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Author: Edward van Biljon

Here is a quick tip on how you can open the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) on Windows Server 2019 Core. In your Elevated command prompt, type in PowerShell and Press Enter. Next, type in the following command and then press enter: Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.SnapIn Your window should look similar to this: Okay but it still shows […]

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Mailbox migrations in an Organization are part of many Exchange Admins duties, this can be to a newer version of Exchange or simply migrating off a large database to smaller ones. If you are looking after a big organization and need to monitor migrations, PowerShell is not always easy for new Admins to navigate. I […]

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Here is a quick tip, if you need to view your Outlook Provider Settings in Exchange 2016 or other versions, you can run a simple command as shown below to find the value: Get-OutlookProvider The value will show after msstd:, it can be for example mail.domain.com or whatever you have defined in your environment. Why […]

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If you manage quite a few Exchange 2010 CAS servers, logging into each one to test that OWA works can be quite cumbersome. I put together a script that can check all of them and email you a report. Here is an example: The URL for each CAS server will show, for example cas01.tlab.local and […]

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In Exchange 2016, there are a couple of cmdlets you can run to check that you servers are in a healthy state. In 1x example, you could run the following command to check the Outlook Web Services: Test-OutlookWebServices If you want to specify a specific server then you can run the command below: Test-OutlookWebServices -ClientAccessServer […]

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In one of my previous posts we installed PowerShell 7 on Windows 10. In my lab I installed PowerShell 7 on my Exchange 2016 Server. While there is no support for Exchange yet, Active Directory cmdlets work. To install the preview you can run the command below from an elevated PowerShell Window: iex “& { […]

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I was playing around with PowerShell 6 and 7 RC which a colleague showed me was available. Firstly to get the new version, you need to run the following command below: (Note it includes the -Preview switch) iex “& { $(irm https://aka.ms/install-powershell.ps1) } -UseMSI -Preview” It does take a few minutes to bring up the […]

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Recently we had a request to update a whole stack of servers registry keys. With PowerShell this is easy to do. In the first step you need to set the location of where you want to work. In this case it was HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Location – Location being where you want to update the key. The command […]

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In any operating system, you may want to uninstall or remove a device like a network card for example that may be causing issues. Launching Device Manager does not show the device and as an example you cannot rename you network card because it says the device already exists. You can run the command below […]

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