search-mailbox cmdlet not found in exchange 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear Exchange administrators,

    We need to delete "some messages" from all user inboxes send by the account "postmaster".

    Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited | Search-Mailbox -SearchQuery subject:"search string"  -targetmailbox postmaster -targetfolder inbox\search2 –deletecontent

    But I am getting "search-mailbox" command not found.

    How will get this command.

    Kindly help





    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:49 AM

All replies

  • Hi Ashraf,
    You need permissions for search-mailbox to work and cmdlet to be visible. Add yourself as a member of the group "Discovery Management" and it should work for you.

    Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions

    Martina Miskovic - http://www.nic2012.com/
    • Proposed as answer by sameer.aw Wednesday, December 28, 2011 1:29 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by sameer.aw Wednesday, December 28, 2011 1:29 PM
    • Proposed as answer by sameer.aw Wednesday, December 28, 2011 1:29 PM
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:44 PM

    Please check this link



    Additional Permissions needed for Parameter -DeleteContent Edit
    To be able to use the -DeleteContent Parameter you need to have "Mailbox Import Export" permissions. Without these permissions, the parameter -DeleteContent is not available for the Search-Mailbox Command.
    1. Create a new Security Group
    2. Enter the following command in Exchange Management Shell (replace the Security Group name accordingly):
    New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Name "Import Export Support" -SecurityGroup ImportExport -Role "Mailbox Import Export"
    regards sameer
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 1:28 PM
  • hi,

    you can see this link:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchange2010/thread/2cc0c3df-cd5e-4c13-9193-9ba6141a8d0c/.The problem is familiar with yours.Hope can help you.



    Thursday, December 29, 2011 6:17 AM
  • hi,

    any update?



    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 7:01 AM
  • it is not resolved yet
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 7:20 AM
  • hi,

    Have you try the way that we post.Have you used the cmd search-mailbox before,can it work,or this is your first useing the cmd search-mailbox?If you try our way and it still not work.My suggestion is you can install the managment tool in another computer and try again.How to install you can see:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232090.aspx

    • Edited by Castinlu Wednesday, January 4, 2012 1:40 AM
    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 1:20 AM
  • hi,

    how about you issue?any update?




    Monday, January 9, 2012 1:57 AM