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European Office 365 Connect Session

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  • PowerShell for Exchange Administrators Dejan Foro CEO, Exchangemaster GmbH European Office 365 Connect Conference, Haarlem, Netherlands 2.4.2014
  • Speaker introduction • 21 years in IT of which last 16 as an Exchange specialist • 6 Exchange generations (5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013) • 3,2 million mailboxes • Exchange User Group Europe - Founder • 9x Microsoft MVP for Exchange • Founder and CEO, Exchangemaster GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Agenda • Introduction • Setting you up for working with PowerShell • PowerShell basics • Using PowerShell examples in daily Exchange administration
  • Presentation download • This presentation will be available for download from www.exchangemaster.net
  • Setting you up for work with PowerShell Tools, etc.
  • Get the properTools http://www.idera.com/productssolutions/freetools/powershellplus
  • PowerShell Plus • Advantages over built in PowerShell editor • Advanced Editor • Code you use everday at hand • Script sharing with your colleauges • Profiles • Modules loading • Different layouts • Code signing
  • If you use other scripting languages in addition to Powershell -
  • PowerGUI
  • PowerGUI
  • PowerGUI
  • PowerGUI
  • Introduction to PowerShell ABC of ExchangeAdministration with PowerShell
  • Introduction • How it used to be .... • Problems of Scripting inWindows enviroment • Many things could be done through command line • VBScript – programming knowledge required, knowledge ofVB, WMI,WBEM,ADSI, object models • security voulnearable
  • Introduction • How it is today ... • Scripting with PowerShell in Exchange • Command line interface developed first, than GUI • EVERYTHING can be done via command line • Exchange managment GUI actually executes PowerShell commands and shows you the syntax • Single line commands replace pages ofVB code • Symple syntax • Better security – exectution of powershell scripts completely disabled by default, require scripts to be signed, etc.
  • Introduction • Exchange Powershell – 500+ commands Get-Excommand • Don’t worry, you will be cool with approx. 20 
  • Why are you going to love PowerShell •Task example : • Get a list of mailboxes and export into .csv file
  • Why you are going to love PowerShell • VBScript  Dim SWBemlocator Dim objWMIService Dim colItems Dim objFSO Dim objFile strTitle="Mailbox Report" strComputer = “MyServer" UserName = "" Password = "" strLog="Report.csv" Set objFSO=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set objFile=objFSO.CreateTextFile(strLog,True) strQuery="Select * from Exchange_Mailbox" Set SWBemlocator = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator") Set objWMIService = SWBemlocator.ConnectServer(strComputer,"rootMicrosoftExchangeV2",UserName,Password) Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery(strQuery,,48) For Each objItem In colItems objFile.writeline objItem.ServerName & "," &objItem.StorageGroupName &_ "," & objItem.StoreName & "," & Chr(34) & objItem.MailboxDisplayName Next objFile.close
  • Why you are going to love PowerShell •PowerShell  Get-mailbox | export-csv c:report.csv
  • .... And Action !!!
  • Command Syntax • New-Mailbox • Get-Mailbox • Set-Mailbox • Move-Mailbox • Remove-Mailbox ...
  • Getting help • List of all available PowerShell commands Get-Command • List of only Exchange commands Get-Excommand • Getting help about specific command Get-Help Get-Mailbox Get-Help Get-Mailbox – detailed Get-Help Get-Mailbox – full
  • Getting info about users/mailboxes • List of all mailboxes in organisation Get-Mailbox Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited
  • Getting all available properties Get-Mailbox | Format-List Get-Mailbox –ResultSize 1 | Format-List
  • Getting just a list of properties names Get-Mailbox | Get-Member -MemberType *Property | Select-Object Name
  • Selecting & Sorting Get-Mailbox | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, PrimarySMTPAddress Get-Mailbox | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, PrimarySMTPAddress | Sort-Object -Property DisplayName
  • Examples • List all mailboxes, sort by name, and export into a CSV file Get-Mailbox | Sort-Object -Property Name | Export-csv c:mailboxes.csv • Get a list of mailboxes from Active Directory OU named Users Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit Users
  • Examples • Count mailboxes in organisation (Get-mailbox).count • Getting all properties for a specific user Get-Mailbox | where {$_.DisplayName -eq "Dejan Foro"} | format-list • Who is the postmaster ? Get-Mailbox | where {$_.EmailAddresses -contains "postmaster@exchangemaster.net"}
