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Exchange Server 2013 LogoUninstalling Exchange Server 2013 will fail if the PowerShell MachinePolicy or UserPolicy is set by GPO.

You will receive an error message referencing Microsoft KB article 981474, which refers primarily to Exchange Server 2010.

Screenshot showing the PowerShell Execution Policy Error

 

The following PowerShell command removes the GPO setting.

Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\PowerShell -Name ExecutionPolicy –Value ""

After setting the ExecutionPolicy attribute to an empty string, Exchange Server 2013 can be uninstalled successfully.

 

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Last updated: 2016-11-28

Description

The script sends a given number of test emails to a configured SMTP host for test purposes (primarily Exchange queues, transport agents, or anti-virus engines).

Do not forget to adjust script variables to suit your local Exchange infrastructure.

 

Examples

# EXAMPLE 1
# Send 10 normal emails
.\Send-TestMail.ps1 -Normal -MessageCount 10

# EXAMPLE 2
# Send an Eicar test email
.\Send-TestMail.ps1 -Eicar

 

Version History

  • 1.0, Initial community release

 

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Description

This script reconfigures the IIS log folder to use a different folder instead of the default C:\inetpub\logs folder.

Additionally, the log settings can be adjusted as well. The script changes the default log file location and settings on a server level.

By default, the settings are inherited by websites. If manual changes have been made on a website level, not all settings will be inherited.

 

Examples

Change the IIS log file location to D:\IISLogs

.\Set-Webserver.ps1 -LogFolderPath D:\IISLogs

Change the IIS log period to an hourly period

.\Set-Webserver.ps1 -LogFilePeriod Hourly

Use the local time for filenames and log file rollover

.\Set-Webserver.ps1 -LocalTimeRollover $true

Version History

  • 1.0, Initial community release
  • 1.1, PowerShell hygiene applied, some typo fixes

 

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Script last updated: 2016-07-28

 

Additional Credits

Additional credits go to Michel de Rooij, https://eightwone.com

 

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Description

Add remote IP address ranges to an Exchange Server 2013/2016 receive connector.

Create a new text file containing the new remote IP address ranges

Example:

192.168.1.1
192.168.2.10-192.168.2.20
192.168.3.0/24

The script creates a new subfolder named ReceiveConnectorIpAddresses and saves the currently configured remote IP address ranges first.

While adding the new remote IP address ranges, the script checks, if the new ranges already exist.

Examples

# Add IP addresses from ip.txt to MYCONNECTOR

.\Add-ReceiveConnectorIpAddress.ps1 -ConnectorName MYCONNECTOR -FileName D:\Scripts\ip.txt

.\Add-ReceiveConnectorIpAddress.ps1 -ConnectorName REMOTECONNECTOR -FileName .\ip-new.txt -ViewEntireForest $true

Version History

  • 1.0, Initial community release
  • 1.4, Support Mailbox role added (Issue #4)

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