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Cleaning up Deleted Items Automatically from Exchange

You can use Mailbox Manager to create a recipient policy to automatically delete all messages from users Deleted Items folder, at an interval you specify.To create a policy to delete forwarded messages Open Exchange System Manager in the Exchange organization in which the journaling mailbox resides.Expand the Recipients folder.Right-click the Recipient Policies folder, point to New, and then click Recipient Policy.In the New Policy dialog box, select Mailbox Manager Settings, and then click OK.In the Properties dialog box, on the General tab, do the following:
a. In the Name box, enter a policy name.
b. Under Filter rules, click Modify.In the Find Exchange Recipients box, create a search query that will return all your users or certain users/mail boxes you want affected.When you finish building the query, click OK.In the message that appears, click OK.Click the Mailbox Manager Settings (Policy) tab, and then do the following:
a. In the When processing a mailbox drop-down menu, select D…

How long are deleted items retained? How do I configure automatic permanent deletion?

How long deleted items are retained depends on the type of account and how it is configured.For IMAP accounts, you can edit the account settings to automatically delete after a certain interval or you can use the Schedules tool to schedule automatic deletesFor Exchange accounts you can use the Schedules tool to schedule automatic deletesFor POP accounts, you can edit the account settings or use the Schedules tool to schedule automatic deletesIMAP - to schedule automatic permanent deletion of items in your Deleted Items folder in an IMAP account you may do one of the following:Edit account settingsGo to Tools > AccountsSelect the Mail tab, highlight your IMAP account, and click EditUnder the Edit Account menu, click the Advanced tabUnder Delete options choose how you would like your messages to be deletedUse SchedulesGo to Tools > Run Schedule > Edit SchedulesName the scheduleFor "When," choose something other than manual and configure, for example, "On Quit&quo…

Howto: Backup IIS 7.0 web server configuration

To backup your IIS 7.0 configuration on a Windows 2008 Server,
you just need to make a copy of the
\windows\system32\inetsrv\config directory (and subdirectories) and save it in a safe location. You can also use the appcmd.exe utility to create the backup via the command line. The syntax to create a backup is: %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe add backup “Backup Name” to restore the backup, the syntax is: %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe restore backup “Backup Name” to remove a backup, the syntax is: %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe delete backup “Backup Name”

Howto: Configure the Windows 2008 Server Core Screensaver Activation Period

By default the Windows 2008 Server Core screensaver will activate after 600 seconds (10 minutes) of inactivity. To change the amount of time the screensaver waits to activate, edit the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeOut I changed mine from 600 seconds (10 minutes) to 1200 seconds (20 minutes).

How to completely disable DEP in Windows Server 2003

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To completely disable DEP in Windows Server 2003, perform the following with administrative credentials: 1. Open Windows Explorer 2. Tools > Folder Options > View
3. Uncheck Hide Protected operating system files (Recommended) and Hide extensions for known file types
4. Click apply > OK 5. Browse to C:\ 6. Right click on boot.ini, select properties and ensure the “read-only” tab is unchecked and click OK 7. Edit boot.ini 8. Modify the  /noexecute= For example, set  /noexecute=AlwaysOff to disasble DEP entirely 9. File > Save, close boot.ini file 10. Right click on boot.ini, select properties and ensure the “read-only” tab is checked and click OK 11. Reboot the computer For more about DEP see MS KB875352 

Windows Server 2008 R2 : File Server Resource Manager Installing the File Server Resource Manager Tools & FSRM Global Options

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Windows Server 2008 R2 includes a file system management and reporting configuration tool named the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM). This service and tool was first introduced in Windows Server 2003 R2 and provides administrators with the ability to configure quota management at the volume and folder level, create and apply file screening policies, generate alert notifications and reports on a schedule and in real time, and classify files and folders based on administratively defined criteria. With the volume-level quota management, previously included with Windows Server versions, administrators were very limited on how quotas could be applied and several issues were encountered. Many organizations that required tighter control of their storage were forced to utilize third-party quota management software to get the functionality they required. With the quota management functionality included with the FSRM service in Windows Server 2008 R2, administrators can now create quotas at a…

Windows Sever 2008/R2 Interview questions Part 1

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Difference between 2003 and 2008 1) 2008 is combination of vista and windows 2003r2. Some new services are introduced in it
1. RODC one new domain controller introduced in it  [Read-only Domain controllers.]
2. WDS (windows deployment services) instead of RIS in 2003 server
3. shadow copy for each and every folders
4.boot sequence is changed
5.installation is 32 bit where as 2003 it is 16 as well as 32 bit, that’s why installation of 2008 is faster
6.services are known as role in it
7. Group policy editor is a separate option in ads 2) The main difference between 2003 and 2008 is Virtualization, management.
2008 has more inbuilt components and updated third party drivers Microsoft introduces new feature with 2k8 that is Hyper-V  Windows Server 2008 introduces Hyper-V (V for Virtualization) but only on 64bit versions. More and more companies are seeing this as a way of reducing hardware costs by running several ‘virtual’ servers on one physical machine. If you like this exciting technology, make…