Microsoft email solutions are trending the chart among competitive email technologies like IBM Domino, Novell GroupWise, etc. Impact of Microsoft email framework, i.e. MS Outlook and MS Exchange Server, is clearly determined by looking at the productivity and performance of a company. However, enterprises also sail through disastrous and difficult phases where significant loss of email items can be seen at the end. After comprehensive analysis over email applications environment, if your organization is looking out for the bundled solution to deal with email recovery and backups, then you shouldn’t leave Kernel Exchange Suite.
Kernel Exchange Suite integrates the holistic approach to scan deeply into the inconsistent and error-like situations, of Exchange Server, MS Outlook, and Exchange backup applications, for healing critical databases, email files, and useful email backups. The developed suite is empowered with key components which delivers flawless output in four different verticals. These key components are:
It is very much early to rate the competencies and efficiency of singleton software’s incorporated in the Kernel Exchange Suite solution. We will run a thorough inspection on individual email and backup recovery platform and accordingly make the judgement about the trustworthiness and user-friendliness of tools.
Kernel for Exchange Server
Exchange jet engine errors display, troublesome hard-drive errors, situations of Exchange dirty shutdown states, malicious entry of viruses, and many other disastrous situations were imposed in the Exchange Server environment where Kernel for Exchange Server is deployed to safe-guard the email items.
The ultimate goal of this software is to repair and restore severely corrupted or deleted Exchange EDB mailboxes from versatile active versions of Exchange Server. The software covers almost every single issue associated with Exchange Server and offers complimentary migration capabilities.
Let us uncover the basic interface and features of Kernel for Exchange Server while running the software for recovering the brutally damaged EDB file.
Getting Started with the Software
Installation of Kernel for Exchange Server requires minimal supervision and takes couple of minutes to get completed. We have used the Windows 10 64-bit Operating System to run the software; and Exchange Server 2016 corrupted EDB files were used to perform recovery. To accomplish the installation, simply read the License Agreement and proceed towards next step.
Figure 1: License Agreement
The software will indicate the completion of successful installation of package by displaying the following wizard. You can directly launch the software while finishing the successful installation setup wizard.
Figure 2: Finish Installation Setup
The crisp welcome interface automatically displays the Select Source Exchange Database dialog box which is the handy interface to upload corrupted EDB files. In the same dialog box, the placement of Search feature proves advantageous in cases where blind searching for the required EDB files is taking crucial amount of time.
Figure 3: Welcome Screen
The Search option once clicked, expands the Search EDB File dialog box which surely reduce the task in finding the required EDB files. As you can see, the software has clearly enlisted all the EDB files stored in the D drive of the computer.
Figure 4: Search Functionality
During the EDB recovery test process, I have selected both the recovery modes, i.e. Standard Scan and Advanced Scan, to recover the damaged EDB files. You can always choose the desired scan mode according to the severity of EDB corruption. For providing the clear instructions, the interface also depicts the usage of each scan mode under the respective option field.
Figure 5: Recovery Modes
Speedy and comprehensive EDB recovery is what I have perceived from the software operations. While looking at the rich preview window, I have checked all the recovered EDB folders and files which are completely intact with respect to email properties, structure, and formatting. Responsive preview panes allow easy readability and accessibility of specific email items and its attachments.
Figure 6: Preview Pane
Access to varied saving and migration alternatives is simplified by the enhancement of responsive menu-bar as well as side-bar. Once you lock the desired EDB files for restoration, you can either right-click the desired folders from email hierarchy or access the saving options from menu-bar. The software offers very useful email saving provisions such as PST, MSG (Unicode/ANSI), EML, RTF, HTML, Text, live Exchange, Office 365, Public Folders, and Archive Mailboxes, which adds plus points to the Kernel for Exchange Server tool.
Figure 7: Saving Options
Figure 8: Menu Bar (Saving Options)
Figure 9: Individual Email Saving Options
From my experience, first tool of Kernel Exchange Suite has cleared the standard benchmarks in resolving the gravest EDB corruptions followed by effortless restoration process. The tool is programmed with all the necessary aspects of email recovery, rich interface, and flawless email server/cloud migration features.
Apart from this, the recovered email results completely adheres to the original email properties and hierarchy. In addition, the software has shown advanced compatibility towards the latest Windows 10 as well as Exchange Server versions, which increases the accuracy of software in dealing with versatile platforms.
I haven’t encountered with any kind of interruptions during the entire EDB recovery and restoration sequence. It must be noted that the software is also available in evaluation version which makes the analysis of EDB recovery results easier. Hence, the software is in a win-win situation in every aspect.
