Best of Questions and Answers from Webcast: Introduction to Windows PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007


Below I’ve pasted an edited and cleaned up copy of most of the Q&A from the webcast “Introduction to Windows PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007” (November 17, 2006). 

If you’re interested in viewing the webcast (either again or for the first time), here it is.

I also need to send out a BIG thank you to Blain Barton for handling the Q&A on the backend today.  It is his work that these answers represent.  Thanks Blaino!



Questions and Answers:

“Where can I get a Quick Reference Guide for Exchange Management Shell?”

For the QG for Exchange Mgt Shell for 2007, go to:


“Can we perform mounting, dismounting databases, and starting, stopping services, VSS commands?”

Yes, you would use the MOUNT-DATABASE -identity “Database Name” command etc.. check out the Quick Guide at:


“What determines the default sort order of objects returned from some command like ‘get-user’?”

There isn’t any set rule on order when a sort is not specified. It makes more sense to return the results asked for as quickly as possible, so if you’re not sending the resulting GET- command through a sort-order command, there’s no need to order it any particular way. So the items just return in the order they are found.


“Thanks for the posting about Vista for Technet Plus. I got mine this morning.”

Woo hoo! You’re welcome! 🙂

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