Windows PowerShell can be used as a management tool for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. PowerShell is one of most versatile scripting environments available on the market today. This powerful new cross-platform scripting tool can be used with all versions of Office Communications Server as a configuration alternative to the administrative tools in Office Communications Server. As a cross-platform scripting language, PowerShell is cohesive with the following:
- Microsoft Active Directory directory service
- Heterogeneous data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server
- Microsoft Office products such as Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Office Word
This makes the adaptability of PowerShell to Microsoft enterprise-level environments a sought-after experience for administrators. It takes just a few easy steps to get started using PowerShell with Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Reading this article is a good way to get started using PowerShell with Office Communications Server 2007 R2.
Author: Michael Adkins
Publication date: May 2010
Product version: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Windows PowerShell is the Microsoft command-line scripting environment. PowerShell can be used as a powerful tool for Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and application administration. One of the many uses PowerShell has as a scripting tool is with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 administration. By design, the PowerShell command-line scripting tool can query and perform updates to the Active Directory directory service and the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) interface. And for reporting purposes, the scripting tool can also utilize heterogeneous data sources, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office Access, and Microsoft Office Excel. This article provides you with some simple steps that demonstrate how easy it is to get started using Windows PowerShell with Office Communications Server 2007 R2.
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