Thursday, 8 January 2009

SBS 2008 - ExchangeDefender and the ExportAddresses.vbs how-to

OWN provides us with a simple VBS utility to run on the Exchange server to extract all e-mail addresses on the Exchange server. This dump file is then used to set up the e-mail addresses in ExchangeDefender.

Given the fact that the download resides on the OWN blog, the script will need to be downloaded to the Technician's Thumb Drive ahead of time if working with the server in person with no workstation access. Otherwise, have a zipped copy of the utility on the shop's Companyweb site or via a link to the ExchangeDefender download if working from a workstation.

The script should be placed in the root of the C:\ System drive. On SBS 2008, you will need to run the script from an elevated command prompt:
  1. Click Start.
  2. Right click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.
  3. Click Continue on the UAC.
  4. If the prompt ends up somewhere on the system drive already: cd \ [Enter]
  5. ExportAddresses.vbs [Enter]

We upload the resulting text file onto our own SBS Companyweb site as we run the ExchangeDefender Admin portal from within our shop network. That keeps things simple and the resulting SMTP Dump file becomes a part of our SBS setup documentation.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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