by Theresa Miller

Recently I worked on a project where I was able to collect and analyze data to determine what companies are doing with their Exchange deployments.  More specifically what is the Office 365 State of the Industry.  Read here for more detail on the results of the survey.   One of the findings, according to the survey results, is that around half of the respondents indicated that they were still running Exchange 2010.   Although many are considering an upgrade sometime in the next 12 months.  This surprised me, but it also made me realize that Exchange 2010 support is still relevant and necessary.  So, if you are still running Exchange 2010, I have put together a collection of articles that may be useful to your current deployments. Enjoy!


Exchange Audit Logging – When auditing is enabled, Exchange Administrators will know when a mailbox owner, delegate or administrator mailbox login has occurred, and what actions were taken while the user was logged in.  Learn how to automate this setup in your organization.

Exchange Backup and Recovery – What is the best way to approach backup and recovery of Exchange 2010?  Well, there is not a one size fits all for every situation, but there are ways to recover data without doing Brick-level or granular level backups.

Exchange 2010 Relay Connectors – You might need relayed mail to leave your organization would be if they would need to go to pagers that are not setup within Active Directory/Exchange.  If this is the case then an external relay may be required.  Once your decisions are made, then the rest is up to you.

Recover an Exchange 2010 DAG server – If you have ever been in a situation where you have lost a physical Exchange 2010 server from your DAG then this document is critical to your ability to recover this server.

Exchange 2010 Public Folders Manage Send-As Issue – In Exchange 2010 you may experience an issue where you cannot Manage the Send-As Permissions on a Public folder.  This article will cover how to resolve this issue.

Exchange 2010 Role Assignment Policy Issue – Have you ever needed to change your Default Role Assignment Policy in Exchange 2010 through Exchange Management Shell?  An example of when you might want to do this is to prevent users from creating organizationally visible distribution lists through Outlook Web App.  Recently I realized that there may be a problem with the Set-RoleAssignmentPolicy command that can be used to set your users default role assignment policy.  Here is what was experienced.

In Exchange 2010 My users can create Distribution Lists? – In Exchange 2010 users can create distribution lists that are visible to the whole organization through Outlook Web App in the user Options.  By default these are created in the Users OU in Active Directory.

ExFolders and Microsoft Exchange – This powerful tool can recover deleted public folder items, propagate public folder permissions, manage your public folder replicas, modify public folder size limits, and more.  I like to think of using this utility as a way to get “under the hood” to gain additional insight into the configuration of your public folders.