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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials

By : Biswanath Banerjee
Book Image

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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Chapter 3. Handling Distribution Groups

This chapter is all about managing distribution groups as they play a major role in Exchange Administration. Administrators always spend a lot of time in adding/removing members from distribution groups. Other management tasks include authorizing senders to a group. We will see how most of these tasks can be automated and how it can save a lot of time for administrators.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Introducing distribution groups

  • Managing distribution groups

  • Managing distribution group permissions

  • Managing distribution group members

  • Converting group types

  • Automation with dynamic distribution groups

  • Writing an advance script