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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.

For Sale – SOLD MacBook Pro, A1502, 2013, 13“, 4GB, 128GB ssd

This MacBook has 2 issues

1. There are marks visible on the screen when switched off or sleep mode. These marks CANNOT be seen when the MacBook is functioning. See pics.

2. After installing Skype the camera shows a green light and just a black screen on FaceTime. I do not know how to fix this, see pics.

A brand new Apple battery is on its way to me and I will take a pic of the Cycle count when installed. And of course there will be a year warranty on the battery. I am buying it from Replace Base and will include the relevant documents.

Office 2016 for Mac is installed on this MacBook.

The rest of the MacBook is in excellent shape (see pics) apart from a few usage marks on the bottom.

It comes with the original charger which is in very good condition and a sd card adapter specifically for MacBooks.

In consideration of the above it is a steal at £350.00 postage included.

Price and currency: £350.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: West Linton
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For Sale – Kingston 1 x 8GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM and Steelseries Stratus XL Joypad….. prices reduced

Bought a new system this week ( MSI Trident 3) so upgraded the ram from the machine, the machine has only been turned on once and run for 30 min so pretty much new.
Had a quick look around online and it seems the going rate is around £80ish
So £55 delivered obviously if it can be found cheaper please link and i will adjust. New price of £35 deliverd new price £30 delivered

Also i have a brand new sealed steelseries joypad again the cheapest i found was £47
So £40 new price £35 delivered

Price and currency: £55 and £40
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Payment method: BT
Location: Portsmouth
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For Sale – Corsair Led strip pack (Price drop)

Have a Gigabyte GTX 1070 for sale, this one AORUS GeForce® GTX 1070 8G (rev. 1.0) | Graphics Card – GIGABYTE U.K.

Excellent condition, boxed with all the bits, used for 3 months of light gaming, no mining.

Looking for £360 inc. NOW £340 NOW £330 SOLD

Also have a brand new unopened pack of Corsair led strips, these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CL…=1525989039&sr=8-2&keywords=corsair+led+strip

Looking for £22 inc. NOW £21 NOW £20

Also selling a Corsair H80i v2, boxed as new with all the bits

Looking for £50 inc. NOW £45 inc. NOW £43 SOLD, PAYMENT RECEIVED.

Price and currency: £330
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Lancing
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Kingston 1 x 8GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM and Steelseries Stratus XL Joypad….. prices reduced

Bought a new system this week ( MSI Trident 3) so upgraded the ram from the machine, the machine has only been turned on once and run for 30 min so pretty much new.
Had a quick look around online and it seems the going rate is around £80ish
So £55 delivered obviously if it can be found cheaper please link and i will adjust. New price of £35 deliverd new price £30 delivered

Also i have a brand new sealed steelseries joypad again the cheapest i found was £47
So £40 new price £35…

Kingston 1 x 8GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM and Steelseries Stratus XL Joypad….. prices reduced

MacBook Pro, A1502, 2013, 13“, 4GB, 128GB ssd

This MacBook has 2 issues

1. There are marks visible on the screen when switched off or sleep mode. These marks CANNOT be seen when the MacBook is functioning. See pics.

2. After installing Skype the camera shows a green light and just a black screen on FaceTime. I do not know how to fix this, see pics.

A brand new Apple battery is on its way to me and I will take a pic of the Cycle count when installed. And of course there will be a year warranty on the battery. I am buying it from…

MacBook Pro, A1502, 2013, 13“, 4GB, 128GB ssd

Breaking down the Efail flaws

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In this week’s Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss the Efail vulnerabilities in PGP and S/Mime protocols, as well as the rocky disclosure process for the flaws.

The unveiling of the Efail flaws in encryption client software led to spirited debates about the rocky disclosure of the vulnerabilities and who, ultimately, was responsible for them.

The vulnerabilities, which were discovered by a team of academic researchers in Germany and Belgium, affect some client software that implements two popular protocols for email encryption in Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/Mime). The Efail flaws could allow threat actors to obtain the plaintext of messages encrypted with the affected client software.

The researchers’ technical paper pointed to faulty email clients rather than the protocols themselves, which sparked a debate about who was responsible for the Efail flaws. While some infosec experts argued the developers were on the hook, others such as Matthew Green, professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Information Security Institute, criticized organizations like GnuPG for not taking a more active role in addressing the problem. Additionally, a broken embargo for the branded vulnerabilities led to questions and concerns about coordinated disclosure processes.

Was there an overreaction to Efail? Who takes the majority of the blame for these vulnerabilities? Did the Efail disclosure actually fail? SearchSecurity editors Rob Wright and Peter Loshin discuss these questions and more in this episode of the Risk & Repeat podcast.

Dell Inspiron gaming laptop

I have for sale my Dell Inspiron 15-5577 laptop. Since getting a new macbook this has not been used. It comes boxed with charger and is in pretty much as new condition it was purchased new Sep 2017 not refurb from Curry’s. Specification below.

Dell Inspiron 15-5577 UK laptop
Intel I5 7300HQ
Nvidia GTX 1050 4GB
1920×1080 IPS screen
16GB DDR4
256GB M.2 SSD
1TB Sata HDD
Intel 2×2 WiFi 826mbps
Backlit keyboard
Single screw access to main components
Windows 10…

Dell Inspiron gaming laptop

Oculus rift +touch controllers and 2 sensors

This item is brilliant and is up for sale as moving home. £325ono.

Used twice. Boxed and full instructions included.

Price and currency: £325
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: PayPal or cash
Location: Stevenage Hertfordshire
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Brand New, Apple IMac, 21.5, 1.6GHz i5, 8GB Ram, 1TB HD

Hi, listing this for my brother in law.

He got this IMac around 18months ago through a work scheme and bought with the intention of using for music production but never got round to getting the software to go with it. As far as I’m aware it has been out of the box once to check it over but has never even been turned on. Anyway, they have a baby on the way now so this has to go to raise funds for less shiny things.

I’m not sure if any applecare left or how that works being that it…

Brand New, Apple IMac, 21.5, 1.6GHz i5, 8GB Ram, 1TB HD