Exchange 2013

BleachBit’s claim of permanently deleting emails from Exchange

In a recent news segment featuring BleachBit, Fox Business questioned whether Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may have used the software to permanently delete emails from her mail server. The segment features BleachBit lead developer Andrew Viem. Politics and click bait headlines aside, readers will find the claims interesting. How to delete secret emails from […]

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Use a PowerShell function to find an email address in Exchange

Exchange admins frequently need to find an Exchange recipient with a specified email address, particularly for generic organizational addresses such as [email protected] Five and a half ways to find an email address in Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory lists a few ways to do it, including PowerShell. If you do this frequently, you can add […]

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Use a PowerShell function to get AutoDiscover XML

If you manage Exchange or support Exchange Online users, you may need to retrieve the AutoDiscover XML response. You can use the Test E-mail AutoConfiguration option in Outlook or the AutoDiscover tests in Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer to retrieve the AutoDiscover response. The good news is you can also use a PowerShell one-liner or function […]

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Maximum number of In-Place Holds on a mailbox in Exchange 2013 and Office 365

Since the early days of In-Place Hold, the number floating around (and documented) is a maximum of five In-Place Holds before Exchange holds all content, but it’s incorrect. See the Updates section at the bottom of this article for the latest. In Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online, you can use In-Place Hold to place messages […]

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eDiscovery Limits and Throttling Policies in Exchange Server and Office 365

In Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online, In-Place eDiscovery allows you to search a large number of mailboxes. Although the searches are performed against the indexes built by Exchange Search, they can potentially consume significant system resources. In on-premises deployments, this generally happens in control of or with the knowledge of Exchange admins, who can and […]

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Archiving auto-forwarded messages in Exchange Online and Exchange Server

Microsoft Exchange can now preserve automatically forwarded messages if user is placed on Litigation Hold or In-Place Hold. Over the last few years, the Information Protection team has done a great job of implementing Compliance features in Exchange (and Office 365) such as Litigation Hold and In-Place Hold to preserve messages, eDiscovery to search and […]

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Issue with Symantec Enterprise Vault and Exchange 2013 fixed in Exchange 2013 CU8

Microsoft released Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 8 (CU8) yesterday. See KB 3030080: Cumulative Update 8 for Exchange Server 2013 for more details, including a list of fixes included in CU8. Symantec has documented an issue with Symantec Enterprise Vault™, Symantec’s on-premises archiving solution, and Exchange 2013 CU6 and CU7. The corresponding Microsoft KBA Symantec […]

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Disable automatic email forwarding in Office 365 and Exchange Server

Exchange Server and Exchange Online allow your users to automatically forward email to an external email address. Over the years, I’ve written about forwarding email to an external email address in Exchange, the risks of forwarding work email to personal email accounts and listing users with email forwarding enabled. Figure 1: Automatic email forwarding options […]

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Synchronize your PowerShell Profile with OneDrive

I make frequent changes to my PowerShell profile and like to have the same PowerShell envirnoment on all computers that I use PS from. To accomplish this, I used to copy the PowerShell profile to a folder on OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive) and copy it back to the WindowsPowerShell folder on other computers – […]

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The Garage Series show from MEC 2014: What’s New in Exchange 2013 SP1…

I’ve been participating in the Garage Series shows with host Jeremy Chapman. Most shows are recorded live at Microsoft events such as TechEd, TechReady (an internal Microsoft technical event), Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) and Microsoft SharePoint Conference, on the road (some recent ones have been in Prague and Hong Kong). You can find the shows […]

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