Create a Shared mailbox in Exchange 2010

Use the following shell command to create a new shared mailbox:

New-Mailbox -Name <SharedName> -Alias <SharedName> -Database "Database Name" -UserPrincipalName <SharedName@domain.local> -Shared

Then set the Full Access Permission and Send As Permission from the EMC.

 

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Configure a users Out of Office/Auto Reply from PowerShell

Without having to login to their account/mailbox, use Exchange commandlets to get/set their Out of Office.

To view current Out of Office settings:

Get-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration -Identity DOMAIN\Username

Link to Technet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-GB/library/dd638081(v=exchg.141).aspx

 

To set properties for a users Out of Office:

Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration -Identity DOMAIN\Username -AutoReplyState enabled -InternalMessage "I am on holiday until 01/08/14.  Please call Joe on Ext 123 in my absence" -ExternalMessage "I am on holiday until 01/08/14.  Please call the sales department on 0800 xxxxxx in my absence"

Link to Technet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd638217(v=exchg.141).aspx

 

Re-run the Get-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration command to check the changes have been made correctly.

Mailbox Recovery

Create recovery database using recovered database files:

New-MailboxDatabase -Recvoery -Name "database name" -Server "server name" -EdbFilePath "pathtodatabase" -LogFolderPath "pathtologfiles"

 

Check database status (using local PowerShell):

eseutil /mh 'pathtoEDBfile'

 

Check logs status:

eseutil /ml 'pathtologfolder'

 

Guide to recovery: http://exchangeserverpro.com/restore-individual-mailbox-exchange-2010/

 

Once recovery database is mounted; recover mailbox to current user:

Restore-Mailbox -Identity "Administrator" -RecoveryDatabase "database name" -RecoveryMailbox "username" -TargetFolder "Recovery"

 

This command is better one to use as it recovers the dumpster also:

New-MailboxRestoreRequest -SourceDatabase "database name" -SourceStoreMailbox "username" -TargetMailbox "username" -TargetRootFolder "Recovery"

 

Can then use New-MailboxExportRequest to export to PST.

Mailbox Permissions

Add permissions on mailbox for another user:

Add-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity DOMAIN\Username -User DOMAIN\PermittedUsername -AccessRights Reviewer
Add-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity DOMAIN\Username:\Inbox -User DOMAIN\PermittedUsername -AccessRights Reviewer

 

Remove permissions:

Remove-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity DOMAIN\Username -User DOMAIN\PermittedUsername
Remove-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity DOMAIN\Username:\Inbox -User DOMAIN\PermittedUsername

 

Guide to mailbox permissions: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd298062(v=exchg.141).aspx

Mailbox Statistics

List mailbox databases:

Get-MailboxDatabase

 

List mailbox sizes (has to be run on Local Exchange CLI else TotalItemSize does not work):

Get-MailboxStatistics -Database "Mailbox Database" | Select DisplayName, ItemCount, TotalItemSize, StorageLimitStatus | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending | Export-CSV C:\MBSizes.csv