MsExchange Blog Spot Telnet25

January 14, 2014

Create Shared Mailbox Exchange 2010 when and Why !!!

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 12:35 am

We like to create shared mailbox in Exchange 2010 , yet we get the option from GUI

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Open PS

New-Mailbox -Shared -name MeetingsHR  -UserPrincipalName MeetingsHR@ZtekZone.com

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It is Great we have now what we call is Shared mailbox, if you pay attention the icon within GUI has changed for the shared mailbox.

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so what is the purpose of  this shared mailbox and why it is different then the regular mailbox ?

Shared mailbox has Disabled AD account therefore it does not have password ( wont associate with one)  therefore user principle information CANNOT be used by the shared owners to log into this mailbox. Sole Purpose to be used as Shared MB, e-mails , calendar etc..

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Now you have the Shared mailbox you can assign Full MB permissions to users who wish to have access to this mailbox

Add-MailboxPermission MeetingsHR -AccessRights FullAccess -User Casey.Dedeal

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Now for some reason if I want to change the “RecipientTypedetails” for this shared mailbox.

The different Recipient Types you can set:
Regular
Room
Equipment
Shared

get-mailbox  MeetingsHR | Set-Mailbox -Type Regular

him since the account did not have any password we could not convert it as you can see so we need to set proper password for the account

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Lets do that

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Try again

get-mailbox  MeetingsHR | Set-Mailbox -Type Regular

Now it is set to ne UserMailbox

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So what happens if I set regular user mailbox to shared MB ?

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Get-Mailbox *dedeal* | fl name,*recipient*

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Nice now my account says it is shared mailbox, so what happen to my AD account ?

As you can guess it is disabled

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happy playing….

Best regards,
Oz Casey , Dedeal
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
Http://smtp25.blogspot.com (Blog)
Http://telnet25.wordpress.com (Blog)

January 8, 2014

Use to retrieve the status of the Exchange Server related VSS Writers

Filed under: General — telnet25 @ 1:54 pm

 

If you are in the large enterprise environment and wondering  if you could run one script to get all Exchange related VSS writers and their status here is simple script that will help you get the work done

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Use-to-retrieve-the-status-3fc45df6

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Oz Casey, Dedeal

Exchange Server North America MVP

MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +
http://smtp25.blogspot.com/ (Blog)
https://telnet25.wordpress.com/ (Blog)
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