Managing Exchange Public Folder Permissions

Over the years, there has been a request for finding various permissions on Public Folder objects within Exchange.  I figured that I would share how to do some of these tasks, specific to Exchange 2010 and 2013. NOTE: The following commands use the Exchange Management Shell Exchange 2010 List All Top Level Public Folders Default…

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8dot3 and the Exchange 2010 SP3 LAG Copy

Recently I deployed Exchange 2010 SP3 and experienced a few headaches when it came to the LAG copy.  It turns out that this was probably related to the known issue with Exchange 2010 SP3 and 8dot3Name, even though we never activated these copies and with no transaction logs on the active copy containing any 8.3…

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Public Folders – Folders Assistant Not Forwarding Messages

A recent issue occurred where users were trying to create Public Folders Folder Assistant that would forward the post/inbound message to another Public Folder.  The users were able to configure this, however the message was never forwarded.  This is a short synopsis of how we resolved this problem. PREREQUISITES Public Folders – both were mail…

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A Few Recommendations for Exchange 2010

The following is a partial list of items that I recommend be reviewed for all Exchange 2010 server deployments.  The focus is to ensure that the environment is consistently configured, reliable, and performing optimally.  This is not an official, just something that I’ve been using for a while. Server Build – Confirm that hardware has…

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Exchange Databases Failover Due to Low Memory

Recently I had the (un)fortunate experience of troubleshooting an issue with Exchange 2010 DAG Database copies failing over to another servers.  This happened in several different environments that I was supporting, so I know it can happen to anyone.  Here is a short synopsis of this issue (not all symptoms are listed): SCOM Alert: A…

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A Few Hotfixes to Consider…

 UPDATED: June 2013 I decided to collect my own short list of hotfixes for that I have recommended for an Exchange 2010/Windows 2008 R2 environment.    NOTE: This does not include security hotfixes (WSUS) and is NOT an official list of hotfixes or build recommendation – this is my list of hotfixes that I have…

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Exchange 2007 Server Data Collection Script

Recently I had experienced an issue where an Exchange 2007 server was having some ‘issues’.  However before I was engaged to assist in resolving the issue, the admin rebooted the server and the issue went away…but only for a brief period.  This led me to create a script to collect data from an Exchange 2007 server…

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There's something about 2007 Dynamic Distribution Groups

Recently I ran into some issues with creating dynamic distribution lists or groups (DDL or DDG) in an Exchange 2007 environment. Let me share some things that I uncovered:   • Outlook users will not be able to see the membership of the DL using the GAL   • To view the membership, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232019(EXCHG.80).aspx…

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Exchange Daily Messaging Report

I was tasked with creating a daily messaging report that would meet the following requirements: Collect essential information about the Exchange 2007 environment Save the data in HTML format Email that report to users So I created a powershell script that would collect the following information: Mailbox Stats (total #, over quota, over 5GB, etc)…

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Exchange 2007 Summary Script

I was asked to post a blog on my script that collects summary information from an Exchange 2007 organization.  Here is what the script does: Places the information in C:\Exchdata directory Pulls information about Active Directory Collects Server information Collects Routing information Pulls statistical information, including mailboxes, backup status, etc Attached is the script (right…

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