Microsoft Exchange PowerShell

Posted on 2013-11-20
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Last Modified: 2014-03-12
I have a script to create RSG for Exchange 2007 SP3 running on Windows 2008 R2. This is a test lab.

#To set the directory

$Path = Set-Location C:\Suriya
$RSG  = Read-Host "Please provide the RSG main folder name"
$RSGUpper = $RSG.toupper()
$fullpath = $Path +  $RSGUpper
while (Test-Path $fullpath)
$RSG = Read-Host "Your RSG Man folder already exist, press Y to overwrite N to create a new directory"
"Y" {Write-Host "Overwriting $fullpath"; New-Item -Path $fullpath -Type Directory  -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue;Remove-Item -Path $fullpath\* -Recurse;break }
"N" {$RSG = Read-Host "Enter New Directory Name";$RSGUpper = $RSG.toupper();$fullpath = $Path +  $RSGUpper}
if (!(Test-Path $fullpath))
New-Item -Path $fullpath -Type Directory -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

#$RSGDB  = Read-Host "Please provide the RSG DB under RSG Main folder name" 

$RSGDBUpper = ($RSGUpper.name+"DB").toupper()
$RSGDB = New-Item -Path $fullpath -Name ($RSGUpper+$RSGDBUpper) -Type Directory
Write-Host "Your RSG DB : $($RSGDB.name)" -ForegroundColor Magenta

#$RSGLOG  = Read-Host "Please provide the RSG LOG under RSG Main folder name" 

$RSGLOGUpper = ($RSGUpper.name+"LOG").toupper()
$RSGLOG= New-Item -Path $fullpath -Name ($RSGUpper+$RSGLOGUpper) -Type Directory
Write-Host "Your RSG LOG : $($RSGLOG.name)" -ForegroundColor Green

#Add Exchange Management Shell PSSnapin

If ((Get-PSSnapin -Name Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.Admin -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null)
Add-PSSnapin -Name Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.Admin

If ((Get-PSSnapin -Name Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Powershell.Support -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null)
Add-PSSnapin -Name Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Powershell.Support

#Create Recorvey Storage group

#$ExchName = (Get-ClusteredMailboxServerStatus).Identity
$ExchName = "EXCH07-dc01"

New-StorageGroup -Server $ExchName -Name $RSGUpper -LogFolderPath "$RSGLOG" -SystemFolderPath "$RSGDB" -Recovery | Out-Null
#Write-Host "Please provide the RSG Mabilbox Database to recove:$($RSGMDB)" -ForegroundColor Yellow
$RSGMDB = Read-Host "Please provide the RSG Mabilbox Database to recover"
$RSGMDBUpper = $RSGMDB.toupper()
New-MailboxDatabase -MailboxDatabaseToRecover $RSGMDBUpper -StorageGroup ("$ExchName" +"\" + $RSGUpper) -EdbFilePath ("$RSGDB" +"\"+"$RSGMDBUpper"+".EDB") | Out-Null
Set-MailboxDatabase -Identity ("$ExchName" +"\" + $RSGUpper+"\"+$RSGMDBUpper) -AllowFileRestore:$True

#Generate Output

$RSGFolderDetails = Get-StorageGroup -Identity ("$ExchName" +"\" + $RSGUpper)
$RSGDBDetails     = Get-MailboxDatabase -Identity ("$ExchName" +"\" + $RSGUpper+"\"+$RSGMDBUpper)

#$FinalOutput = @()

$Output = New-Object PSObject

$Output | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name 'Allow File Restore'    -Value $RSGDBDetails.allowfilerestore
$Output | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name 'Log Folder Path'       -Value $RSGFolderDetails.logfolderpath
$Output | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name 'System Folder Path'    -Value $RSGFolderDetails.systemfolderpath
$Output | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name 'Server'                -Value $ExchName

#$FinalOutput += $Output

#$FinalOutput | Format-Table "Server","Allow File Restore","Log Folder Path","System Folder Path"

$Output #| Format-Table 'Allow File Restore','Log Folder Path','System Folder Path','Server'

Set-Location C:\

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Script work well until the last part to display the result. It show error:

The object of type "Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.Internal.Format.FormatStartData" is not valid or not in
the correct sequence. This is likely caused by a user-specified "format-table" command which is conflictin
g with the default formatting.
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [out-lineoutput], InvalidOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ConsoleLineOutputOutOfSequencePacket,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.OutLineOu
Question by:suriyaehnop
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Expert Comment

by:Chris Dent
ID: 39665212
Which line is throwing that error? It will tell you and since all your formatting commands are commented out it's not all that easy to tell.

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Expert Comment

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Author Comment

ID: 39691769

Line 76, if i changed to $FinalOutput only, it will show the result in format list


I saw the link, but how to apply workaround on the script?
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Accepted Solution

Subsun earned 1200 total points
ID: 39692099
Workaround is explained in bug report...
Use explicit formatting throughout a script
For example in your code (Line 25  & 26) you didn't use any explicit formatting which might be causing issue.. So try..

$RSGDBUpper | Out-Default
$RSGFolder | Out-Default

Or try to use write-host to display the objects on screen..

Write-host $RSGDBUpper
Write-host $RSGFolder

If you find any issue, please post the exact code which you are using now, so we can test it..
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Author Comment

ID: 39692109
Actually $RSGDBUpper & $RSGFolder (Line 25  & 26) can be removed. it mean nothing, the reason why i put this is for testing while creating this code.

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Expert Comment

ID: 39692117
Did you test by removing the lines? or is there any other line in your script which you didn't define the formating?
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Author Comment

ID: 39692119
let me test it out and will update soon

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