Policies of this category are intended to automate the selection of a mailbox store or database when designating a user as mailbox-enabled or creating a mailbox on Microsoft Exchange Server.
You can specify Exchange Servers and mailbox stores or databases where mailbox creation is allowed, and specify rules to distribute mailboxes among multiple stores. For example, you can configure a policy to automatically choose a store that holds the least number of mailboxes.
When making a user mailbox-enabled or creating a mailbox, Active Roles relies on this policy to select the mailbox store or database. The policy defines a single store, or a set of stores, in which creation of mailboxes is allowed. Some specific features of the policy behavior are as follows:
In case of multiple stores, the policy provides these options to govern the selection of a store:
To configure an Exchange Mailbox AutoProvisioning policy, select Exchange Mailbox AutoProvisioning on the Policy to Configure page in the New Provisioning Policy Object wizard or in the Add Provisioning Policy wizard. Then, click Next to display the Allowed Mailbox Stores page:
Figure 57: Allowed mailbox stores
On this page, you can select the servers and mailbox stores or databases to be allowed for mailbox creation. Select mailbox stores from a single Exchange organization. If you select multiple stores, you can specify how to choose a store upon a mailbox creation request. From the Pick a store list, select one of these options:
When you are done, click Next and follow the instruction in the wizard to create the Policy Object.
To configure an Exchange Mailbox AutoProvisioning Policy
In case of multiple stores, select a method of picking a store from the Pick a store list. For information about the methods of picking a store in case of multiple stores, see How this policy works earlier in this chapter.