Tim D'Annecy



I read through quite a bit of troubleshooting information trying to get Powershell to fully expand the output of commands from a MS Online Service Module—in this case, Exchange Online.

I kept getting outputs with ellipses:

Get-DistributionGroup -Identity examplegroup@example.com | Format-table -Wrap -Autosize -Property Name,Acceptmessagesonlyfrom

{Office of the President, Bob Smith, Bob Jones, Bob Doe...}

The way Powershell is handling this output is frustrating to me. I am not used to a scripting language cleaning up its output to look pretty, unless I specify some filtering options.

I played around with multiple versions of -wrap or -autosize and a ton of other arguments thinking it was an issue with format-table. The problem in this case is actually a quirk in the MS module, not the Powershell format-table or format-list command.

Luckily, this Stack Overflow post[A] has the solution to set the following:


... and then run your commands.

I was trying to run the following command to see which users had permissions to email a distribution group with a send-from restriction:

Get-DistributionGroup -Identity XXX | Format-table -Wrap -AutoSize -property acceptmessagesonlyfrom

#Windows #Powershell

I have had to run this script to re-enable the meetings plugin for Outlook countless times. We’re running Office 365 and I have an E5 license and it seems like Outlook just likes to turn off this plugin. Here’s how you can use Powershell to turn it back on.

$AddinName = 'UCAddin.dll'
$ErrorActionPreference = 'SilentlyContinue'
$OutlookVersion = (Get-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Outlook.Application\CurVer)."(default)".Replace("Outlook.Application.", "")
$wshell = New-Object -ComObject Wscript.Shell

$wshell.Popup("Click 'OK' to close Outlook. [Haga clic en 'Aceptar' para cerrar Outlook.]",0,"Done",0x0) > $null
Get-Process 'OUTLOOK' | Foreach-Object { $_.CloseMainWindow() | Out-Null } | stop-process –force

Get-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\$OutlookVersion.0\Outlook\Resiliency\AddinList" | Set-ItemProperty -Name $AddinName -Value 1
Get-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\$OutlookVersion.0\Outlook\Resiliency\DoNotDisableAddinList" | Set-ItemProperty -Name $AddinName -Value 1
Get-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\$OutlookVersion.0\Outlook\Resiliency\DisabledItems" | Remove-Item
Get-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\$OutlookVersion.0\Outlook\Resiliency\DisabledItems" | Out-Null
Get-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\$OutlookVersion.0\Outlook\Resiliency\CrashingAddinList" | Remove-Item
Get-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\$OutlookVersion.0\Outlook\Resiliency\CrashingAddinList" | Out-Null
Get-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\$OutlookVersion.0\Outlook\Resiliency\NotificationReminderAddinData" | Set-ItemProperty -Name ([string]::Format("{0}\dtype",$AddinName)) -Value 2
Get-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\$OutlookVersion.0\Outlook\Resiliency\NotificationReminderAddinData" | Set-ItemProperty -Name $AddinName -Value 2524611661
Get-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\$OutlookVersion.0\Outlook\Resiliency" | Set-ItemProperty -Name "CheckPoint" -Value 1
Get-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\UCAddin.LyncAddin.1" | Set-ItemProperty -Name '(Default)' -Value 0
Get-Item -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\UCAddin.LyncAddin.1" | Set-ItemProperty -Name 'LoadBehavior' -Value 3

$wshell.Popup("Outlook plugin for Skype for Business meetings re-enabled. [Complemento de Outlook para reuniones de Skype Empresarial re-habilitado.]",0,"Done",0x0) > $null