Journal Rules In Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta Control Panel (ECP)…

One of the features that has been introduced in the Exchange Control Panel (ECP) in the beta version of 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;

Select “Manage My Organization” from the top left dropdown menu.

Manage My Org

Click on “Mail Control” and you can create, edit, disable or remove journal rules under “Journaling” section.

Journaling in ECP

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.

New Journal Rule in ECP

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”.

Rule visible in ECP

You can edit the rule by clicking the “Details” button, disable by unchecking the “On” check box and delete by clicking the “cross” button.

Manage journal rules in ECP

I can see the rule that I have created in the Exchange Console as well.

Journal rules in EMC

You can now work on journal rules with ease, even from an internet cafe!

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