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Mastering PowerShell commands for Exchange by the book

The key to manage Exchange Server 2016 is to master PowerShell commands for Exchange.

With this latest version of Exchange, IT administrators must learn how to manage Exchange 2016 mailbox and client access and troubleshoot issues with the edge transport server, which routes email online and protects the system from malware and spam. Part of the difficulty of managing Exchange Server is learning how to use PowerShell, as the web-based Exchange admin center cannot handle every issue.

The book Practical PowerShell Exchange Server 2016: Second Edition by Damian Scoles and Dave Stork, teaches administrators with little PowerShell experience how to use the scripting language to ease configuration jobs or handle tasks with automation.

For experienced PowerShell users, this book shares ways to improve existing scripts. Administrators can learn how to use PowerShell commands for Exchange to customize their servers, manage mailboxes and mobile devices, and create reports.

From migrating to Exchange 2016 to taking advantage of its new functions, this book walks administrators through common tasks with PowerShell commands for Exchange.

From migrating to Exchange 2016 to taking advantage of its new functions, this book walks administrators through common tasks with PowerShell commands for Exchange. This excerpt from chapter 14 explains why mailbox migrations work better with PowerShell commands for Exchange:

It’s very unlikely that there is no Exchange admin that has not or will not have to move one or more mailboxes from one Exchange database to another. While some scenarios are quite easy, there are some scenarios that require some more planning, reporting and so on.

With the introduction of Exchange 2010, Microsoft also improved the one element that would grow into an almost impossible task: Mailbox moves. The revolutionary change in Exchange 2010 made it possible to move mailbox data while the user still could access and modify his/her data: Online Mailbox Move. New incoming mail is queued in mail queues until the mailbox is available again (i.e. when it’s successfully moved or has failed).

Practical PowerShell Exchange Server 2016

With the trend of growing average mailbox sizes, this was a necessary step. Otherwise it could mean that a migration would take too long to perform in a single big bang, meaning that you have to migrate mailboxes in stages and maintain a coexistence environment until the last mailbox has been moved. It was also a major step towards making Office 365 more accessible to migrate to and more flexible for Microsoft on managing servers and databases. Just consider moving mailboxes like in Exchange 2003, hoping that every mailbox has moved before your maintenance window closes… .

Luckily this has changed, and as Exchange 2016 can only coexist with Exchange 2010 and 2013, earlier versions of Exchange won’t be an issue. However, the option is still there with the -ForceOffline switch in the New-MoveRequest cmdlet. You shouldn’t have to use it under normal conditions, however from time to time a mailbox is fickle and can only move via an Offline move.

Now, most of the move mailbox options are available from within the Exchange Admin Center in one way or another. But in our experience, EAC is probably fine for simple migrations or the incidental move of one mailbox. If you migrate your server environment from one major build to another, it’s almost impossible to ignore PowerShell. Those migrations are far more complex and full of caveats, that it mostly always requires the use of custom PowerShell cmdlets and scripts

Editor’s note: This excerpt is from Practical PowerShell Exchange Server 2016: Second Edition, authored by Damian Scoles and Dave Stork, published by Practical PowerShell Press, 2017.

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

2016 model. As new condition. very low usage. Still under Apple warranty, Oct 2018

I bought this recently and then picked up a MacBook Pro hence the sale.

Complete with original box and all accessories.

Any questions please ask. Less than 20 charge cycles

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Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

2016 model. As new condition. very low usage. Still under Apple warranty, Oct 2018

I bought this recently and then picked up a MacBook Pro hence the sale.

Complete with original box and all accessories.

Any questions please ask. Less than 20 charge cycles

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Price and currency: 590
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: CoC
Location: Mirfield, West Yorks or Sheffield…

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

2016 model. As new condition. very low usage. Still under Apple warranty, Oct 2018

I bought this recently and then picked up a MacBook Pro hence the sale.

Complete with original box and all accessories.

Any questions please ask. Less than 20 charge cycles

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Price and currency: 590
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: CoC
Location: Mirfield, West Yorks or Sheffield…

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

2016 model. As new condition. very low usage. Still under Apple warranty, Oct 2018

I bought this recently and then picked up a MacBook Pro hence the sale.

Complete with original box and all accessories.

Any questions please ask. Less than 20 charge cycles

View attachment 1005757

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Price and currency: 590
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: CoC
Location: Mirfield, West Yorks or Sheffield…

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar (13,2) Space Grey 2016, MacBook Pro 15″ Retina i7 2.3GHz 2013

2016 MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch with Touch Bar (MacBookPro13,2) in Space Grey. Four Thunderbolt 3 ports, 2016. 2.9GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD, Touch Bar. Excellent condition with a few light scratches on the bottom and one small mark on the top. Fully boxed with USB-C Power supply. £900 delivered.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar (13,2) Space Grey 2016, MacBook Pro 15″ Retina i7 2.3GHz 2013

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

2016 model. As new condition. very low usage. Still under Apple warranty, Oct 2018

I bought this recently and then picked up a MacBook Pro hence the sale.

Complete with original box and all accessories.

Any questions please ask. Less than 20 charge cycles

View attachment 1005757

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View attachment 1005759

Price and currency: 590
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: CoC
Location: Mirfield, West Yorks or Sheffield…

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

2016 model. As new condition. very low usage. Still under Apple warranty, Oct 2018

I bought this recently and then picked up a MacBook Pro hence the sale.

Complete with original box and all accessories.

Any questions please ask. Less than 20 charge cycles

View attachment 1005757

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View attachment 1005759

Price and currency: 590
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: CoC
Location: Mirfield, West Yorks or Sheffield…

Apple MacBook Air 13.3 – i5 1.6GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD – with Apple Warranty

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar (13,2) Space Grey 2016, MacBook Pro 15″ Retina i7 2.3GHz 2013

2016 MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch with Touch Bar (MacBookPro13,2) in Space Grey. Four Thunderbolt 3 ports, 2016. 2.9GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD, Touch Bar. Excellent condition with a few light scratches on the bottom and one small mark on the top. Fully boxed with USB-C Power supply. £900 delivered.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar (13,2) Space Grey 2016, MacBook Pro 15″ Retina i7 2.3GHz 2013

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar (13,2) Space Grey 2016, MacBook Pro 15″ Retina i7 2.3GHz 2013

2016 MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch with Touch Bar (MacBookPro13,2) in Space Grey. Four Thunderbolt 3 ports, 2016. 2.9GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD, Touch Bar. Excellent condition with a few light scratches on the bottom and one small mark on the top. Fully boxed with USB-C Power supply. £975 delivered.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar (13,2) Space Grey 2016, MacBook Pro 15″ Retina i7 2.3GHz 2013