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Database white space in Exchange 2007

Database white space in Exchange has been an evolving topic. Great improvements were made in Exchange 2010 and 2013 and you can retrieve the white space for each database by running the simple and short command However there is no

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Obtaining Databases sizes in Exchange 2007

I’m taking a trip back in time for a client at the moment. In Exchange 2010 I’m used to running: To get an overview of the size of my databases. However, in the days of yore with Exchange 2007 there

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Obtain the size of your Public Folder database using PowerShell

If you’re looking to find out the size of your Public Folder database you’ll be out of luck in the Exchange Management Console. Looking at the Properties (Under Server Config > Mailbox) will tell you the path, last backup and

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Bulk update e-mail whitelist (Set-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration)

A request came in from a client to develop an easier way to populating the e-mail whitelist for all new starters, or anyone that wants a new list. My colleague had tried exporting the current whitelist from a user with

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Alert when oldest Inbox mail item reaches a certain age

This script was created after a business requirement to ensure an important shared mailbox be regularly checked. The requester wanted to be sure that someone manually checked the mailbox for new mail at least every quarter of an hour, and

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E-mail disk space info for Exchange servers

The PowerShell script below: 1. Queries the environment for a list of Exchange servers. 2. Creates a file with information about total and remaining disk space. 3. E-mails the file. This has been listed on TechNet Script Center at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/E-mail-disk-space-info-for-8ef4ed29

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Interrogate SMTP Logs

This guide assumes you are running Exchange 2010, although should work with other versions. The Excel specific information assumes you have Excel 2010 on your workstation. The first step is retrieving the SMTP logs. They are stored on your Hub

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Exchange 2007 to 2010

Part of a merger required free/busy sharing with other business units. These units previously had no visibility or communications possibilities (outside of Internet relayed e-mail) so this presented an interesting challenge. Prior to Exchange 2010 a one or two way

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Exchange 2007 to 2010 Part 1 – Update Exchange 2007 to SP3

This page is part 1 of the 3 stage Exchange upgrade series of articles. It deals with updating an Exchange 2007 SP1 environment to SP3. You will need to be a schema administrator to complete all steps below. As with any

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Exchange 2007 to 2010 Part 2 – Install Exchange 2010 Client Access Server

This page is part 2 of the 3 stage Exchange upgrade series of articles. It deals with provisioning a new virtual machine (VM) on a Hyper-V 2008 Host. The VM will be a Client Access Server (CAS) running Windows Server 2008 R2, it

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