One of the features that has been introduced in the Exchange Control Panel (ECP) in Service Pack 1 is the ability to manage journal rule. Administrators can create, edit, disable or delete journal rules by using the browser alone, without connecting to the exchange infrastructure via VPN.
To see the feature in action, login to Outlook Web App (OWA) with an account that has administrative rights and click on “Options –> See all options”. Another way is to directly login to the control panel using the owaurl/ecp (eg; https://mail.domain.com/ecp).
Select “Manage My Organization” from the top left dropdown menu.
Click on “Mail Control” and you can create, edit, disable or remove journal rules under “Journaling” section.
I will create a new rule by clicking the “New” button. A new window pops up, which will act as a wizard for creating a new journal rule.
As you are familiar with creating a journal rule, I am not explaining the steps for creating one. I have named my rule as “Test”.
You can edit the rule by clicking the “Details” button, disable by unchecking the “On” check box and delete by clicking the “cross” button.
I can see the rule that I have created in the Exchange Console as well.
The feature was introduced in SP1 Beta & no change has been made in SP1 RTM. You can now work on journal rules with ease, even from an internet cafe!