Update: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Shell Help

 The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Management Shell Help file helps you use cmdlets in the Exchange Management Shell to perform day-to-day administration of Exchange 2007. You can view help in the Exchange Management Shell by using the Get-Help cmdlet. Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=65C12B39-DBCA-4B22-BAA4-5F5D96613574&displaylang=en

Change user attributes using Windows PowerShell

Hello folks, Sometimes we should alter attributes get-qaduser | foreach-object { set-qaduser $_.name -ObjectAttributes @{mail = $_.name + ‘domain.ca’ } } Ok, Is it not enough? You want to change only for the determined users which belongs to certain OU.. ok.. let’s go: get-qaduser -searchpath ‘ou=user, dc=apatricio,dc=local’ | foreach-object { set-qaduser $_.name -ObjectAttributes @{mail = $_.name + ‘domain.ca’ } } Best Regards,Anderson Patricio

Creating Custom Resources for room and equipment mailboxes in Exchange Server 2007

Hello folks, I’ve been seeing some doubts about Custom Resources in Exchange Server 2007.. Then… I realize that it is time to write something about it. By default all Resource mailboxes have a tab called Resource Information, as it follows: Then, when we click on Add there is nothing, so time to start our own Custom Resources.. We are able to create custom resources using ONLY the Exchange Management Shell. Visualizing the Custom Resources..  get-ResourceConfig  Creating Custom Resources.. $resource = Get-resourceconfig  $resource.ResourcePropertySchema.Add(“Room/TV”) Set-ResourceConfig -Instance $resource Removing Custom Resources.. $resource = Get-ResourceConfig $resource.ResourcePropertySchema.Remove(“Room/TV”) Note: We can use only Room and Equipment … Continue reading Creating Custom Resources for room and equipment mailboxes in Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft DPM 2007 v2 beta available

Hello folks, DPM v2 was released last week at Microsoft web site, and now we have more one product allowing PowerShell :). Here are some of the new futures of the product: Support SharePoint Support Virtual Server SP1 Windows Vista and Windows XP Desktops DPM 2 DPM Disaster Recovery System State System Center Configuration manager / SMS / SUS Uses Windows PowerShell 🙂 and command line to control Tape Support Bare metal recovery Specifically for Exchange Server 2007: Support for Exchange Server 2003 and 2007 LCR it does backup of the Active base CCR it does backup of the Passive … Continue reading Microsoft DPM 2007 v2 beta available

Using Export-AutoDiscoverConfig in a Forest Resource environments.. Does it work?

Hello folks, I’ve been looking at some Microsoft forums and I caught some erros about Export-AutoDiscoverConfig, some erros like this one: Export-AutoDiscoverConfig: Active Directory operation failed on <remote-account-forest-dc>. This error is not retriable. Additional information: The parameter is incorrect. Active directory response: 00000057: LdapErr: DSID-0C090B38, comment: Error in attribute conversion operation, data 0, vece At line:1 char:26 Actually, there is no problem with the export-AutoDiscoverConfig cmdlet, the matter is we must use it on Cross-Forest organization environment, if you have Account Forest Resources you can not use this cmdlet to do that. A good way is to configure your DNS … Continue reading Using Export-AutoDiscoverConfig in a Forest Resource environments.. Does it work?

Managing Active Directory through PowerShell

Hello folks, Quest (www.quest.com) has released a free tool called ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directory that is a set of PowerShell commands (CMDLETs). Inside of this tool we have got some cmdlets to manage the Active Directory environment, here are the list of cmdlets available in the free tool: CONNECT-QADSERVICE DISCONNECT-QADSERVICE GET-QADUSER SET-QADUSER NEW-QADUSER GET-QADGROUP NEW-QADGROUP GET-QADGROUPMEMBER ADD-QADGROUPMEMBER REMOVE-QADGROUPMEMBER GET-QADCOMPUTER GET-QADOBJECT SET-QADOBJECT NEW-QADOBJECT REMOVE-QADOBJECT CONVERT-QADATTRIBUTEVALUE You can get it here: http://www.quest.com/activeroles-server/arms.aspxPs.: Registration will be required Tomorrow, we will be visualizing the new tool called PowerGUI, if you don’t like to write cmdlets that will be your perfect tool 🙂 Best Regards,Anderson … Continue reading Managing Active Directory through PowerShell

New Exchange Server Techcenter

Hello folks, Yesterday, the new Exchange Server Techcenter was launched, here are the main links Exchange Server TechCenter:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/default.aspx Library:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124558.aspx Community page: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/bb341336.aspx Best Regards,Anderson Patricio

Creating a mailbox usage report using the out-html and out-ie

Hello folks, We usually see in the MS presentation the guys using a lot of cmdlets and they show the information in the browser directly from the PowerShell.. If you have already seen it, I think you might tried before in your lab without success, right? It occurs because the “out-html” and “out-IE” scripts aren’t found in the default installation. These scripts belong to the Exchange Server 2007 Powershell Scriptacular pack  that were developed by (Vivek Sharma and Mihai Jalobeanu). But why I’m talking about it? Because we are going to use those scripts to generate a report  🙂 First … Continue reading Creating a mailbox usage report using the out-html and out-ie

Unified Communications and Collaboration Event Presentation Downloads

 Hello Folks, I have just read in the Rui Silva’s blog, called subject: exchange  an entry about Unified Communications and Collaboration Event presentations, that were presented in Singapore on last May 27. Download of the documents: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a10931b2-dceb-4ddc-8c5a-25c4b2c5804c&displaylang=en&tm Read more at source: http://blogs.msexchange.org/silva/2007/05/21/unified-communications-and-collaboration-event-presentation-downloads/  

MSExchange.org Article: Managing Exchange Server 2007 using a Windows XP workstation

 Hello, I have written an article explaining how to install the Exchange Server 2007 Management tools in a workstation running Windows XP in the MSExchange.org website. Check it out: http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/management-administration/managing-exchange-server-2007-using-windows-xp-workstation.html  Ps.: The last part of the article I show how to install the ExchangeUMTestPhone. Best Regards,Anderson Patriciohttp://www.andersonpatricio.org