hands-on lab

Managing User Mailboxes Using Exchange Online PowerShell

Intermediate
1h 15m
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Lab description

Exchange Online PowerShell lets you manage your Exchange Online mailboxes from the command line. You can use Exchange Online PowerShell to manage user mailboxes for example assigning mailbox permissions.

In this lab, you will query mailboxes for information, assign mailbox permissions to a delegate user mailbox and convert mailboxes to shared mailboxes.

Note: Due to this lab requiring the creation of a Microsoft 365 organization with an Admin Center, if you don't already have one you will need to provide a mobile phone number to pass the account creation process.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Get a list of all user mailboxes
  • Assign user mailbox permissions to delegate users
  • Convert regular user mailboxes to user mailboxes

Intended Audience

  • Microsoft 365 System Administrators interested in scripting to automate and speed up the management of users in Microsoft 365
  • IT Support Analysts  

Prerequisites

Familiarity with the following is recommended:

  • Microsoft 365 Admin Center

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:

Updates

August 7th, 2023 - Pinned ExchangeOnlineManagement version

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Adil Islam
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Adil is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, former Azure Engineer, and loves all things Azure. He is a certified Azure Administrator and Azure DevOps Expert and has worked for some of the biggest MSPs in the world (Cognizant, New Signature, CoreAzure). He loves to combine his two passions: cloud and teaching.

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Lab steps
Setting Up A Microsoft 365 Developer Account
Connecting to Exchange Online PowerShell
Querying User Mailboxes and Assigning Mailbox Permissions
Converting User Mailboxes to Shared Mailboxes