Office 365 – Script to Create New Primary and Archive Mailbox

Script can be downloaded by clicking this Link. Rename the file to PS1 before it can be used.

Please note that once the mailbox has been created, it needs to be activated.

In order to create primary and archive mailboxes in Office 365, the following script can be used.

  • Please note that this script will require an input file.
  • The content of the file should be the SAMAccountName of the newly created users in Active Directory.
  • As an example, all new users being created have a logon name of firstname.lastname – this is referred to as the SAMAccountName (without the domain portion). The file should contain entries like – each name on its own like:

Clark.Kent
Bruce.Wayne
Bruce.Banner

 

##########################################################################
# This function is used to create a “pause” in the script.
# Continuation of the script requires an input from the keyboard.
# Pauses have been added at different steps of the script but can be safely removed.
##########################################################################

 ######
# AUTHOR: IBRAHIM U. BENNA
######

 FunctionPause ($Message=”Press Any Key to Continue…”)
{
Write-host $Message
$Null=$host.UI.RawUI.ReadKey(“NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown”)
Write-host ” ”
}
Write-host -foregroundcolor Red “Please make sure you are running this script from the Microsoft Exchange Management Shell on a machine used to manage the Exchange organization”

Echo ” ”

Pause

#Import Users to be mailbox-enabled from text file. If no text file input is provided, the script immediately terminates. The file must contain the logon names of the users being activated

If ($Args.count -eq 0) {
Write-host -foregroundcolor Red “You need to specify a file name in the command. The file should contain a list of users to be activate.”

echo ” ”

Write-host -foregroundcolor Red “Please re-run the script providing the file name using the syntax ‘New-O365Mailbox.PS1 InputFileName.txt’ ”

echo ” ”

Exit
}

#Enabling mailbox in the cloud – This section will read the content of the text file

$Users=get-content $Args[0]

Foreach ($U in $Users) {
echo ” ”

#Configuring the TargetAddress attribute on the user account in Active Directory and then enabling the mailbox in Exchange Online.
Write-host -foregroundcolor DarkYellow “Enabling remote mailbox for $u”

echo ” ”

Write-host –foregroundcolor Red “MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CHANGED THE TENANT DOMAIN IN THE SCRIPT!”

Pause

#Configuring the TargetAddress attribute on the user account in Active Directory and enabling primary mailbox for user
$routing=$u+“@TENANTNAME.mail.onmicrosoft.com
enable-remotemailbox $u -remoteroutingaddress $routing
Write-Host -foregroundcolor Yellow “$U has O365 primary mailbox enabled”

echo ” ”

#Configuring and enabling an archive mailbox for the user
Write-host -foregroundcolor DarkYellow “Enabling archive mailbox for $u”
enable-remotemailbox $u -archive
Write-Host -foregroundcolor Yellow “$U has archive mailbox enabled”
echo ” ”
}

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