Category Archives: PowerShell

Using script blocks within doubled quoted strings in PowerShell

While working on a script to convert an XML export of a new chat application to EML files for ingestion into my company’s compliance system (A task I’ve been doing a lot of over the past year or so), I came across an interesting use of variable usage in double quoted strings. One I was […]

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Creating an array of arrays in powershell

Recently I had a need to convert a series of messages from one of my company’s Slack instances into EML files so they could be ingested into our compliance system. In the process of parsing the export file via PowerShell, I had the need to group individual messages by conversations for further processing. This meant […]

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Powershell script to sync select details of calendar entries from one calendar to another

Recently at work I received a request to sync the calendar of one of our employee’s to the iPhone of a person external to the company. After much deliberation between all of our internal IT teams we decided on the following method: Created an exchange mailbox that can’t send and receive email for the external […]

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The 2013 Scripting Games, Beginner Event #3

Question Dr. Scripto has been fielding a lot of calls from the Help Desk lately. They’ve been asking him to look up information about the local hard drives in various servers—mainly size and free space information. He doesn’t mind helping, but all the requests have been getting in the way of his naps. He’s asked you […]

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The 2013 Scripting Games, Beginner Event #1 follow-up

It’s been a while since I blogged and i have the skeletons of multiple blogs post waiting to be edited. But now that I’ve settled into my new job and the scripting games have died down I can finally start posting my notes and learning points from the rest of the scripting games events. So […]

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The 2013 Scripting Games, Beginner Event #1

Having participated in the 2013 Winter Scripting Camp I was excited to try out my scripting skills again in the 2013 Scripting Games. While my scripting skills have advanced a lot of over the past 6 months since I co-founded the Philadelphia PowerShell User Group (PhillyPoSH), I still feel that I’m not cut out for the advanced […]

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PowerShell script to find all Active Sync devices on an Exchange 2010 server that haven’t synced in a specified amount of time

I published my 1st Powershell script to Technet’s Script repository and Poshcode.org. You can grab it here and below are the details of the script straight from the help file: .SYNOPSIS Get-InactiveActiveSyncDevices pulls all user mailboxes with an Active Sync partnership and then selects the Active Sync devices that haven’t synced in the specified period. […]

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How to change and then resume a failed New-MailboxImportRequest In Exchange 2010

Recently I had to import a handful of PST files into a our Exchange 2010 server using the New-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet, and did so without setting the -baditemlimit parameter. During the import one of the files threw an error. Despite the discoverability of PowerShell, I couldn’t quickly figure out how to restart the import with a newly specified bad […]

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