Windows Server roles and features compatibility in Azure Cloud

Supported Windows server roles in Microsoft Azure cloud:• AD DS • Active Directory Federation Services • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services • Application Server • DNS Server • Failover Clustering • File Services • Network Policy and Access Services • Print and Document Services • Remote Access (Web Application Proxy) • Remote Desktop Services • … Continue reading Windows Server roles and features compatibility in Azure Cloud

Depreciated Features in SharePoint 2016

SharePoint Foundation - Is no longer available as all the SharePoint core functionality is built directly into the core SharePoint product. Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) - FIM is depreciated. FIM was used to connect Active Directory with SharePoint for synchronization. Only Active Directory import is available. You can also connect to external Sync services like Microsoft Identity … Continue reading Depreciated Features in SharePoint 2016

Exchange 2016 Folders to exclude during antivirus scanning

Exclude the following folders from file-level scanning and memory-resident scanning on Exchange 2016 servers. %SystemRoot%\Cluster The cluster quorum database and other files for database availability groups (DAGs) on mailbox servers. %SystemDrive%\DAGFileShareWitnesses\ The witness directory on the witness server that's configured for the DAG. The witness server can be any Microsoft Windows server in the local AD … Continue reading Exchange 2016 Folders to exclude during antivirus scanning

Recommended Exchange Server 2016 process exclusions from antivirus solutions

Scanning of Exchange server 2016 processes can adversely affect Microsoft Exchange if the incorrect processes are scanned. Hence we should exclude the following Exchange or related processes from process scanning by antivirus solutions. Mailbox Server: Process Path ComplianceAuditService.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin EdgeTransport.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin fms.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%FIP-FS\Bin hostcontrollerservice.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin\Search\Ceres\HostController inetinfo.exe %SystemRoot%\System32\inetsrv Microsoft.Exchange.AntispamUpdateSvc.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin Microsoft.Exchange.ContentFilter.Wrapper.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%TransportRoles\agents\Hygiene Microsoft.Exchange.Diagnostics.Service.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin Microsoft.Exchange.Directory.TopologyService.exe %ExchangeInstallPath%Bin … Continue reading Recommended Exchange Server 2016 process exclusions from antivirus solutions

Exchange Server 2013 Transport Services

Front End Transport service   This service runs on the Client Access server. This service acts as a stateless proxy component to all incoming and outgoing SMTP traffic that is external to the Exchangeorganization.    The service accepts the SMTP connections from other SMTP servers on the Internet, receives messages, and initiates SMTP connections for … Continue reading Exchange Server 2013 Transport Services

Understanding WMI and CIM in PowerShell

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (CIM). both are  technologies based on industry standards defined by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). WMI is Microsoft’s implementation of the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standard and is based on preliminary standards and proprietary technology. WMI has been available on the Windowsoperating system since Windows NT … Continue reading Understanding WMI and CIM in PowerShell