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Delete Default Mailbox Database in Exchange 2016

When you install Exchange 2016, a default mailbox database is created automatically. This database is created in default Exchange installation location. The default mailbox database name is automatically created which doesn’t meet any naming convention. So you have few options to get the mailbox database name right. First, you can rename the database which is […]
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Convert User Mailbox to Shared Mailbox

Shared mailbox is a mailbox which is accessed by multiple users at the same time. You can accomplish this by creating a shared mailbox or by creating a user mailbox. You can use user mailbox as shared mailbox by providing required permission to multiple users to access the mailbox. Email addresses like info @company.com, contact@company.com can […]
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Restore Mailbox Database in Exchange 2016

Mailbox Database is a critical part of Exchange infrastructure. Sometimes mailbox database can get corrupted for some reason. For Exchange admin it can be a nightmare when mailbox database fails. There are different ways to recover mailbox database. You can recover the volume where databases are stored or you can recover single database instead of recovering all available database. Similarly, you also […]
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Recover Deleted Mailbox Item in Exchange 2016

Sometimes users can delete important emails and ask for help to recover the deleted items. There are different ways to recover deleted mailbox items. Exchange mailbox database retains deleted mailbox items for 14 days by default. You can use this feature to recover deleted mailbox item. You can also restore mailbox database to restore mailbox item. […]
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View Admin Audit Logs in Exchange 2016

In an organization, there can be multiple Exchange admins making changes to Exchange server. At some point you might want to know who made the changes and what changes were made. Instead of just asking them, you can audit and view changes made to Exchange server. Administrator audit logging feature was introduced in Exchange 2010. Admin […]
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Configure Email Disclaimer in Exchange 2016

Disclaimers are some legal statements that are added at the bottom of each emails that are coming or going out your organization. In Exchange 2016, disclaimers are configured as transport rules. Transport rule consists of one or more conditions, exceptions and actions. Transport rules are applied on Hub Transport or Edge Transport servers by transport agents. In this post, I will […]
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Configure Autodiscover in Exchange 2016

Autodiscover services allows Outlook clients to lookup Exchange mailbox and configure Outlook profile automatically after entering email address and password. When you install Exchange 2016, a virtual directory named Autodiscover is automatically created under Default Web Site in IIS. Similarly, a Service Connection Point (SCP) object is also created in Active Directory at the same time. […]