Using Exchange 2010 Windows PowerShell Command Log

Hello folks, In this new Exchange Server version PowerShell got a lot of new tricks! 🙂 We can use Windows PowerShell Command Log to track down all the cmdlets used in Exchange Management Console in detail. To enable the functionality click on View.. in the Toolbox Actions and click on View Windows PowerShell Command Log… Let’s click on Action menu item and then on Start Command Logging Time to play with Exchange Management Console, let’s navigate on some roles properties, user properties, and so forth. Afterwards, let’s go back to View WindowsPowerShell Command Log and we will be able to … Continue reading Using Exchange 2010 Windows PowerShell Command Log

Exchange 2010 and PowerShell

Hello folks, A nice feature of the new Exchange Server 2010 (former E14) is the Show Exchange Management Shell command which is a small button located on the left corner of Exchange Management Console and we can see that Let’s play with this feature, let’s get properties of any user and change any attribute, in our example, we are going to tick the option Hide from Exchange address listand after that we can hit the Show Exchange Management Shell Command button and we will see all changes that will be performed in background when you click OK or Apply buttons. … Continue reading Exchange 2010 and PowerShell

Retrieving OCS Communicator R2 Configuration Information

Hello folks, The new Communicator R2 has a feature to show the current configuration that the client is using. To retrieve your configuration settings, hold Ctrl key and right-click on the OCS 2007 Communicator icon located on systray area, and then click on Configuration Information. The tip came from Office Communicatons Server Team, and the original post can be found here: http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2009/04/08/400.aspx Cheers, Anderson Patricio

Communicator 2007 R2 – Cool Tips by Office Communicator Team

Hello folks, Office Communicator team has been releasing some tips about Communicator R2 and they reached the “Tip of the Day” number 10. Here is a summary of all tips blogged so far, as follows: Cool Tip of the Day 1: Start an IM Conference using Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 http://communicatorteam.com/archive/2009/03/09/493.aspx Cool Tip of the Day 2: Join an IM Conference http://communicatorteam.com/archive/2009/03/10/564.aspx Cool Tip of the Day 3: Start/Join an Unscheduled Conference Call http://communicatorteam.com/archive/2009/03/11/565.aspx Cool Tip of the Day 4: Start an Audio/Video Conference http://communicatorteam.com/archive/2009/03/12/566.aspx Cool Tip of the Day 5: Join an Audio/Video Conference http://communicatorteam.com/archive/2009/03/13/567.aspx Cool Tip of … Continue reading Communicator 2007 R2 – Cool Tips by Office Communicator Team

How to use Exchange Management Shell to find users based on attributes

Hello folks, There are a bunch of questions in Microsoft Forums asking how to retrieve information from Exchange Server 2007, such as: how to search all users from a specific department or how many users that have redirection and so forth. Also, some beginners may find complicated to get this information using Exchange Management Shell. So.. I’m going to use a simple scenario and all methods used here can be used to retrieve any other information just comparing values. Let’s get some action… Scenario: Your boss is going to change the company SMTP address and he wants to know how … Continue reading How to use Exchange Management Shell to find users based on attributes

Changing more than 1000 mailboxes at the same time through Exchange Management Shell

Hello folks, If you need to run a cmdlet that changes one or more attribute of more than 1000 users you will receive an error if you try this following cmdlet: Get-Mailbox | Set-Mailbox -RulesQuota:256KB In this specific case we have to use ResultSize parameter in the Get-Mailbox cmdlet to list all your users and then they will be changed by the second cmdlet in the same pipe, as follows: Get-Mailbox -ResultSize:5000 | Set-Mailbox -RulesQuota:256KB Note: In this case my result size does not go over 5000 mailboxes. You have to change this value based in your number of mailbxes. … Continue reading Changing more than 1000 mailboxes at the same time through Exchange Management Shell

Updated script for Moving Domino Groups containing SMTP Addresses

Hello folks, A new version of the script that moves domino groups to AD was released. This script will move Domino Groups to Active Directory while preserving SMTP Addresses by creating contacts in AD for these users. By default Move-DominoGroupToAD will drop SMTP addresses if they do not already exist in AD. Read more at source: http://blogs.technet.com/collabtools/archive/2008/09/05/updated-script-for-moving-domino-groups-containing-smtp-addresses.aspx Cheers, Anderson Patricio