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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials

By : Biswanath Banerjee
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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials

By: Biswanath Banerjee

Overview of this book

PowerShell has become one of the most important skills in an Exchange administrator's armory. PowerShell has proved its mettle so widely that, if you're not already starting to learn PowerShell, then you're falling behind the industry. It isn't difficult to learn PowerShell at all. In fact, if you've ever run commands from a CMD prompt, then you'll be able to start using PowerShell straightaway. This book will walk you through the essentials of PowerShell in Microsoft Exchange Server and make sure you understand its nitty gritty effectively. You will first walk through the core concepts of PowerShell and their applications. This book discusses ways to automate tasks and activities that are performed by Exchange administrators and that otherwise take a lot of manual effort. Microsoft Exchange PowerShell Essentials will provide all the required details for Active Directory, System, and Exchange administrators to help them understand Windows PowerShell and build the required scripts to manage the Exchange Infrastructure.
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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials
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Managing Non-Delivery Reports

All the administrators managing Exchange have to deal with Non-Delivery reports. These are automated messages that are sent to senders if Exchange is unable to deliver a message to a recipient or a distribution group. In large Exchange organizations, it is a task for administrators to remove the users who have left the organization from the existing e-mail enabled groups. Here is a simple script that will ask for SamAccountName for the user and remove the group membership of that user account:

Save this file as UserDGCleanup.ps1 and use the following syntax:

.\UserDGCleanup.ps1 –SamAccountName <usersamaccountname>


.\UserDGCleanup.ps1 –SamAccountName johnd

Here is the script



#Imports the ActiveDirectory Module to execute the AD commandlets 

Import-Module -Name ActiveDirectory

# Get the Distinguished name of the user from the Specified SAMAccount Name

$UserDistinguishedName = Get...