Exchange 2007 and Export-Mailbox with the –IncludeFolders switch

You may have noticed that when you when you run the Export-Mailbox cmdlet, one of the switches available is –IncludeFolders.  With this switch, you can specify the folders to include in the export (duh!).  However, you may also notice that when you use the –IncludeFolders switch, it includes that folder and all subfolders.  This may…

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Move Mailbox from a CSV Import file

A while back, I had promised to write another post detailing how to use Import-CSV and then run Move-Mailbox against the users in that CSV file.  Well, quite a bit of time has passed since then, and getting this figured out proved a little more difficult than I thought it would be.  I finally got…

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Exchange 2007 and Recipient Type Details

Now that you have been working with Exchange 2007 for a while, you may notice that in the Exchange Management Console, there are a few new things that you see.  One of these is that when you look at objects, you now see a column labeled Recipient Type Details.  This is, in fact, a new…

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Enabling Message Tracking for non-administrator accounts

If you work for a large organization, odds are that you may have people that you want to grant access to your Message Tracking logs that you don’t want to grant rights to do much more.  Below, I’ll outline the permissions necessary to grant a user or group the rights to track messages via the Message…

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Recent experience with Exchange 2007 and Cross-Forest account management

I wanted to share some lessons learned recently as a result of working a case where the goal was to create a new mail contact in a remote forest.  Existing contacts were able to be edited, so permissions didn’t appear to be the issue.  I was able to set up a cross-forest trust in my…

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MOM Exchange Management Pack alerts

Part of my job involves supporting the Exchange Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM).  In doing so, we sometimes come across things that don’t really make a lot of sense (or at least they don’t to me).  Take the following scenario. With MOM, you can create Mailboxes that MOM then uses to make sure…

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The Mystery of Calendar Permissions explained…

We get to experience a wide variety of issues here in Microsoft support, and some of them can get very interesting. As someone who has been involved in troubleshooting issues with computers for over 15 years now, I always like a good challenge. So when the opportunity came up to help explain a strange calendar…

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Disabling LDAP Encryption and Signing for Netmon on an Exchange server

It’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve been super busy.  I wanted to post something that I often have to do with customers. There may be times when in order to further troubleshoot a problem, you need to capture a Network Monitor trace.  Netmon is very helpful in finding delays, and LDAP…

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Exchange 2003, ISA and attachment size

I’ve seen a few of these reports recently and worked on one personally, so I thought I would mention this in case anyone else has run into this issue and wasn’t sure how to fix it. The environment:ISA server 200x using a Web Publishing Rule to publish OWA on an Exchange 2003 server. The problem:When…

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Workload Management in Exchange 2013

Workload Management (WLM) is a great new feature that was introduced with Exchange 2013 (well, ok to be fair Exchange 2010 introduced the concept of User throttling. Exchange 2013 simply builds on that). The function of WLM is basically to preserve the user experience by throttling other processes. It is comprised of both User-based throttling…

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