Category Archives: Exchange Server 2010

Exchange Server 2010 is the version of Microsoft’s messaging platform that replaced Exchange Server 2007. … Exchange Server’s RBAC is comprised of roles and role groups. Microsoft rebranded Outlook Web Access (OWA) as Outlook Web App with the release of Exchange Server 2010.

Grant Full Access to all Public Folders for a user in Exchange

This post goes over granting full access to all public folders for a user in Microsoft Exchange. I recently was migrating all public folders from an Exchange 2010 to Office 365 Environment and didn’t have access to some of the folders.

Enter the following in Exchange Management Shell:

Get-PublicFolder –Identity "\Root Folder Name" -Recurse | Add-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -User "ctitus" -AccessRights AllExtendedRights

This will recurse the root folder and grant all rights to the user you specify.

Setting Anti-Spam SCL in Microsoft Exchange

This post goes over setting the Anti-Spam SCL in Microsoft Exchange. I typically recommend leaving the Delete and Reject settings alone, but change the Move Message to Junk if the user is reporting a high amount of spam making it to his inbox. This is done with the command below SCLJunkThreshold.

SCL (Spam Confidence Level) determines what to do with a message

By Default Exchange is set as follows:

9 = Delete Message with no NDR

7= Reject Message with NDR

5= Move Message to Junk Mail in Mailbox

There is also a Quarantine option in Exchange that is configurable through EMC (Exchange Management Console) in Organization Configuration -> Hub Transport -> Anti-Spam Tab under the Content Filtering Module Properties

Note Junk Mail Threshold is NOT configurable in EMC and must be set via Shell. Here is the commands for EMS (Exchange Management Shell)

Set SCL Junk Mail Threshold

Set-OrganizationConfig -SCLJunkThreshold 5


Check SCL Junk Mail Threshold

Get-OrganizationConfig | Format-List SCLJunkThreshold


This should give you a good control over what is getting filtered and where it is going. You can always check a message SCL rating in Outlook by looking at the email’s header.