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Control the Managed Folder Assistant in Exchange 2007

When you apply a mailbox policy, it won’t take effect until the next time the Managed Folder Assistant processes it. This is also the case when you modify an existing mailbox policy. The Managed Folder Assistant automatically runs on a nightly basis by default. There may be instances, however, when you need mailbox policy changes to take effect immediately. This requires you to manually start the Managed Folder Assistant. To…

Manage disconnected mailboxes in Exchange 2007

Some mailboxes in an Exchange organization can become disconnected from corresponding user accounts. The following EMS command can locate these disconnected mailboxes: Get-MailboxStatistics | where {$_.DisconnectDate –ne $null} This command builds on the Get-MailboxStatistics EMS command, and looks at the disconnect date to verify that it’s not equal to null (-ne $null). The two dollar signs are used to declare variables. If you want to reconnect disconnected mailboxes, pipe the…

Install antispam agents in Exchange 2007

Exchange Server 2003 includes various antispam features that carried over into Exchange Server 2007. But unless you have an edge transport server, you may never see them. Organizations without an edge transport server can run a PowerShell script from Microsoft to enable antispam agents on an Exchange 2007 hub transport server. To enable the antispam features, open EMS on your hub transport server and navigate to the Program FilesMicrosoftExchange ServerScripts…