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,…

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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…

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