Mailbox and mail sending permissions

I recently had a case where we encountered an “issue” where users granted full mailbox access and send-on-behalf-of to a shared mailbox were able to use OWA to send as the shared mailbox. First, let’s take a step back and review permissions. I’ve summarized it in a table here: Type Permission Description How to Grant…

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Exchange 2013 domainprep (prepareAD) fails with Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.AdminLimitExceededException [ERROR_DS_ADMIN_LIMIT_EXCEEDED]

We've seen 2 cases in support with this issue that affected hosting companies. I anticipate we'll see more instances of this issue as more customers migrate to Exchange 2013, especially hosting companies, so I've decided to blog it out. As with any installation issue, you start off by inspecting C:\ExchangeSetupLogs\ExchangeSetup.log. In there, you'll find that…

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ROP Breakdown by User

Hey all, I'm back with some more info to empower your Exchange administration! Once you've enabled ROP logging on your servers, there's a lot of things you can do with the data because the operation-specific field is now populated. Let's say a particular user is pushing a lot of requests against the server and you…

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Enable ROP logging in Exchange 2010 and 2013

This is just a short post because it seems like there's not yet one on how to do it. http://www.expta.com/2012/07/how-to-enable-logging-for-rpc-client.html shows us how to enable throttling logging – and enabling ROP logging follows the same procedure. It is an additional logging tag that must be enabled inside the Microsoft.Exchange.RpcClientAccess.Service.exe.config file. Usually when I enable ROP logging,…

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Exchange 2010: Finding which mailbox is causing database bloat.

Hey everyone, I'll keep this post short because time is precious if you're looking at this post 🙂 I was working on a case troubleshooting excessive database growth. We leveraged this blog to start our troubleshooting: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/04/18/troubleshooting-rapid-growth-in-databases-and-transaction-log-files-in-exchange-server-2007-and-2010.aspx. After a while, we came to realize it was database bloat aka database space leak. Leveraging http://blogs.technet.com/b/dblanch/archive/2009/04/24/tracking-down-exchange-2007-database-bloat.aspx, we…

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