Move Database Path in Exchange 2013

Exchange 2013 has a limitation in moving the Database path location you can only use Exchange Management Shell to move the database and log file path, before we used to have an option to use EMC or EMS

Lets start using EMS

Create a separate partition for DB and Log files


Open EMS and check the current EDB & Log file Location by using CMD


Get-MailboxDatabase “database name” | FL Name,*path*



We are moving our current db path from C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Mailbox\Mailbox Database 0164909908\Mailbox Database 0164909908.edb   to  E:\DB01\Mailbox Database 0164909908.edb  


Use the following CMD  Move-databasepath

Move-databasepath -identity “Database Name” -EDBFilePath “C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Mailbox\Mailbox Database 0164909908\Mailbox Database 0164909908.edb” -LogFolderPath “E:\DB01”


Prompt you to confirm

The database gets dismount and Copied to new location

After moving verified its moved sucessfully


As you can see there EDB File path and Log File path has been changed to E:\DB01

you are done with this.


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New Look for Outlook Web App in Exchange 2013

Exchange 2013 brings new look to Outlook Web App previously know as Outlook Web Access

By default Outlook web app is enable for access users mailboxes from any web browsers

Overview of Web App

Same as before just need to type URL

Login to


Outlook Web App TAB

  •  Mail
  • Calendar
  • People
  • Tasks

Offline Web Access

One  of the best features in the new OWA 2013 introduced by Microsoft  is called OWA offline   🙂

Now you Use Outlook Web App in Offline Mode


To use this Feature you need the following Compatible browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Safari 15
  • Chrome 16
  • Mailbox Must be in Exchange 2013 Mailbox server
  • User Front End Server (CAS) Server should be Exchange 2013

While working offline you can managed all the folders

  • Inbox
  • Draft
  • Sub Folders
  • Contacts

We can take a Deep Dive Look in another Post

Options which previsouly not there


Account Information shows Mailbox Usage


Now you can see which group you own which was not there in Previous version


My Site mailbox option brings the Exchange as mail and Share Point as documents together

  • Easy to find your documents
  • Easily Drag and Drop your files
  • Easy to manage your Project files
  • Directly open share point site



New option for apps as you can add bing maps,and more apps from the office store

Exchange Administrators can use the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) to manage the apps available to users in the  organization. Users can then manage their apps. Administrators can also allow users to download apps

Also organizations can build up there own apps using standards-based technologies like HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, and XML Delve into the app development lifecycle.



Configure Exchange 2013 Mail flow settings

Exchange 2013 has replace the server role of Hub Transport running on client access server

By default send connector is not configured you won’t be able to send mail to the Internet and external clients

Now lets start configuring Send Connector in Mailbox Server

Login to Exchange Admin Center


Go to Mail flow  –>  Send connectors –>  On the Send connectors page –>  click Add +


Specify the Name for the send connector  & Select the option Internet  Click Next


Select the default MX record associated with recipient domain is selected.


Click Add +  address space in the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) field, enter *. Click Save

Under Source server, click Add + Select the Mailbox Server role which will be used for sending emails via client access server


Click ok & Finish


Default Maximum Messagese size 10 MB

You can also increase it whatever you want just need to edit the connector option