Cannot Change Configuration Error in Azure AD Connect

While trying to change the configuration on a hot standby Azure AD Connect server, the “cannot change configuration” error comes up and what is interesting is that it complains about a synchronization in progress as the cause. But, how can a standby server be synchronizing? 

Disable Clutter For Office 365 Mailboxes

Most of the admins are familiar with Clutter in an Office 365 mailbox these days and have mixed opinion about the feature. Machine learning is in its early stages and things can only improve.

Mutex Acquisition Failed – Azure AD Connect Error

While working at a customer site, I was notified that the AAD Connect hasn’t synchronized in the last 24 hours. Checking out the portal confirmed that even though password sync was working. 

Exchange 2016 CU2 Released

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2016. This release adds support to .NET Framework 4.6.1, the same goes for Exchange 2013 CU13 as well.

Exchange 2013 CU13 Released

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update 13 for Exchange Server 2013. This release adds support to .NET Framework 4.6.1.

Keep Track Of Exchange 2013 Database Failovers

Exchange has come a long way & is capable of “self healing” to an extend and it does it by runnning tasks like restarting the service, moving the database to a different copy etc. It is a good thing that Exchange fails over a database if it finds an issue with it, say for example