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Learn - Connect - Explore

This year's Microsoft Ignite Conference takes place on November 4 - 8 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Orlando, Florida.

Choose from over 1,000 Breakout and Theater Sessions to learn about new technologies and methods, or talk directly to Microsoft professionals and MVPs about your technical challenges. Select the sessions and hands-on experiences that are most interesting for you based on the Microsoft Learning Paths to suit your job role.

You will find me directly in the Modern Workplace & Modern Life in the exhibition area. Just stop by to learn more about the possibilities of modern and secure collaboration using Microsoft Teams, Mobile Productivity, and more

Feel free to contact me via email to arrange an appointment at Ignite 2019: thomas@mcsmemail.de.

 

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See you in Orlando!

 

 

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Last updated: 2019-09-26

 

Exchange Server 2007Exchange Server 2010Exchange Server 2013Exchange Server 2016Exchange Server 2019Description

 

This script creates an HTML report showing the following information about an Exchange 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and, to a lesser extent, 2007 and 2003 environment.

The report shows the following:

  •  As summary
    • Total number of servers per Exchange Server version
    • Total number of mailboxes per On-Premises Exchange Server version, Office 365, and Exchange Organisation
    • Total number of Exchange Server functional roles
       
  • Per Active Directory Site
    • Total number of mailboxes
    • Internal, External, and CAS Array names
    • Exchange Server computers
      • Product version
      • Service Pack, Update Rollup, and/or Cumulative Update
      • Number of preferred and maximum active databases
      • Functional Roles
      • Operating System with Service Pack
         
  • Per Database Availability Group
    • Total number of member servers
    • List of member servers
    • DAG databases
      • Number of mailboxes and average mailbox size
      • Number of archive mailboxes and average archive mailbox size
      • Database size
      • Database whitespace
      • Disk space available for database and log file volume
      • Last full backup timestamp
      • Circular logging enabled
      • Mailbox server hosting an active copy
      • List of mailbox servers hosting database copies
         
  • Per Database (Non-DAG, pre-DAG Exchange Server)
    • Storage group and database name
    • Server name hosting the database
    • Number of mailboxes and average mailbox size
    • Number of archive mailboxes and average archive mailbox size
    • Database size
    • Database whitespace
    • Disk space available for database and log file volume
    • Last full backup timestamp
    • Circular logging enabled
       

The script uses a separate CSS file for styling the HTML output.

 

Examples

# Example 1
# Generate an HTML report and send the result as HTML email with attachment 
# to the specified recipient using a dedicated smart host

.\Get-ExchangeEnvironmentReport.ps1 -HTMReport ExchangeEnvironment.html -SendMail `
-ViewEntireForet $true -MailFrom roaster@mcsmemail.de -MailTo grillmaster@mcsmemail.de -MailServer relay.mcsmemail.de

 

Example Screenshot

Example report Exchange Environment Report

 

Version History

  • 2.0, Initial community release
  • 2.1, Table header label updated for a more consistent labeling

 

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Additional Credits

Additional credits go to Steve Goodman for the original Exchange Environment Report V1.x scripts.

 

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On June 3, 2019
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PowerShellDescription

When using this PowerShell script you can update the guest user's thumbnail photo to a photo that aligns with your company's CI and you do not have to rely on the Azure AD default photo.

This script set the AzureADThumbnailPhoto for guest users to a photo provided as JPG or PNG file.

The photo file can be up to 100KB in size. This is currently not checked in the script.

You can either update a single guest user or all guest users.

When updating the user photo can choose to set the photo forcibly or only if there is no photo set.

The changes are written to a log file. The log file functions are part of the GlobalFunctions module.

 

Examples

# EXAMPLE
# Set the photo ExternalUser.png for all guest users if no photo exists

.\Set-GuestUserPhoto.ps1 -FilePath D:\Photos\ExternalUser.png -GuestUsersToSelect All -UpdateMode SetIfNoPhotoExists

# EXAMPLE
# Set the photo ExternalUser.png for guest user JohnDoe@varunagroup.de if no photo exists

.\Set-GuestUserPhoto.ps1 -FilePath D:\Photos\ExternalUser.png -GuestUsersToSelect Single -UserPrincipalName JohnDoe@varunagroup.de

 

Version History

  • 1.0, Initial community release

 

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On May 11th, the SharePoint Saturday Cologne took place at the new Microsoft Office in Cologne. 

My session covered the migration of legacy public folders from Exchange Server 2010 to modern public folders hosted on-premises or Exchange Online. Additionally, I've talked about the pros and cons of a migration to Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams.

The slide deck is available on SlideShare.

 

 

 

Enjoy Exchange Server and do not forget about the end of support for Exchange Server 2010 on January 14th, 2010.

 

 

 

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Exchange Server 2016Exchange Server 2013Description

This script connects either to Exchange Online or to a dedicated on-premises Exchange Server to export configured mailbox delegates and SMTP forwarding configurations.

The SMTP forwarding configurations are gathered from inbox rules and from mailbox forwarding settings.

 

Requirements

  • Exchange Server 2016 or newer
  • Cretenials to logon to Exchange Online and Office 365 when querying EXO mailboxes
  • Utilizes GlobalFunctions PowerShell Module --> http://bit.ly/GlobalFunctions

 

Examples

# Example 1
# Connect to the on-premises Exchange Server mx01.varunagroup.de and export delegation and SMTP forwarding information
 
.\Get-DelegatesAndForwardingRules.ps1 -ExchangeHost mx01.varunagroup.de

# Example 2
# Connect to the on-premises Exchange Server mx01.varunagroup.de, export delegation and SMTP forwarding information and get verbose information on the objects worked on

 .\Get-DelegatesAndForwardingRules.ps1 -ExchangeHost mx01.varunagroup.de -Verbose 

# Example 3
# Connect to Exchange Online and export delegation and SMTP forwarding information

 .\Get-DelegatesAndForwardingRules.ps1 -ExchangeOnline

 

Version History

  • 1.0, Initial community release

 

Links

Use GitHub Issues to leave comments, requests, end even bugs or issues.

 

Additional Credits

The script is based on the O365-InvestigationTooling script DumpDelegatesandForwardingRules.ps1 by Brandon Koeller
Find more Office 365 investigation tooling scripts at https://github.com/OfficeDev/O365-InvestigationTooling.

 

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