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Hi ! I’m Muhammad Faisal, Microsoft Certified Trainer & Technology evangelist.

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Microsoft
Faisal Sharif

Guidance for Newly Reported Zero-day Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server

Microsoft is investigating two reported zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, and Exchange Server 2019. The first one, identified as CVE-2022-41040, is a Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability, and the second one, identified as CVE-2022-41082, allows Remote Code Execution (RCE) when PowerShell is accessible to the attacker.   Mitigations

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Microsoft
Faisal Sharif

How Autodiscover Works in Microsoft 365 (Exchange Online) Hybrid Environment?

Autodiscover provides Outlook configuration in format of XML file in order to reduce configuration steps. Inside the organization where clients are domain joined they find Autodiscover using SCP (Service Connection Point) which is created in Active Directory when deploying Exchange Server in the organization. Autodiscover in Hybrid Environment It depends

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Microsoft
Faisal Sharif

ASSERT: HMACProvider.GetCertificates:protectionCertificates.Length

Exchange Server 2013/16 OWA/ECP not working after installing security update After installing the July Security update access to ECP and OWA is broken. Mail Flow works, but accessing OWA or ECP returns the following error: ASSERT: HMACProvider.GetCertificates:protectionCertificates.Length<1 An expired auth certificate will prevent you from accessing ECP and OWA, Outlook

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Recover DAG
Microsoft
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Exchange Server 2016 DAG Node Recovery

Overview If a Mailbox server that’s a member of a database availability group (DAG) is lost or fails, and is unrecoverable and needs replacement, you can run a server recovery operation. Deployment of Underlying Physical/Virtual Machine & Base Windows Server OS Provisioning of Physical/Virtual Machine (Virtual Disks in Thick Mode)

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Microsoft
Faisal Sharif

Installation & Configuration of Exchange Server 2019 on Windows Server 2019 [Step by Step Guide]

To prepare base environment (Physical/Virtual), Windows OS use the following server readiness checklist; Server Readiness Checklist You can also try Exchange Deployment Assistant to explore deployment methodologies, basically this tool takes your requirements as input and generate a deployment guide which you have to follow through. Deployment Assistant Tool Use

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Azure AD Connect
Microsoft
Faisal Sharif

Installing and Configuration of Azure AD Connect [Step by Step Guide]

Topologies for Azure AD Connect Working with multi-forest environments can be a complex task so you need to plan each and everything very carefully in order to achieve the task. For Design & Topologies go through the following documentation; https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/plan-connect-topologies Consideration for Redundancy Azure AD Connect Server won’t work as

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