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Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 by David Elfassy

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Chapter 5

Introduction to PowerShell and the Exchange Management Shell

Microsoft PowerShell is an extensible, object-oriented command-line interface for the Windows operating system. The Exchange Management Shell (EMS) is a set of Exchange Server-specific extensions to Microsoft’s PowerShell. The EMS was introduced with Exchange Server 2007 and has been further enhanced with Exchange Server 2013, including the ability to connect to remote sessions on other Exchange Server 2013 servers without the Exchange Management tools.

In this chapter, we introduce you to both PowerShell and the EMS. We hope to give you a basic idea of some of the capabilities and encourage you to learn more.

Is knowledge of the EMS required? Some administrators will manage ...

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