Tuesday, November 11, 2014

PowerShell commands to manipulate mailbox folders

Hi folks,

This is a short post in support to those of you you are using PowerShell to manipulate mailbox folders in Exchange 2010/2013.

The main thing to remember is that Get-MailboxFolder command can be run by the mailbox owners as per this Technet article . If you are trying to run the same command as an administrator you are getting the following error:


No RBAC manipulations will help you to overcome this.

Therefore if you are interested in retrieving user mailbox folders you will need to use Get-MailboxFolderStatistics command. By default, it retrieves all the information in the list format, which doesn't always fit the screen. Of course this can be exported to TXT file for further reviews. Additionally you can use certain parameters.

As an example this command I used to retrieve information about folders and their structure within a mailbox:

Get-MailboxFolderStatistics "Farhad Mahmudov" |select Name,Identity

More details about this command can be found here .

Additionally there are commands that allow you to manage mailbox folders permissions like Set-MailboxFolderPermissionRemove-MailboxFolderPermissionAdd-MailboxFolderPermission and Get-MailboxFolderPermission.

Enjoy.