Exchange Server 2007 Tips
Understand and Fix the Outlook Web App Security Warning
Find out why users may be getting a security warning when accessing their Exchange 2010 inboxes via the Outlook Web App. And discover the easy fix.
Use Cmdlets to Modify Dynamic Distribution Groups
In the Exchange Management Shell, you can modify the filters and conditions associated with a dynamic distribution group using the Set-DynamicDistribution-Group cmdlet. This cmdlet has several other uses as well!
Use the Exchange Management Shell to Work with Managed Folders
Here is a list of cmdlets for working with managed folders. Enjoy!
Grant Permission to Access Folders Without Delegating Access
When a mailbox is stored on the server, you can grant access to individual folders in the mailbox. Granting access in this way means that users can perform tasks only for which you’ve granted permission.
Configure a Custom Schedule for Regular Maintenance Tasks
You should run maintenance routines against databases on a daily basis. By default, Exchange Server runs maintenance tasks daily from 1:00 A.M. to 5:00 A.M. but you can customized the time if you so desire.
Troubleshoot Database Mount Problems
If a database won’t mount, it could be because a required log file is missing or because the database is corrupted. You can diagnose many database mount problems using the Troubleshooting Assistant.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Edit and Apply E-mail Address Policies
There are several ways to manage e-mail address policies in Exchange Server 2007. We show you the necessary steps for three options.
Manage Public Folders: Copy, Move, Delete, and Recover Public Folders
If you need more information on how to copy, move, delete or recover public folders, this tip's for you.
Easily Enable and Disable Web Access for Individual Users
Exchange Server 2007 enables Outlook Web Access for each user by default. In five steps, however, you can easily disable Outlook Web Access for specific users
Assign and Remove Membership for Individual Users, Groups, and Contacts
All users, groups, and contacts can be members of other groups. To configure a group’s membership, follow these steps.
Prevent Internal Servers from Being Filtered
In six easy steps, you can configure message delivery options for your organization’s transport servers so that they don’t apply filters to IP addresses from internal servers and your perimeter network
Create Forwarding Mailboxes for Custom Recipients
If you want external users or mail systems to be able to send mail to an address within your organization and then have Exchange forward this mail to an external mailbox, we list the six easy steps to get it done.
Quickly Recover Deleted Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2007
When you delete a mailbox from a user account, the mailbox is retained as a disconnected mailbox. You can reconnect the mailbox to the original user account or another user account, if necessary. We show you how.
Configure Auditing to Track Exchange Server Usage
Auditing in Exchange Server offers many options for tracking important information. We show you all of them and how to configure the policy you want in seven simple steps.
Viewing Current Mailbox Size, Message Count, and Last Logon
We show you how to use the Get-MailboxStatistics cmdlet to view who last logged in to a mailbox, last logon date and time, and message count.
Use the Exchange Management Shell to Create New Mail Users and Mailboxes
Use the Exchange Management Shell, based on Windows PowerShell, to create new mail and to create a new mailbox resource. Here are the cmdlets and the additional parameters you'll need.