If your in a bind, your server can spare the extra resources, and you’ve got a lot of mailboxes to move to a different database in a hurry for one reason or another, you will probably want to edit the “MSExchangeMailboxReplication.exe.config” file located in the “Bin” folder of your server’s installation directory to increase the performance of the Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication Service. For a complete listing of the variables and their options in the config file, check out this site.
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As mentioned in a previous post, if you’re Email Server is running out of hard drive space and you’re in a world of hurt, there are several steps you must take to get that space back. Even if you have your user’s tidy up their mailbox and you force delete out their RecoveryItems folders, you will essentially be creating free whitespace to store more messages but the size of your database will never shrink below it’s current state. To actually shrink size of the database file, you will have to do the following:
- Have the end users get rid of all their unimportant emails and empty their Deleted Items folder.
- Purge all of the user’s RecoveryItems folders. To learn how, read this.
- Either create a new mailbox database, mount it, move all the mailboxes to it, then dismount and delete the old database
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Dismount the databases and run the defrag utility
Either way, both scenarios are extremely time consuming so get your blanket and sun tan lotion because you’re never getting off that beach, just the way you never got into the NHL, ya jackass!
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In the Exchange Management Shell, to get a list of mailboxes by creation date in ascending order:
Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited | Sort-Object WhenMailboxCreated | ft Name,WhenMailboxCreated -autosize
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To get a list of all available column names or mailbox attributes so you know what values to enter when trying to sort query results with the “Get-Mailbox” command, issue the following in the Exchange Management Shell:
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For about the last nine months to a year, I have been having ongoing problems with Exchange 2010 OWA with SP3 not showing attachments on outgoing emails. Even though the attachments would still get delivered, the location where the attachments would normally show up had completely disappeared and you couldn’t remove items after attaching them. I can personally vouch that this issue affected IE8, IE10, IE11 on PC and Google Chrome on MAC. As for Firefox or Safari, I can’t really remember whether they were affected or not and since it’s already fixed I have no way of testing it.
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This will grant full access rights to all mailboxes for the Domain Admins group. Obviously, you need to replace “YourDomainHere” with your actual domain name. Type the following inside of the Exchange Management Shell:
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Every now and then, when re-enabling a user’s mailbox after it has been disabled, OWA will spit out an error message saying that the account is still disabled and the user will not be able to log in. To fix this, run the following command in the Exchange Management Shell:
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