Author Archives: Tony Redmond ("Thoughts of an Idle Mind")

About Tony Redmond ("Thoughts of an Idle Mind")

Exchange MVP, author, and rugby referee

Using Search-Mailbox to look for items with a specific date


A question from a reader is often a good start to a useful discussion or to probe into a topic. Tim Read contacted me to discuss some problems he had with using the Search-Mailbox cmdlet (available in cloud and on-premises … Continue reading

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The strange case of the MailboxSentItemsConfiguration cmdlets


Microsoft introduced the rather useful cmdlet set of Set-MailboxSentItemsConfiguration and Get-MailboxSentItemsConfiguration a long time ago (Exchange 2010 SP2 RU4 – August 2012). As you might recall, these cmdlets allow an administrator to exert control over where Exchange stores copies of messages sent by delegates. What’s … Continue reading

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Recoverable Items and Calendar Versioning


Keeping track of calendar items such as meetings to ensure that a definitive version of the item is available is sometimes hard to do, especially when multiple clients or multiple users access a calendar. Exchange 2010 made architectural changes in … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – September 2014


September 2014 included Exchange Connections in Las Vegas (all seemed to have a great time) plus some upheaval in Microsoft, so there was plenty to discuss in my “Exchange Unwashed” blog at WindowsITPro.com. Here’s what happened during the month: The … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 workload management controls how the Mailbox Replication service uses system resources


One of the more important changes for the Mailbox Replication service (MRS) in Exchange 2013 that I discovered when researching content for “Microsoft Exchange 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox and High Availability” is how the function of the MRS configuration file has … Continue reading

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Setting server diagnostic levels in Exchange 2013


The ability to set diagnostics at different levels for the various components that function on an Exchange server has always existed. From Exchange 4.0 to Exchange 2003 you set diagnostic levels through the management console by selecting the component (for example, … Continue reading

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Exchange 2013 improves USG management through EAC and OWA


Exchange 2010 SP1 made a change to limit the ability to make changes to universal security groups (USGs) via the Exchange Management Console (EMC), which meant that administrators were no longer able to use EMC to amend USG membership, a side-effect … Continue reading

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