RBAC Exchange 2010: Roles Based Access Control

Exchange 2010 introduces a new permissions model for management known as Role Based Access Control (RBAC). RBAC in Exchange 2010 simplifies the task of breaking out or delegating administrative tasks. Rather than the complicated (and sometimes error prone) method of managing administration through direct ACL edits, RBAC creates a set of roles that users can […]

New Features of Distribution Lists in Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 distribution lists bring several new features and capabilities to email admins and users, with much more functionality than found in previous versions. While distribution lists have been a feature in Exchange since its earliest days, Exchange 2010 distribution lists come with a feature all distribution lists have needed since the lists were first […]

How to perform an Exchange 2010 Export Mailbox to PST

In an earlier article we looked at the New-MailboxImportRequest command, so in this post we’re going to examine the sibling command New-MailboxExportRequest. It stands to reason that there would be an Export version of this command to enable admins to easily export mailboxes to PST for archiving or discovery purposes, and the New-MailboxExportRequest command has […]

How to Remove Exchange Server

With Exchange 2010 SP2 released, it’s past time for you to start putting all those old Exchange 2003 servers out to pasture, and any Exchange 2000 servers still hanging on out of their misery. The process to remove Exchange 2003 (or any other version) is not as simple as formatting the drive, but too often […]

Exchange 2010 Message Tracking

Exchange includes a great tool for checking on email messages called Exchange Message Tracking. Exchange 2010 message tracking enables administrators to consult Exchange 2010 message tracking logs to determine whether or not an email message was delivered, whether the message was between internal users, sent from an external user to an internal user, or sent […]

How to connect POP and IMAP clients to Exchange

When it comes to connecting clients to Exchange, it seems that Outlook Anywhere and ActiveSync get all the limelight. For Outlook clients and mobile devices, that is fine, but what about those other systems that are out there, like legacy clients, scripted processes, and server side routines? Fortunately for all of those, we can easily […]

Using Exchange 2010 Retention Policies

When you want to automate the clearing out of old email, or to ensure that certain messages are held for a period of time, you want to look at Exchange 2010 retention policies. They may also be referred to as Message Retention Manager (MRM Exchange 2010) 2.0 policies. Exchange 2010 can still use the MRM […]

Configuring Outlook RPC over HTTP Client

Outlook 2010 provides many different ways to connect to an Exchange Server, including MAPI, POP3, IMAP, and RPC over HTTP. Favouring the RPC over HTTP method, commonly referred to as Outlook Anywhere, we’re going to take a look at this protocol including how it works, how to set it up, and how to troubleshoot it. […]

The ISINTEG tool in Exchange 2007

Exchange 2007 uses the extensible storage engine database format to store data including user mailboxes and public folders. The ESE database is used by several different server applications, and ESE databases can be maintained and repaired using the ESEUTIL binary, which is included with the install of Exchange. However, ESEUTIL is a more generic maintenance […]

What is Exchange 2010 Database Availability Group?

The services provided by Microsoft Exchange, especially the email system, are without doubt an essential part of any company’s infrastructure. Experiencing outages can result in substantial losses for an organization, both in terms of reputation and financially. In the past this would have been catered for by making a backup of the Exchange server. In […]