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Hey guys
I am pretty sure there is a way to do this but just in case I will ask here.  I need to be able to connect to an Exchange 2013 address book with a MS SQL command (search, lookup and insert)  I have a customer who wants to be able to add email addresses automatically from a notification that he receives from his Smart Host provider. Here is how it works.  His Smart Host provider will send notifications every time an email is sent from his domain.   The notifications will contain the sender and recipients name. He want to take the recipients name and see if it's a new address or one he has in his Exchange Address book. If he already has it the application will not add it to the database.  If it's a new one then the application we are creating using SQL server will insert the address.
I think i will probably be told to use Power Shell but just in case you guys have another suggestion I would sure appreciate it
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Hi

I can think of a neat way of doing this , but you could run Powershell commands from sql  

Here is a good example

so you could try  something like this

xp_cmdshell 'PowerShell.exe -noprofile -command "
Add-pssnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Powershell.Admin;  New-MailContact -Name ""Chris Ashton"" -ExternalEmailAddress ""Chris@tailspintoys.com"" -OrganizationalUnit ""Marketing"" "'

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That is great code. If the name is already in there would it return an error message?
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It will do exactly the same as on the command line , it would issue you a warning , this can be captured like this


declare @cmdline varchar(500),@ReturnCode int
select @cmdline = 'PowerShell.exe -noprofile -command "Add-pssnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Powershell.Admin;  New-MailContact -Name ""Chris Ashton"" -ExternalEmailAddress ""Chris@tailspintoys.com"" -OrganizationalUnit ""Marketing"" "'

create table #temp (PsErrors varchar(500))
insert #temp
EXEC @ReturnCode = master.dbo.xp_cmdshell @cmdline

if @ReturnCode <> 0
select * from #temp
where PsErrors is not null

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by:jonmenefee
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That is perfect!   So I just need to modify it to my server and the last one you sent is what I would use in SQL. :-)   thanks!!
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Great help  Thank you very much!!
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