Automating tasks with the scripting agent

Exchange 2010 introduced the concept of cmdlet extension agents to extend the functionality of the Exchange Management Tools. The scripting extension agent can be used to trigger custom commands as changes are being made by administrators from the management console or the shell. In this recipe, we'll take a look at how to use the scripting agent to automate a task in the Exchange Management Shell.

Getting ready

To complete the steps in the recipe, you'll need to create an XML file. You can simply use Notepad or any XML editor of your choice.

How to do it...

  1. Let's say that you need to enable single item recovery for every mailbox that gets created in your organization. By default, single item recovery is ...

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