Exchange 2010 is a Microsoft collaboration server product offering e-mail, calendar, and other functions.

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Email hoarder intervention and education - (Exchange environment)

Throughout my career, I've encountered quite a few users who were email hoarders... I'm managing a 100-user environment where users previously had 100mb quotas and a basic Cyrus IMAP/Postfix ...
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Schedule/queue large e-mails in Exchange 2010, defer until latency drops

My challenge We have Exchange servers at various sites, but also aboard ships. The ships are connected to our network through satellite links when at sea, but switch to WiFi bridges when in port. ...
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outlook requiring password after exchange reboot

We recently moved from Exchange 2003 to 2010, and have noticed a quirk that is annoying us. If our exchange server (single server) goes down, ie it gets rebooted, or client loses connectivity (or for ...
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Outlook Email Abuse - Guide for email etiquette?

I've spent a lot of time performing mail migrations for companies that either had very little IT focus, or no fulltime staff to handle common issues. As a result, policies governing email use and ...
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Microsoft is blocking mail from entire netblock. ISP doesn't know what to do?

I recently moved a client from basic T1 service to a multi-site MPLS solution with same vendor. The ISP, XO Communications, provided a decade of stable service as a T1 provider. The process of moving ...
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How do I audit user's mailbox actions performed via IMAP in Exchange 2010?

I read through the Technet article on Mailbox auditing but it seems to only be working for MAPI access. I perform the following cmdlet to enable auditing of the owner: > Set-Mailbox -Identity ...
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Implementing Variable Envelope Return Path (VERP) using Exchange

We're looking into implementing Variable Envelope Return Path (VERP) for improved bounce processing for our application. Our current mail infrastructure is MS Exchange 2007 but are in the process ...
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Outlook 2011 client, Exchange 2010 server; letters missing in text of sent items

On a Mac client running Outlook 2011 connected to an Exchange 2010 server: all of a sudden, characters are getting dropped in outbound e-mail messages. The client machine has been rebooted and this is ...
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Any issues with increasing maximum mailbox size for Exchange 2010?

The boss of a company for whome I am responsible for their exchange server has a full mailbox. The current mailbox limit is 2Gb (pretty standard). He's asked if I can bump his mailbox up to something ...
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Best practice for Exchange 2010 HA topology considering 6 x Exchange licenses and TMG 2010

What would be best topology considering that: 6 x Exchange 2010 Standard Licenses 2 x Separate locations that are supposed to support redundancy in case of link problems 4 x Forefront TMG 2010 with ...
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Domain rename with Exchange 2010

I have taken over all IT responsibilities for a company that is using Active Directory (2008 R2 native level) and Exchange 2010. I have come to find out that their internal Active Directory domain ...
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Unable to share calendar free/busy info from O365 to external federated domain

I've got two domains that I'm trying to share calendar free/busy info between through federation. SiteA is an on premise deployment of Exchange 2010 SP2. SiteB is an Office 365 Enterprise deployment. ...
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If an AD user is disabled and another user has full access to their mailbox, will they still be able to access the mailbox?

In Exchange 2010, if an AD user is disabled but another user has access to their mailbox, will they still be able to access the mailbox or does that user need to remain enabled for this functionality ...
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Single-Signon options for Exchange 2010

We're working on a project to migrate employee email from Unix/open-source (courier IMAP, exim, squirrelmail, etc) to Exchange 2010, and trying to figure out options for single-signon for Outlook Web ...
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Recipient receives mail not addressed to them

I have a very bizarre set of circumstances. One of my staff received an e-mail addressed to me from a consultant, however this consultant would have no idea who this staff is or their e-mail address. ...
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“Delivered-To” Header in Exchange

In some SMTP server implementations (i.e. Postfix) you can enable Delivered-To and X-Original-To headers that will be added to your email. (or [X-]Envelope-To) This is very helpful with distribution ...
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Can Exchange 2010 high availability be achieved with only 2 servers?

