Exchange 2010 How To...
Exchange 2010 cmdlet summary
These are cmdlets which I've used in the past. This is not intended as a comprehensive list, but I do hope to include the most common cmdlets.
Exchange cmdlets are run from the Exchange Management Shell
(EMS). Many of these take additional parameters to those shown, you
can get full information about a given cmdlet using
- Displays a full list of cmdlets.
- Lists attributes for all email address policies. On its own justs shows the name, priority and recipient filter.
- Get-EmailAddressPolicy | fl
- Lists all the attributes for the email address policies.
- Get-EmailAddressPolicy -Identity polName
- Lists attributes for the named email address policy.
- Lists the attributes of all the domain servers in the Exchange organization.
- Get-Help cmdlet
- Shows help on the specified cmdlet.
- Get-Help cmdlet -online
- Opens a browser window to show the help information available on the cmdlet on the microsoft website.
- Lists and shows summary information for any offline address books.
- Get-OffLineAddressBook | Format-List
- Lists and shows full information for any offline address books.
- Shows statistics on the size of any public folders.
- Get-ReceiveConnector | fl name,MaxMessageSize
- Will show the current "MaxMessageSize" for all of your connectors.
- Lists all recipients, i.e. all those who can receive emails (be they user accounts or public folders).
- New-SendConnector -Internet -Name "Name" -AddressSpace "*;5"
- Create a new internet-facing send connector with the specified Name. The AddressSpace is of the form "dns-name;cost", so "*;5" means wildcard or all destinations, with a cost of 5. The cost is only used if there are multiple connectors.
- Set-ContentFilterConfig -BypassedSenders SmtpAddress
- Will add the specified SmtpAddress to the list of sending email addresses that are not checked by the content filter. So it whitelists the smtp/email address given.
- Set-ContentFilterConfig -BypassedSenderDomains SmtpDomain
- Add the specified SmtpDomain to the list of sending email domains that are not checked by the content filter.
- Used to set an attribute on a named address policy.
Any changes need to be saved using
Update-EmailAddressPolicyto save any changes.
- Set-ExchangeServer server -ProductKey xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
- Enters the Exchange product key for the specified server.
- Set-ReceiveConnector "connector-name" -MaxMessageSize 20MB
- Will set the MaxMessageSize for the named connector to 20MB.
- Set-TransportConfig -MaxReceiveSize 40MB -MaxSendSize 20MB
- Will set the organisation transport MaxSendSize (to 20MB) and MaxReceiveSize (to 40MB).
- Set-TransportServer server -MessageExpirationTimeout dd.hh:mm:ss
- Will set the message expiration timeout on the specified server to "dd" days, "hh" hours, "mm" minutes and "ss" seconds. This allows greater precision over the timeout than the Exchange Management Console which only allows the timeout to be specified in whole numbers of days.
- Update-EmailAddressPolicy -Identity policy
- Saves and applkies any changes made to the named email address policy.
- Update-GlobalAddressList -Identity "Default Global Address List" [-DomainController "Exchange-Server"]
- Will update the global address list. You only need to specify the server if you have more than one Exchange server.
- help cmdlet
- Same as get-help. Shows help on the specified cmdlet.
- cmdlet -?
- Same as help cmdlet.
These notes have been tested with Exchange Server 2010.
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