So the idea of this feature is to give your users a mailbox Archive and for it look like a PST, but be stored on the server. Suppose the idea is also as storage is cheap and this is a free feature in E2010, you won’t need the likes of Enterprise Vault to house your archives.
So you can assign a Alternate Mailbox to any mailbox by using:
[PS] C:PS>New-AlternateMailbox -Mailbox Administrator -name Archive -Type Archive
Identity Type RetentionPolicyE Database
——– —- —————- ——–AdministratorArchive Archive False 945557a5-1e31-4a…
The other commands you have are:
The Get-AlternateMailbox cmdlet is used to get the properties associated with an alternate mailbox.
Use the New-AlternateMailbox cmdlet to create a new alternate mailbox for an existing mailbox user.
Use the Remove-AlternateMailbox cmdlet to remove an alternate mailbox
The Set-AlternateMailbox cmdlet is used to modify the properties of an alternate mailbox.
So you can only see the archive if you Outlook 2010 , OWA wont work with e2010 Beta
Maybe it will come, but in Beta 1 you don’t seem to be able to get “Mailbox statistics” for the alternative mailbox