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Problem with exporting credentials in Powershell to a .xml file.

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First question:
I am having problems with getting powershell to export my credentials to a file. I am running this:
Get-Credential "admin@ScriptingGuy.OnMicrosoft.Com" |
Export-Clixml c:\fso\ScriptingGuyCredential.xml
I have used Azure active directory module for windows powershell and Azure powershell and both wont export my creds to a file to refer to.

Second question.
I am trying to write a ps1 file to run from powershell to make things easier. When we add a new user to active directory it syncs to 365. Nobody can see the busy/free details of this user even though every one is set to Reviewer. The only way I have been able to show the details is by running a ps1 file after logging in with creds every time a new user comes on board. This is what I run.

$Creds = Get-Credential
(user@domain.onmicrosoft.com
Password)

get-executionpolicy

set-executionpolicy unrestricted      (answer yes)

$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $Creds -Authentication Basic –AllowRedirection

Import-PSSession $Session
      
Import-Module MSOnline

Connect-MsolService –Credential $Creds
      
$onPrem = get-credential
(Differentdomain\differentuser
Password)

Then I run this PS1 file called outlookfix.ps1 This is the file.

foreach($mbx in Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | where-object {$_.displayname -notmatch "discovery"}) {
    $mbox = $mbx.alias+":\calendar"
    $test = Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity $mbox -erroraction silentlycontinue
    if($test -ne $null){
        Set-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity $mbox -User Default -AccessRights Reviewer | out-null
        [string]$user=$mbx.name
        [string]$folder="Calendar"
        [string]$AccessRight="Applied"
        $obj = New-Object PSObject
        $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty User ($user)
        $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Folder ($folder)
        $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty AccessRight ($AccessRight)
        Write-Output $obj

I want to combine the stuff into one ps1 file that I can call upon in powershell to automate the process.
Is it possible to get the first creds and the second creds put into 2 diff files so that I can minimize the amount of scripts I have to put in.

Thanks in advance.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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it will never be an .xml file
if(!(test-path "c:\test\username.txt"))
    {
    $username = read-host "Username"
    $username | out-file -FilePath c:\test\username.txt
    }
if(!(test-path "c:\test\cred.txt"))
    {
    read-host "Password" -assecurestring | convertfrom-securestring | out-file C:\test\cred.txt
    }
$password = get-content c:\test\cred.txt | convertto-securestring
$username = get-content -Path C:\test\username.txt
$credentials = New-Object -TypeName System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList $username,$password
$O365Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection -Credential $credentials
#Import-PSSession $O365Session
Connect-MsolService -Credential $credentials

foreach($mbx in Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | where-object {$_.displayname -notmatch "discovery"}) {
    $mbox = $mbx.alias+":\calendar"
    $test = Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity $mbox -erroraction silentlycontinue
    if($test -ne $null){
        Set-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity $mbox -User Default -AccessRights Reviewer | out-null
        [string]$user=$mbx.name
        [string]$folder="Calendar"
        [string]$AccessRight="Applied"
        $obj = New-Object PSObject
        $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty User ($user)
        $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Folder ($folder)
        $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty AccessRight ($AccessRight)
        Write-Output $obj
        }
}

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by:bobgraf
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Thanks for the assistance. The import creds didn't work and its possible that I might not be doing it right. I was able to write a script regardless and it's working. Thanks for your help.
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