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Exchange disable account script.

Posted on 2011-09-26
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Hi All, I have an 2007 exchange server and i need to disable over 400 accounts. I have a list of usernames in CSV so will need the script the look at the alias then disable the account.....Has anyone got a script for this?
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by:ienaxxx
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What do you want to do, to disable just the mailbox or the whole user in AD?
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by:IT-Darlo
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Just disable the mailbox please mate. In AD the user needs to remain active.
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OK,
Given a CSV format like this:

"Alias","Hits","Size"
"JohnDoe","78173","163625808"
"PincoPall","24626","-1789110063"
"LucyRoss","17204","1959963618"
"FrankScaglione","15796","-55874279"

in csvList.csv

You can use:

import-csv csvList.csv | Select Alias | disable-mailbox


OBVIOUSLY: First try with a CSV of ONE entry of a test user. Then, if evthng's ok, give it a go.


HTH
Bye!
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by:IT-Darlo
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Sorry to sound really stupid here......But i dont need the hits or size do i?
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by:ienaxxx
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No, it was just to contemplate the case in which your list has more than a column.

If you have full list of aliases (on one row) separated by a comma, you should use something else. is that the case?
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by:ienaxxx
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for example you should use something like that:

$a=get-content CsvList.csv
Foreach-Object -Inputobject $a.split(",") -process disable-mailbox $_

always test it with a single or a couple of test aliases.
HTH, bye!
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by:ienaxxx
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Better:

limit the output of a given number of lines from CsvList.csvwith with

$a=get-content CsvList.csv -totalcount 1

HTH
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