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Feb
11
answered Service dependency on Active Directory
Feb
11
answered Shared access to iSCSI target
Feb
10
comment Exchange Hybrid no longer needed
Anyway, we are going way out of scope here; let's stop it at "if you want DirSync and your Exchange management to not be a Royal Pain, you'll need an on-premises Exchange, which will need to be fully configured and working even if it's not going to actually host any mailbox". If you have further questions about specific issues, just ask new ones.
Feb
10
comment Exchange Hybrid no longer needed
There are lots of documentation around, and it depends on your implementation; also, the hybrid link isn't used exclusively for mail flow, but also to actually have the two Exchanges (on-premises and online) talk together; DirSync is not enough.
Feb
10
comment Exchange Hybrid no longer needed
I personally don't know of any tool to manage Exchange-related attributes other than Exchange itself or plain low-level LDAP editors.
Feb
10
comment Exchange Hybrid no longer needed
I don't know if it's possible to remove a hybrid Exchange deployment and then re-establish it, but I'd advise against trying; just set up the new server in the same AD forest, transfer all that is required as per standard Exchange move process and then remove the current one; you'll probably also have to change a connector or two.
Feb
10
answered Exchange Hybrid no longer needed
Feb
10
accepted Simplest way to move a small public folder to Exchange Online?
Feb
9
comment remote Windows command line
"That app is custom made software, and it doesn't like other windows in front of it"... WTF?!?
Feb
8
comment SQL Server in “Recovery Pending” status after reboot
+1 for pointing to the antivirus, it might actually be the issue here.
Feb
5
answered Does Outlook 2016 for Mac support Exchange 2010(v14.0)?
Feb
5
answered Windows Security (In windows 7) keeps asking for my credentials, and won't “Remember my credentials”
Feb
4
comment Windows Server 2012 R2 curious behavior with hosts entry
Anyway, at this point a network sniffer would really be your friend. Just grab WireShark and check what's actually happening.
Feb
4
comment Windows Server 2012 R2 curious behavior with hosts entry
Unless you have proxy settings configured in Fiddler or in your web browser; have you checked that?
Feb
4
comment Windows Server 2012 R2 curious behavior with hosts entry
An intermediate proxy? Why didn't you state this before? This adds lots of possible complications to the issue. You should provide more details if you want meaningful answers.
Feb
4
comment Windows Server 2012 R2 curious behavior with hosts entry
Anyway, if you still don't believe the request is actually getting to your web server and crashing there, just have a look at the web server logs: they will tell you for sure if the request is getting there or not.
Feb
4
comment Windows Server 2012 R2 curious behavior with hosts entry
Sorry to be blunt, but your assumption that "the 503 is being returned from my DNS" is just plain wrong. A HTTP error code is returned from a web server, not from a DNS.
Feb
4
comment Windows Server 2012 R2 curious behavior with hosts entry
This is not a name resolution issue; it's a web server issue, or an issue with the application code.
Feb
4
comment Windows Server 2012 R2 curious behavior with hosts entry
503 is an application error code. The request is getting to your web server; what isn't working is in the actual code (or in the web server configuration), which screws up when it's called using that name.
Feb
4
comment Windows Server 2012 R2 curious behavior with hosts entry
Well, i still think the issue is in your application. It might be expecting to be called in the proper way, i.e. using host headers; a web server can and will do different things if you call it "localhost" or "baz.inga", depending on its configuration.