Quick Tip: Restarting all Microsoft Exchange services

There are times when you need to restart all Exchange related services so here are 2 small scripts that will help you achieve this without going over each service in the Services mmc. Of course restarting the “Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology” will restart a most of them but these 2 will restart them all.   Restarting All Running Services […]

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Migrate new user to O365

Pre-Migration Work Create the AD user account and Exchange on-prem mailbox Confirm UPN suffix of user account matches the email address Go to O365 admin console and add the user license Migrate users Connect to Exchange On-line From the PowerShell console on an Exchange 2010 server: $Cred = Get-Credential  $s = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell -Credential $cred -Authentication Basic –AllowRedirection  […]

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Exchange 2010: Change security groups to distribution groups

Distribution groups are a well-known concept for Exchange admins. Quite simply, a distribution group is an Active Directory group that’s Exchange-enabled and therefore has an email address. Messages sent to the group are delivered to group members, which can be mailbox users, mail users (users with an email address outside the Exchange org), mail contacts, distribution groups and mail-enabled public […]

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Using PowerShell to Get Mailbox Database Size and Available New Mailbox Space

As your Exchange Server mailbox databases grow you’re eventually going to be interested in finding out two things – how large the database file is, and how much available new mailbox space is in the database. “Available new mailbox space” is sometimes referred to as “white space”, although the folks at Microsoft will tell you that is not the correct term for […]

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Giving one user access to another’s mailbox via PowerShell

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to give one user access to another user’s mailbox. The first user may be in the hospital, or under HR review, or maybe they’ve been dropping the ball lately and management need to make sure that certain projects have been followed up on. It’s not really our job to care. The […]

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Managing Active Directory with PowerShell

Introduction There’s no question that PowerShell is here to stay as an automation tool for Windows. And with it, comes a variety of ways to automate management Windows infrastructure. For sure one of the most important areas where PowerShell automation can provide big benefit, is in the management of Active Directory. AD lends itself to automation—whether it’s being able to […]

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