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Video: How to Exclude Mailboxes from Automatic Mailbox Distribution in Exchange 2013

 

Free Video :Exchange 2013 Administration – Configuring Mailbox Provisioning Parameters

  • IsExcludedFromProvisioning
  • IsExcludedFromInitialProvisioning
  • IsSuspendedFromProvisioning

In our previous videoBulk Create Mailboxes in Exchange 2013 How to Bulk Create Mailboxes in Exchange 2013, we have demonstrated how to bulk create user mailboxes in Exchange 2013.  When you do not specify explicitly a destination mailbox database, Exchange 2013 automatic mailbox distribution takes place. The Mailbox Resources Management agent retrieves a list of the mailbox databases in the organization and removes from this list mailbox databases that are:

  • Marked for exclusion from the distribution process (by default, exclusion is disabled for all DB)
  • Outside of the management scope applied to the current admin
  • Outside of the local Active Directory site

Then, the agent randomly distributes mailboxes across the DB in the list. If you don’t want mailboxes to be distributed automatically, you can disable Mailbox Resources Management agent (with the “Disable-CmdletExtensionAgent”).

Alternatively, you can configure the provisioning parameters for the Mailbox Databases and specify which DB should be included or excluded in the Automatic Mailbox distribution process. The later approach is demonstrated in our demo.

You can download the scriptbulk-create-mbx.ps1 How to Bulk Create Mailboxes in Exchange 2013 and CSV fileNetoMeter.csv How to Bulk Create Mailboxes in Exchange 2013 that we are using in the demo.

In the following short video How to Bulk Create Mailboxes in Exchange 2013, we demonstrate how to configure Exchange 2013 Mailbox Databases for Automatic Mailbox Distribution.

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