Evan Dodds - Microsoft Exchange Server Blog

Exchange, Exchange administration stuff, and other assorted ramblings

TechEd 2010 – Harold Wong Interview

Also while I was at TechEd 2010 a few weeks back, I met up with Harold Wong and he recorded a short...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 06/21/2010

TechEd 2010 – Rich Coexistence

At TechEd 2010 in New Orleans a week or two ago, I gave a talk entitled “Using Microsoft Exchange...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 06/21/2010

Using C# to get to MultiValuedProperty

Today's post is to address a question we dealt with fairly recently through a customer escalation....

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 04/01/2008

Generating LDP Dumps from PowerShell

Back in my PSS days, it was a common data-gathering/troubleshooting technique to collect "LDP Dumps"...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/18/2008

Interact 2008 - April 8-10, 2008

I just heard that (Exchange VP) Terry's going to be giving the keynote at Interact this year, and...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/16/2008

Nested DL Membership in Exchange 2007

Aeons ago, Vivek posted about how to get DL membership in Exchange 2007. He commented that "This can...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 12/14/2007

Using PowerShell + WMI to manage legacy Exchange

Dmitry blogs all about it here. I'd been meaning to write pretty much this very same post ever since...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 09/10/2007

Evan's TechEd session video is posted

It turns out that my TechEd Exchange Scripting with PowerShell session was recorded to video, and...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 07/26/2007

DynamicDistributionGroup for all users in a particular storage group

Lots of people are asking lots of questions at the ExchangeNinjas wiki! Glad to see so much...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 07/05/2007

Evan's TechEd 2007 Wrapup

I realized this week that all of the sessions (and video recordings of each session -- I didn't even...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 06/25/2007

Quest's QAD Cmdlets

I'm generally very focused on Exchange and our PowerShell cmdlets, but I had an opportunity this...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 06/23/2007

Validation (and DirectoryEntry) demo from TechEd 2007

I didn't get a chance to do this demo in my Exchange Automation with PowerShell session at Teched...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 06/18/2007

SMTP .net object demo from my TechEd 2007 PowerShell session

Wolfgang requested a reprint of the details from the "SMTP Demo" part of my TechEd talk last week....

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 06/11/2007

Post-Session at TechEd 2007

Thanks to all those die-hards who attended UNC309 session this morning at 8:30am, and to those who...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 06/06/2007

TechEd 2007, Day 1: Exchange 2007 Overview

The first Exchange breakout session this morning served as a bit of an "Exchange 2007 Keynote" talk,...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 06/04/2007

TechEd 2007

Wow, time sure flies. No posts since end of April; sorry about that! I'm (more or less) caught back...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 05/29/2007

Why no blog posts lately?

You might have noticed that after several weeks of very regular blog posts, they suddenly and...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 04/23/2007

Ack, I've been tagged!

Rod got me the other day with a "5 things you don't know about me" post, so now it's my turn. Five...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 04/05/2007

Exchange cmdlets from C#

Vivek had originally posted about how to do some basic Exchange cmdlet access from C# -- several...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 04/03/2007

Exchange Connections Spring 2007

I'll be presenting at Exchange Connections (Spring/April 2007) conference at 9:30am on Monday, April...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/28/2007

More Quota madness - this time MailboxStatistics

In the last post, I walked through how to get mailboxes who met certain quota criteria (including...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/26/2007

Quota madness

During my MVP Summit session the other day, we talked about mailbox quotas and PowerShell a bit. We...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/22/2007

Bill's LDAP->OPATH filter conversion script gets posted

... over at EHLO team blog in this post. Bill's been working on this one for a month or two,...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/20/2007

Alternative UPN Suffixes and New-Mailbox GUI

Someone asked me the other day about how to get additional UPN suffixes listed in the UPN suffix...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/15/2007

MVP Summit Exchange details

My earlier post about the MVP summit this week didn't really talk much about the Exchange...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/14/2007

