Unified Communications - Exchange and Lync

Exchange 2010 SP1 Quorum Configuration Doesn’t Failback to Node Majority

e2010Tom Pacyk, wrote about a problem he’s seen with Exchange 2010 SP1 UR3 where the quorum configuration does not change back to Node Majority after all odd numbered DAG members are online. You can read Tom’s article, File Share Witness and Datacenter Failback, here.

This seems to occur when the alternate file share witness (FSW) is invoked during a complete datacenter failure in the primary site. The DAG quorum configuration switches to Node and File Share Majority in that case, but does not switch back to Node Majority automatically for some reason when the primary datacenter comes back online.

As Tom writes, the fix is to run the Set-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup DAGName cmdlet without any other parameters. Exchange realizes that the quorum configuration is not correct and fixes it.

Users on Exchange 2010 May Receive Email With Blank Content

Exchange-2010-Logo-SmallSome users on Exchange 2010 may experience a problem, where they receive email with blank content.   The From: address, and subject will be present, but there will be nothing contained in the body of the message.

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How to Set "Default Retention Policy" for all Mailboxes on a Server

e2010The following command sets the “Default Retention Policy” for each mailbox on the specified mailbox server:


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Get</span><span style="color: #000000;">-</span><span style="color: #000000;">Mailbox </span><span style="color: #000000;">-</span><span style="color: #000000;">server EXMBX01 </span><span style="color: #000000;">|</span><span style="color: #000000;"> Set</span><span style="color: #000000;">-</span><span style="color: #000000;">Mailbox </span><span style="color: #000000;">-</span><span style="color: #000000;">RetentionPolicy </span><span style="color: #800000;">&quot;</span><span style="color: #800000;">Default Retention Policy</span><span style="color: #800000;">&quot;</span></div>

Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools (64 bit)

e2010Use the Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools to forward copies of your Exchange Server mail to your Exchange Online mailboxes. You can also use the Migration Tools to copy content from your Exchange Server, POP3, or IMAP4 e-mail server mailboxes to your Exchange Online mailboxes. This product intended for use with Microsoft Online Services only.

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Email archiving: Reducing email volume in the message store and boosting Exchange performance

Exchange-2010-Logo-BigIn today’s world, email is an indispensable communications tool that almost no organization can do without. Whether it is an email thread between employees, a complaint from a customer, a product launch announcement, or a confidential email, corporate email is a business record which needs to be protected. Not only are these emails the lifeblood of the organization but at some point they could be requested for legal or compliance reasons. In some cases, organizations have to retain email for a number of years placing additional burdens on their email infrastructure. This is why a growing number of organizations are investing in an email archiving solution – saving a copy of every email without affecting the message storage on the email server.

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