Tag Archives: Mailbox Replication Service

What caused the crippling of Exchange 2013 modern public folders?


Now that the initial fuss about the limitations that recently emerged for Exchange 2013’s modern public folders has subsided (but just a little), cooler minds turn to thinking about why these limitations exist. After all, there doesn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed blog digest October 2013


October began with the Exchange Connections conference in Las Vegas and ended with some thoughts on whether to go to TechEd or MEC next year. In between, I contemplated some of the questions raised by attendees at Exchange Connections as … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest August 2012


Another month has gone by so here’s the digest listing of posts to my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com. After a year or so of posting to WindowsITPro, I’ve settled into a routine of publication every Tuesday and Thursday. Given … Continue reading

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Moving a database between DAGs


A recent email discussion between MVPs focused on a topic that I totally missed in my Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out book (also available at Amazon.co.uk), so think of this as an update to chapter 7. The problem arises after you set … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010, mailbox imports, and LocalSystem


Anything posted on the Internet has a reasonably long half-life, a fact that I was reminded of when I researched some information about the Windows LocalSystem account and discovered an article that I wrote for Windows IT Pro magazine about … Continue reading

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Does a suspended mailbox move request expire?


A discussion on this point recently took place via the Exchange MVP mailing list. It doesn’t contain anything secret and I think it’s worth documenting for the benefit of others, so here goes… As you might know from this post … Continue reading

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Removing mailbox export and import requests


Exchange 2010 SP1 introduces a new cmdlet set to handle mailbox export requests to avoid the previous requirement to install Outlook on mailbox servers. With SP1 you can run the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet to create a request for the Mailbox Replication … Continue reading

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Tweaking the Mailbox Replication Service configuration file


The Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) is an essential component of any Exchange 2010 deployment as it controls the movement of mailboxes between databases. MRS runs on all Exchange 2010 Client Access Servers (CAS). MRS gets involved in migrations from Exchange … Continue reading

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Batching Exchange 2010 mailbox moves


My post from November 22 about clearing mailbox move requests prompted some questions about auto suspending moves. This is new functionality introduced in Exchange 2010 as all mailbox moves performed in earlier versions occur synchronously. In other words, an administrator … Continue reading

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Clearing out mailbox move requests


After you’ve run Exchange 2010 for a while, you’ve probably moved a few mailboxes around and have accumulated some completed mailbox move requests. When it begins to move a mailbox, the Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) stamps the user object for … Continue reading

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