Remove Deny Permissions from Exchange Mailbox using Powershell


If you are an Exchange administrator and are having trouble in accessing other mailboxes although you have full access, then you may find that you need to remove the “Deny” permission on the mailbox you are trying to access. Sometimes this can be your own account or maybe a group like “Domain Admins”. To check … Read more

Export Exchange Mailbox Address Details to CSV


If you need to export your Exchange mailbox address details to CSV then you can run the following EMS PowerShell command to export the name, primary SMTP email address and the mailbox database where the mailbox is allocated. Get-Recipient -Resultsize unlimited | select name, primarysmtpaddress, Database | export-csv C:tempaddresses.csv You can change the file location … Read more

Exchange 2007 – Change a Shared Mailbox to User Mailbox


You may have seen our previous post about changing a user mailbox into a shared mailbox in Exchange – but what if you want to do it the other way around and change a shared mailbox into a user mailbox? Well, see below…. There is a simple PowerShell command that you can run within Exchange … Read more

Exchange 2007 – Change a User Mailbox to Shared Mailbox


If you want to change a user mailbox in Exchange to a shared mailbox, then there is a simple powershell command that you can run within Exchange Management Shell (EMS) to carry this out. Just open up EMS and use this command: Set-Mailbox “user mailbox name” -Type:Shared where “user mailbox name” – is the name … Read more

Exchange 2007 – How to create a shared mailbox


If you need to create a shared mailbox in Exchange Server 2007, then you should first gather the following information about the mailbox: Mailbox Name Organisational Unit that the mailbox will sit in Mailbox Server/Database User Principal Name Once you have this information, you should start up Exchange Management Shell (EMS) and run the following … Read more

Exchange Server – Anti-Spam Recipient Filtering


If you want to add multiple specific email addresses to your Exchange Anti-Spam Recipient Filtering then you can use Exchange Management Shell to run a command to add comma separated multiple email addresses. The command you should run is this: Set-RecipientFilterConfig -BlockedRecipients,, You can keep adding email addresses to the list for what you … Read more

Exchange Mailbox Limits – Export None Default Quotas to CSV


If you are using Exchange in your organisation and have multiple administrators, then you may need to keep an eye on mailbox limits. In most organisations the mailbox limits are set by default on the database, however you can change the limits per mailbox. So, if you want to see which mailboxes do not have … Read more

Office 2016 – Outlook and Exchange Compatibility

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With the recent release of Microsoft Office 2016 and the subsequent release to volume licence users on VLSC, a lot of people will be rushing into upgrading to the latest version. However, be careful with compatibility with your corporate Exchange servers… Outlook 2016 will work with the following Exchange Server versions: Exchange Server 2016 Exchange … Read more

How to export an Exchange Mailbox using Powershell (Exchange Management Shell)

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If you want to export an Exchange mailbox to PST with some variables included, then this guide should help you out. In Exchange Management Shell, you can run the following command to export a mailbox to PST with variables like delete all mail from mailbox after export or maybe excluding Contacts or Calendar. The command … Read more

Exchange Server – Why are the emails in plain text format?

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We recently noticed an issue with our lab Exchange server where it was sending emails by default in plain text format rather than in HTML format. We could not figure out why the server was doing this, but after some research we found out that it had to do with the settings for the “Remote … Read more

Microsoft Exchange – Export Mailbox Sizes to Excel

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If you want to export an Exchange mailbox database list to Excel so that you can see how large users mailboxes are, you can do this using the Exchange Management Shell (EMS). All you need to do is to logon to your Exchange server with your mailbox database on, open up the Exchange Management Shell … Read more