list of all mailboxes in the group that has nested distribution groups.

Unfortunately, using this method, you can not get a list of groups in a distribution group, only users (mailboxes).

To obtain this list, you need to write more or less complicated powershell script or use the additive Quest Powershell Module for Active Directory.


After installation of Quest Module, run powershell console and run:

add-PSSnapin quest.activeroles.admanagement

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