Exchange 2010--Powershell Question

Posted on 2013-01-10
Last Modified: 2013-01-10
In setting up the following PS Script:

$List = import-csv D:\user.csv
Get-mailbox $List.Name

I get an output of mailbox information of my entire Exchange organization when I simply want the information of these few users.

My csv is:

What might be the issue?
Question by:K Anthony O365
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
ID: 38764416
What do you want exactly ?

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Author Comment

by:K Anthony O365
ID: 38764457
I want to import a csv file and add these users to the ManagedBy permission in this DG, using following PS:

$list=import-csv D:\User.csv
Foreach ($i in $list) {
 $newuser=get-mailbox $
 Set-distributiongroup My_DG -managedby $newuser -bypasssecuritygroupmanagercheck }

any thougths?
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Expert Comment

by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
ID: 38764470
Get-Content D:\User.csv |  Set-distributiongroup My_DG -managedby "UserName" -bypasssecuritygroupmanagercheck

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Author Comment

by:K Anthony O365
ID: 38764508
Here is the error I get when

PS] D:\>./manageby.ps1
Cannot process argument transformation on parameter 'Identity'. Cannot convert value "" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.UserIdParameter". Error: "Parameter values of type Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.UserIdParameter can't be empty. Specify a value, and try again.
Parameter name: identity"
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Get-User], ParameterBindin...mationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,Get-User

All groups must have at least one owner who manages membership, message approval, and other settings for the group. Make sure you assign an owner for this group.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], RecipientTaskException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : A34ABEE7
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Accepted Solution

Subsun earned 500 total points
ID: 38764529
Try this
$list=import-csv D:\User.csv
Foreach ($i in $list) {
 $Grp= get-distributiongroup My_DG
	$manage = $Grp.managedby
	$Newuser = Get-User $
	$Newmanage = $manage+$Newuser
 Set-distributiongroup $Grp.identity -managedby $Newmanage -bypasssecuritygroupmanagercheck 

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Expert Comment

by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
ID: 38764532
What is the command you ran did you provide the username and remove quotes ?

- Rancy

Author Closing Comment

by:K Anthony O365
ID: 38764586
Your last suggestion worked!  However, it still produced the error message "cannot convert the value "" to type...

My csv did not have any quotes. Go figure...

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Expert Comment

ID: 38764606
You have lot of trouble with CSV files.. :-).. I didn't see any issue with script.. Can you post the csv file which you used? probably it has some blank lines..

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