  • Examples • Who is the user with GUID e65a6ff3-d193-4563-9a8e-26a22315a686 ? Get-Mailbox | where {$_.guid -eq "e65a6ff3-d193- 4563-9a8e-26a22315a686"} • Who has UM extention 200 ? Get-Mailbox | where {$_.extensions -contains "200"}
  • Getting info about servers • Give me a list of Exchange servers Get-Exchangeserver Get-ExchangeServer | Select-Object -Property Name, Edition, AdminDisplayVersion, ServerRole | format-list
  • Examples • Give me a list of mailbox servers Get-ExchangeServer | where {$_.ServerRole -ilike "*Mailbox*"} • Do we have servers running on trial version of Exchange and if yes when do they expire ? Get-ExchangeServer | where {$_.IsExchange2007TrialEdition -eq "True"} | Select- Object -Property FQDN, RemainingTrialPeriod
  • Getting membership of a group Get-DistributionGroupMember -identity "Swiss IT Pro User Group Moderators"
  • Managing the user lifecycle • Creating users - Importing from a .csv file • Modifing users – move to another database • Removing mailboxes and users
  • Importing users from a .CSV file • Task • Import users from a file c:users.csv • For every user • Create user account in AD of form First.Last@exchangemaster.net • Put them in Organizational UnitVIP • Create a mailbox in database “Standard users” • Enter his first and last name • Set all users with password Password123 and require the users to change the password at first logon
  • Importing users from a .CSV file Import-CSV c:users.csv
  • Procesing values from a csv file • Processing each row of data from .CSV file Import-CSV c:users.csv | ForEach-Object { SOME ACTION} • Command for creating Users New-Mailbox Get-Help New-Mailbox –full
  • Processing values from .CSV file • Referencing column names from the .CSV file $_.columnname • Converting Password text into secure string $Password = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "Password123" - asplaintext -force
  • Importing users from a .CSV file • Putted all together $Password = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "Password123" -asplaintext -force Import-Csv c:users.csv | ForEach-Object { $Name = $_.First + " " + $_.Last $UPN = $_.First + "." + $_.Last + "@exchangemaster.net" New-Mailbox -Name $Name -UserPrincipalName $UPN -Password $Password - OrganizationalUnit VIP -Database 'standard users' -FirstName $_.First -LastName $_Last -ResetPasswordOnNextLogon $True}
  • Making changes to users • Apply policies • Assing to groups • Enable or disable features • Changing attributes • Moving mailboxes ....
  • Moving mailboxes • Moving mailoboxes of users in OUVIP to a new database forVIPs Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "VIP" | Move-Mailbox - TargetDatabase "VIP users"
  • Moving mailboxes • Checking for mailbox location after move Get-Mailbox | Select-Object Name,Database
  • Removing mailboxes • Check before deleting ! Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit VIP | Remove-Mailbox -WhatIf • Remove them Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit VIP | Remove-Mailbox
  • Recommendation • 3rd party snap-in for better manipulation ofADobjects • Quest Software • ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directoy
  • Managing queues • Removing spam messages from the queue Remove-Message -Filter {FromAddress -like "*spammer.com*“ } - withNDR $false
  • Testing • Get a list of test commands • Get-Command test*
  • Testing
  • Communicating with user from the script • Prompting user Write-Host -ForegroundColor red -BackgroundColor yellow "Formating your drive c: ..." Write-Host -ForegroundColor blue -BackgroundColor green "Be cool I am just kidding" • Getting user input Read-Host
  • Script samples Using PowerShell in your daily Exchange admin routine
  • Install Exchange 2013 pre-requisites http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354(v=exchg.150).aspx#WS2008R2SP1MBX Import-Module ServerManager Add-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework, NET-HTTP-Activation, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Web-Server, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Digest-Auth, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Http-Redirect, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console, Web-Metabase, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-Mgmt-Service, Web-Net-Ext, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI
  • Good Morning Exchange FAQ 000116 - Good Morning Exchange - doing a quick check on Exchange using PowerShellhttp://www.exchangemaster.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=247 &Itemid=1&lang=en It checks the following 3 things on all your Exchange machines: - Are Exchange services running? - Are all databases mounted and healty? - Are E-mails piling up in the queues?
