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

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Transferring files through remote shell connections

Since the Exchange 2013 Management Shell commands are executed through a remote PowerShell session, importing and exporting files require a new special syntax. There are a handful of shell cmdlets that require this. In this recipe, we'll take a look at the syntax that needs to be used to transfer files through a remote shell connection.

How to do it...

Let's say that we are about to import a certificate to the client access server. We can import the file using the Get-Content cmdlet, using a syntax similar to the following:

[byte[]]$data = Get-Content -Path ".\ExportedCert.pfx" ` -Encoding Byte ` -ReadCount 0
$password = Get-Credential
Import-ExchangeCertificate –FileData $data –Password 
$password.Password ...

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