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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exchange 2010 Powershell command to check if an email address exists in the system

I'm looking for an Exchange 2010 command that would do the following: Given an email address (fully-qualified with domain and all) check if the email address is associated to some mailbox or group ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Restored 2 day old Microsoft Exchange - lost one month of entries

I have a strange situation. On the weekend our Exchange 2010 system got fried, so I pulled out the backup from Friday 12/12/2014 and restored it. Now when our users reconnect to their mailboxes, ...
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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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Export GFI MailArchiver e-mails for import into Exchange 2010 SP1 Personal Archiving

We have an existing installation of GFI MailArchiver 5 with several databases of archives (perhaps 100-150GB). The goal is to export each user's archived e-mail and then import it into Exchange 2010 ...
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For an internet-facing, all-roles-in-one Exchange server, what do I need to let through the firewall?

As the result of a recent penetration test, in which we did not fare well, it has been brought to my attention that our internet facing, all-roles-in-one, Exchange 2010 SP3 server has no firewall in ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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How to find out users without SEND AS SELF flag in Exchange 2010

I'm looking for a way to find all users who don't have SEND AS SELF flag set in Exchange 2010. Without that flag users aren't able to send emails thru SMTP and it seems some users are missing this ...
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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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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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MS Exchange Calendar Filter

I would like to create a server-side Exchange calendar that is: A combination of a group of people's calendars (e.g., "Marketing Department Members") Filtered only to show those items marked "Out of ...
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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 some users mailboxes have a green arrow

when we look at our Exchange Server and all the mailboxes we notice that some users have green arrows pointing right over their icon. This does appear to only be on older users on our system so I just ...
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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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During a cutover migration from Exchange 2010 to 365, how to handle desktop clients?

I am at the point where everything has synced between my on premises exchange server and the office 365 migration batch. The next step is to modify my MX records so that mail begins to be direct to ...
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Is it possible to create an internal SSL certificate with Subject Alternative Names

Having just upgraded from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010, I'm attempting to create a certificate that can be used both internally and externally (by staff). Previously with exchange 2003, we didn't ...
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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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Error in New-MailboxExportRequest - “Couldn't find the Enterprise Organizational Container” even though permissions seem right

When disabling users I typically will be asked to retain a copy of their mailbox. I accomplish this by literally creating their mailbox in Outlook and then exporting to PST. Is there some way around ...
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How do I reconfigure Exchange Autodiscover?

So I've had issues for a long time with out of office, i believe my exchange has been setup incorrectly. When running tests on testexchangeconnectivity it connects to http://mydomain.com/autodiscover ...
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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 ...