Kernel for OST to PST
Kernel for OST to PST is another competitive solution of Kernel Exchange Suite to look after the unexpected corruption scenarios originated from inconsistent Exchange Server and MS Outlook platforms. Corruption in Offline data files is also a serious threat to the email data loss which can be dealt with expertise by Kernel for OST to PST. The software claims to produce 100% error-free email items from array of corruption scenarios like MS Outlook crashes, OST sync errors, power failures, hard drive failures, worm attacks, etc.
The cutting-edge software provides aid in resurrecting the corrupted OST file and uniquely incorporates the provision to convert inaccessible OST files to accessible PST file formats. We will get more idea about the software once we live test the OST recovery performance on standalone machine.
Test Run of Kernel for OST to PST Software
We have arranged a test environment where the latest Windows 8/8.1 OS and MS Outlook 2016 are running. To measure the competency of Kernel for OST to PST in extreme conditions, we have been using the multiple corrupted OST files which also have some deleted items. Launching the interface after complete installation would take minimal time on your Windows 8.1 machine. Here what you will see once you launch the software.
The crystal clear interface inculcates the provision to drive single as well as multiple OST files recovery and also features the Load Snapshot facility which gives flexibility to load previously saved snapshot. Based upon my experience, the interface didn’t showed any glitches while multiple OST files upload.
Figure 10: Select OST File
I am amazed at the instant OST recovery process despite the upload of large and multiple brutally corrupted OST files. One of the outstanding quality of Kernel for OST to PST which I have assessed and you can also clearly view that the software genuinely restores the deleted or lost OST emails. Identification of lost/deleted email items can be easily done as the smart and rich preview highlights the deleted emails that are recovered in red color. Very few software’s has the capability to effortlessly resurrect the deleted items, which is very impressive with the current one.
Figure 11: Preview Panel Screen
After previewing the recovered OST email items, I can claim that the software consistently repaired emails that were either damaged or deleted. All results are accessible and preserved with original properties, structure, and format. However, in order to check the accessibility on varied Outlook versions, we have to check out the saving facilities.
Talking about output email restoration, the software has expertly integrated all saving and migration features in a single interface. You can easily choose saving alternatives from four distinct categories: Single File, Multiple Files, Email Servers, and Web Based Email Clients. PST, DBX, TXT, RTF, MBOX, MSG, EML, Office 365, Exchange Server, Gmail, AOL, Novell GroupWise, and iCloud are some of the exclusive alternatives to save the repaired OST files.
Figure 12: Select Output Type
As I moved forward to restore the email items in desired file format or location, I have encountered with the Select Filter(s) window which is the bonus feature embedded in the software. The feature works smoothly to facilitate the extraction of specific email items fulfilling the configured conditions like From, To, Subject, Folder Name, Item Type, and Date Range. You can include or exclude email items during the restoration process by simply configuring information in the filters section.
Figure 13: Select Email Filters
Stringent analysis of Kernel for OST to PST reveals that the software prominently runs with newest Windows platform; and works way more effective on severely corrupted cases of OST files that are fetched from most recently released MS Outlook and MS Exchange Server environment. Overall, I will spread the positive words about the advanced tool on the basis of its feature-rich interface, compatible behavior, accurate recovery, and versatile migration options.
Kernel for Outlook PST Repair
Another niche software, aiming to diminish the chances of Outlook email data loss, of Kernel Exchange Suite is enhancing the productivity of email servers and clients. The Exchange Suite is empowered by such a marvelous driver that suits the user demands of dealing with destructive Outlook PST file errors. Again the software is released with suggestive claims that gives assurances of exquisite recovery in brutal conditions involving software and hardware failures. The interface, features, and recovery performance of Kernel for Outlook PST Repair can be compared to the preceding mentioned Kernel for OST to PST software. Though I have highlighted the robust features of the software.
First Test Run of Kernel for Outlook PST Repair
You will encounter the first screen once you run the Kernel for Outlook PST Repair software which clearly gives you an idea about richness and robustness of the software. I have tested the software on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98, NT, and 95 Operating Systems and it works impressively. The self-descriptive interface provides adequate assistance to users in uploading the desired corrupted PST file.
Figure 14: Welcome Screen (PST Repair)
The software rolls out with the cool Search functionality that significantly reduces the crucial amount of time while locating a PST file. Once you fail to browse the desired PST file, then try using the Search option which effortlessly extracts required results in minimal time. I am entirely impressed with the reliable and quick search results the software has rendered.
