Mail-enable AD users using an interactive menu in Powershell RRS feed

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  • Hi

    Please help with the following code.

    Am making an interactive console to accept user input and mail-enable existing AD objects. Need to capture the UPN, email address and mailbox quota slab information from the heldpesk staff, and then create the mailbox.

    $Quota1_l = 80MB
    $Quota1_h = 100MB
    $Quota2_l = 180MB
    $Quota2_h = 200MB
    $Quota3_l = 280MB
    $Quota3_h = 300MB

    Write-Host `n
    $EmpNum = Read-Host "Enter Employee Number"
    $EmailInput = Read-Host "Enter email Address"

    #validate input email address
    function ValidateEmail{
        ($EmailInput -as [System.Net.Mail.MailAddress]).Address `
     -eq $EmailInput -and $EmailInput -ne $null
    $result1 = ValidateEmail($EmailInput)

    # this code needs to be corrected

    while ($result1 -ne $True) { Write-Host "Email Address is invalid!" `n $EmailInput2 = Read-Host "Enter email Address"; $result1 = validateEmail($EmailInput2); break}


    Write-Host "`nMailbox Quota: `n`n[1] Regular User: 100MB`n[2] Critical User: 200MB`n[3] Management User: 300MB"  -foregroundcolor "white"

    #Set Mailbox Quota Variables
    $QuotaInput = Read-Host "`nEnter your choice"
    if ($QuotaInput -eq 1) { $TempQuota_l = $Quota1_l; $TempQuota_h = $Quota1_h}
    elseif ($QuotaInput -eq 2) { $TempQuota_l = $Quota2_l; $TempQuota_h = $Quota2_h}
    elseif ($QuotaInput -eq 3) { $TempQuota_l = $Quota3_l; $TempQuota_h = $Quota3_h}
    else { Write-Host "Incorrect Choice Entered"; break }

    $EmpName = (Get-User -Identity $EmpNum).Name
    $EmpTitle = (Get-User -Identity $EmpNum).Title

    $yes = New-Object System.Management.Automation.Host.ChoiceDescription "&Yes",""
    $no = New-Object System.Management.Automation.Host.ChoiceDescription "&No",""
    $choices = [System.Management.Automation.Host.ChoiceDescription[]]($yes,$no)

    Write-Host "`nMailbox will be created as:"
    Write-Host "`nEmployee Name: $EmpName`nTitle: $EmpTitle`nEmployee Number: $EmpNum`nEmail Address: $EmailInput`nMailbox Quota Choice: $QuotaInput" 
    $message2 = "`nDo you want to proceed"

    $result3 = $Host.UI.PromptForChoice($caption,$message2,$choices,0)

    if($result3 -eq 0) {

    #create mailbox script here - code not complete deliberately
    Write-Host "`nMailbox Created Successfully! `n"

    if($result3 -eq 1) {
    Write-Host `n"No Action Taken!" `n

    Monday, June 27, 2011 8:17 AM


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