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Exchange 2010 E-mail Moderation

ninjastar1 Microsoft have introduced new feature called Email-Moderation with exchange server 2010  immigration additionally delivery restriction came with exchange 2007.

Using Moderated Transport feature in Exchange 2010 administrator have capability to push emails for moderated approval process if the destination moderated user. You would be able to configure email moderation for any type of recipient type.

Components of Moderated Transport

  • Categorizer – Categorizer is responsible to initiate approval process.
  • Store Driver – The store driver process the email messages that categorizer  marks for approval process.
  • Information Assistant – The information Assistant monitors the Arbitration mailbox and its resubmit if any messages approved or delete any rejected messages.
  • Arbitration Mailbox – The Arbitration Mailbox store all email messages for approval process.

Configure a Moderated Recipient

Using Exchange Management Console

Required permission to configuration Moderated Recipient.

  • Organization Management
  • Recipient Management
  • My Distribution Groups 


    Administrator wants to enable Moderation for “Company Users” distribution group and nominate Mike and Vonod as Moderators, then notify only internal senders if users messages were rejected, not for the external recipients.

    1. In the EMC console tree, click Recipient Configuration then click distribution group. See figure 1


    Figure 1

    2. Click the Company Users distribution group in the result pane and select properties .Then select Mail Flow Settings tab. See figure 2


    Figure 2

    3. Select Message Moderation and click properties. See figure 3


    Figure 3

    4. Select the Messages sent to this group have to be approved by a moderator check box.then click add to add Moderated Recipients and select Mike and Vinod.then click ok. See figure 4


    Figure 4

    5.Click the Notify senders in your organization only when their message is not approved option.Then click OK twice. See figure 5.


    Figure 5

    Test E-mail moderation.

    OK E-mail moderation configuration part is done. Now we want to test email Moderation is working or not.

    Send email to Company Users distribution group. Immediately appeared mail tip and it was mentioned Company Users distribution group is Moderated and it might reject or delayed. See figure 6.


    Figure 6

    Check Mikes mailbox to see whether email has come for approval. See figure 7


    Figure 7

    If moderator rejected the email, Users will receive delivery failure notification as shown below. See figure 8


    Figure 8

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 / 6.5 for Exchange Server 2010

    HI folks,

    I noticed Microsoft has been released Update for the Windows Mobile 6.1 to enhance compatibility with Exchange server 2010.this update already include in the Windows Mobile 6.5.What is saw most interesting new features is conversation view that allow you to see preview of message, message from, new rules etc…and integrated Unified messaging playback its allow you to play voice messages in Windows Media Player without downloading them .see below videos from TechNet Edge.




    Exchange Server 2010 Databases no longer belong to the Server object

    Microsoft has been made change the information store manageability from server to Organization level of Exchange 2010. In exchange 2010 Database no longer connected to Server object and its now belong to Organization configuration node in the Exchange management console. Also you can see the Database information location has been changed under CN=Databases in the ADSI (Active directory Services interface). See below Screenshots.

    See figure 1.Please see under the InformationStore and notice there is listed databases of Exchange 2007.

    Configuration\CN=Configuration,DC=msglab,DC=local\CN=Services \CN=Microsoft Exchange\CN=First Organization\CN=Administrative Groups\CN=Exchange Administrative Group\CN=Servers\CN=Ex2007\CN=Information Store\CN=First Storage Group


    Figure1 Exchange 2007 Database information appears under server object.

    See figure 2, please see under the information store object and note there is no Exchange 2010 database information in the detail pane.

    Configuration\CN=Configuration,DC= msglab,DC=local\CN=Services\CN=Microsoft Exchange\CN=FirstOrganization\CN=AdministrativeGroups\CN=ExchangeAdministrative Group\CN=Servers\CN=Ex2010\CN=Information Store


    Figure 2.

    See figure 3.Please see under the databases object and notice there is listed Database information of exchange 2010.

    Configuration\CN=Configuration,DC=msglab,DC=local\Services\CN=Microsoft Exchange\CN=First Organization\CN=Administrative Groups\CN=Exchange Administrative Group\CN=Databases


    Figure 3

    Also look at below Exchange management Console and note the Database configuration listed under the organization configuration.



