Exchange Q&A: Exchange Administration (7)

1.What is Email Address Policy in Exchange Server?

Email address policies define the rules that create email addresses for recipients in Exchange organization.

2.What is Address Book in Exchange Server?

Address book policies (ABPs) lets administrators segment users into specific groups to provide customized views of the organization’s global address list (GAL).

3.What are the filetype of database?

  • *.edb: Database File, records all the changes that have been committed to the in-memory database;
  • *.log: Transaction log stream, records operations, such as the creation or modification of a message, that will be committed to the database. Limited in size to 1 MB each;
  • *.chk: Checkpoint file, Records which logged transactions have been written to the on-disk database files.

4.How to use Eseutil to repare database?

  • Dismount database;
  • Using cmdlet Eseutil /HM to ensure what log files that will be used at database repareation.
  • Eseutil /r <log_prefix> /l <path_to_the_folder_with_log_files> /d <path_to_the_folder_with_the_database>
  • Check Database status using cmdlet Eseutil /HM Databasename
  • Mount Database.

5.What are the diffrence between In-Place Hold and Litigation Hold?

When Litigation Hold is enabled, all mailbox all items are placed on hold. In contrast, we can use an In-Place Hold to preserve only those items that meet that the criteria of a search query that you define by using the In-Place eDiscovery tool. We can place multiple In-Place Holds on a mailbox, but Litigation Hold is either enabled or disabled for a mailbox.

6.What is Mailbox Audit logging in Exchange Server?

By using mailbox audit logging, we can log mailbox access by mailbox owners, delegates, and administrators. When we enable audit logging for a mailbox, we can specify which user actions will be logged for a logon type. Audit log entries also include important information such as the client IP address, host name, and process or client used to access the mailbox. For items that are moved, the entry includes the name of the destination folder.

7.What are the two types of Discontinued Mailbox?

Disabled and Soft-Deleted.

8.How to connect or restore Discontinued Mailbox?

Connect a deleted mailbox:

Connect-Mailbox -Identity “IWasDeleted” -Database MailboxDatabase1 -User “Hi Hello” -Alias hi

Restore a deleted mailbox:

Get GUID info and database info of the deleted mailbox using the following cmdlet:

$dbs = Get-MailboxDatabase

$dbs | foreach {Get-MailboxStatistics -Database $_.DistinguishedName} | where {$_.DisconnectReason -eq “Disabled”} | Format-Table DisplayName,MailboxGuid,Database,DisconnectDate

And then run the following command:

New-MailboxRestoreRequest -SourceStoreMailbox “The GUID of the mailbox” -SourceDatabase MailboxDatabase1 -TargetMailbox “Im the mailbox that you want to restore” -AllowLegacyDNMismatch

9.What is Retention Tags and Retention Policies?

Retention Tags:

Retention tags are used to apply retention settings to folders and individual items. These settings specify how long a message remains in a mailbox and the action to take when the message reaches the specified retention age;

Retention Polocies:

To apply one or more retention tags to a mailbox, we need to add them to a retention policy and then apply the policy to mailboxes.

10.How to apply retention policies to mailboxes?

To a single mailbox:

Set-Mailbox “Morris” -RetentionPolicy “Retention Policy for Test”

To all mailboxes in the Exchange organization:

Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited | Set-Mailbox -RetentionPolicy “Retention Policy for Entire Organization”

To specific Organization Unit:

Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit “Sales” -ResultSize Unlimited | Set-Mailbox -RetentionPolicy “Retention Policy for Sales Group”

Still have questions? Click here to view Microsoft’s official documentation on Exchange.

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