OWA mailbox policies and feature segmentation

Exchange 2010 supports the ability to allocate different levels of functionality to OWA users through policies. Although Exchange 2010 includes a default OWA policy, it is not actually applied to mailboxes unless you explicitly select the mailbox and apply the policy to it. Otherwise access to OWA features is controlled by the segmentation properties defined for the OWA virtual directory on each CAS server (Figure 10-24). OWA mailbox policies didn’t exist in Exchange 2007, and the only way that you could segment functionality was through the properties of the OWA Web site. The problem with this approach is that any change applies to all mailboxes that connect to that CAS. Using policies allows more ...

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