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Verifying & Setting Up DNS Records Automated In Office 365

The new Office 365 (Wave 15) brings in a lot of new features and a nice one is the automation work in verifying the domain and setting up DNS records.

The initial Office 365 offering gave steps on how to verify a domain and create the necessary DNS records. There were instructions specific to few companies like GoDaddy and a general one for all other hosting providers.

The Wave 15 Office 365 has made the process much easier. My domain is registered with GoDaddy and while adding the domain, Office 365 picks it up and makes verifying easier by just clicking the Confirm Ownership button.


A new window will be opened where I had to sign in with my GoDaddy credentials. That’s it and the domain was verified. No more setting up of TXT records and waiting for replication.

The creation of the necessary DNS records have been automated fully. You are asked as to what features you need – from Exchange, Lync and SharePoint online. I selected the first two and clicked the Setup Records button.


And voila, all the necessary DNS records were created.


Now that saves a lot of time and effort in getting the values right manually – to setup both Lync & Exchange services externally.

I checked the GoDaddy portal and sure enough they were all created.


Just double checked icon_wink  I am assuming that Office 365 will automate the process for all major hosting providers. Has anyone used a provider other than GoDaddy and seen the automation?

Exchange Tools

27 thoughts on “Exchange Tools”

  1. Pagalavan Senguttuvan
    Hi Rajith,Can you please provide me the lync 2013 client 64bit msi file download link.

    Thanks in advance.



  2. selva
    Nice article to learn Exchange 2010.. keep rocking.. If i have get any troubleshooting video very much appreciated.Thank you .. :) happy learning.

  3. sindhu
    hi rajith sir…2010 sp2 installation steps…difference between mail user an mailbox user in recipient configuration…and how to open ecp in 2010 sp2…pls reply sir…
  4. Hasin Ahmed Choudhary
    Hi Rajith,I work on exchange server 2007 SP3 UR8. I want a user A to have access on resource mailbox B , just for reading. User A should not be able to delete any mails from RES MBX B , he can read , send mails , but no deletion.. I want to through security group. Is it possible?

    Waiting for a reply.

    Thanks & Regards,

    1. Rajith Jose Enchiparambil
      Hi Hasan,Why don’t you give User A “send as” permission on Mailbox B? Why do you need a security group?

    1. Rajith Jose Enchiparambil
      Run Get-ExchangeServer in the Shell, it will tell you the version of Exchange you have.
  5. scho228901
    Powershell = Best Exchange Tool. However you must be careful…it will allow you to do things that can break your environment.
  6. Sunil Sharma
    Hello Rajith,First of all thanks to providing a very helpful articles of Exchange Server.

    I have user A mailbox and i want to give him read only permission. Please suggest the steps.

    1. Rajith Jose Enchiparambil
      Hi Sunil,Read only permission to his mailbox or to a second mailbox? Clarify please.



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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 2

The Exchange Team has released update rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 SP3.

This update rollup does not apply to Exchange Server 2010 RTM, SP1 or SP2. You should have atleast Exchange 2010 SP3 running.

Download UR2 for Exchange 2010 SP3 and check the description.

The following update rollups have also been released today.

  • Update Rollup 11 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3
  • Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2
  • Exchange Server 2013 RTM CU1 MSRC Security bulletin MS13-061
  • Exchange Server 2013 RTM CU2 MSRC Security bulletin MS13-061

Check the source for more info.