September 2009 - Posts
MSExchangeTeam blogged about the architectural changes in the Recover Deleted items in Exchange Server 2010.
Users often delete data from their mailboxes that they later want recovered. Recovery of these deleted items is the most common reason for IT admins to recover data from traditional point-in-time backups today.
With previous versions of Exchange Server, administrators implemented two solutions to enable single item recovery, dumpster and restores. Both had their issues, unfortunately.
Exchange 2010 aims to reduce the complexity and administrative costs associated with single item recovery.
Read more at source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/09/25/452632.aspx
Continuing the Archive Mailbox Week.. Today, we are going to talk about Archive Mailbox Name and Quota.
Change the Archive Mailbox name...
Using Exchange Management Console, we can double click on an user and go to the Mailbox Features tab, and get Properties of Archive item.
Then, we can change the name of the Archive Mailbox ...
and the results can be seen on either Outlook Web App or Outlook 2010.
Changing the warning quota for the Archive Mailbox...
We can also use Exchange Management console to change que Quota Warning, we just need to go to Mailbox Settings and get properties of Archive Quota item.
On the new dialog box we can define the new arning threshold in MB. By the way, we don't have the total quota using GUI, if you want to do that, just use the following syntax: Set-Mailbox <UserName> -ArchiveQuota 2GB
In the previous post we saw how to create an Archive Mailbox and also how to enable it in an existent mailbox. Today's post we are going to identify a mailbox that has an Archive Mailbox using Exchange Management Shell and Console and also how to get statistics from an Archive Mailbox.
Identifying an Archive Mailbox...
That is really easy, basically a Mailbox that has an Archive Mailbox has a different icon. We can notice that the user Anderson.Patricio has a different icon than a regular account (Lidiana.Patricio in this example)
We can also use Exchange Management Shell to retrieve that information, we just need the Archive attributes of the mailbox, then let's run the following cmdlet: Get-Mailbox <UserName> | Select archive* | fl. Again, we can notice the differences between those two users (Anderson.Patricio = Archive and Lidiana.Patricio = Just Mailbox).
Getting mailbox statistics from Archive Mailbox...
When the subject is archive the -Archive parameter does the trick as we saw in the previous post. In order to retrieve Mailbox statistics is the same rule, the following syntax will help us out:
Get-MailboxStatistics <UserName> -Archive
This week we are going over one of the new features of Exchange Server 2010 which is the Archive Mailbox. In this first post we are going to cover how to create the Archive during the Mailbox creation and also how to enable it afterwards.
Creating and Archive Mailbox during the Mailbox creation...
Using the Release Candidate of Exchange Server 2010 you may have notice that we have a new page called Archive Settings and just clicking on the Create an Archive mailbox for this account will do the trick.
If you are using Exchange Management Shell to do this process, then it is really simple to create the Archive Mailbox in the same process just add the switch -Archive without parameters and the new mailbox will have an Archive Mailbox as well.
Enabling Archive for existent mailboxes...
If you already have the mailboxes created and you want to add Archive mailboxes to them, you can use Exchange Management Console and just click on Enable Archive item on the Toolbox Options and the dialog box shown below will be displayed, just click on Yes.
If you want to do the same using Exchange Management Shell, the cmdlet Enable-Mailbox will be useful. The syntax is:
Enable-Mailbox <Username> -Archive, where <Username> is the username that you want to enable Archive Mailbox.
In this post I'm going over the process to broadcast a message using LCScmd to all OCS users. Sometimes you want to warn all users that a server is going down and you can do that in several different sending messages, instant messages and etc. In this post I will go over the process to send a broadcast message to all logged users on OCS.
The first step is make sure that the user that is going to run the LCScmd utility belongs to the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group.
Second step is to open the command promtp and go to X:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Office Communications SErver 2007 R2 folder and run the following syntax and after that hit enter.
LCScmd /Server /Action:BroadcastMessage /Role:SE /Message:"Type here your message"
Done, all users logged users will receive the message, as shown in the figure below. By the way, the output of the previous LCScmd gives you information which users received the message as well.
The OCS Team has just blogged about a new document that covers the Certificate Deployment in OCS 2007 R2. It's worth while to read.
Download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e9f86f96-aa09-4dca-9088-f64b4f01c703
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 management pack is designed for monitoring Exchange Server 2010 events, collecting Exchange component-specific performance counters in one central location, and for raising alerts for operator intervention as necessary. You will need System Center Operations Manager 2007 to run and monitor Exchange Server 2010 with this management pack.
Get it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a0047276-553c-4054-afc9-ec3b4ececf3c#tm