Managing Outlook Anywhere Per User

Posted by Dave on 21 Sep 12 - 0 Comments

When Exchange 2003 came out, it offered Outlook Anywhere, although it was called “RPC/HTTPS”. This was an all or nothing service. In other words, if you set up Outlook Anywhere on the server then every user was able to use it. This poses a data security risk because users could connect to their mailbox from […]

There is a bug in the creation process for Dynamic Distribution Groups (DDG) in Exchange 2010.  When you use the Exchange Management Shell to create a DDG and specify the Organizational Unit (OU) where the DDG should reside in Active Directory, you must also specify the –RecipientContainer to search for that DDG.  Otherwise the DDG […]

One of my customers has Lync deployment with multiple sites and three Lync pools. If I try to use the Lync Control Panel to determine the number of users per site I am limited to 200 results. This obvious is not sufficient if you have more than 200 users in a site. Never mind that […]

Great post by Joe Stocker http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/IT/archive/2011/11/11/new-mailboximportrequest-error-couldnt-connect-to-target-mailbox.aspx  

http://markswinkels.nl/2009/05/19/exchange-2010-delete-the-first-mailbox-database/

E2K7: How to Change the Recipient Scope

Archived in the category: Exchange Server, PowerShell, Technology, Tools
Posted by Dave on 25 Sep 09 - 0 Comments

When managing Exchange 2007, the recipient scope for Exchange Management Shell (EMS) and Exchange Management Console (EMC) defaults to the domain where the Exchange servers are located. Recipient scope refers to the specified portion of the Active Directory directory service hierarchy that the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell uses for recipient management. When […]

E2K7: Determining Status of Database Backups

Archived in the category: Exchange Server, PowerShell, Technology, Tools
Posted by Dave on 27 Aug 09 - 0 Comments

While running some reports on Exchange backup success I could not figure out why when I ran get-mailboxdatabase | fl Name,LastFullBackup it would return a blank LastFull Backup.  In Exchange Management console I could look at the properties of the database and see the Last full backup and the Last incrementation backup times.   After […]

  As you know Exchange Management Shell is an extension of Windows PowerShell (PS). Today I found a really useful PS command to generate HTML reports that include data generated through Exchange Management Shell commands. In an effort to create a “Dashboard” for our Exchange environment, I’ve been trying to find a way to gather […]

Using Telnet to Send Mail

Archived in the category: Exchange Server, PowerShell, Technology, Tools
Posted by Dave on 14 May 09 - 0 Comments

Sending email through telnet can be a useful tool when testing mail functionality, testing for open relays, or sending mail from admin scripts. This is something I don’t use often enough, so I’ve created this blog as a reminder.

Reporting on Mailbox Databases

Archived in the category: Exchange Server, PowerShell, Technology, Tools
Posted by Dave on 30 Apr 09 - 0 Comments

There are a number of advantages to spreading your users’ mailboxes across your databases in Exchange 2007 versus putting department or groups in to a single database together. One of the biggest advantages is risk mitigation of a single database outage putting an entire group out of commission. Managing database sizes is also important in […]