Following on from the previous post Exchange 2013 Initial Configuration Settings: Setting default email address policies (Part 2), in the third part of the series I’ll look at renaming the mailbox database.
To help with Exchange Server management it is important to keep things as simple and logical as possible, and a properly named mailbox database can greatly aid in the administration of the server. Give it a unique descriptive name to your company for example e.g. OxSBSEngineeringMailbox01 or OXSBS-MBX-Execs-01, and once you have created a naming convetion stick to it.
In this example because I mostly work with SMEs who have one mailbox database so I’m going to call our database OxfordSBSGuy-Users-MBX01 for to me this means OxfordSBSGuy Users Mailbox Database 01.
Following on from the previous post Exchange 2013 Initial Configuration Settings: Rename and move the default mailbox database and logs (Part 3), in the forth part of the series I’ll look at changing mailbox size limits.
Nowadays with storage reasonably cheap, mailbox size limits can be considerably bigger than the default 2GB, and the actual mailbox size limit you impose is more determined by practical management (backup and restore) than software / hardware limitations.
If you are doing a migration from another mail system and importing email, I’d advise removing or increase the mailbox size limits dramatically so that the import process isn’t halted by a small mailbox size limit.
Following on from the previous post Exchange 2013 Initial Configuration Settings: Create a send connector (Part 5), in the sixth part of the series I’ll look at creating a setting the offline address book.
The offline address book (OAB) is used by Outlook clients using cached mode for address lookups when the clients are offline.