In Exchange 2010, you can define Database Availability Groups and have your mailbox database(s) automatically replicated between multiple servers, and you can have mailbox server which are members of ...
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Exchange 2010 - Need to gather emails for a court subpoena

We've been subpoenaed to send all emails exchanged with a couple different individuals for a court case. How would I go about doing this in an Exchange 2010 environment?
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Updating to Exchange 2013 - any way to do it now?

Exchange 2013 is out, available for some epople already. Got if from the VLC Center, now trying to get an upgrade path that works for some customers. Problem: There is no upgrade. It is "install on ...
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How to migrate 200+ people company from hosting to Exchange 2010 in most non distruptive way

We want to implement Exchange 2010 in our organization which is spread over couple of locations. Right now we're using POP3/SMTP at hosting and all people are using Outlook 2007 and 2010. Mail for our ...
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Find users that are auto forwarding / redirecting their email in Exchange 2010 using Powershell

We are using Live@edu, which is essentially hosted exchange server with some additional features and limitations to work around, and I'm trying to find everybody that is forwarding or redirecting ...
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Setting up two Exchange servers to receive mail on their old domains while sending and receiving using the same new domain

The scene: A merger of two companies. One running Exchange 2010, the other Exchange 2003, both having Active Directory Schemas at Server 2003, SP 2. Short term goal: Establish a trust between both ...
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PowerShell Remoting w/ Exchange 2010: Value cannot be null

I'm having difficulty running Exchange 2010 cmdlets through remote PowerShell sessions. I start my local PowerShell session as Administrator and issue the following commands -- PS ...
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Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010 requesting password every time it starts

I have one Exchange 2010 server which is fully updated, the clients are running Outlook 2010 but some users are getting a prompt for credentials every time they open Outlook. I have checked for ...
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Exchange 2010 Out of office doesn't show original senders email address

When one of our users is on holiday they will set their Out of office message and change the Out of office rule to forward all emails received to a colleague. This has always worked very well for us ...
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Exchange 2003 to 2010 Migration Backout Plan

1 x 2003 DC holding all FSMO roles 3 x 2008 DC 1 x Exchange 2003 Server If an Exchange 2003 > 2010 migration fails in a way which can't be remedied quickly what's the best way to back out of the ...
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Two emails receiving the same Message ID

A user is experiencing a problem whereby when sending emails, some emails are being allocated the same Message ID. The issue looks to occur when the user has a draft email and they forward the draft ...
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Users getting 'flooded' with not read notifications (NRNs) for old emails and meeting requests

I'm being placed under quite a lot of pressure from senior management over a relatively trivial issue. Basically the vast majority of users are complaining that they receive not read notifications ...
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Get individual message size for all Exchange 2010 users

I need to make a report with a list of the largest messages on an Exchange 2010 server. I looked through the commands that I could use, and Get-MailboxStatistics isn't granular enough - I need to find ...
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What is the best way to build an Exchange 2010 CAS based on an existing production server?

We have a CAS + Hub server in our organization right now. We want to create a second one with the exact same settings and features. What would be the best approach to do this? We have been looking ...
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Exchange 2010 sends out spam

I have an Exchange Server 2010, that uses a smart host to send out mails. A day ago the owner of smart host contact us and told us that we send out spam. I have try different open relay test on the ...
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Allowing the HR Department to enter users into Active Directory / Exchange instead of IT?

I'm learning as I go - but one thing I have always wondered, in bigger corporations does the IT department enter all new hires into active directory / create the exchange mailbox or is there a setup ...
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What do I lose by running Exchange 2010 in a Windows 2003 Active Directory Domain?

I know that Exchange 2010 can be run in a Windows 2003 domain but I'd like to run it in Windows 2008. I need to justify it though. Will I lose anything in Exchange 2010 if I only use it in a Windows ...
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how do I resolve “user isn't assigned to any management roles” error in Exchange 2010 EMC?

