Get Full Control over your Exchange remote PowerShell session

August 22, 2011

var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; PowerShell 2.0 supports two kinds of remote configurations: fan-in and fan-out. When we execute a command against a bunch of servers we use fan-out (one to many). Fan-in is used when multiple users are connecting to a remote server (many to one). Exchange server implements a fan-in configuration via a virtual directory on the Exchange server’s IIS. We can connect to the virtual directory (http connection) and manage our Exchange server remotely, without having to install the Exchange Management Tools locally on our admin station. We can create a remote session (using the currently logged...

Exchange – Removing Illegal Alias Characters using PowerShell

August 15, 2011

var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; If you're in a mixed-mode environment with both Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007/2010 you may have noticed this message when using the Get-* cmdlets in the Exchange Management Shell: WARNING: The object has been corrupted, and it's in an inconsistent state. The following validation errors happened: WARNING: Property expression "xx xxx" isn't valid. Valid values are: Strings formed with characters from A to Z (uppercase or lowercase), digits from 0 to 9, !, #, $, %, &, ', *, +, -, /, =, ?, ^, _, `, {, |, } or ~. One...

PowerSE – Free Professional Script Editor

August 13, 2011

var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; A few days ago, Devfarm Software the makers of PowerWF, has released their commercial PowerShell editor, PowerSE v2.5, as a free community script editor. PowerSE is an advanced script editor and an interactive console packed with multiple features to help you develop and debug your PowerShell scripts.  Now you can download a fully functional FREE version HERE (requires registration).   PowerSE features: Complete IntelliSense coverage of PowerShell, DotNet and WMI. Real time Syntax Checking instantly lets you see errors in your code and quickly jump...