Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is a complex messaging system. Windows PowerShell 3 can be used in conjunction with Exchange Server 2013 to automate and manage routine and complex tasks to save time, money, and eliminate errors.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 PowerShell Cookbook: Second Edition offers more than 120 recipes and solutions to everyday problems and tasks encountered in the management and administration of Exchange Server. If you want to write scripts that help you create mailboxes, monitor server resources, and generate detailed reports, then this Cookbook is for you.
This practical guide to Powershell and Exchange Server 2013 will help you automate and manage time-consuming and reoccurring tasks quickly and efficiently. Starting by going through key PowerShell concepts and the Exchange Management Shell, this book will get you automating tasks that used to take hours in no time.
With practical recipes on the management of recipients and mailboxes as well as distribution groups and address lists, this book will save you countless hours on repetitive tasks. Diving deeper, you will then manage your mailbox database, client access, and your transport servers with simple but effective scripts.
This book finishes with advanced recipes on Exchange Server problems such as server monitoring as well as maintaining high availability and security. If you want to control every aspect of Exchange Server 2013 and learn how to save time with PowerShell, then this cookbook is for you.
This book is written in a Cookbook-style format and provides practical, immediately usable task-based recipes that show you how to manage and maintain your Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 environment with Windows PowerShell 3. Each chapter of the book is written so that it can be used as a desktop reference, or it can be read from beginning to end, allowing you to build a solid foundation for building scripts in your Exchange environment.
Who this book is for
This Cookbook is for messaging professionals who want to learn how to build real-world scripts with Windows PowerShell 3 and the Exchange Management Shell. If you are a network or systems administrator responsible for managing and maintaining Exchange Server 2013 you will find this highly useful. Only basic knowledge of Exchange Server and PowerShell are required to make the most of this book.
About the Author
Jonas Andersson is a devoted person who is constantly developing himself and his skills. He started in the IT business in 2004 and worked at first in a support center where he got his basic knowledge. In 2007 he started his career as a Microsoft infrastructure consultant and from 2008 onwards his focus has been on Microsoft Exchange.
Even though his focus is on Microsoft Exchange, his interests include migrations, backup, storage, and archiving. At the start of 2010, he was employed at a large outsourcing company as a messaging specialist, specializing in Microsoft Exchange. His work includes designing, implementing, and developing messaging solutions for enterprise customers.
His unique knowledge makes him a key figure in large and complex migration projects where he works with design and implementation. Examples of these projects include migrations from the IBM Domino mail platform to Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010 and Office 365, using Quest Software with full coexistence between the systems for mail flow, directory synchronization, and free busy lookups.
Apart from his daily job, he was active on TechNet forums, he also writes articles at his blog (http://www.testlabs.se/blog), and Twitter and other social media.
As a reward for the work in the community he was been awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor Award both 2011 and 2012.
Mike Pfeiffer has been in the IT field for over 13 years, spending most of his time as an enterprise consultant focused on Active Directory and Exchange implementation and migration projects. He is a Microsoft Certified Master on Exchange 2010, and a Microsoft Exchange MVP. You can find his writings online at mikepfeiffer.net, where he blogs regularly about Exchange Server and PowerShell-related topics.