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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 room mailboxes

The resource mailbox concept is not new in Exchange. Starting Exchange 2007, the concept of a room mailbox was introduced to allow users to book a meeting room, conference room, or training facility from their clients by inviting the room mailboxes in their meeting.

Let's create a room mailbox for the conference room on the first floor of Building 1. The mailbox will be located on Mailbox Database 1. The –Room parameter will define this mailbox as a Room Mailbox. The display name that users will see in the Global Address List is Building 1—Conference Room 1:

New-Mailbox -Database "Mailbox Database 1" -Name Bld1ConfRoom1 - -DisplayName "Building 1 - Conference Room 1" –Room

You can view the settings of an existing room mailbox using this:

Get-Mailbox –identity Bld1ConfRoom1 | Format-List Name, PrimarySMTPAddress, RecipientTypeDetails

If you have more than hundred room mailboxes in your organization, it will be easier to manage them by creating a room list. A room list...