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

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Creating recipients in bulk using a CSV file

One of the most common bulk provisioning techniques used in the Exchange Management Shell makes use of CSV files. These files act like a database table. Each record in this table is represented by one line in the file, and each field value is separated by a comma, which is used as a delimiter. In this recipe, you'll learn how to set up a CSV file and create recipients in bulk using the Exchange Management Shell.

Getting ready

In addition to the Exchange Management Shell, you'll need to use Microsoft Excel to create a CSV file.

How to do it...

Let' see how to create recipients in bulk using the following steps:

  1. We'll enter some data into Excel that will include the settings for five new mailboxes:
  2. Go to

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