Powershell & cmdlet – In a Nutshell – Part 6 – Exchange Management Shell (EMS)

Exchange Management Shell: It’s a new automation and scripting shell. It has the command-line management interface and associated command-line plug-ins for Exchange Server that enable automation of administrative tasks in an Exchange 2007 environment.  It is built on Microsoft Windows PowerShell (“Monad“). With Exchange Management Shell administrators can achieve every aspect of Exchange Server 2007. For example, configure transport agents, SMTP…

Powershell & cmdlet – In a Nutshell – Part 5 – Listing Service Information using Windows Powershell & cmdlet

How to list Service Information using Windows Powershell & cmdlet:  In Exchange Server 2007, Get-Service cmdlet will be used to retrieve information about the services installed on the computer. By default, it will return the results in alphabetical order. (1) Get information about the services installed  Get-Service It will list/get you the information about the service name,…


Powershell & cmdlet – In a Nutshell – Part 4 – Verify Autodiscover Service info for Outlook 2007 using "Test-OutlookWebServices" cmdlet

How to verify Autodiscover Service info for Outlook 2007 using “Test-OutlookWebServices” cmdlet: In Exchange Server 2007 environment, to verify the Autodiscover service settings for Outlook and that has Client Access server role installed or not, we can use of “Test-OutlookWebServices cmdlet”. It verifies information for the services like, (1) Availability service (2) Outlook Anywhere (3) Offline Address Book (4) Unified Messaging. The…


Powershell & cmdlet – In a Nutshell – Part 3 – Identifying Cmdlet

Identifying Cmdlet:Simple way to recognize the cmdlets by their name format — “a verb and noun separated by a dash (-), such as Get-Help, Get-Process, and Start-Service“   For example, each cmdlet has a help file that you can access by typing: get-help <cmdlet-name> -detailed It will provide detailed view of the cmdlet help file includes…


Powershell & cmdlet – In a Nutshell – Part 2 – About Cmdlets

About cmdlets:  After entry of Exchange Server 2007, there is a famous buzzword called “cmdlet” started revolving. In this series, we’ll look some of its features, usage and importance in Exchange Server 2007 environment. What is a cmdlet? A cmdlet, pronounced “command-let“, is the basic unit of Microsoft Shell (codenamed Monad). The Microsoft Shell (Monad)…


Powershell & cmdlet – In a Nutshell – Part 1 – Introduction

What is a PowerShell? Windows PowerShell or Powershell or Windows Shell is a new Windows command-line shell (includes an prompt and scripting environment, which can accept and return text) designed for specially system adminis.  Windows Powershell Vs. Classic Shell(s): Windows PowerShell does not process text. Instead, it processes objects based on the .NET platform. Windows PowerShell comes with a…


Send Email using CDO without installing the SMTP Service

Here is a code snippet script that uses CDO to send email from a computer. Set objEml = CreateObject(“CDO.Message”)objEml.From = “testuser@admin.com“objEml.To = “sampleuser@admin.com“objEml.Subject = “Test Mail” objEml.Textbody = “Oops…You got the Mail!!”objEml.Configuration.Fields.Item (“http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing“) = 2objEml.Configuration.Fields.Item (“http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver“) = “smtpserver” objEml.Configuration.Fields.Item (“http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport“) = 25objEml.Configuration.Fields.UpdateobjEml.SendMsgbox “Mail Sent!” Please note that,1) Replace the name SSN with SMTP server name2) The script will work…

Send Email from a Script using CDO

Here is a code snippet of a script that uses CDO to send email from a computer.  Set objEml = CreateObject(“CDO.Message”) objEml.From = “testuser@admin.com“ objEml.To = “sampleuser@admin.com“ objEml.Subject = “Sample Message” objEml.Textbody = “Test Message from Test User” objEml.Send  Msgbox “Mail Sent!!” Please note that the script will work only where SMTP Service has been installed.


Microsoft Surface – Features

Microsoft Surface – Key Features: • Direct interaction: Users can actually “grab” digital information with their hands, interacting with content by touch and gesture, without the use of a mouse or keyboard. • Multi-touch: Surface computing recognizes many points of contact simultaneously, not just from one finger like a typical touch-screen, but up to dozens of…

Microsoft Surface – Provides life in Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Locations and Casino Resorts

Microsoft Launches New Product Category: Surface Computing Comes to Life in Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Locations and Casino Resorts First commercially available surface computer from Microsoft breaks down barriers and provides effortless interaction with information using touch, natural gestures and physical objects Click here to read more about the article


Verify the status of an Web Directory Application using WMI

Here is a code snippet which is used to verify the status of an Web Directory Application using WMI, without opening IIS Manager. strComputer = “.”Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:{authenticationLevel=pktPrivacy}\\” & strComputer & “\root\microsoftiisv2”)Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery(“Select * From IIsWebDirectory Where Name = ” & “‘W3SVC/2142295254/root/aspnet_client_folder’”)For Each objItem in colItemsstrStatus = objItem.AppGetStatusIf strStatus = 2 ThenWscript.Echo “The…


Adding an Event Registration for a Folder

I found a Visual Basic code snippet creates a store item, sets its content class and schema, and saves it to the store. The store then processes the event registration. Please click here to get the Visual Basic Code snippet

Create Application Pool using WMI

Here is an code snippet that creates application pool [here for example MSSharePointAppPool application pool] using WMI Script. strComputer = “.” Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:{authenticationLevel=pktPrivacy}\\” & strComputer & “\root\microsoftiisv2”) Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery(“Select * From IIsApplicationPool Where Name = ” & “‘W3SVC/AppPools/MSSharePointAppPool’”) For Each objItem in colItems objItem.Start Next Supported Platform: Windows Server 2003


Available Services – Exchange Server 2007

As we know, Exchange Server 2007 have newly designed and with tons of new features. It also offers various services, likes its earlier versions. All previous versions of Exchange Server included components that were implemented as services. When we install Exchange Server 2007, setup runs a set of tasks that install new services. The Exchange Server 2007 setup…