As I have started to spend more and more time using PowerShell connecting to all the necessary services when I needed was beginning to be a drag. Also, every time I wrote a script I added a section for connecting to the required services. After finding some spare time one long weekend, I created a modular script and set my self a few rules.
- I must be able to call this from another script.
- Must support MFA
- I should only enter data once where I can
If something goes wrong, I want the script to stop.
This is important as I haven’t built in error correction ready for this script in my existing scripts. When I have fixed this up, I will take the pauses out.
It should not repeat its self
Failed a little bit on this one as final connection is just a bunch of ifs.
This went quite well for Version 1.0, there are a few things to improve, but I wanted to get some to build on.
Currently supported systems
- Exchange Online,
- Azure AD
- On-Premise Exchange
- On Premise Lync
- Skype for Business Online
- Exchange Online - A guide to setting this up with MFA can be found here
- Connect-MSolService Install Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant for IT Professionals Then run
- Azure-AD KB Just run
Install-Module -Name AzureAD
- Skype for Business Online Module requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 x64 Minimum runtime 14.10.25008 Once you have installed C++ runtime install the Skype for Business Online Powershell Module
- Teams -
Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams
- My Script on your machine which can be pulled from my GitHub Page
Edit any values in the get-custom section at the top of the script to your environment requirements. If you don’t need a part you can delete it or just leave it.
As this is my first more extensive project that would fill up a blog post I have hosted the file on my GitHub public repo. I am happy for any feedback; this is the first time I have looked at doing a more fully formed script using functions.
#This will connect to Exchange Online, On-Premise Exchange and Teams, prompting for an email and on Prem credentials Connect-toServices.ps1 -ExchangeOnline -onpremExchange -Teams