Sunday, January 31, 2010

Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging - Enable All Users

I didn’t find a easy way to enable all users with Unified Messaging. So I exported a list of users from AD with the extra column that contains the business phone. (View –> Add/Remove Columns )image

After adding the column, right click on the OU and export list to CSV. Open the export file in Excel and that should display four columns A through D in column E2 (row 1 is header) paste powershell script from below. Replacing Domain, Policy Name and OU (add more to the path if users are deeper then one OU)

=CONCATENATE("DOMAIN/OU/",A2,"' | Enable-UMMailbox -PinExpired $false -UMMailboxPolicy 'Policy NAME' -Extensions '",D2,"'")

Now drag using the copy square to the bottom. Now that column E has all of your scripts to enable all those users you can copy and paste them into your Exchange enabled powershell window. The safer method could be paste into a powershell script. Pretty simple little method to get all your users up with Voicemail. By the way this does send out emails with their new Voicemail PIN.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Help File Error - Navigation to the webpage was canceled

Just thought I would share a random tip if your opening a Help file (.chm file) and get this error:

Navigation to the webpage was canceled

What you can try:

Retype the address

The help file can't access that location because a security setting is blocking it. Goto properties of the help file and click the unblock button.