E2K7: Creating Custom SMTP E-mail Address Policies Utilizing Various Replacement String Combinations

Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:56 PM by Eric Norberg  I have recently received a number of questions surrounding the generation of e-mail addresses in Exchange 2007. Particularly, whether or not custom email addresses can be generated via “legacy” replacement strings to meet specific organizational naming conventions. This post will present a brief overview of the […]

Removing an Orphaned Exchange 2007 Server

Recently, I’ve gone through an exercise to rebuild the Exchange 2007 environment at my new company. The original Exchange 2007 design was not what I would call optimal, so we decided to just rebuild instead of fix all of the problems. Luckily, most of the users were still on Exchange 2003, so this made the […]

Generating HTML Web Reports through Exchange Management Shell

  As you know Exchange Management Shell is an extension of Windows PowerShell (PS). Today I found a really useful PS command to generate HTML reports that include data generated through Exchange Management Shell commands. In an effort to create a “Dashboard” for our Exchange environment, I’ve been trying to find a way to gather […]

Reporting on Mailbox Databases

There are a number of advantages to spreading your users’ mailboxes across your databases in Exchange 2007 versus putting department or groups in to a single database together. One of the biggest advantages is risk mitigation of a single database outage putting an entire group out of commission. Managing database sizes is also important in […]

Addressing Mailbox Quota Requests in Exchange

In any email environment where quotas are enforced, requests to increase quotas are a regular occurrence. The fact of the matter is storage costs money and therefore must be managed in a meaningful way. There has to be some kind of process or mechanism to determine if a quota increase is justified. Typically quota increases […]

Blackberry fails when moving a user to a new Exchange 2007 server

When I started at my new company we were running in a mixed environment (Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007). There were a number of configuration items that just didn’t make sense and the previous Exchange guy was no longer there. I quickly began rebuilding the Exchange 2007 environment.