Leverage the power of basic Windows PowerShell scripts to manage your Exchange messaging environment
About This Book
Get to grips with Windows PowerShell and how it can be used to manage various aspects of the operating system and applications
Become proficient in PowerShell and apply it to manage Exchange infrastructure on-premise or via Exchange Online as part of Office 365
Learn to create Windows PowerShell scripts to do administrative tasks with this step-by-step, easy-to-follow guide
Who This Book Is For
This book is for administrators with a basic or limited understanding of Windows PowerShell and who want to increase their skill set in managing both the Exchange On Premise and Online environments.
What You Will Learn
Deep dive into the Windows PowerShell basics
Create and manage Recipients and permissions
Manage Distribution Group members, permissions, and group types
Understand Certificates and Role-Based Access Control using real-world examples
Review the usage of email address, address book, and retention policies with examples
Learn to manage Exchange Client Access and Mailbox Server roles
Use PowerShell for auditing and risk management in your Exchange organization
Manage a highly available Exchange environment using PowerShell
Interact with Exchange through the use of the Exchange Web Services-managed API
PowerShell has become one of the most important skills in an Exchange administrator's armory. PowerShell has proved its mettle so widely that, if you're not already starting to learn PowerShell, then you're falling behind the industry. It isn't difficult to learn PowerShell at all. In fact, if you've ever run commands from a CMD prompt, then you'll be able to start using PowerShell straightaway.
This book will walk you through the essentials of PowerShell in Microsoft Exchange Server and make sure you understand its nitty gritty effectively.
You will first walk through the core concepts of PowerShell and their applications. This book discusses ways to automate tasks and activities that are performed by Exchange administrators and that otherwise take a lot of manual effort.
Microsoft Exchange PowerShell Essentials will provide all the required details for Active Directory, System, and Exchange administrators to help them understand Windows PowerShell and build the required scripts to manage the Exchange Infrastructure.
Style and approach
This book is written with its target audience in mind; concepts are explained and followed by real-life examples. A comprehensive script is provided in each chapter to give you hands-on practice with all the major commands used in it.
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