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How to add Exchange mailbox stores

How to add Exchange mailbox stores

1.Click Start, All Programs, Microsoft Exchange, and then select Exchange System Manager.
2.Exchange System Manager opens.
3.In the left pane, right-click the storage group container and select New and then Mailbox Store from the shortcut menu.
4.On the General tab, provide the database name, default public store, and the offline address list to use.
5.You can also enable message archiving and specify whether clients support S/MIME signatures and whether plain-text should be displayed in fixed-sized font.
6.On the Database tab, provide the location the database locations.
7.On the Limits tab, specify the message storage limit, the deleted items policy, and the deleted mailbox policy.
8.On the Full-Text Indexing tab, specify the frequency at which the full-text index is updated or rebuilt.
9.On the Details tab, specify which configuration information needs to be manually inputted by administrators.
10.On the Policies tab, specify the system mailbox store policies for the mailbox store.
11.Click OK.

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How to Configure Exchange Information Stores

How to Configure Exchange Information Stores
1.Click Start, All Programs, Microsoft Exchange, and then select Exchange System Manager.
2.Exchange System Manager opens.
3.In the left pane, right-click the Exchange server and select New and then Storage Group from the shortcut menu.
4.In the Properties dialog box which opens, in the Name textbox, provide a name for the new storage group. This is the name that will appear in Exchange System Manager and in the Active Directory Users And Computers management console.
5.In the Transaction log location box, provide the location for storing the transaction logs. Click the Browse button to navigate to the location.
6.In the System path location box, provide the location for storing temporary files. Click the Browse button to navigate to the location.
7.In the Log file prefix box, the specific log file prefix is automatically assigned by the Exchange server.
8.Enable the Zero out deleted database pages checkbox to have all deleted data removed from the drive.
9.The Enable circular logging checkbox should not be enabled.
10.Click OK.

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How to change the status of Exchange features for mail-enabled objects.

How to change the status of Exchange features for mail-enabled objects.

1.Open the Active Directory Users And Computers console.
2.Proceed to select the user account objects that should be modified.
3.Using the Exchange System Manager menu, click Action and then select Exchange Tasks.
4.The Exchange Task Wizard starts.
5.On the Exchange Task Wizard Welcome page, click Next.
6.Select the Configure Exchange Features option. Click Next.
7.Select the Exchange features which should be enabled or disabled.
8.Select either the Enable or Disable tab and then change the options accordingly. Click Next to proceed.
9.Review the displayed summary information.
10.Click Next. Click Finish.

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How to schedule Exchange Mailbox Manager Tasks

How to schedule Exchange Mailbox Manager Tasks

1.Open the Exchange System Manager.
2.Select the Exchange server that will run the Mailbox Manager tasks.
3.Click the Action menu and select Properties.
4.Click the Mailbox Management tab.
5.Select the Start Mailbox Management Process option if you want to specify one of the predefined schedules.
6.If you want to create your own schedule, click Custom.
7.Select the Reporting option to send a report to the administrator account indicated on the Administrator tab.
8.Select the Administrator option if you want to specify the administrator account to which reports should be sent.
9.Click OK.

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How to configure mailbox cleanup tasks

How to configure mailbox cleanup tasks

1.Open the Exchange System Manager.
2.Navigate to the recipient policies container.
3.Select the recipient policies container.
4.Select the Action menu and select New and then Recipient Policy.
5.On the New Policy dialog box, select the Mailbox Manager Settings option.
6.Click OK.
7.Provide a name for the mailbox cleanup policy in the Name field.
8.Click the Modify tab.
9.Specify policy membership for the cleanup policy and then click OK.
10.On the Recipient Policy Change dialog box, click OK.
11.Click the Mailbox Manager Setting (Policy) tab.
12.Specify the mailbox-cleanup options.
13.Click OK.

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