Use PowerShell to Check the Status of Exchange Databases

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to simplify checking the dirty status of Exchange Mailbox databases.  Hey, Scripting Guy!, I have a large number of Exchange servers, and when I do a database restore, often I am unable to mount the database because it says that the database is dirty….

Use PowerShell to Document Exchange Server Prior to Upgrade

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to document your Exchange Server 2003 environment before you upgrade to a newer version of Exchange Server. Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use Windows PowerShell to help me prepare for a Microsoft Exchange Server migration? —BN Hello BN, Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Today we will take a break…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Simplify a Large-scale Exchange Migration

  Summary: See how to use Windows PowerShell to simplify a large-scale Microsoft Exchange server migration project.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today I am turning the keyboard over to Phil Braniff, one of my former Windows PowerShell workshop attendees, as he talks about a large Microsoft Exchange migration. Take it away, Phil!…


Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (11/14/08)

Troubleshooting a Script That Uses the TrimStart Method   Hey, Scripting Guy! Greetings from an old VBScript guy. I have a problem with a Windows PowerShell script. It returns the unexpected result of “RANSFER” instead of the desired result of “\TRANSFER”. One more thing: How can I use the TrimStart method to cut exactly what…


How Can I Add an Email Address to the proxyAddresses Attribute?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I add an email address to the proxyAddresses attribute without overwriting all the existing attributes?– DH Hey, DH. For those of you who aren’t too familiar with the proxyAddresses attribute (and, alas, that includes the Scripting Guys) proxyAddresses is an attribute added to Active Directory by Microsoft Exchange; it’s simply…