Managing Recipient Settings

Set a Schedule for Mailbox Manager

After a mailbox recipient policy has been created and configured, Mailbox Manager needs to be scheduled. If you do not schedule Mailbox Manager to run, your configurations will not take effect and the mailbox recipient policy will never be applied.

Scheduling is configured on the server object in System Manager.

Important   Unlike previous versions of Mailbox Manager that ran on servers running Exchange 5.5 SP3 and later, Exchange 2000 Mailbox Manager is automatically installed on every Exchange 2000 server. However, Mailbox Manager only works on local mailboxes. You cannot configure Mailbox Manager on one server to process mailboxes on a different server.

To schedule when Mailbox Manager will run:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to the server object in the console tree.

    System Manager

    1. Administrative Group or Organization
    2. Servers
    3. Server
  3. Right-click the server, and then click Properties.
  4. On the Mailbox Management tab, in the Start mailbox management process drop-down list, select when you want all mailbox recipient policies to run on the server.
  5. To create a custom schedule, select Use custom schedule, and then click Customize. Click to select the times of day and days of the week you want Mailbox Manager to run, and then click OK.
  6. Tip   You can also manually start Mailbox Manager at any time by right-clicking the server object and then selecting Start Mailbox Management Process. If you use this command, Mailbox Manager will still run at its next scheduled interval.

  7. On the Reporting drop-down list, select the type of report that will be created whenever mailboxes are processed, and then click Browse to select a mailbox to receive the reports.

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