Solving the ViewEntireForest problem

In this recent post, I blogged about Scope and the ViewEntireForest property of...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/13/2007

Benp's Guide to Stuff... Today, AD

Benp recently posted his "guide to stuff" on the topic of PowerShell manipulation of AD objects,...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/08/2007

Cmdlet Insights at the Exchange Ninjas Wiki

Matthew Byrd has been providing some insight into a bunch of specific cmdlets at the Exchange Ninjas...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/06/2007

PowerShell access to System Folders

I've had a note in my "blog about me" file for a month or two to call out the way to access Exchange...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 03/02/2007

ApplyMandatoryProperties

Recently I've gotten several questions about the "-ApplyMandatoryProperties" parameter on...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 02/28/2007

Where will you be March 12-15th?

In the wake of the largest product launch in the company's history (Windows Vista operating system,...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 02/26/2007

Filterable Properties in Exchange 2007 RTM

Since I've posted a number of times about OPATH filters for Exchange 2007 and RecipientFilter...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 02/19/2007

Mailbox Size PowerShell Form Script

Glen recently posted an "Exchange 2007 Mailbox Size PowerShell Form Script". This is a super-cool...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 02/15/2007

$AdminSessionADSettings and you

Jared has previously posted twice on topics that skirt around the issue of "scope" in Exchange 2007:...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 02/14/2007

Using MemberOf with -RecipientFilter

In the Do I Really Need to Upgrade my Filters blog post, Several folks posted a question/comment...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 02/13/2007

Exchange Demos with PowerShell - Grand Finale/Provisioning

Continuing from the previous post, in this final part of the demo I explain how I provisioned the...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 02/13/2007

Exchange Demos with PowerShell - Finding Things

Continuing on from the previous post, in the third part of the demo I talk about using help and...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 02/12/2007

Exchange Demos with PowerShell - DotNet Objects

Continuing from the previous post, during the second part of the demo I introduced the details on...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 02/09/2007

Exchange Demos with PowerShell - Basics

The first part of the demo I describe in my previous post was to introduce the crowd to the basics...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 02/08/2007

Exchange Demos with PowerShell

I'd previously blogged about Vivek posting the details and a link to the "Scriptacular Demo Pack"....

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 02/07/2007

Matt's introduction to Exchange PowerShell Automation

I'm very happy to have recently run across Matt Stehle's "CDOs and CDONTS of Messaging Development"...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 01/26/2007

AdminDisplayVersion as a structure

Neil posted this morning about how to find your Exchange 2007 server's "installed bits" version...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 01/26/2007

Exchange 2007 SysMgmt Team blog posts roundup

I have previously listed the progress we've been making in posting ITPro focused Systems Management...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 01/23/2007

Do I really need to upgrade my filters?

After posting the Exchange 2007 OPATH intro and How to Upgrade the Filters posts to EHLO over the...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 01/13/2007

Wrangling Byte Quantified Size details from Exchange 2007 with Powershell

Exchange 2007 has some very powerful cmdlets which can be used to generate fairly effective reports,...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 01/02/2007

Powershell blog takes on booleans

More details about the "True"/"False" vs $true/$false behavior posted to the Powershell team blog...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 12/27/2006

Scriptacular Demo Pack 2007

Finally, I'm able to "scoop" the EHLO team blog on something. And all it took was Nino being OOF to...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 12/22/2006

When 'false' means $true

Recent customer question: "Why does it treat the boolean as 'true' when I explicitly entered...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 12/12/2006

How many mailboxes on each of my mailbox databases?

Recent question across my mailbox: "How can I get a count of how many mailboxes are on each of my...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 12/12/2006

Evan presenting at Exchange Connections Fall 2006

I've arrived safely in Las Vegas for the Fall 2006 Exchange Connections conference. I'll be...

Author: evand_microsoft.com Date: 11/05/2006

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