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Mailbox Management

Linked mailbox management

Using linked mailboxes, organizations can deploy their Exchange server in a single forest to centralize control of that server, while allowing users from another trusted account forest to be associated with mailboxes in that Exchange server.

Linked mailbox creation using ADManager Plus

ADManager Plus lets administrators easily create linked mailboxes, offering the following benefits when compared to native tools:

  • Create linked mailboxes from a single console without toggling between multiple tools or writing complex PowerShell scripts.
  • Use linked mailbox templates to standardize the linked mailbox properties according to your organizational needs.
  • Personalize each mailbox by adding additional attributes and configuring custom scripts to be run during mailbox creation.
  • Customize a linked mailbox's properties, such as storage limits, delivery restrictions, and so on, as it is being created.
  • Perform quick and easy fine-grained mailbox delegation for full rights access, send as, and send on behalf permissions.

Creating a linked mailbox: While creating a linked mailbox in ADManager Plus, a disabled user account is created in the Exchange forest. You can specify this account's details using the General tab, as shown in the figure below. Here, using the "Linked master account" option, you can associate a user account belonging to a trusted account forest with the linked mailbox.

creating a linked mailbox
creating a linked mailbox view
exchange server selection

Exchange server selection: You can add details for an Exchange server and various mailbox properties using the Exchange tab, as shown in the figure alongside.

The "Mail Server" option helps select not just an Exchange server, but also database availability groups (DAGs). DAGs help with automatic database-level recovery if there is a database, server, or network failure.

Linked mailbox templates: With templates, you can configure multiple attributes at once, thereby creating a standard for your organization's linked mailboxes. By applying the right template during linked mailbox creation, you can guarantee that all mailboxes are uniform.

linked mailbox templates

For example, if your organization wants to set different mailbox properties for different types of new users, then you can create different templates and apply them accordingly. That way, you'll standardize the properties among different user types (i.e. marketing employees will have one set of properties, while software developers have another).

Check out the figure alongside to see how to configure linked mailbox templates in ADManager Plus.

The Exchange tab helps you configure mailbox settings to standardize mailbox properties such as storage limits, delivery restrictions, and so on. The Custom Attributes tab allows you to configure custom scripts as well as implement additional attributes (for meeting specialized requirements).

With ADManager Plus, your organization can remain unfazed by change, even in the face of impending email management challenges due to mergers, acquisitions, demergers, and so on. Manage emails of AD users from different forests from an Exchange server in another forest using ADManager Plus' linked mailbox feature. Click here to try this new feature.

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