If you are not on Office 365 or have a tenant set up with Microsoft yet, now is the time to reserve your tenant name! With utilizing Office 365, a lot of administration is only available from a PowerShell session. There is a mix of outdated information on what you actually need to install and execute in order to connect to all of the Office 365 services. As a result, I accumulated and wrote up the current download requirements and commands to connect and administer every Office 365 service from one PowerShell session. I hope this saves everyone a lot of time and effort!
I am back this week with some more Exchange and Unified Communications goodness. This is another request I see a lot, someone want's to know where an e-mail address is assigned. This opens up the possibilities of user mailboxes, shared mailboxes, distribution lists, public folders, conference rooms, contacts or resources. I have also seen duplicate e-mail addresses being assigned outside of Exchange causing delivery failures. I take a look at how you can quickly find any e-mail address in your environment along with partial searches of e-mail addresses. The two attributes for e-mail addresses being mail and proxyAddresses.
I cover finding specific types of proxy addresses such as sip: x500: eum: etc. I also touch briefly on creating a simple function that will accept e-mail addresses as an input to return all of the AD objects that contain it. I cover the search through Active Directory commandlets, including LDAP query syntax, as well as the Exchange commandlets. Head on over to PowerShellBlogger.com for the full article.
Name changes are a common occurrence in the world of IT and usually the primary concern is the e-mail address. Exchange e-mail address policies will handle this for us but often times the Sip Address and User Principal Name are left behind. I tackle these changes with an automated way of changing the Lync / Skype for Business sip address (also known as sign-in address) and User Principal Name to match the e-mail address. I also include the link to download the Lync / Skype for Business meeting update tool that is required when a Sip Address is changed. Head on over to PowerShellBlogger.com for the full article.
Hello PowerShell.org community,
This is my first post here at PowerShell.org, and I have a goal of posting tips, tricks, articles, and solutions once a week. My first exposure to scripting was on my x486 computer. I would always create .bat files to launch my DOS based games from the root folder. I learned complex scripting through the use of VB Script, automating the roll out and updating of Windows 2000 desktops and servers. I quickly transitioned to PowerShell as my preferred scripting language upon its release. I use PowerShell on a daily basis to administer Windows Server, SQL Server, Exchange, Lync / Skype for Business, Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop, Office 365, and Dell Active Roles Server. I have very much enjoyed watching the progression and adoption of PowerShell as the default scripting language. I hope my posts will be useful to other administrators around the world.
Today's post deals with automatically enabling and disabling users for Lync / Skype for Business. I kept the script examples simple so that they are easy to understand. If you would like a complex scenario tackled, simply comment on the blog and I will post the solution.
Head on over to PowerShellBlogger.com for a full breakdown of enabling and disabling Lync / Skype for Business users locally or remotely.