Tag Archives: MRS

Automatic mailbox move requests in Exchange 2013


Soon after writing about the need to clean out lingering mailbox move requests for Exchange 2010, I requested the developers to add the ability to remove move requests automatically after a certain period. After all, it’s a royal pain to find that … Continue reading

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GAMME – an unfortunate name for Google’s new migration utility


I know (because I have visited the Dublin Googleplex several times) that Google employs several thousand people in Ireland. Couldn’t one of them have looked at the acronym for their new Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange (GAMME) service and … Continue reading

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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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How curious! Outlook 2003 can’t read Exchange 2010 PSTs


Microsoft has released KB2742408 to report that Outlook 2003 clients can’t read PSTs generated by Exchange 2010′s New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet. This is kind of curious, if understandable. New-MailboxExportRequest is processed by the Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) running on a CAS server. It creates … 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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