How to move root folders to Managed Folders RRS feed

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  • Hi

    How to I move a folder called "Cabinet" to a Managed folder using Exchange Webservices and Powershell?


    Monday, January 21, 2013 11:02 PM

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  • If you use the EWS Managed API as long as you can bind to both the Source and Target Folder you can just use the Move Method on the Folder object eg

    ## Get the Mailbox to Access from the 1st commandline argument
    $MailboxName = $args[0]
    ## Load Managed API dll  
    Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange\Web Services\2.0\Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll"  
    ## Set Exchange Version  
    $ExchangeVersion = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExchangeVersion]::Exchange2010_SP2  
    ## Create Exchange Service Object  
    $service = New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExchangeService($ExchangeVersion)  
    ## Set Credentials to use two options are availible Option1 to use explict credentials or Option 2 use the Default (logged On) credentials  
    #Credentials Option 1 using UPN for the windows Account  
    $psCred = Get-Credential  
    $creds = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential($psCred.UserName.ToString(),$psCred.GetNetworkCredential().password.ToString())  
    $service.Credentials = $creds      
    #Credentials Option 2  
    #service.UseDefaultCredentials = $true  
    ## Choose to ignore any SSL Warning issues caused by Self Signed Certificates  
    ## Code From
    ## Create a compilation environment
    $Provider=New-Object Microsoft.CSharp.CSharpCodeProvider
    $Params=New-Object System.CodeDom.Compiler.CompilerParameters
    $Params.ReferencedAssemblies.Add("System.DLL") | Out-Null
      namespace Local.ToolkitExtensions.Net.CertificatePolicy{
        public class TrustAll : System.Net.ICertificatePolicy {
          public TrustAll() { 
          public bool CheckValidationResult(System.Net.ServicePoint sp,
            System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate cert, 
            System.Net.WebRequest req, int problem) {
            return true;
    ## We now create an instance of the TrustAll and attach it to the ServicePointManager
    ## end code from
    ## Set the URL of the CAS (Client Access Server) to use two options are availbe to use Autodiscover to find the CAS URL or Hardcode the CAS to use  
    #CAS URL Option 1 Autodiscover  
    "Using CAS Server : " + $Service.url   
    #CAS URL Option 2 Hardcoded  
    #$uri=[system.URI] "https://casservername/ews/exchange.asmx"  
    #$service.Url = $uri    
    ## Optional section for Exchange Impersonation  
    #$service.ImpersonatedUserId = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ImpersonatedUserId([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ConnectingIdType]::SmtpAddress, $MailboxName) 
    function FolderIdFromPath{
    param (
            $FolderPath = "$( throw 'Folder Path is a mandatory Parameter' )"
    		## Find and Bind to Folder based on Path  
    		#Define the path to search should be seperated with \  
    		#Bind to the MSGFolder Root  
    		$folderid = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.FolderId([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.WellKnownFolderName]::MsgFolderRoot,$MailboxName)   
    		$tfTargetFolder = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.Folder]::Bind($service,$folderid)  
    		#Split the Search path into an array  
    		$fldArray = $FolderPath.Split("\") 
    		 #Loop through the Split Array and do a Search for each level of folder 
    		for ($lint = 1; $lint -lt $fldArray.Length; $lint++) { 
    	        #Perform search based on the displayname of each folder level 
    	        $fvFolderView = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.FolderView(1) 
    	        $SfSearchFilter = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.SearchFilter+IsEqualTo([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.FolderSchema]::DisplayName,$fldArray[$lint]) 
    	        $findFolderResults = $service.FindFolders($tfTargetFolder.Id,$SfSearchFilter,$fvFolderView) 
    	        if ($findFolderResults.TotalCount -gt 0){ 
    	            foreach($folder in $findFolderResults.Folders){ 
    	                $tfTargetFolder = $folder                
    	            "Error Folder Not Found"  
    	            $tfTargetFolder = $null  
    		if($tfTargetFolder -ne $null){
    			return $tfTargetFolder.Id.UniqueId.ToString()
    #Get Folder Id's
    $SrcfldIdString = FolderIdFromPath -FolderPath "\Cabinet"
    $DestfldIdString = FolderIdFromPath -FolderPath "\Managed Folders"
    $SrcfldId =  new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.FolderId($SrcfldIdString)
    $SrcFolder = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.Folder]::Bind($service,$SrcfldId)
    $DestfldId =  new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.FolderId($DestfldIdString)
    $DestFolder = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.Folder]::Bind($service,$DestfldId)
    If($SrcFolder -ne $null -band $DestFolder -ne $null){
    	Write-Host "Folder Moved"
    	Write-host "Source or Destination folder can't be found"
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:54 AM