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Tag: Exchange 2019

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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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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There are many ways in PowerShell to check the mailbox database copy status in Exchange, here are some examples from the Exchange Management Shell (EMS): Blanket check.Per DAG check.Per Server check. Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus * The above command runs across all servers and databases in the environment. Below is the next example. Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus -Identity dag1* The above […]

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In the last part, we will look at moving the Discovery Search Mailbox from Exchange 2016 to Exchange 2019, to find the mailbox in your environment, you can run the following command: Get-Mailbox discovery* Now we can move it to the Exchange 2019 Server running a similar command to the other ones: Get-Mailbox discovery* | […]

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In the first 2 parts we looked at moving the Arbitration mailboxes and the health mailboxes, now we will look at moving the AuditLog mailbox. Launch the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) and run the following command: Get-Mailbox -AuditLog On our server, we do have an AuditLog mailbox and we need to move it to Server […]

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In my previous article, we looked at moving the arbitration mailboxes. In this short article, we will look at a mailbox which also needs to be moved so be able to remove a store in Exchange 2016 when migrating to Exchange 2019. These are the monitoring mailboxes, also known as the HealthMailboxes. To find these […]

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In Exchange, when you are working with a legacy system and migrating mailboxes to the new Exchange Server, you will find that you cannot remove the database on the server as it gives you some long error message it still contains archives mailboxes etc. To move all the system, federation and migration mailboxes (arbitration), you […]

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In this example, we are going to connect/recover a mailbox that we deleted in the previous blog post. As an example, we created a new test user as shown below to connect to a mailbox. To do this you can use PowerShell to create the user or use Active Directory Users and computers. Right click […]

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In Exchange 2019, like other versions like 2016 or 2013, you can delete a mailbox using a single command. To firstly find the list of mailboxes you can run the following command: Get-Mailbox In this example we are going to remove the mailbox called “edward”. To remove it you can use the following command: Remove-Mailbox […]

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In Exchange, I pretty much do everything with PowerShell. A quick tip if you want to make sure everything is running, service wise, you can do so in Powershell: Get-Service *MSExchange* Just by running a simple command you have a complete overview of what is not running regarding Exchange. Hope it helps.

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