How to test the health of Exchange Server services health quickly? Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP2 I have found a useful cmdlet Test-ServiceHealth to test whether all the Microsoft Windows services that Exchange requires on a server have started. Simply run Test-ServiceHealth and you will get the output like as below when every services … Continue reading “Test-ServiceHealth”

Top 10 Exchange Server Tools

I’m just listing down the Top 10 Exchange Tools: Exchange Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator – Provides output on your storage configuration as well as backup and replication requirements. Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer (ExRCA) – This GREAT tool allows Exchange admins the ability to validate their Client Access Service configurations (EWS, Outlook Anywhere, ActiveSync.) and SMTP functionality … Continue reading “Top 10 Exchange Server Tools”

Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer v1.4

http://www.TestExchangeConnectivity.com http://www.ExRCA.com TheExchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool is being updated! List of the changes in this release: •        A new CAPTCHA service. •        The challenge is NOT case sensitive, so it doesn’t matter if you type upper or lower case letters. •        The CAPTCHA challenges will not include hard to distinguish letters/numbers. For example 2 … Continue reading “Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer v1.4”

Use Digital IDs (Certificates) to prove your identity in Outlook email transactions

See MVP Manu Philip‘s article on Outlook 2010 posted on MVP Award Program Blog – MVP Monday Series. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mvpawardprogram/archive/2012/04/09/use-digital-ids-certificates-to-prove-your-identity-in-outlook-email-transactions.aspx

Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool – OCAT

The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool (OCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile for common configurations that may cause problems in Outlook. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Outlook or when you want to identify possible issues with … Continue reading “Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool – OCAT”

Customizing Email Quota Message

New-SystemMessage cmdlet can be used in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to create customized delivery status notification (DSN) or quota messages, in the specified language, on computers that have the Hub Transport server role or Edge Transport server role installed. This example creates a customized WarningMailbox quota message. This message is displayed to users who meet the … Continue reading “Customizing Email Quota Message”

Bulk mailbox creation

I have gone through the bulk mailbox creation for all of the users in AD. The steps included were creation of a CSV file with user atributes and run a PS script which processes the csv file. 1. Crate a CSV with the following fields for all AD user objects: Lastname,Firstname,Name,UserPrincipalName,Password 2. Make the script … Continue reading “Bulk mailbox creation”

How to assign a user’s mailbox to another user?

There are two tasks for this: 1. Assign Full access permission to user B on User A’s mailbox 2. Give Send As/Receive As permission to User B on User A’s mailbox. Full Access Permission: Run the cmdlet:  Add-MailboxPermission “UserB” -User “UserA” -AccessRights FullAccess -InheritanceType all Receive As/ Send As permission: Add-ADPermission “UserB” -User “DomainUserA” -Extendedrights … Continue reading “How to assign a user’s mailbox to another user?”