Tag Archives: MRS

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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Exchange 2010 problems due to insufficient access to Active Directory


Like every version since Exchange 2000, Exchange 2010 has a huge dependency on Active Directory. Essentially, if you don’t deploy and manage Active Directory in the right way, you have little or no chance of being successful with an Exchange … Continue reading

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Accessing Exchange 2010 mailbox move history data


By default, the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) keeps the last two logs for moves performed on a mailbox. ¬†Each log occupies approximately 300KB and, if desired, you can increase the number of logs that MRS keeps by editing … Continue reading

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