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I increased the size of mailbox of user and wanted to run managed folder assistant to have that effect immediately

I can start-managed folder assistant but when I run on that exchange user , it gives following error.

is something missing on that mailbox server which is also CAS
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by:Scott C
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From this article you need to specify the server name for -Identity

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998864(v=exchg.80).aspx

Also take a look here for more information on how to schedule that command.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123958(v=exchg.80).aspx

At the bottom under "For More Information" there are links to other related commands.
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by:Ivan
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Hi,

that command is not correct, since it is for Exchange 2013.

Use command below.

Start-ManagedFolderAssistant -Mailbox ChrisH

Regards,
Ivan.
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What SP  and RU level are you at?
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Exactly...see the examples towards the bottom of the first link I posted.  You will see there are no quotes in the command.

Start-ManagedFolderAssistant
Start-ManagedFolderAssistant -Identity ExchSrvr1, ExchSrvr2
Start-ManagedFolderAssistant -Mailbox Chris
Get-Mailbox -Anr Chr -DomainController DC01 | Start-ManagedFolderAssistant
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how will I know if my managed folder assistant works , as I want the mailbox size increased for lot of users

does it run in some online maintenance window or how will I configure

I don't want to run manually each time
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where should I schedule it to run
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Hi,

Check on Exchange server, Event viewer --> Application --> Look for event ID 10027 (MSExchangeMailboxAssistants)

It should tell you if it is running.

PS: For mailbox size increasing, that goes as soon as you change size. There is not wait time. Just increase it, and it will be changed.

Regards,
Ivan.
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by:pramod1
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no when I increase the mailbox send and receive , I have to run managed folder assist each time , then it reflects the changes
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by:Ivan
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Oh, I see. I taught you are referring to mailbox size.
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when I increased the mailbox size I have to run manually
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by:Scott C
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To make sure the policy has been assigned correctly on a mailbox , you can use the following command to check:

Get-Mailbox yourmailbox | Select RetentionPolicy
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it shows blank
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by:Ivan
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Here it is: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123958(v=exchg.80).aspx

Check in Server Configuration --> Mailbox --> Mailbox Server --> Properties --> Messaging Records Management --> and check time set at  Schedule the Managed Folder Assistant.

There you can see when it is going to run, automatically.

Other time then that, you have to run it manually.
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by:Scott C
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This blog tells that the policy may not be immediately available after setting.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/samdrey/2011/11/16/exchange-2010-retention-policy-tag-not-available-immediately-after-definition-in-emc/

BTW...what SP and RU level are you at?
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by:pramod1
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exchange 2007 sp3
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by:pramod1
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you mentioned about 2010
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Start-ManagedFolderAssistant
 Start-ManagedFolderAssistant -Identity ExchSrvr1, ExchSrvr2
 Start-ManagedFolderAssistant -Mailbox Chris
 Get-Mailbox -Anr Chr -DomainController DC01 | Start-ManagedFolderAssistant
I ran all the commands with no error

but it still doesn't show 3gb
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by:pramod1
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is it because there is no mrm policy defined but managedfolderassistant can still run
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does managed folder assistant requires managed folder mailbox policy defined on mailbox
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can you please let me know what is going on

 there are3 images of 1 mailbox one shows item size which is 1.5gb  I also got the same figure when I ran get-mailboxstatistics. but when checked under mailbox settings I see some different figure

 also he sent me another image which shows 9gb, so what is his actual size?

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