Category Archives: PowerShell

Inventorying what extensionAttributes are used in your Active Directory Environment

Recently we my team was asked what extensionAttributes were in use in my company’s Active Directory environment so I wrote this quick PowerShell script to search for any filled in extensionAttribute and compile a list of that objects Then compile a summary list of all filled in attributes that provides as well as a list […]

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Adventures in PowerShell dot sourcing

As my company has started our journey to Office 365, we have had to go back and update a lot of our daily checks, scripts, and automations we put in place for user accounts. As a specific example we have a disable user script that performs various actions on a user’s mailbox depending on the […]

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Sending an email with X-Headers in EWS via powershell

I recently needed to test sending an email via EWS with a bunch of custom X-headers. While I have worked with EWS in PowerShell before I couldn’t find any examples of how to do so but found plenty in Java and .Net. So, after stumbling through trying to recreate what I found in PowerShell I […]

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How to remove a user from a security group in a different domain in PowerShell

Recently I ran into an issue at my company removing a user in our primary domain from a group in our root domain using the AD cmdlets in PowerShell. All my company’s user, computer, and group objects are in our primary domain and our root domain is more of a resource forest. The group in […]

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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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