• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 182
  • Last Modified:

Missing features on Exchange 2010 compare to 2003

We recently moved to Exchange 2010 and here is a list of features that I am missing the most. Not sure if anyone has any suggestions other then running PS

1. Unable to view mailbox size via EMC
2. Unable to start a scheduled start/end  mailbox move via EMC .
0
imran356
Asked:
imran356
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
2 Solutions
 
RadweldCommented:
Some functions like this are not available from the console, you can however use powershell to perform advanced functions.

Get-mailboxstatistics -identity <mailbox>

This will give you stats on the mailbox, you can also

Get-mailbox | get-mailboxstatistics to return all mailbox data.

New-moverequest is responsible for moving mailboxes and these moves can be scheduled.

Hope this helps
0
 
madhatter5501Commented:
most of the management with 2010 is done with the ems.  I believe the command to get the mailbox size is

get-mailbox 'user'

or

get-mailboxstatistics

maybe someone can clear that up as I can not test to verify right now.

I don't know about the other question.
0
 
Hendrik WieseCommented:
You can view the mailbox size by doing the following:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff381426.aspx

And move mailboxes live by following the following article:
http://www.howexchangeworks.com/2009/08/mailbox-move-in-exchange-2010.html

0
Free recovery tool for Microsoft Active Directory

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory provides fast and reliable object-level recovery for Active Directory from a single-pass, agentless backup or storage snapshot — without the need to restore an entire virtual machine or use third-party tools.

 
Hendrik WieseCommented:
And that is both using EMC
0
 
imran356Author Commented:
Yeah. I see that but in 2003 i was able to actually schedule start and end time for a bulk move which is not available in 2010.
0
 
Hendrik WieseCommented:
Yeah the actual scheduling for bulk moves is a discontinued feature
0
 
imran356Author Commented:
Yeah. with the feature I could schedule after hours mailbox move and end before start of work day. That way users did not get interrupted during day time work hours !!
0
 
Hendrik WieseCommented:
Yip, so now you will have to do it manually and work after hours so the users are still not interrupted during day time.
0
 
madhatter5501Commented:
you could probably create a script that opened ems and ran the move request.  then set that up under scheduled tasks
0
 
RadweldCommented:
I didn't know scheduling was gone in e14 I guess you can always use scheduling to run a powershell script that moves mailboxes

http://dmitrysotnikov.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/how-to-schedule-a-powershell-script/

You will have to place the new-moverequest in a script to schedule it
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now