  • Good Morning Exchnage Checking services... All Exchange services OK Checking databases.. All Databases OK Checking Queues... All Queues OK All systems OK, you can have your morning coffee :) |---| | |) |___|
  • Checking services... All Exchange services OK Checking databases.. All Databases OK Checking Queues... SERVER01 SERVER011448 500 SERVER011478 300 SERVER011485 50 Sorry mate, no coffee for you. There is work to do. |---| | |) |___| Good Morning Exchnage
  • Did the backup run last night? • Exchange 2010 backup report http://www.exchangemaster.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=vie w&id=251&Itemid=57&lang=en • Exchange 2007 backup report http://www.exchangemaster.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=251&Ite mid=57&lang=en
  • Did the backup run last night ? Backup Status Report for All Databases in Exchange Organization MAIL Created on 23.09.2013 15:40:57 Backup Status of Mailbox Databases Server Name BackupInProgress LastFullBackup LastIncrementalBackup LastDifferentialBackup LastCopyBackup RetainDeletedItemsUntilBackup -------- ---- ---------------- -------------- --------------------- ---------------------- -------------- ----------------------------- SERVER01 DB01 False 20.09.2013 17:01:35 False SERVER01 DB02 False 20.09.2013 17:01:35 23.07.2013 18:37:31 False SERVER02 DB03 False 20.09.2013 17:01:35 23.07.2013 20:19:37 False SERVER02 DB04 False 20.09.2013 17:01:35 23.07.2013 21:49:31 False SERVER03 DB05 False 22.09.2013 17:20:02 23.09.2013 12:05:12 False SERVER03 DB06 False 22.09.2013 17:20:03 23.09.2013 12:05:12 False SERVER03 DB09 False 22.09.2013 17:20:02 23.09.2013 12:05:12 False SERVER04 DB07 False 22.09.2013 17:20:03 23.09.2013 12:05:12 False SERVER04 DB08 False 22.09.2013 17:20:02 23.09.2013 12:05:12 False Backup Status of Public Folder Databases Server Name BackupInProgess LastFullBackup LastIncrementalBackup LastDifferentialBackup LastCopyBackup RetainDeletedItemsUntilBackup -------- ---- --------------- -------------- --------------------- ---------------------- -------------- ----------------------------- SERVER01 Public Folder DB06 22.09.2013 17:20:03 False SERVER03 Public Folder DB08 20.09.2013 17:01:35 False
  • DAG Maintenance • Scripts that come with Exchange server C:Program FilesMicrosoftExchangeServerV14scripts StartDagServerMaintenance.ps1 StopDagServerMaintenance.ps1 RedistributeActiveDatabases.ps1
  • DAG Maintenance Exchange01 Exchange02 DAG01 DB01 DB02 DB03 DB04 DB01 DB02 DB03 DB04
  • DAG Maintenance On the first node 1) execute .StartDagServerMaintenance.ps1 -ServerName Exchange01 2) Do your maintenance (patching, whatever) on the first node Exchange01 Exchange02 DAG01 DB01 DB02 DB03 DB04 DB01 DB02 DB03 DB04
  • DAG Maintenance 3) After maintenance is completed .StopDagServerMaintenance.ps1 -ServerName Exchange01 Exchange01 Exchange02 DAG01 DB01 DB02 DB03 DB04 DB01 DB02 DB03 DB04
  • DAG Maintenance 4) On the second node .StartDagServerMaintenance.ps1 -ServerName Exchange02 5)Do the patching Exchange01 Exchange02 DAG01 DB01 DB02 DB03 DB04 DB01 DB02 DB03 DB04
  • DAG Maintenance 6) On the second node .StopDagServerMaintenance.ps1 -ServerName Exchange02
  • DAG Maintenance 7) execute .RedistributeActiveDatabases.ps1 -DagName DAG01 -BalanceDbsByActivationPreference -ShowFinalDatabaseDistribution -Confirm:$false
  • Compare Services • Computer1: SERVER01 • Computer2: SERVER02 • SystemName DisplayName StartMode State Status • ---------- ----------- --------- ----- ------ • SERVER01 Application Management Manual Running OK • SERVER02 Application Management Manual Stopped OK • SERVER01 PsKill Manual Stopped OK • SERVER01 WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service Manual Running OK • SERVER02 WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service Manual Stopped OK
  • PowerShell books – Lite • Frank Koch, Microsoft Switzerland • German version • English version
  • PowerShell books – medium • PowerShell documentation Pack • Manuals that comes with Powershell http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b4720b00-9a66-430f-bd56- ec48bfca154f&DisplayLang=en
  • PowerShell books – medium • PowerShell documentation Pack • Manuals that comes with Powershell http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b4720b00-9a66-430f-bd56- ec48bfca154f&DisplayLang=en
  • Powershell Books – Advanced
  • Q&A • Q&A session 17:30 – 18:30 • You can send your questions in advance to • dejan.foro@exchangemaster.net
  • Contact Dejan Foro, CEO dejan.foro@exchangemaster.net Exchangemaster GmbH www.exchangemaster.net
  • Show your scripts to the world • Technet Gallery • Powershell.com