Quick Powershell Stuff 2

Here are some more PowerShell commands from my latest migration:

During a recent migration from 2003 to 2010, we were requested by an external mail archiving vendor to create a send connector to relay emails to their servers as well as set all expansion servers to 2010.  We did the second change per this article (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997918.aspx) on Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2010 coexistence.  So how do you set all Distribution groups to use a particular Expansion Server in Exchange?  Well, with this simple command:

get-distributiongroup | set-distributiongroup -expansionserver <server name>

You may get prompts to upgrade groups and you may see groups that have funky characters in them which generate errors.  These need to be fixed/upgraded before you can change this setting.

For my second PowerShell quick command, I used this command to enable single item archive on any user on a particular server after migrating them from Exchange 2003:

get-mailbox -server <new 2010 server> | set-mailbox -SingleItemRecoveryEnabled $true

Lastly, as was stated above, the archive vendor wanted a new send connector, which was completed as per their documents.  However, the send connector would not work.  I simply used this command to check the connector settings:

Get-SendConnector “Send Connector name” |fl

I did some modifications of the settings and ended up changing just one of the settings with the

set-sendconnector  “Send Connector name”  -<parameter you want to change>. 

That’s it for now, please look for new posts on Exchange in the coming weeks.


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