Powershell blog takes on booleans

More details about the “True”/”False” vs $true/$false behavior posted to the Powershell team blog (Boolean Values and Operators) over the weekend. I’m very relieved (“whew!”) to see they reached same conclusion as my Exchange-related blog post (When ‘false’ means $true), but with a bit more detail provided thanks to Jeffrey Snover.

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Scriptacular Demo Pack 2007

Finally, I’m able to “scoop” the EHLO team blog on something. And all it took was Nino being OOF to vacation while I am not! 🙂 Last night Vivek posted the much-anticipated “Scriptacular Demo Pack” for Exchange Server 2007 to his blog. This is a great ZIP file with Powershell scripts you’ve proably seen Vivek…

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When ‘false’ means $true

Recent customer question: “Why does it treat the boolean as ‘true’ when I explicitly entered ‘false’?”. This question is normally followed up by something like “This is obviously a bug since when I tell it ‘true’ works just fine.” Great real world example syntax that will exhibit this behavior would be setting a RecipientFilter to…

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How many mailboxes on each of my mailbox databases?

Recent question across my mailbox: “How can I get a count of how many mailboxes are on each of my mailbox databases?” The simple answer is to use something like this: Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Group-Object Database | Format-Table Name, Count You can refine it further (with -Server parameter or some other Filter details), if you…

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