Advanced settings for Exchange in the configuration files
Some settings can not be made in the graphical configuration application. Advanced settings must be adjusted in the configuration files.
The settings described below will only take effect once a new scan is performed.
Change the attribute for the creation of mailbox categories
By default ARM sorts mailboxes into categories, upwards of 1,000 mailboxes, according to the Active Directory property "sn".
The selected property can be changed to any desired text attribute from Active Directory, via the configuration file.
Collector server which is configured for the Exchange Scan.
If the file is not available, copy the "template" from the following path, delete the content and enter the code.
old: %ProgramFiles%\Protected Networks\8MAN\etc
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <config> <collector.scanner.exchange.sortingProperty Type="System.String">sn</collector.scanner.exchange.sortingProperty> </config>
sn" with any desired AD text (single line) attribute.
Change the cut-off rules for the mailbox categories
By default the category descriptions are generated from the first 10 characters of the first and last mailbox. You can change the length of utilized descriptions.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <config> <exchange.CategoryLength type="System.Int32">10</exchange.CategoryLength> </config>
1 to 500
Prevent the formation of mailbox categories
By default ARM sorts mailboxes into categories, upwards of 1,000 mailboxes. You can turn off the creation of categories.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <config> <exchange.makeMailBoxCategories type="System.Boolean">false</exchange.makeMailBoxCategories> </config>
false - no categories (flat list of mailboxes in the resource view)
true - use categories
Adjust the throttling factor
The Exchange Web-Service is used for the scanning of delegations. The scan works with the given throttling settings of the Exchange server.
The scan can be accelerated with an optimal throttling setting.
For additional information see the article Set-ThrottlingPolicy. (© 2020 Microsoft, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/server-health-and-performance/Set-ThrottlingPolicy?view=exchange-ps, obtained on January 29, 2020)
The setting "EWSMaxConcurrency" is important. It affects the number of parallel requests used by the scan to read delegations.
By default ARM uses the maximum number of possible parallel requests allowed by the throttling policy. If the throttling policy allows for an unlimited number of parallel requests, then the number of processors is multiplied by 8. You are able to change this value.
Collector server that is configured for the Exchange scan.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <config> <collector.scanner.exchange.processormultiplierForUnlimitedThrottling type="System.Int32">8</collector.scanner.exchange.processormultiplierForUnlimitedThrottling> </config>
Replace the value "
8" with your desired number. The entered number will be multiplied with the number of processors.