How to force OWA regional language settings in Exchange Server 2013

Sometimes you don’t want the end-user to choose the regional language settings when they start Outlook Web App (OWA – former Outlook Web Access). Luckily there is a way to force user-mailboxes to a predefined language setting, both individual user mailboxes and all users. This can be accomplished by using Exchange Management Shell (EMS – PowerShell) and the command: Get-MailboxRegionalConfiguration and Get-Mailbox.

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Exchange Server 2013 – Mail stuck in drafts

If your e-mail gets stuck in the Drafts-folder when you try to send an e-mail from either OWA or Outlook, there are a couple of things you should check. I’m guessing you already have checked the settings under ECP – mail flow -> accepted domains/recieve connectors and send connectors. Including the Exchange 2013 HelpConfigure Mail Flow and Client Access (TechNet) for any other settings you might have forgotten.

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How to view the Exchange Server version number you have installed







Ever wondered what version of the Microsoft Exchange Server you are running? It can be quite difficult to find it – if you don’t know how and where to look that is.

Here is the easiest way to determine  what version you are running:
1. Go to the Exchange Management Shell and type: get-exchangeserver |fl

2. Look where it says: AdminDisplayVersion and take a note of the number, ie Version 14.1 (Build 218.15)

3. Head on over to the Microsoft kb158530

4. Find the correct version number in the list. In this example the correct value is: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 – August 2010


Good luck! 

How to find the last logon time by a mailbox user in Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010

If you need to get the last logon time by mailbox user in Exchange 2007 one of the easiest ways is to fire up the Exchange Management Shell and execute the cmdlet:


The default setting of this option will give you the display name, the total numbers of items in the mailbox (handy), storage limit status (very handy), and the last logon time (the bit we need). The information we are provided with is useful but you many notice it is not sorted by DisplayName, you can fix this with:

get-mailboxstatistics | sort-object DisplayName

Simple and easy – good luck!

How to Create a CatchAll Mailbox in Exchange 2007 (CatchAllAgent)

CatchAllAgent is an Exchange 2007 Transport Protocol Agent. If a message comes in, and a
recipient of that message does not exist (unknown recipient), the recipient typically gets
rejected by the Recipient Filtering feature (which is also a Transport Protocol Agent).

The CatchAllAgent can be configured to rewrite the recipient address for unknown recipients
such that such messages end up in a dedicated mailbox. The configuration allows for multiple
domains, but you can only specify a single target address for each of those domains.

Read the complete guide here ->

Thanks to Wilbert De Graaf for creating the agent.