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Last updated: 2016-11-28

Exchange Server 2013Description

This script removes/disables HealthMailboxes that show an inconsistent error when querying monitoring mailboxes using

Get-Mailbox -Monitoring

and receiving a warning like

"WARNING: The object DOMAINNAME/Microsoft Exchange System Objects/Monitoring Mailboxes/Health_Mailbox_GUID has been corrupted,

Examples

# Remove the HealthMailbox(es) having an empty database attribute

.\Fix-HealthMailboxes.ps1 -Remove   

Version History

  • 1.0, Initial community release
  • 1.1, Some PowerShell hygiene

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On February 26, 2015
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When you maintain a number of servers which require to trigger the same scheduled task manually, you can simply the process by triggering the scheduled task remotely.

In this example I assume that the script is being executed on a dedicated management server (aka job server) within an Exchange Server 2013 environment. The scheduled task must exist on all servers having the same name.

Create a simple PowerShell script at a file location of your choice (i.e. D:\Scripts\Start-RemoteScheduledTasks.ps1)

$cimSession = New-CimSession -ComputerName SERVER1,SERVER2,SERVER3,SERVER4
Start-ScheduledTask TASKNAME -CimSession $cimSession
Remove-CimSession $cimSession

Now create a new shortcut on your server desktop with the following configuration:

Target: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -command "& D:\Scripts\Start-RemoteScheduledTasks.ps1"

If required, select "Run as Adminstrator" in Shortcut -> Advanced settings.

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This post has been published originally on my legacy blog SF-Tools.

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Description

This script removes the proxy address(es) for a selected protocol from mail enabled public folders.

Any proxy address with a given protocol is removed from the proxy addresses list.

The script can fix the alias of mail enabled public folders as well. The code used is based opon a blog post by Shay Levy.

Examples

# EXAMPLE 1
# Check mail enabled public folders for proxy addresses having "MS:" as a protocol type.
# Do not remove and update addresses, but log found addresses to RemovedAddresses.txt

.\Clean-EmailEnabledPublicFolders.ps1 -ProtocolToRemove "MS:*" 

# EXAMPLE 2
# Check mail enabled public folders for proxy addresses having "MS:" as a protocol type.
# Remove and update addresses and log found addresses to RemovedAddresses.txt

.\Clean-EmailEnabledPublicFolders.ps1 -ProtocolToRemove "MS:*" -UpdateAddresses

Version History

  • 1.0, Initial community release
  • 1.1, FixAlias added, cleanup logic changed
  • 1.11, Just a little PowerShell hygiene applied

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Additional Note

This Powershell script has been optimized using the ISESteroids™ add-on. Learn more about ISESteroids™ here.

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On December 11, 2014
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Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Description

This script deletes all Exchange and IIS logs older than X days from all Exchange 2013 servers that are fetched using the Get-ExchangeServer cmdlet.

The Exchange log file location is read from the environment variable and used to build an adminstrative UNC path for file deletions.

  • It is assumed that the Exchange setup path is IDENTICAL across all Exchange servers.
  • The IIS log file location is read from the local IIS metabase of the LOCAL server and is used to build an administrative UNC path for IIS log file deletions.
  • It is assumed that the IIS log file location is identical across all Exchange servers.

Examples

# EXAMPLE 1
# Delete Exchange and IIS log files older than 14 days 
.\Purge-LogFiles -DaysToKeep 14

# EXAMPLE 3
# Delete Exchange and IIS log files older than 7 days with automatic discovery
.\Purge-LogFiles -DaysToKeep 7 -Auto

# EXAMPLE 3
# Delete Exchange and IIS log files older than 7 days with automatic discovery and send email report
.\Purge-LogFiles -DaysToKeep 7 -Auto -SendMail -MailFrom postmaster@sedna-inc.com -MailTo exchangeadmin@sedna-inc.com -MailServer mail.sedna-inc.com

Version History

  • 2.0 CopyFilesBeforeDelete implemented
  • 1.93 Minor chances to PowerShell hygiene
  • 1.92 .Count issue fixed to run on Windows Server 2012
  • 1.91 Write DaysToKeep to log
  • 1.9 Global functions updated (write to event log)
  • 1.8 Support for global logging and other functions added
  • 1.6 Count Error fixed 1.7 Email report functionality added
  • 1.5 Sorting of server names added and Write-Host output changed
  • 1.4 Handling of IIS default location fixed
  • 1.3 Check if running in elevated mode added
  • 1.2 Auto/Manual configration options added
  • 1.1 Variable fix and optional code added
  • 1.0 Initial community release

Requirements

This PowerShell script requires the GlobalFunctions module, described here.

When using PowerShell 5 or later you can simply use Install-Module GlobalFunctions to install the module to your system.

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Last updated: 2017-04-10

Additional Credits

Brian Reid, C7 Solutions, http://www.c7solutions.com/2013/04/removing-old-exchange-2013-log-files-html

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Uninstalling 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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