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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Cookbook - Third Edition by Mike Pfeiffer, Jonas Andersson

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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. 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 be modified. In this recipe, we'll take a look at basic PowerShell command syntax and how parameters are used with cmdlets.

How to do it...

When running a PowerShell command, you type the cmdlet name, followed by any parameters ...

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