Exchange Online Multi-Geo for data at-rest

Multinational companies with offices around the world often have a need to store their employee data at-rest in specific regions, in order to meet their data residency requirements. Multi-Geo enables a single Office 365 tenant to span across multiple Office 365 datacenter geographies (geos), which gives you the ability to store Exchange data, at-rest, on a per-user basis, in your chosen geos. The two main consideration are the following:

  1. Multi-Geo is currently available to customers with a minimum of 2,500 Office 365 services subscriptions and will have to be directly requested to Microsoft.
  2. The only available Geos are: Australia, Asia Pacific, Canada, European Union, France, India, Japan, Korea, United Kingdom, and United States.

New Windows Server 2019 challenges – Change Adapter Options

After installing my new Windows 2019 server for an Azure Backup Server, I noticed that I now longer have access to neither the Network Card settings nor the MMC console. I was getting a message”

Win2019 Error
Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

After little research I found that the solution was a simple one.

  1. Elevated the command prompt (CMD) and run gpedit.msc
  2. Navigate to Computer Configuration
  3. Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options
  4. Enable “User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account”
  5. Reboot the server and try again.