24 May 2018

Clean up Exchange 2013 files and folders - Reclaim disk space

After installing CU20 last night I started the day cleaning up the mess left by the installation and by running Exchange itself. As you all know Exchange likes disk space, the more you throw at it the more it takes, it likes disk space almost as much as it does memory :-).

After coming across the V15\ClientAccess\Owa folder I noticed that it had a lot of folders and files in it with older versions like
  • 15.0.1210.2
  • 15.0.1210.6
  • 15.0.1293.2
  • 15.0.1293.4
And so on...
Now after some reading up I couldn't find a definitive answer on if I could savely delete those folders.
So my advise, when in doubt, don't delete!
This comes from my experience from once I deleted the content in the Inetpub\Temp directory, after witch IIS didn't work anymore.

The list below is what I know and found to be safe to delete:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Logging\
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin\Search\Ceres\Diagnostics\ETLTraces\ C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin\Search\Ceres\Diagnostics\Logs
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\FIP-FS\Data\ProgramLogArchive\
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\Logs\FrontEnd\Connectivity 

C:\Windows\Temp
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp
C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles
C:\inetpub\logs


Happy disk space reclaiming.

08 May 2018

aka.ms shortcut url's

Know a cool one not listed here? Let me know.

Shortcut url to bitlockerkeys
Exchange Documentation on docs.microsoft.com
Microsoft Exchange Server Deployment Assistant
Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365
Office 365 mail migration advisor
Exchange cutover migration assistant
IMAP mailbox migration assistant
Gmail mailbox migration assistant
Exchange staged migration assistant 
Exchange 2013 hybrid assistant
Exchange 2010 hybrid assistant        
Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architecture
Download Hybrid Exchange wizard
Download Hybrid Exchange wizard
Download Hybrid Exchange wizard
Office365/Azure MFA Setup page
Azure Portal
Microsoft Exchange Product Page
Microsoft Support
You Had Me At EHLO… blog
Exchange 2016 documentation
Exchange 2013 documentation
Exchange 2010 documentation
Exchange 2007 documentation
Exchange2003 documentation
Exchange Server Licensing
Exchange Deployment Assistant
Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer
Sender ID Framework SPF Record Wizard
Exchange Server Tools
Exchange 2010 SP1
Latest Rollup Update for Exchange 2010 SP1
Exchange 2010 Visio Stencil
Exchange Wiki Portal
Exchange 2010 Wiki
Exchange 2007 Wiki
Exchange 2003 Wiki
Navigating Exchange Content Like A Pro Using Short URLs
Office 365 URLs and IP address ranges
Manage Office365 number of remaining Office installs
Hybrid Key
Hybrid Free Busy Troubleshooter
Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator
Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard
Azure AZ Copy
Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer
Anti-spoofing protection in Office 365
Get Microsoft Teams on all your devices
Microsoft Office365 Setup guidance
Download Windows 10 updates / Media creation tool
Azure Availability Zones
Microsoft Authenticator download
Azure Cosmos DB pricing
Exchange PowerShell documentation
Microsoft SQL Application Development
Download Microsoft Teams for iOS
Office 365 Admin help center
Azure Active Directory for developers
Microsoft Trustcenter
Microsoft certification and exam offers
Microsoft Techsummit
Monitor availability and responsiveness of any web site with Azure
Office365 Trust Center
Exchange Online Pricing
PowerShell documentation
Manoj Nair PowerShell Blog
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