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  • Hi all,

    I have a batch file that calls a powershell script to export mailboxes to pst files. The script is scheduled and runs fine, but when finished the powershell window stays open. I have tried exit commands, searched high and low, but all suggestions are to no avail.

    Is there anyone out there who can actually help?

    thanks

    Db

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 3:52 AM

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  • Why are you using a batch file.  Just run the script as a task.

    Program: powershell.exe
    Arguments: -file c:\myscript.ps1


    \_(ツ)_/


    • Edited by jrv Wednesday, December 20, 2017 3:59 AM
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 3:58 AM
  • Hi there and thanks for the reply...The script has to run under Exchange shell in order to execute the export-mailbox command. The only way I found, is as below:

    PowerShell.exe -noexit -command ". 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\bin\RemoteExchange.ps1'; Connect-ExchangeServer -auto; . 'C:\Users\admin\Pst.ps1'"

    and Pst.ps1 reads:

    Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2010

    foreach ($i in (Get-Mailbox)) { New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $i -FilePath "\\10.1.1.250\PST\$($i.Alias).pst" }

    I know that the -noexit command keeps the shell open, but I need it to close once finished..


    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:12 AM
  • If you use "-noexit" the shell will never close.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:19 AM
  • That was done to see if the script would run..I can remove it now...So usually when you run a script, it will close automatically when done? Sorry for the stupid question...
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:48 AM
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    Thursday, December 21, 2017 7:02 AM