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October 31, 2017 at 5:39 pm

I'm trying to automatically create Outlook signatures company wide. I know you can login to Exchange Admin Center and create rules to do this, but I was wondering if there's a way to run PowerShell as a rule.

Thanks,

Tony

October 31, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Just use PowerShell to create the rule in Exchange.

Now, you either need to be on the Exchange server to use Exchange cmdlets to do this or you need to be in an Explicit or Implicit PowerShell Remoting session to do it.

Exchange is the centralized way of doing this, why would you wan to manually try and hit every user desktop to configured Outlook settings?

Just curious, as I am sure you have you reasons, or may be this is just a learning exercise for you?

But if you insist on doing it this way, without using Exchange, then there are several resources to get you there.

Legacy VBSscript...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Setting Up Outlook E-Mail Signatures
The Microsoft Scripting Guys
'technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2006.10.heyscriptingguy.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396'

'community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/1350-add-outlook-signature-powershell-without-microsoft-word'

PowerShell:
Script to set Outlook 2010/2013 signature using information populated from Active Directory
'danielclasson.com/powershell-script-to-set-outlook-signature-in-office-2010-and-office-2013-using-information-populated-from-active-directory'

Outlook signature based on user information from Active Directory
'gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/6f7eee4b-1f42-499e-ae59-1aceb26100de'