    New Exchange Core Store Functionality

    Windows Server and clients support the matrix of Exchange 2007 and 2010


    Exchange Server 2007

    • This moment writing this post Exchange 2007 can install only on Windows 2003 SP2 and Windows 2008 SP1.
    • Exchange Management Console or Management Shell can’t install on windows 7 unless on Windows XP mode in windows 7.
    • Exchange administration via Exchange management console and Exchange management shell can install only on Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista SP2.
    • Even Exchange 2007 SP, cannot install on Windows 2008 R2.
    • Windows 2008 R2 allow you to use as Domain controller roller.


    • Exchange server 2010 doesn’t support on Windows 2003.
    • Exchange 2010 Can install on Windows 2008 with minimum SP2 and Windows server 2008 R2.
    • Exchange management shell and management console can be install on Windows vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows server 2008 R2, Windows server 2008 SP2



    Exchange Server 2007

    Exchange 2010

    Windows XP SP2

    Yes(Exchange management tools)

    Windows Vista Yes Management tool can install with only SP2
    Windows 7 No but can install on windows XP mode Yes
    Windows 2003 SP2 Yes No
    Windows 2008 Sp1 No Yes
    Windows 2008 Sp2 Yes Yes
    Windows 2008 R2 No Yes


    Exchange 2010 System Requirements

    Exchange 2007 System Requirements

    Configuring and Managing Mailbox Database in Exchange server 2010-Part 1

    On 18th of August Exchange 2010 RC released by Microsoft after releasing the Exchange 2010 beta 1 four months ago. I thought now’s the time to write a couple of articles regarding Exchange 2010 Mailbox management.

    • Create a new Mailbox Database-Using EMC

    1. In the Exchange management Console navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox. There you can see the difference with Exchange 2007. In Exchange 2010 you must create a Mailbox database in the Organization Configuration section.
    2. In the action pane, click New Mailbox Database.


    3. Then you can see the Introduction page. Then you must add a name for the database. You can type maximum 64 characters and must exclude : =\ / ” , ;. characters.


    4. Then Select Server name on which server you want to create the database. In my lab I selected E14-Srv01.



    5. Click next. Then appears the set paths screen to set database path and log file path. I don’t have many partitions on the test server but technically you must place the database and log files in different disks sets.

    Set database path and log files path. Then select Mount the database checkbox to mount database automatically after creation.


     6. Click New to start procedure.


    7. Then you can see powershell cmdlet EMC used to create mailbox database same as Exchange 2007. Also you will see whether database has been created successfully or has failed.


    8. Click finish to complete Mailbox database creation task.then new database appears on the Database Management tab.


     9. Click Finish to complete Mailbox database creation task. Then new database appears on the Database Management tab.

    • Mount and Dismount the Database-Using EMC 

    1. In the Exchange Management Console navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox

    2. In the result pane select apocopate Database (In this article select members Database).then select Dismount database or Mount Database on action pane.


    • Remove Mailbox Database-Using EMC

    1. In the Exchange management Console navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox

    2. In the result pane select apocopate Database (In this article select members Database).then click Remove on Action pane.


    3. In the appearing confirmation dialog box Click Yes


     4. Then appears a completion message box. Click Ok. You must remove database files manually after clicking yes.



    • Configure maintenance schedule for a database-Using EMC 

    Exchange 2010 doesn’t do anymore online defrag and uses background checksumming .

    1. In the Exchange management Console navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox

    2. On the result pane select appropriate mailbox Database. Then click properties on the action pane.


    3. Then appears the screen of appropriate Mailbox Database. click maintenance tab.


    4. Then you can see maintenance schedule list under maintenance schedule. Use customize button to set the custom maintenance schedule.


    5. Click Ok to save your changes.

    I will show you how to do some basic tasks on Exchange mailbox database and configuring database parameters in next articles.

    Exchange 2010 RC has been released

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 RC helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for greater business mobility. And when you download the latest software, you’re automatically registered to access valuable product resources assembled in one convenient location.

    Please review the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 system requirements before you proceed. Actual requirements and product functionality may vary based on your system configuration.


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