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  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: A Windows PowerShell Carol: Ebenezer Script Learns to Send Email

    Summary: Conclusion to the Windows PowerShell Carol in which Ebenezer Script learns how to send email from inside a PowerShell script. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is almost the end of the year and we have decided to devote some posts to the holiday season. We even have guest bloggers...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell and RBAC to Control Access to Exchange Server Cmdlets

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Bhargav Shukla, shows how to use Windows PowerShell and RBAC to control access to Exchange cmdlets. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We are joined today by guest blogger Bhargav Shukla. Bhargav Shukla is a senior premier field engineer—unified communications...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Attach a File to an Email Sent Using CDO?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I understand how to use CDO to send an email, but how do I include an attachment with that email? -- RT Hey, RT. And, incidentally, thanks for this question. At least one of the Scripting Guys spent most of his Thanksgiving weekend eating and, on the rare occasions when he wasn...
  • Blog Post: Remotely Use the Exchange 2010 PowerShell Cmdlets

    Summary : Learn how to remotely use the Exchange 2010 Windows PowerShell cmdlets in this article written by two authors and Exchange experts. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have Microsoft Exchange 2010 installed on our network, and I would like to be able to use Windows PowerShell to manage it. In the...
  • Blog Post: Learn How to Use PowerShell to Run Exchange Commands Remotely

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to run Exchange Server 2010 commands remotely by using implicit remoting. Hey, Scripting Guy! I am having a problem with Exchange Server 2010. I have Windows PowerShell 2.0 installed on the server, but I am unable to connect and to do anything with it...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Add an Email Address to the proxyAddresses Attribute?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I add an email address to the proxyAddresses attribute without overwriting all the existing attributes? -- DH Hey, DH. For those of you who aren’t too familiar with the proxyAddresses attribute (and, alas, that includes the Scripting Guys) proxyAddresses is an attribute...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Simplify a Large-scale Exchange Migration

    Summary: See how to use Windows PowerShell to simplify a large-scale Microsoft Exchange server migration project. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today I am turning the keyboard over to Phil Braniff, one of my former Windows PowerShell workshop attendees, as he talks about a large Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Send Email from Exchange Online by Using PowerShell

    Summary : Guest blogger Mike Pfeiffer shows how to send email messages using Windows PowerShell and Exchange online. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Guest Blogger Mike Pfeiffer recently published a book called Microsoft Exchange 2010 PowerShell Cookbook . Mike has been in the IT field for...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Parse XML Exchange Audit Results

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to parse XML-formatted Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 audit reports. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem. The search results that return from the New-AdminAuditLogSearch cmdlet are pretty useless. Looking at all that...
  • Blog Post: Learn to Use the Exchange Web Services with PowerShell

    Summary : In this guest blog article written by Microsoft MVP, Jan Egil Ring, you will learn how to use Exchange Web Services (EWS) with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we begin Guest Blogger Weekend. We are really fortunate today to have a great blog post by...
  • Blog Post: New User Exchange & Lync Settings

    Summary: Guest blogger Tim Bolton discusses a script to create new Exchange uses and Lync settings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a special treat – a cool Windows PowerShell script to create new Exchange users and the associated Lync settings. Tim has written a very...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Document Exchange Server Prior to Upgrade

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to document your Exchange Server 2003 environment before you upgrade to a newer version of Exchange Server. Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use Windows PowerShell to help me prepare for a Microsoft Exchange Server migration? —BN Hello BN, Microsoft Scripting...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (11/14/08)

    Troubleshooting a Script That Uses the TrimStart Method Hey, Scripting Guy! Greetings from an old VBScript guy. I have a problem with a Windows PowerShell script. It returns the unexpected result of "RANSFER" instead of the desired result of "\TRANSFER". One more thing: How can I use the TrimStart...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Set Exchange Server Aliases for an Entire Organizational Unit

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows that with a little knowledge of Windows PowerShell, it is easy to administrator products like Exchange Server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday’s live meeting, Windows PowerShell Essentials for the Busy Admin went extremely...
  • Blog Post: Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (9/24/10)

    In this post : Shuffling Values Around in an Active Directory Organizational Unit How Can I Be Notified by Email of Specific Words Being Found in the Event Log? Shuffling Values Around in an Active Directory Organizational Unit Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to shuffle values...
  • Blog Post: Automatically Add Comments in PowerShell, Work with Text Files and Customize Office Communicator

    Summary: Learn how to automatically add multiline comments in the Windows PowerShell ISE, how to work with text files in VBScript, and how to customize Microsoft Office Communicator. In this post: Customize Sounds in Office Communicator Work with Text Files in VBScript Encrypt PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Troubleshoot Exchange Server Public Folders

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Seth Brandes, discusses using Windows PowerShell to troubleshoot a customer problem with Exchange Server public folders. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we are happy to have Seth Brandes as our guest blogger. Seth Brandes is a premier field engineer who...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Manage Exchange Server Mailbox Storage Limits

    Summary : Guest blogger, Jeremy Engel, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to manage mailbox storage limits on an Exchange Server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a real special treat in store. The other day I received an email from Jeremy Engel (the author of PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Parse Email Message Headers—Part 1

    Summary : Guest Blogger Thiyagu teaches how to use Windows PowerShell to parse and analyze email message headers. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Thiyagarajan Parthiban is our guest blogger today with an interesting article about using Windows PowerShell to analyze Exchange email. First...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Audit Changes Made to Exchange Server 2010

    Summary : Learn how to use a new Exchange Server 2010 cmdlet to audit via Windows PowerShell changes made to the server. Hey, Scripting Guy! I am not sure this is a scripting question, but I need help, and you seem to like to help people. In fact, if you cannot help me, I might be looking for a new...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Get a List of Exchange Servers Assigned to My Users?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How do I get a list of the Exchange servers (msExchHomeServerName) assigned to the users in an OU? -- BG Hey, BG. As you probably already figured out, you have two issues: you need to get a list of all the users in an OU, and then you need to figure out which Exchange server they...
  • Blog Post: Get Exchange Online Mailbox Size in GB

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Brian Jackett, talks about using Windows PowerShell to get Exchange Online Mailbox size in GB. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I want to welcome back guest blogger, Brian T. Jackett. Brian T. Jackett is a premier field engineer at Microsoft who has specialized...
  • Blog Post: A PowerShell Exchange Best Practices Analyzer XML Parser

    Summary : In this guest blog post, you will learn how to create a Windows PowerShell parser to parse the XML file generated using ExBPAcmd.exe. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I want to welcome our Guest Blogger Thiyagu again today. Here is a little about Thiyagu: I am the founder of...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Fix Those Annoying NDR Emails

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Norman Drews, shows how to use the Active Directory cmdlets and the Exchange cmdlets to clean up distribution groups. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome our guest blogger, Norman Drews. Norman is a Microsoft PFE, and I had the privilege to meet with him when...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create an Exchange 2010 Database Report

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to create an HTML report of Exchange 2010 databases by using conditional formatting and thresholds. Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to learn how to produce reports on my Exchange 2010 databases. Is this something that I can do by using Windows PowerShell...