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Exchange 2013 – Set default database for new mailboxes

Automatic Mailbox Distribution – Exchange 2013

Default Exchange Database for New Users

Applies to Exchange 2010 as well

You can manually create mailboxes in specific Exchange Database using Exchange Management Console; but if you require Exchange to automate this and create New Mailboxes on your preferred mailbox; follow below steps

Lets say you have 3 Mailboxes

Run the below command against each mailbox to see the value for IsExcludedFromProvisioning

  • Get-MailboxDatabase -Server <ServerName>| select Name,ServerName,IsExcludedFromProvisioning
  • The databases you want excluded from automatic provisioning of new mailboxes; set the value of IsExcludedProvisioning to false
  • Set-MailboxDatabase "Database Name" -IsExcludedFromProvisioning $false
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About Sunil Padmanabhan

An Indian based out of Dubai who started traveling from 2011 and pretty much caught the travel bug. Every year presents itself as an opportunity to visit and explore a new place.

Posted on April 14, 2015, in Exchange Server, Exchange Server 2013 and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the tip. However I assume you actually mean $true to exclude a database, not $false.

  2. There´s an error in your example – if you want to exclude a db from provisioning you have to use $true

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