Exchange 2010 admin

  1. Objectives
    1. Roles: Transport; Client Access; … ;Spamming;
    2. Archives policy and archive database
      1. Archive database: Create db and enable archiving
      2. Enable group and individual messages archiving, search and retrieval
      3. Who is responsible for email archiving? Depending on the size of organization, mostly by Exchange administrator who handles the process reliably and consistently;
    3. Retention policies
    4. PowerShell
  2. Best Practices
    1. Failover
    2. Backup and recovery
    3. DAG and clustering
    4. Establish organization’s overall records retention and regulatory compliance policies
      1. Archive all incoming
      2. Archive all outgoing
      3. Retention periods
      4. Identify confidentiality level
  3. Useful PowerShell
    1. Get-MailBoxStatistics
      1. Mailbox summary in a database: Get-MailBoxStatistics -database “ChinaMailDB”
      2. Mailbox FullList format in a database:  Get-MailBoxStatistics -database “ChinaMailDB” | FL
      3. Mailbox summary with a selected user: Get-MailBoxStatistics -identity abc.xyz | FL
      4. Mailbox summary with selected column for a selected user: Get-MailBoxStatistics -identity abc.xyz | select Displayname,TotalitemSize,StorageLimitStatus
      5. Mailbox summary with selected column for a selected user in FL format: Get-MailBoxStatistics -identity abc.xyz | select Displayname,TotalitemSize,StorageLimitStatus | FL
  4.  References
    1. Best practices of exchange archiving: https://redmondmag.com/articles/2013/04/17/exchange-archiving.aspx
    2. Checklist: Deploying Retention Policies: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee364743(v=exchg.141).aspx
    3. Best and worst practices for email archiving in Exchange server: http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/news/1455663/Best-and-worst-practices-for-email-archiving-in-Exchange-Server
    4. 15 Tips to Optimize an Exchange 2010 Infrastructure (Part 1): http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/15-tips-optimize-exchange-2010-infrastructure-part1.html
    5. Using Format commands to change output view in PowerShell: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/getting-started/cookbooks/using-format-commands-to-change-output-view
  5. Troubleshooting:
    1. 454 4.7.0 Temporary authentication failure in a Microsoft Exchange Server : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/979174
  6. Follow-ups
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Exchange 2010 admin

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