Understanding command syntax and parameters

Windows PowerShell provides a large number of built-in cmdlets (pronounced command-lets) that perform specific operations. The Exchange Management Shell adds an additional set of PowerShell cmdlets used specifically for managing Exchange. The Exchange Management Console, which is the graphical management tool for Exchange 2010, is built completely on top of these cmdlets and any operations performed within this tool are translated into PowerShell commands. We can also run these cmdlets interactively in the shell, or through automated scripts. When executing a cmdlet, parameters can be used to provide information, such as which mailbox or server to work with, or which attribute of those objects should ...

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