Certain pages or windows don’t appear in Outlook Web App or in the Exchange admin center when using Google Chrome

When you use Google Chrome to access Outlook Web App or the Exchange admin center, you’re unable to perform certain actions because certain pages or windows don’t appear expected.
For example, you’re an admin and you want to change a custom attribute for a mailbox. You open the properties of the user, and then under Custom attributes, you click Edit.
However, the page that lists custom attributes doesn’t appear.

Update the policy settings for the browser. To do this, follow these steps.

  1. Click Start, type regedit in the search box, and then click regedit.exe.
  2. Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome\EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures

    Note If the Google subkey is not present, create it manually. For steps on how to do this, see the More Information section of this article.

  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click String Value.
  4. Type 1, and then press Enter.
  5. Right-click the 1 string value that you created, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type ShowModalDialog_EffectiveUntil20150430, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3001145/en-us?sd=rss&spid=16662

Microsoft Exchange 2013 Public Folder Directory Sync Support Scripts

Microsoft has recently updated the Microsoft Exchange 2013 Public Folders Directory Sync Support Scripts to version 15.00.1017.003.

Brief Description
Scripts to enable creation of public folder related objects in the O365 Active Directory and synchronization of public folder related Active Directory objects between on-premise and O365 directories.

Overview
Use this scripts if you need to do one of the following – – Initial creation of mail enabled public folder objects in the destination Active Directory for public folder migration from Exchange 2007 or 2010 to Exchange 2013 – Synchronization of mail enabled public folder objects from cloud to on-premise Active Directory – Synchronization of mail enabled public folder objects from on-premise to cloud Active Directory – Synchronization of public folder mailbox objects from cloud to on-premise Active Directory

Posterpedia is now a Universal App!

PosterPedia is a very handy application that allows you to access electronic versions of our detailed Windows Server Architectural posters.  Well, the authors have released an updated version of it which is a Universal App.  This means you can have it on your phone and your desktop!

Other updates include:

  • Featured posters  Find out the latest posters that are available in Posterpedia.
  • Recently viewed  Quickly jump to the last poster you looked at from the hub screen.
  • Download  Download a PDF version of the poster straight to your device.
  • New appbar buttons Quickly go back to the Posterpedia hub page with the home button or get help by using the help button.

You can download the app from the Windows Store, or go directly here:  http://aka.ms/sposterpedia

You can download the app for Windows Phone, or go directly here:  http://aka.ms/Audwjw

You can also view a video of the new features in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYWSBSzfzZI

Hyper-V Configuration Toolkit

Mark Scholman has been working on a new script project to configure Hyper-V hosts.

This tool allows you to configure hyper-v hosts. It is using the converged network setup as described in this blog post. What it does is the following:

  • Rename Adapters
  • Create Teams
  • Create Tnics
  • Set Network Config (MGT,LM,CSV)
  • Join Server to the Domain
  • Create a server-local administrators group in the domain
  • Allows you to create a new or join an existing cluster
  • Configure Cluster network names
  • Configure Cluster Live migration subnet

On the to-do list is the following and will be added with upcoming releases:

  • Configure Storage network (iSCSI & SMB3)
  • Use of different topologies for converged networking as described here
  • Using Jea or PSCustomSessionConfiguration for deployment of Hyper-V hosts

How to use the tool:

On the newly provisioned Hyper-V Server start the Deploy-HyperVHost.ps1. On the Configure Nic’s tab select the adapters you want to use for Management (MGT / LM / CSV) and click “Set Management Adapters”:

Notice the list box will refresh with the new names for the adapters. Next select the adapters you want to use for VM Network and click “Set VMNet Adapters”

Finally configure Storage adapters:

Result is that we have configured all adapters now with a logical name we can use in the rest of the deployment:

Side note: I used 2 adapters for each team configuration, but you can use for example 3 adapters or 4 adapters for Management and 2 or 3 for the VMNet. The script is intelligent on using the logical names and reusing them in the Team setup.

Next part is to setup the host parameters and start the deployment of the host. Go to the tab “Configure host”

We need to specify the next parameters:
Host Name
The name of the server.
Domain Name
The domain to join the server to.
Management IP
The ip address for the management interface.
Management VLAN
If you’re using vlans specify the vlan id. Untagged is vlan 1.
Management gateway
The gateway for the management network.
Live Migration IP
The ip address for live migration (LM) communication
Live Migration VLAN
The VLAN id used for the LM network.
CSV IP
Cluster IP Address.
CSV VLAN
Cluster VLAN ID.
Primary DNS
The Primary DNS server to use for management network.
Secondary DNS (optional)
If applicable: The second DNS server for the management network.
Domain Controller Name
The Name of a Domain Controller. (needs remote Powershell enabled)
Local Admin Group Name (optional)
Name of a Domain group what is configured to be Local Administrator on the host
Group OU Path (optional)
The OU DN where the group needs to be created.
LAB: Build HyperV on HyperV

Used for demo purposes when you want to run this tool in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine. (Team settings and Hyper-V Role modification in the VM)

Next click on the “Deploy Host” button and enter domain admin credentials

Now wait until the server automatically reboots. While server is rebooting you can verify that the computer is in the domain and the local group is created:

When the server is rebooted login as the domain admin and start the Deployment tool again.

The last tab is for Configure the Cluster. You can create a new cluster:

Or add the node to an existing cluster:

Download the script http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Hyper-V-Deployment-Tool-419679d3

Issues with Exchange 2013 CU6

On August 26 Microsoft released Exchange 2013 CU6, the sixth Cumulative Update since the new servicing model of Exchange.

Unfortunately this Update in is facing issues. Some customers found two issues with Exchange 2013 CU6:

Both issues were quickly identified by Microsoft and a fix is already available.

Performance issues or delays when you connect to Exchange Server 2013 that is running in Windows Server

Microsoft released a new KB article about a performance issue with Exchange 2013

When you connect to a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 server that is installed in Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 in which Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is included, you may experience delays to access email messages or disconnections to the Exchange server. When this issue occurs, the CPU or memory usage on the server is high for some services that include one or more of the W3wp.exe processes.

This issue occurs because too many objects are pinned on the .NET Framework 4.5 garbage collector heap. It causes heap fragmentation in addition to an increase in CPU and memory usage by the garbage collector.

Important Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

For Exchange Server 2013 that is installed in Windows Server 2012

Apply hotfix 2803755 that needs a restart, and then use one of the following methods to enable the hotfix:

  • Create the COMPLUS_DisableRetStructPinning environment variable, and set the value of the variable to 1.
  • Create a DWORDvalue of the DisableRetStructPinning entry at the following registry subkey, and set the DWORD value to 1:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\.NETFramework

Then, restart the computer.

For Exchange Server 2013 that is installed in Windows Server 2012 R2

Create a DWORDvalue of the DisableRetStructPinning entry at the following registry subkey, and set the DWORD value to1:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\.NETFramework

Then, restart the computer.

For Exchange Server 2013 that is installed in Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008

Apply hotfix 2803754 that needs a restart, and then use one of the following methods to enable the hotfix:

  • Create the COMPLUS_DisableRetStructPinning environment variable, and set the value of the variable to 1.
  • Create a DWORDvalue of the DisableRetStructPinning entry at the following registry subkey, and set the DWORD value to 1:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\.NETFramework