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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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Managing transport queues

A queue is a temporary storage location for messages in Exchange before they proceed to the next step of processing or delivery. In Exchange 2013/2016, the following types of queues are used:

  • Persistent queues: They exist on every transport server in the organization and are of the following types:

    • Submission queue: Categorizer uses this queue to collect all the messages that need to be resolved, processed, and routed by the different transport agents

    • Unreachable queue: This queue is for messages that Exchange cannot route to the destination

    • Poison message queue: This queue holds messages that the Exchange system thinks is harmful for the environment after a crash of the transport server or service

  • Delivery queues: These queues and dynamically created and removed when empty and is used to hold messages in transit, which are in the process of being delivered to either local or remote destinations using the SMTP protocol.

  • Shadow queues: They hold redundant copies of a message...