Exchange powershell command to add and make primary smtp address

Posted on 2016-08-17
Last Modified: 2016-09-06
i have the below command but once pasted its a no go

description : Add smtp and make primary keeping existent proxy addresses


#CSV = alias,addnewemailaddress

import-csv .\AddSmtpMakePrimaryProxy.csv | foreach {
$user = Get-Mailbox $_.alias
$user.emailAddresses+= $_.addnewemailaddress
$user.primarysmtpaddress = $_.addnewemailaddress
Set-Mailbox $user -emailAddresses $user.emailAddresses
set-Mailbox $user -PrimarySmtpAddress $user.primarysmtpaddress
Question by:Jorge Ocampo
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by:Adam Brown
ID: 41760243
You have to disable email address policy application to be able to change the Primary SMTP address if it is different from the existing policy. If you need to make the Primary SMTP address to change on all users, don't script the change, modify the Address Policy to make the new address format the primary one.

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by:Jorge Ocampo
ID: 41760259
i am only doing for a select few
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Adam Brown earned 500 total points
ID: 41760274
In that case, add
set-mailbox $user -EmailAddressPolicyEnabled $false

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to your script before your first set-mailbox.

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by:Jorge Ocampo
ID: 41786470
not the full answer

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