Parallels H-Sphere Documentation System Administrator Guide

 

Creating Mail Plan on MPS Server

(H-Sphere 2.5 and up)
 
 

Related Docs:   Adding Custom MS Exchange Plans into H-Sphere Preparing Servers for MS Exchange Hosting

Last modified: 27 Dec 2007

 

WARNING: This documentation covers Parallels H-Sphere versions up to 3.1. For the latest up-to-date Parallels H-Sphere documentation, please proceed to the official Parallels site.

This document is an example of how to create a new Mail Plan on MPS Server (Server2, i.e MS Exchange Server )

1. Remove the read-only attribute and then edit <installdir>:\Program Files\Microsoft Hosting\Provisioning\Samples\Hosted Exchange Namespace\CreateMailboxPlan.XML. The following example shows the XML in the shipped version of this file:

<request xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">

<procedure xmlns:xsl='http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform'>

<execute namespace="Hosted Exchange" procedure="CreateMailboxPlan" impersonate="1">

<executeData>

<planName>PopMail</planName>

<planDescription>POP3 Mail</planDescription>

<planCategories>

<category>

<categoryName>HeBusiness</categoryName>

</category>

<category>

<categoryName>HeConsumer</categoryName>

</category>

</planCategories>

<planFeatures>

<feature>

<featureName>OWA</featureName>

<featureDescription>Outlook Web Access Disabled</featureDescription>

<featureValue>1</featureValue>

</feature>

<feature>

<featureName>IMAP</featureName>

<featureDescription>IMAP Access Disabled</featureDescription>

<featureValue>1</featureValue>

</feature>

<feature>

<featureName>POP</featureName>

<featureDescription>POP Access Enabled</featureDescription>

<featureValue>0</featureValue>

</feature>

<feature>

<featureName>MailboxSize</featureName>

<featureDescription>Mailbox size in kilobytes</featureDescription>

<featureValue>10000</featureValue>

<unitDescription>kb</unitDescription>

</feature>

</planFeatures>

<preferredDomainController>AD01.fabrikam.com</preferredDomainController>

</executeData>

<after source="executeData" destination="data" mode="merge"/>

</execute>

</procedure>

</request>

2. Edit the <planName> element as follows:

<planName>SimpleMail</planName>

3. Edit the <planDescription> element this way:

<planDescription>Basic POP3 Mailbox</planDescription>

4. Edit the <preferredDomainController> value, where AD01.fabrikam.com is the full name of Active Directory domain controller server

5. The edited file should now look like the following:

<request xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">

<procedure xmlns:xsl='http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform'>

<execute namespace="Hosted Exchange" procedure="CreateMailboxPlan" impersonate="1">

<executeData>

<planName>SimpleMail</planName>

<planDescription>Basic POP3 Mailbox</planDescription>

<planCategories>

<category>

<categoryName>HeBusiness</categoryName>

</category>

<category>

<categoryName>HeConsumer</categoryName>

</category>

</planCategories>

<planFeatures>

<feature>

<featureName>OWA</featureName>

<featureDescription>Outlook Web Access Disabled</featureDescription>

<featureValue>1</featureValue>

</feature>

<feature>

<featureName>IMAP</featureName>

<featureDescription>IMAP Access Disabled</featureDescription>

<featureValue>1</featureValue>

</feature>

<feature>

<featureName>POP</featureName>

<featureDescription>POP Access Enabled</featureDescription>

<featureValue>0</featureValue>

</feature>

<feature>

<featureName>MailboxSize</featureName>

<featureDescription>Mailbox size in kilobytes</featureDescription>

<featureValue>10000</featureValue>

<unitDescription>kb</unitDescription>

</feature>

</planFeatures>

<preferredDomainController>AD01.fabrikam.com</preferredDomainController>

</executeData>

<after source="executeData" destination="data" mode="merge"/>

</execute>

</procedure>

</request>

6. Save the edited file in the in the <installdir>:\Program Files\Microsoft Hosting\Provisioning\Samples\Hosted Exchange Namespace\ directory as CreateSimpleMailPlan.xml.

7. From a command prompt in the <installdir>:\Program Files\Microsoft Hosting\Provisioning\Samples\Hosted Exchange Namespace\ directory, execute provtest CreateSimpleMailPlan.XML (ProvTest.exe is located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Provisioning\Tools).

You now have a mailbox plan called SimpleMail, which enables a 10 MB mailbox for use by POP3 clients. This plan will show up as available to add to new organizations. Also you can edit other features like MailboxSize.

By default, MPS sets mailbox size using the following scheme:

<size> - Mailbox size in kilobytes (equivalent to ProhibitSendQuota)
<warningQuota> - the default one is 90 percent of size
<prohibitSendAndReceiveQuota> - the default one is 500 percent of size

So if you create a mailbox with the size of 100Mb, the parameters will be as follows:

  • Warning Quota - 90MB
  • Prohibit Send Quota - 100MB
  • Prohibit Send And Receive Quota - 500MB. Note: if the size of mailbox is ~2GB (maximum), the <prohibitSendAndReceiveQuota> parameter will have the maximum possible value (not 5x2GB).

Read more about Mailbox store prohibit send and receive limits of mailboxes at Microsoft documentation.


Related Docs:   Adding Custom MS Exchange Plans into H-Sphere Preparing Servers for MS Exchange Hosting



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