Running Managed Folder Assistant for certain mailboxes only RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    We are running Exchange 2007 SP2. We recently applied Managed
    Folder Policies for all mailboxes on a server, but the Managed Folder
    Assistant schedule was not set. We are looking to set this on
    weekends/after hours now, but we're worried about load on the server.

    If users report issues, how can we stop the Managed Folder Assistant from running?

    Also, is it possible in Exchange to start the Managed Folder Assistant for a certain subset of mailboxes only?
    Monday, July 16, 2012 11:03 PM


All replies

  • Hi,
    Yes you can start the ManagedfolderAssistant manually on a subset of users.

    This example will start if for all users the OU "Some OU":
    Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "domain.local/Some OU" | Start-ManagedFolderAssistant

    And this example on a single mailbox:
    Start-ManagedFolderAssistant -Mailbox Martina

    Schedule it to run off hours and your users will not notice anything. Don't think it's possible to stop it once you have started it. You can check the Application Log to see if it has run or not.

    Martina Miskovic

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 2:43 AM
  • You can try the below command to instantly stop the managed folder assistant. But it will only stop after the current mailbox is completed.



    You can follow the below article to start managed folder assistant for a certain subset of mailboxes.


    • Marked as answer by Wyclef1 Saturday, July 21, 2012 8:10 PM
    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:13 AM
  • Thanks both.

    So let's say I have a list of test mailboxes in a file names C:\Testmbx.txt

    How could I type the Powershell so that it ran the Managed Folder Assistant on only those mailboxes?

    Also, I assume I leave the Managed Folder Assistant schedule off until we run this test?

    Thanks again for your help!

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:19 PM
  • Hi,

    This should work:
    Get-Content C:\Testmbx.txt | Start-ManagedFolderAssistant

    Martina Miskovic

    • Marked as answer by Wyclef1 Saturday, July 21, 2012 8:10 PM
    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:21 PM
  • any updates? If your question is answered it would be nice if you mark it accordingly

    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:44 AM