export mailbox request script

Илья Боков 1 Reputation point

Hello friends from Kazakhstan! i need your help.
exch 2010
every monts our HR dep send me csv file, which includes over 500 lines of fired employees. BUT
lines are on Russian Language:

Name Surname

in AD it
email and user logon name - name.surname@keyman in English
first name and lastname (Display name) - in Russian language.

what i do.
i copy russian lang line, searching in ad, than copy english name.surname, and copypaste in EXCH Shell like this:

New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox name.surname -FilePath \\e$\Mailbox\firedpst\name.surname.pst,
when it completed, delete
Disable-Mailbox -Identity name.surname -Confirm:$false

what i need help:

can i do it automatically? search from AD by display name, copy logon name, generate new csv with name.surname, then Disable Account by name.surname, move it to DisabledAccounts folder, then

foreach ($Mailbox in (Import-Csv c:\ps1\fired.csv)) {New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $Mailbox.DisplayName -FilePath "\\e$\Mailbox\firedpst\$($Mailbox.Alias).pst"}

THEN or after completed status

Disable-Mailbox -Identity name.surname (from csv) -Confirm:$false

and cherry is report.

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  1. KyleXu-MSFT 26,211 Reputation points

    @Илья Боков

    Based on your description, here are test in my lab

    The source file that I used:

    Test the first part of script, check whether it could find correct users:

    $users = import-csv C:/temp/users.csv  
    $Data = @()  
    foreach ($user in $users){  
    $UserName = $user.name +" "+$user.Surname  
    Get-ADUser -Filter 'Name -eq $UserName' | select UserPrincipalName  


    Now, we could add the export request command to this script:

    $users = import-csv C:/temp/users.csv  
    $Data = @()  
    foreach ($user in $users){  
        $UserName = $user.name +" "+$user.Surname  
        $temp = Get-ADUser -Filter 'Name -eq $UserName' | select UserPrincipalName  
        $fileName = $temp.UserPrincipalName.split('@')[0].tostring()  
        New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $temp.UserPrincipalName -Name $fileName -FilePath \\EXCH\Shared\$fileName.pst  

    About disable mailbox, I would suggest you use a separate script for it. It is suggest to contained them in one script(because the export request need take time to running):

    $users = import-csv C:/temp/users.csv  
    $Data = @()  
    foreach ($user in $users){  
        $UserName = $user.name +" "+$user.Surname  
        $temp = Get-ADUser -Filter 'Name -eq $UserName' | select UserPrincipalName  
        $fileName = $temp.UserPrincipalName.split('@')[0].tostring()  
        If ((Get-MailboxExportRequest $fileName).Status -eq "Completed"){  
            Disable-Mailbox $temp.UserPrincipalName -confirm:$false  

    For more professional script, it is suggested to open a ticket to Microsoft.

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  2. Илья Боков 1 Reputation point


    Get-ADUser : The search filter cannot be recognized
    At C:\fired\convert-namesAD.ps1:6 char:12

    • Get-ADUser <<<< -Filter 'Name -eq $UserName'
    • CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-ADUser], ADException
    • FullyQualifiedErrorId : The search filter cannot be recognized,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.Get

  3. Limitless Technology 39,436 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    If you need to automate these processes of comparing the Active directory and disabling them you can compare the list of resigned users with the current list of active users and then delete them. The following parameters of the AD object can be specified as an -Identity argument:

    Distinguished Name;
    GUID (objectGUID);

    Here is some thread that might help you in getting insights about achieving this.

    Script for searching AD and comparing Givenname.Surname to their Username and exporting any incorrect usernames to a CSV file https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/743408/script-for-searching-ad-and-comparing-givennamesur.html

    Script for Disabling Inactive AD Accounts https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/192490/script-for-disabling-inactive-ad-accounts.html


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