Identify and reconnect disabled mailboxes in Exchange Online, 2013 and 2016

For a long time now, Exchange has allowed a grace period, during which mailboxes for deleted or “mail-disabled” AD users are still kept in the database. Sometimes, you might need reconnect such a mailbox to a newly created or pre-existing AD user object. In order for this to work, Exchange needs to know which mailboxes…


IRM-protected messages cannot be returned in search results for Exchange 2013

In KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2707146 we describe a problem with IRM-protected messages, which were journaled and  forwarded to an external contact for Exchange 2010. In that Knowledge Base Article we stated, that we fixed the problem in  Update Rollup 5 version 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2. Unfortunately this fix  was not carried over into Exchange…