Newly installed Exchange 2010 box (technically, a partially installed box, as this error is preventing me from completing the install). When I launch EMC or the Management Powershell, I get this ...
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Exchange 2010: Installing Outlook onto the Server

It is not possible to use the Import-Mailbox or Export-Mailbox cmdlets unless Outlook 2010 x64 is installed on the Exchange server against which you try to run the command. Does anyone have Outlook ...
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how to disable remote wipe for Exchange 2010 ActiveSync?

When connecting android mobile devices to Exchange ActiveSync some require granting device administrator privileges which permit an exchange administrator to remotely wipe the phone. The warning ...
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Do you have to have two servers to put Exchange 2010 on the Internet?

I was reading about the Edge Transport Role on Exchange 2010. It looks like this is the only way to put Exchange the Internet. Is this true? Also, doesn't this require a second hub transport ...
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Ridiculous Exchange database restore scenario

Okay, so I have a little bit of a challenge for the Exchange pros. I am looking for the mailbox database that a specific user was on... Before their account (and mailbox) was destroyed, around 7 ...
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Exchange 2010: Log in to another user's mailbox with an admin user that does not have a mailbox

We have Exchange 2010 users that are part of the following Exchange groups: Organization Management Server Management However, these accounts do not have Exchange mailboxes. We could log in to ECP ...
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Exchange restore backup. What happens to local ost files?

A virtual hard disk crashed containing our sql server and exchange server. I have several backups but the one I can use is 3weeks old. What happens to local Outlook clients when I restore that Hyper-v ...
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Script to remove Exchange 2010 AutoMapping for all mailboxes

I have an Exchange 2010 SP3 server that's getting Application event error 9646 from MSExchangeIS: Mapi session [ID] [AD User] exceeded the maximum of 500 objects of type "objtFolder" Looking into ...
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How can I proactively detect compromised Exchange 2010 accounts?

We have had issues with compromised Exchange accounts sending out malicious e-mails via SMTP and OWA. It seems that many of these accounts were compromised via incoming phishing attempts. We are ...
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Exchange 2010 Powershell commands?

I was wondering if anyone knows the PowerShell command for Exchange 2010 that lists mailboxes and/or users that a particular mailbox does NOT have access to. We have a system account that we need to ...
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Exchange with active directory and child domains

We have the following AD topology: ourcompany.com east.ourcompany.com west.ourcompany.com We are looking to install Exchange in the root ourcompany.com. Are there any issues that we need to be ...
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Adding QR Codes to Exclaimer

We are running a piece of software called Exclaimer which sets a standard template for email signatures and grabs some details from Active directory, like Contact numbers and title. I need to add a ...
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Can't give 'send-as' permissions in Exchange 2010

I'm trying to give 'send-as' permissions to one user in Exchange 2010. Here is the Powershell command I'm running: Add-ADPermission "User1" -User "Ourdomain\User2" -Extendedrights "Send As" ...
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Race conditions in account creation script with email account and Office 365 sync--any good way besides time delay to resolve?

I have a powershell script that I use to create new users. Every year we add hundreds of interns, so automation is crucial. Someone in HR runs the script, so the script is supposed to be foolproof. I ...
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Is there an RFC or standard for “Envelope Journaling”?

Is there a formal standard defined for Envelope Journaling (or BCC journaling)? I'm a software developer, and want to make sure I implement the journaling consumer correctly. My model for reference ...
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In a multi-tenanted Exchange 2010 installation is it possible to route to different send connectors for different organizations

We host mail for other organizations using a multi-tenanted Exchange 2010 installation. We want to route to one of two different outbound relays based on which organization is sending the mail. Is ...
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Users can't change password trough OWA for Exchange 2010

Here's our problem, users who want to change their password trough OWA get this error "The password you entered doesn't meet the minimum security requirements.", even if users are respecting the ...