Create a new Team Mailbox with Security Groups

Last updated: 2016-12-20

Exchange Server 2013Exchange Server 2016Description

This scripts creates a new shared mailbox (aka team mailbox) and security groups for full access and and send-as delegation. The security groups are created using a naming convention. If required by your Active Directory team, you can add group prefixes or department abbreviations as well.

The script uses a Xml configuration file to simplify changes for variables unique for your environment.

High level steps executes by the script:

  1. Create a new shared mailbox
  2. Create a new mail enabled security group for full access delegation
  3. Assign full access security group for full access to the shared mailbox
  4. Create a new mail enabled security group for send-as delegation
  5. Assign send-as permissions to send-as security group

 

Examples

Xml settings file

			pre_		_SA		_FA		_CB		mcsmemail.de/IT/Groups/Mail		mcsmemail.de		-				mcsmemail.de/IT/SharedMailboxes				10	

The following example creates an empty shared mailbox for an internal Exchange Admin team with empty security groups.

.\New-TeamMailbox.ps1 -TeamMailboxName "TM-Exchange Admins" `   -TeamMailboxDisplayName "Exchange Admins" `  -TeamMailboxAlias "TM-ExchangeAdmins" `  -TeamMailboxSmtpAddress "ExchangeAdmins@mcsmemail.de" `  -DepartmentPrefix "IT"

The following Create-TeamMailbox.ps1 script simplifies the process of creating a team mailbox even more.

$teamMailboxName = 'TM-Exchange Admin'$teamMailboxDisplayName = 'Exchange Admins'$teamMailboxAlias = 'TM-ExchangeAdmin'$teamMailboxSmtpAddress = 'ExchangeAdmins@mcsmemails.de'$departmentPrefix = 'IT'$groupFullAccessMembers = @('exAdmin1','exAdmin2')$groupSendAsMember = @('exAdmin1','exAdmin2').\New-TeamMailbox.ps1 -TeamMailboxName $teamMailboxName `   -TeamMailboxDisplayName $teamMailboxDisplayName `  -TeamMailboxAlias $teamMailboxAlias `  -TeamMailboxSmtpAddress $teamMailboxSmtpAddress `  -DepartmentPrefix $departmentPrefix `  -GroupFullAccessMembers $groupFullAccessMembers `  -GroupSendAsMember $groupSendAsMember -Verbose

Version History

  • 1.0, Initial community release
  • 1.1, Prefix seperator added, PowerShell hygiene

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