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  • Question

  • Are there any 3rd party solutions that can provide a GUI-based alternative to Exchange 2010's powersHell?
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:02 PM

Answers

  • There's too much stuff in powershell to have a GUI for.  What you might find is some common task or one making a GUI for a specific task.

    I would get used to powershell, saying that, some daily tasks you can do via the EMC.


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Sukh828 Friday, December 16, 2011 8:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, December 16, 2011 8:34 AM
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:07 PM
  • Have you looked at PowerGUI, and the powershell pack for Exchange?

    Not sure what your requirements are, but it's fairly easy to build a customized GUI once you get the hang of it.

    http://powergui.org/index.jspa


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    • Proposed as answer by Sukh828 Friday, December 16, 2011 8:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, December 16, 2011 8:34 AM
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:49 PM
  • Hi
       As far as I know, some 3
    <sup> </sup>
    rd tools can achieve one or two function of EMS.
       You should list your request.
       No 3 rd gui tool can take the place of EMS.


    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, December 16, 2011 8:15 AM
    Wednesday, December 7, 2011 3:06 AM

All replies

  • There's too much stuff in powershell to have a GUI for.  What you might find is some common task or one making a GUI for a specific task.

    I would get used to powershell, saying that, some daily tasks you can do via the EMC.


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Sukh828 Friday, December 16, 2011 8:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, December 16, 2011 8:34 AM
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:07 PM
  • There are some situations that were easier accomplished via GUI and while I certainly appreciate the flexibility and power, it simply makes it impossible for some of the smaller clients I work with to even consider migrating to Exchange 2010 due to lack of easy administration.

    They cannot afford to have someone script that for them either. So, unless I can build a solid case and give them an ability to do some of the things they're used to doing via GUI (which are now only available via EMS), they'll be either sticking around on 2003 indefinitely or ditching the platform all together.

    • Edited by Cynep Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:19 PM
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:18 PM
  • Maybe they can consider O365.

    Or maybe they should get professionall external support or a pay as you go service.

    Depending on what they want to do, maybe a script might be useful which you can reuse again with other clients.


    Sukh
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:21 PM
  • Back on topic, any other responses?
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:29 PM
  • Have you looked at PowerGUI, and the powershell pack for Exchange?

    Not sure what your requirements are, but it's fairly easy to build a customized GUI once you get the hang of it.

    http://powergui.org/index.jspa


    [string](0..33|%{[char][int](46+("686552495351636652556262185355647068516270555358646562655775 0645570").substring(($_*2),2))})-replace " "
    • Proposed as answer by Sukh828 Friday, December 16, 2011 8:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, December 16, 2011 8:34 AM
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:49 PM
  • Hi
       As far as I know, some 3
    <sup> </sup>
    rd tools can achieve one or two function of EMS.
       You should list your request.
       No 3 rd gui tool can take the place of EMS.


    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, December 16, 2011 8:15 AM
    Wednesday, December 7, 2011 3:06 AM
  • Hi
      Do you have anything to update your issue ?

    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, December 16, 2011 8:16 AM