Updated the code again, this time a minor bug in code.
Version is now 0.93.
Thanks to John A Cook @JohnACook, who found the issue. It’s now resolved, the tool is now updated and working in my lab environment.
It was a compilation issue, found out that it was compiled as a x86 tool. Sorry for that folks! Thanks a lot for helping me out
0.93 – Updated minor bug in code
0.92 – Fixed the compile issue.
0.91 – The tool has now been updated to version 0.91, this update fixed if URL’s was not configured/null.
A while ago I was having this idea of creating a tool that configure the most common things on the Exchange server(s).
It took about 3-4 weeks to complete the application with all coding, which includes around 3000 lines in total.
The tool should be used locally on the server, since it’s using the Exchange PowerShell snapin when doing the query’s and configuring parts.
Besides the smaller parts that uses PowerShell the application is built on C#.NET.
Before going into detail, at the moment it’s version 0.9 since I’m about to optimize the code a bit more. I will update the blog post when it’s done.
Until then, use it as much you want and feel free to give any feedback (it’s great to get feedback).
The debugging of the application has been done on Exchange 2010 SP2, that’s the version it’s built for. But most likely it will work on RTM newer.
The tool will give you the opportunity to configure the following Exchange features:
Autodiscover, Outlook Web App, Active Sync, Web Services, Control Panel, Offline Address Book, POP/IMAP and Outlook Anywhere.
Check the screenshots below:
All functions are built upon a query is done first and then it’s possible the change the current settings using the “Set” button.
The first tab is for configuring the Autodiscover SCP settings (Get-ClientAccessServer).
Press the Query button for requesting the current setting, and then you’re able to change it by editing the text and press “Set” button.
The second tab it for set the Internal and ExternalUrl for Outlook Web App, and also for the Logon format.
Third tab is used for Exchange ActiveSync, it’s possible to set the Internal and ExternalUrl and also set the Basic Authentication setting.
Fourth tab is for Exchange Web Services, Internal and ExternalUrl is about to be configured.
Fifth, Exchange Control Panel settings; Internal and ExternalUrl.
Sixth, Offline Address Book settings; Internal and ExternalUrl.
Seventh, POP and IMAP settings, it’s possible to change the Logintype, X509 name and set the Service to Automatic and Start it.
Eighth and final tab, Outlook Anywhere configuration, External hostname and what authentication setting is possible to change here.
About tab, it speaks for it self. Information about the small application
Note: The first query take some time, since it’s loading the snapin. Have some patience, but after the first one it should be pretty fast.
Like I initially said I will do some code optimization, and will be updating this blog post when it’s done.
Feel free to leave comments, it’s always a pleasure to read them!
Ps. Use the application/code/scripts at your own risk. Test in lab environment first.
Thanks for reading