Use PowerShell to manage FullAccess permissions on mailboxes

Every now and then you’ll have a user who has FullAccess to umpteen mailboxes for whatever reason. Cross-forest mailbox migrations, for example. Over time you might lose track of what mailboxes they have access to or why and Outlook starts misbehaving. Shared mailboxes no longer automap in Outlook or they don’t update properly, etc. When you use PowerShell to add FullAccess to another mailbox, you might see this warning:   WARNING: Some delegates added may not show up automatically in […]

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Clean out old mailbox export requests

Since Exchange 2010 doesn’t automatically remove old mailbox export requests, periodically you need to clear them out manually. This short little script cleans out all mailbox export requests that were completed more than 7 days ago. I run it about once per week. You could also schedule it if you want. $CompletedRequests = Get-MailboxExportRequest -Status Completed $EndDate = (Get-Date).AddDays(-7) $CompletedRequests | ForEach { if ((Get-MailboxExportRequestStatistics ` $_.RequestGuid).CompletionTimeStamp -lt $EndDate) { Remove-MailboxExportRequest $_.RequestGuid ` -Confirm:$False } }

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Two Ways to Add Multiple Users or Contacts to a Distribution Group

Say you just created a large number of new Mail Contacts or you just created a new Distribution Group and you need to add the new contacts or a large number of users to the new group. There are multiple ways to do this. I’ll show you two of them that are useful in two different scenarios. Method One: If all of the objects are in a single OU and have some data field in common (created on the same […]

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Exchange 2010 Recipient Icons

Microsoft Exchange has dozens of different icons. Context can tell you what most of them are, but when I was first learning Exchange, I frequently wished for an easy reference to help me keep them straight. I’m sure Microsoft must have one, but I haven’t seen it. I know I can’t be the only one who wanted this, so here you go.

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