I was spending some time going through Exchange PowerShell cmdlets to create an Admin Role with the least permissions required for an account for the System Center Configuration Manager Exchange Connector when I stumbled across this excellent script. It was hard to find so I am putting it out there for others in the hope it gets more exposure

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Configure-Exchange-cmdlet-c4f2affd

 

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I recently performed an upgrade of our internal DPM servers from DPM 2010 up to DPM 2012 SP1 following my instructions laid out in this post here. Now I have done this successfully on many occasions now but experienced a strange error on the primary DPM server shortly after the upgrade. ...continue reading "DPM 2012 SP1 error “DPM could not run the backup job for the data source because it is owned by a different DPM server”"

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Ok so if you have followed my previous post and upgraded your DPM 2010 server to DPM 2012 SP1 you may be wanting to upgrade your operating system from Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to Windows Server 2012 and wondering how best to go about this, well here is how I've done it. ...continue reading "Upgrading DPM 2012 SP1 to Windows Server 2012"

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Upgrading to DPM 2012 is possible from DPM 2010 providing you have QFE4 (KB2615782) installed and DPM 2010 is installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 64-bit operating system.

With the release of DPM 2012 Service Pack 1 please note there is no direct upgrade path from DPM 2010 to DPM 2012 with SP1 media. If you wish to upgrade a DPM 2010 server to DPM 2012 SP1 then you will need to follow the upgrade path shown below: ...continue reading "Upgrading from DPM 2010 to DPM 2012 SP1"