Monday, April 23, 2012

Manage Exchange 2010 from Windows 7 PowerShell

- Install PowerShell 2.0 (if Windows XP SP2 / SP3)
- Open PowerShell then type "notepad $profile" without quotes. - Notepad will come up named with "Microsoft.PowerShell_Profile.ps1" - Copy and paste following line

$s = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Authentication Kerberos Import-PSSession $s

- Save and exit the notepad.
- Open PowerShell - Now you're ready to use PS.

If you launch the command Get-ExecutionPolicy you will see that the default policy is set to Restricted, basically creating your problem.

Now we can change that value to 5 different settings:
1. Restricted: no scripts will be executed
2. Unrestricted: all scripts will be executed
3. RemoteSigned: all scripts you created yourself will be run, all scripts downloaded from the internet will need to be signed by a trusted publisher
4. AllSigned: all scripts, including your own, will need to be signed by a trusted publisher
5. Default: = Restricted (unless you change the default value to something else) OK, so now that we know that we can change the policy by simply typing Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned.

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