Playing with Powershell

In this post we will be talking about the very basic of using powershell to generates reports. (Please note, there would be updates to this post as and when required)

To get the different types of recipient in your ORG and their Count

Get-Recipient | group -Property RecipientType | Sort Count -Descending | Select name, Count

Name                                                                                                                                                                           Count

———                                                                                                                                                                           —–

UserMailbox                                                                                                                                                                   10

MailUser                                                                                                                                                                           7

MailContact                                                                                                                                                                     2

DynamicDistributionGroup                                                                                                                                           1

MailUniversalDistributionGroup                                                                                                                                  1



Distribution of Mailbox Among various Mailboxes in your org

Get-Mailbox | group -Property Servername | Sort Count -Descending | Select name, Count



To get the list of recipients who actually have a mailbox

Get-Recipient | Where{$_.recipientType -eq "UserMailbox"}


I know, you might think why should I use this rather I will use Get-Mailbox right ??? Correct, but since this post is regarding Powershell wanted to show how we can use the "Where" clause to achieve the same !



Get the list of Mailbox that have an archive and that too we are only interested in Local archive not remote

Get-Mailbox | Where{$_.ArchiveStatus -eq "Active" -and $_.ArchiveState -eq "Local"}



Please do let know what kind of clauses, powershell scripts etc that you want to be discussed, If possible will create a post for the same.

Comments (3)

  1. jsclmedave says:


    We ALL had to start somewhere.

  2. turbomcp says:

    disregard some idiots around here:)

  3. Thanks for the support. Tell me what stuff you need to know and would blog on that 🙂

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