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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.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials
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Chapter 2. Learning Recipient Management

Prior to the release of Exchange Server 2007, recipient management tasks were performed using Active Directory Users and computers, and there was no easy way to do bulk management and automation and scripting support was limited.

The release of Exchange Server 2007 introduced the Exchange management shell as a management tool, which was built at the top of Windows PowerShell. There was also a Graphical User Interface (GUI) tool called the Exchange management console. The later versions of Exchange such as Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013 and 2016 are built on this foundation. All the management tasks in starting Exchange 2007 and later can be performed using the Exchange management shell where a subset of management tasks can be performed by its GUI counterpart. The Exchange management console (EMC), which was released with Exchange 2007 and 2010, has been deprecated and an HTML-based GUI tool called Exchange Admin Center (EAC) has been introduced in Exchange...