This month, TechNet Magazine is running a month of Exchange Server 2007 tips, posting a new tip every day Monday through Friday. Here’s what we posted over the third week of March.
Use Performance Monitoring to Track Exchange Messaging
When troubleshooting or optimizing a server for performance, you can use performance monitoring to track the activities of Exchange messaging components. Performance Monitor graphically displays statistics for the set of performance parameters you’ve selected to track.
Set Deleted Item Retention Time on Individual Mailboxes
When a user deletes a message in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, it is placed in the Deleted Items folder, where it remains until the user deletes it manually or allows Outlook to clear out the Deleted Items. Default retention settings are configured for each mailbox database in the organization.
Use the Exchange Management Shell to Determine the Status of Databases
Mailbox and public folder databases have several associated states. You can determine the status of a database by following these four easy steps.
How To Easily Change a User’s Exchange Server Alias and Display Name
Each mailbox has an Exchange alias and display name associated with it. You can change the Exchange alias in four steps.
Improve Exchange Security by Requiring Users to Change Passwords
Group Policy settings typically require users to periodically change their passwords. Sometimes, you may have to ensure that a user changes her password the next time she logs on; to do so, follow these simple steps.