Figure 15: Search Functionality
Despite showing an amazing stint in recovering the corrupted Outlook PST file, the software is outfitted with advanced File Analysis Reports functionality, which expediently helps in logging the email activities in an interactive bar-graphs. I ran quick tests on all parameters, i.e. Total item types, Interaction between users, Mail flow density by date, and Mail flow density by senders, and all I can see is the accurate reporting in the form of colorful bar-graphs.
Figure 16: File Analysis Reports
Here comes the coolest feature in the software package, which you can access in almost all tools of Kernel Exchange Suite. Why I am referring the Save and Load Snapshot feature as the coolest as we can authoritatively interrupt or pause the PST recovery operations by capturing the snapshot; and using the same snapshot we can load it to resume the process. The software allows easy accessibility to snapshot and I didn’t find any difficulty in saving and loading the snapshot.
Figure 17: Save & Load Snapshot
Plentiful features, user-responsive interface, absolute PST recovery, exclusive saving options, and robust compatibility are some of the phrases that defines the Kernel for Outlook PST Repair software. I would definitely count this utility as one of the promising PST recovery application.
Kernel for BKF Repair
It has been seen that Windows and Mac users loss their critical data despite the availability of backed up files created from advanced backup applications such as ARCserve Backup, Symantec Backup, HP Data Protector, Windows NT Backup, and Veritas Backup. Kernel for BKF Repair is developed to offer ultimate recovery solution for restoring Windows, Mac, Exchange backups in disastrous situations such as hardware failures or software crashes. This tool can be marked as the critical component of Kernel Exchange Suite because of its accurate backup restoration policy.
Getting Started with Kernel for BKF Repair
This is what you will view once you launch the Kernel for BKF software. Simplistic, minimalistic, adaptive, and responsive is what I felt after running the software. I have set up the software on Windows 10 OS and using the critically damaged Exchange backup files. Uploading the corrupted backup files is easy as you just need to click the Add Backup File(s) button. Furthermore, I am delighted to see that the software has provisioned Quick Mode and Advanced Mode which increases the chances of accurate recovery.
Figure 18: Add Backup Files Wizard
When I have started looking out for the corrupted backup files, the software rolls out support for three distinct backup files, i.e. .bkf, .fd, and .ctf. I must certify this software as comprehensive solution as it deals with distinct backup files created from Windows NT Backup, ARCserve Backup, Veritas Backup, Symantec Backup, and HP Data Protector. The interaction with the software is very much responsive and finding the desired corrupted backup files is simplified using Search functionality.
Figure 19: Browse/Upload Backup Files
Provision of Search button always simplifies the job and cuts down the significant number of minutes. Using the Search feature is very much dynamic as its speedy search capabilities proficiently locates the desired backup files in matter of seconds. As you can view, the software lists out all the supported backup files stored on G:\ drive.
Figure 20: Search Wizard
Backup recovery is glitches-free and I could easily view the repaired .bkf and .fd files in an extremely user-friendly preview interface. Organization of recovered files is remarkable which leaves no room for confusion in selecting and viewing all backup files. The interface is outfitted with lower panels which depicts the useful information like folder location, file size, and file type. Furthermore, the responsive tabs allows user to select different backup files with a single click.
Figure 21: Preview Backup Files
Simple and risk-free backup recovery operations can be executed without requiring any technical expertise in advance. The solution proves its worth by recovering the test backup files that are brutally corrupted with CRC errors. Optimization of software to work on latest Windows Operating System has earned positive points for Kernel for BKF.
Visibility of any leading and direct competitor is shadowed by the cutting-edge and comprehensive Kernel Exchange Suite as it offers tetra solution to deal with myriad categories of Exchange Server corruptions. However, some of the emerging competitors like AID4Mail and ShadowProtect are selling their singleton Exchange recovery products but they are far from providing comprehensive Suite that kills all Exchange related issues.
Exclusive Support Services
Lepide Software calculates all possible permutations and combinations of varied support services that might be needed by customers at any point of time. In fact the intelligent and proactive support agents are always online to keep the problems at bay during initial engagements. However, the Kernel Exchange Suite doesn’t produce a situation which demands unexpected technical support as the software services are uniformly optimized and calibrated.
Kernel Exchange Suite is the remarkable and user-centric solution evolved to grapple volatile Exchange Server errors and inconsistent situations. Neatly structured and provisioned with unique features which will definitely help novice users to efficiently engage with the software to produce better results. Talking about cross-platform behavior, Suite confirms to all latest technological parameters and robust email environment. I would rate the product at 4.4 points which makes the software formidable winner in the MSExchange.org website.