Am I reaching the limits of PowerShell here?

This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Bob McCoy 2 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #29853

    Steven Ayers
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    Hi there,

    I am currently working to build up several tools my daily work tasks. And there's one I've been avoiding, because I just have no idea how to approach it, and whether PowerShell is the language I should be using.

    Reconfiguring outlook profiles to Office 365. It's totally possible with on-premise, using a .prf, but with autodiscover, the server name is dynamic, so hard coding in a server name is not possible. I find this crazy that I can't figure this out as I would expect it to be something the Office 365 team would want to make it possible.

    I have managed to design a tool which creates a share, downloads 365 to it, deploys a GPO to the client with a customisable icon appearing on desktops, which can uninstall any version of office and re-install the new one, while displaying a beautiful little progress bar, but I can't make a script which utilizes autodiscover.. driving me crazy a bit!

    Please let me know if anyone else has faced this issue and any ideas would be much appreciated!

    Many Thanks,
    Steven

  • #29857

    Bob McCoy
    Participant
    $UserCredential = Get-Credential
    $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
    Import-PSSession $Session
    
    The key to this is the -AllowRedirection switch so you can go from the generic front door to the specific server for you.
  • #29859

    Steven Ayers
    Participant

    Hi Bob,

    Thank you for your response.

    I know this would work to login to Exchange Online to configure the tenant, but surely this is a connection to the tenant administration, rather than the creation of an outlook profile which uses Office 365 AutoDiscover?

    Are you suggesting I investigate how the -AllowRedirection switch has been built, and utilise it for what I'm looking at?

  • #29889

    Steven Ayers
    Participant

    Hi Bob, you were right, all the information I needed was there inside the Exchange Session connection...

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

  • #29927

    Bob McCoy
    Participant

    Glad that worked for you. Have a good weekend.

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