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Extended ExMixedFolders configuration

Over time, additional functions have been added to ExMixedFolders by a variety of customer needs. Most of these features are hiddenbecause its not needed to the masses. I do not want to deny you the features and ideas behind it, as the one or the other might justneed one of these functions.


Attach category while syncing

This function was implemented in order to distinguish between different users, each of the users would have it's own category. Each of the elements which is tuched from ExMixedFolders get's a category.

In order to activate this behavior you must change the configuration file manually. Please open in that case the according file "...job.settings.conf" from "C:\ProgramData\ExMixedFolders\".

Find or insert these entry:

<AddCategory1></AddCategory1>
<AddCategory2></AddCategory2>

insert the categoryname of your wish either into AddCategory1 or AddCategory2.

1 stands for sync between left to right and 2 from right to left.

Example:

<AddCategory1>CategoryOfYourWish</AddCategory1>
<AddCategory2></AddCategory2>

Accept meetingrequests automatically

If you like to show only accepted meetigs in the target You can use this switch. ( You can use this function only in unidirectional mode )

In order to activate this behavior you must change the configuration file manually. Please open in that case the according file "...job.settings.conf" from "C:\ProgramData\ExMixedFolders\".

Change this setting from false to true:

<SetMeetingAccepted>true</SetMeetingAccepted>

Remove informations from element in order to show it as private

With the setting "ForceCleanPrivate" you can achive that on the elements on the target folder are shown as empty elements (private). You can use this function only in unidirectional mode.

In order to activate this behavior you must change the configuration file manually. Please open in that case the according file "...job.settings.conf" from "C:\ProgramData\ExMixedFolders\".

Change this setting from false to true:

<ForceCleanPrivate>true</ForceCleanPrivate>

Attach organisator to the subject of the apointment

With the setting "AddOrganizer2Appointments" you can reach that the organisator of the appointment is attached to the subject, which is nly possible in unidirectional mode.

In order to activate this behavior you must change the configuration file manually. Please open in that case the according file "...job.settings.conf" from "C:\ProgramData\ExMixedFolders\".

Change this setting from false to true:

<AddOrganizer2Appointments>true</AddOrganizer2Appointments>

If you want to have this behavior only on private elements, you can use the following setting:

<AddOrganizer2CleanedPrivate>true</AddOrganizer2CleanedPrivate>

Choose synchronized SMTP addresses in GAL jobs

Take this switch if you like to select the synchronized SMTP eMail-address in a GAL job by yourself.

In order to activate this behavior you must change the configuration file manually. Please open in that case the according file "...job.settings.conf" from "C:\ProgramData\ExMixedFolders\".

Set the unneeded addressfields to false:

<SyncMailAddress1>true</SyncMailAddress1>
<SyncMailAddress2>true</SyncMailAddress2>
<SyncMailAddress3>true</SyncMailAddress3>

Exchange Throttling policy

The speed of ExMixedFolders is depending on the fact how we can run folders togheter without getting conflicts, but also from the Exchange Throttling Policy.

ExMixedFolders will find it's best settings in between a band of MaxDegreeOfParallelismAutoMax -MaxDegreeOfParallelismAutoMin which you can change if you like.

Please open the file named C:\Programme(x86)\Somebytes\ExMixedFolders\ExMixedFolders.exe.config and search for:

<setting name="MaxDegreeOfParallelismAutoMax " serializeAs="String">
<value>10</value>
</setting>

If you want to decrease the load of your exchange server and also the CPU load of your PC where ExMixedFolders is running, you can decrease the value of MaxDegreeOfParallelismAutoMax.

If you think ExMixedFolders should run faster, you can increase the MaxDegreeOfParallelismAutoMax value but also you should decrease the Throttling on your Exchange Server as follows:

Exchange 2010

New-ThrottlingPolicy ExMixedFoldersPolicy

Set-ThrottlingPolicy ExMixedFoldersPolicy -EWSMaxConcurrency $null

Set-Mailbox [MAILBOXNAME] -ThrottlingPolicy ExMixedFoldersPolicy

Exchange 2013

New-ThrottlingPolicy ExMixedFoldersPolicy

Set-ThrottlingPolicy ExMixedFoldersPolicy -EwsCutoffBalance Unlimited -EwsMaxBurst Unlimited -EwsRechargeRate Unlimited -EWSMaxConcurrency unlimited

Set-Mailbox [MAILBOXNAME] -ThrottlingPolicy ExMixedFoldersPolicy

hide thisby Get-ThrottlingPolicy |fl EWS* you can show the current settings relevant to EWS.