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    How to set up your Exchange Server Scripting Environment using PowerShell

      Video transcript: How to set up your Exchange Server Scripting Environment using PowerShell Instructor: Mike Pfeiffer, Microsoft Exchange MVP You’re going to spend a lot of time in the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) doing things interactively. For example one‑liners maybe like get-mailbox and sending that down to Set-Mailbox, setting the -Office to Sales etc… … Continue reading How to set up your Exchange Server Scripting Environment using PowerShell

    Microsoft Patch Tuesday on August 13th – Security Privileges and Denial of Service

    Microsoft released on Thursday August 8, 2013 the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for August 2013. The bulletin contains what updates and patches will be installed as part of patch Tuesday. Here is a summary of what is included. There will be 8 patches 3 critical. The technical bulleting 1, first critical update affects Windows … Continue reading Microsoft Patch Tuesday on August 13th – Security Privileges and Denial of Service

    How to manage products like Exchange and AD without installing additional tools

    So, what if you want to manage Active Directory, Exchange, SCVMM or any product for that matter and don't have the RSAT or management tools installed?  Well, I have the answer for you – and for some reason it’s overlooked by many PowerShell admins – but is my favorite solution to managing other products. I … Continue reading How to manage products like Exchange and AD without installing additional tools

    How to Run the Exchange Management Shell EMS in PowerShell

    How to Run the Exchange Management Shell EMS in PowerShell Instructor: Mike Pfeiffer Let’s take a look at a couple of ways that you can use the Exchange Management Shell in a scripting environment. We’ll go beyond just working interactively in the Shell and actually composing real world robust scripts. We’ll use a scripting editor … Continue reading How to Run the Exchange Management Shell EMS in PowerShell

    WMF 3.0 and Exchange Server – Careful what you update

    IT pros around the world know to that before updating a server OS, take the time and test the update before applying to production. If you’re running an enterprise server such as Exchange or SharePoint, this “lab” testing is even more important. Updates can cause problems: we all know this. Another course of action (if … Continue reading WMF 3.0 and Exchange Server – Careful what you update

    Using PowerShell to report on Distribution Group Membership in Exchange Server

    Using PowerShell to Report on Distribution Group Membership in Exchange Server Instructor: Mike Pfeiffer. First, I’m going to take a look at my distribution groups that I currently have by running Get-DistributionGroup. You could see that I’ve got two groups Sales and Marketing. If I want to look at the members of those groups I … Continue reading Using PowerShell to report on Distribution Group Membership in Exchange Server

    Video – Using PowerShell to automate tasks in Exchange 2010 with the Exchange Scripting Agent

    In this DrillBit™ Video, Microsoft MVP Mike Pfeiffer shows how to use PowerShell to automate tasks in Exchange Server. In Exchange 2010, all the graphical tools are built on top of PowerShell commands. Using the Exchange Scripting Agent will allow you to control the execution of your commands in the background to automate tasks in … Continue reading Video – Using PowerShell to automate tasks in Exchange 2010 with the Exchange Scripting Agent

    Exchange Online: Add a Secondary E-Mail Address to a Synchronized Account

    Adding an additional SMTP address to a recipient is usually a trivial task in pretty much any version of Exchange. The exception to this is when you're using Exchange Online through Office 365, along with Directory Syncronization (DirSync). When a mailbox for a synchronized user resides in Exchange Online, attempting to add an additional e-mail … Continue reading Exchange Online: Add a Secondary E-Mail Address to a Synchronized Account

    Bulk Mailbox Provisioning with Random Passwords – Easy PowerShell tricks for Exchange Server 2010

    In a recent Exchange 2010 class here at Interface, we had a discussion on the topic of provisioning mailboxes with PowerShell. One of the questions that came up is how would you go about creating a bulk mailbox provisioning script that would generate an initial secure random password for each mailbox. As it turns out, … Continue reading Bulk Mailbox Provisioning with Random Passwords – Easy PowerShell tricks for Exchange Server 2010

    What is the deal with all those disconnected mailboxes in EMC? Exchange Server 2010 SP1

    You may have noticed while clicking around in EMC that in the 'Disconnected Mailbox' container, under the Recipient Configuration node, there might be tens or hundreds of disconnected mailboxes. This can be a bit alarming at first, especially when you know for a fact that you haven't removed or disabled any where near that many … Continue reading What is the deal with all those disconnected mailboxes in EMC? Exchange Server 2010 SP1