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Managed Folder Policies and Managed Folder Assistant RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Everyone

    A little bit confused on the relationship between these two in Exchange 2007 Sp1

    I understand that I can apply a MFP to a mailbox as per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996575.aspx

    I can also schedule the MFA as per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123958.aspx

    However, two questions:

    i) The first article - just applying the MFP to a mailbox - does this mean the policy actually runs on the mailbox? Or does it not run until the MFA is scheduled for it to run?

    ii) If applying a MFP (but no MFA) to all mailboxes on my server, I assume this will take a lot of processing power - what if it got to much and I wanted to cancel it, how could I do that?

    iii) Likewise, if the MFA was running and it was taking too much resources, how could I cancel?

    Thanks in advance.

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 11:28 PM

Answers

  • On Wed, 23-Dec-09 23:28:04 GMT, Sheen1990 wrote:

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    >
    >Hi Everyone
    >
    >A little bit confused on the relationship between these two in Exchange 2007 Sp1
    >
    >I understand that I can apply a MFP to a mailbox as per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996575.aspx
    >
    >I can also schedule the MFA as per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123958.aspx
    >
    >However, two questions:
    >
    scheduled for it to run?

    Adding ('applying') the policy just stamps the AD object's
    msExchMailboxTemplateLink property with the DN with the MRM policy.

    >ii) If applying a MFP (but no MFA) to all mailboxes on my server, I assume this will take a lot of processing power - what if it got to much and I wanted to cancel it, how could I do that?

    If you don't have the Mailbox Folder Assistant scheduled to run, and
    you don't use the start-managedfolderassistant cmdlet then the act of
    adding the policy to mailboxes is pretty trivial.

    >iii) Likewise, if the MFA was running and it was taking too much resources, how could I cancel?

    Apply the policy to a subset of your mailboxes at a time. Wait until
    after the MFA runs and then add some more mailboxes. Repeat until all
    the mailboxes are under the policies and the MFA has run once for all
    of them. By then you'll know how things are going.
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Xiu Zhang Friday, December 25, 2009 7:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sheen1990 Sunday, December 27, 2009 7:00 PM
    Thursday, December 24, 2009 2:57 AM