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Recipient \ Email Address Policy GUI and browser for Exchange 2007 / 2010

Recipient policies where first introduced in Exchange 2003 and later became email address policies in Exchange 2007 where we where all introduced to the joys and sorrows of Opath. While policies are a simple idea and a good method to do this type of thing the complexities of what happens underneath can be hard to get your head around and test and this can at times lead to the odd mistake. While there is a preview box when your modifying an Address list policy if you wanted to look at the bigger picture of the filter that the address policy represents as it is and could be applied to active directory objects, this is where it can be useful to use a script. The other thing to take into account when looking a policies is the objects where the application of the address policies have been disabled. So what I've done is build a GUI to help this the first thing this script does is enumerate all the policy objects and retrieve the following properties that are associated with these objec

Cleaning up and Reporting on Items based on the Subject on Exchange using a EWS search with Powershell

If your unaware there is nasty mass mailer virus outbreak at the moment if you haven't already i would strongly urge you to visit and implement the measures in http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/worm-win32-visal-b.aspx The above gives the best and quickest method for cleaning the affects of an outbreak using the EMS export-mailbox cmdlet but i thought I'd give some alternate methods using EWS . I can't guarantee any of these methods like i would with Export-mailbox and I would expect them to be slower (and possibly very slow) but they may come in use especially if your access is limited but you can use EWS Impersonation or if you looking to do some reporting based on subject. Finding Items based on there Subject is relatively simple in EWS and involves the use of a Search filter or if your lucky enough to be using Exchange 2010 you can make use of AQS which I blogged about earlier here . With a virus outbreak they generally start on a particular

Getting the Folder Size of a folder using EWS

One of the things missing from the standard folder properties when you use EWS to access a mailbox or public folder is the size of the folder. Those that have used other API's to do mailbox and public folder size reporting should already know about the extended mapi property PR_Extended_Message_Size this is what you also need to use in EWS to get the folder size to define this in C# you can use ExtendedPropertyDefinition PR_Extended_Message_Size = new ExtendedPropertyDefinition(3592, MapiPropertyType.Long); PropertySet psPropertySet = new PropertySet(BasePropertySet.FirstClassProperties) { PR_Extended_Message_Size }; Folder Inbox = Folder.Bind(service, WellKnownFolderName.Inbox, psPropertySet); Object FolderSize = null; if (Inbox.TryGetProperty(PR_Extended_Message_Size, out FolderSize)) { Console.WriteLine(FolderSize); } You can also make use of this in a script if you want an alternative to
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