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Quick tip: In your organization, you get a call from a departmental managers secretary to advise he/she forget to set there Out of Office and have requested you to do so. To set it, quickly launch the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) and run the following command: Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration -Identity User1 -AutoReplyState Enabled -InternalMessage “Playing golf with […]

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Quick tip: If you want to change your Deleted Item Retention on your mailbox database, you can do so running a simple command in PowerShell using the Exchange Management Shell: Set-MailboxDatabase -Identity “Mailbox Database Name” -DeletedItemRetention 30 If you wanted to change a single mailbox, then you can run the following command in PowerShell: Set-Mailbox […]

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If you are running Exchange, you are aware that you need to exclude certain folders, processes etc. from scanning for Exchange to run optimally. Now if you have System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) in your environment, adding exclusions is easy and you can paste many lines in to the list. However with no SCCM and […]

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In Exchange, mailbox moves and cleanup happen all the time, especially when you upgrading to newer versions etc. Now when you move mailboxes and you not using a 3rd party app like Odin that sits as an extra layer, you cannot see the store size from the web console. In Exchange you can run the […]

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Ever had that windows service that will not stop and just stays in a stopping state and you cannot reboot the server. And then when you launch task manager you just cannot see it? Well, you are not alone. Let’s say you have the windows update service that is just in a stopping state and […]

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In Exchange, when a user deletes mail from there mailbox, it is retained within the dumpster for the period you have setup in your environment. There may come a time when you need to clear out the dumpster for a mailbox instead of waiting for XX period of time. To do this, you need to […]

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As an IT Admin or Exchange Admin, you might have come across the question “When were the mailboxes created”. In this quick example, we will look at the script you can run to check all users in the Organization or just an individual mailbox. To check all users in Exchange, you can run the following […]

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As an Exchange Admin, you might have help desk staff that need to run commands or do things on Exchange but you don’t want them logging into the Exchange Servers directly for company policy prevents it. Each case is unique and each business has it’s set of requirements. Never-the-less, you can install the Exchange Management […]

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In Exchange 2010, you may notice that when you want to seed your 3rd copy of the DAG, you don’t have the option to select a source server like you have in newer versions of Exchange. It will always seed from the Active copy. To achieve this goal using the Exchange Management Shell (EMS), you […]

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Have you as an IT admin ever wanted to check the replication status of all your Active Directory Servers in 1 go instead of logging onto each one to check the status? With a simple command from PowerShell, you can do so and you can see at a glance if any of the domain controllers […]

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