Server 2016 Data De-duplication Report – Powershell

I put together this crude little script to send out a report on a  daily basis

it’s not that fancy but its functional 

I’m working on the second revision with an HTML body, lists of corrupted files, Resource usage, more features will be added as I dive further into Dedupe CMDlets.

Link to the Script – Dedupe_report.ps1

If you have any suggestions for improvements please comment and share with everyone

# Malinda Ratnayake | 2016
# Can only be run on Windows Server 2012 R2
# Get the date and set the variable
$Now = Get-Date
# Import the cmdlets
Import-Module Deduplication
$logFile01 = "C:_ScriptsLogsDedupe_Report.txt"
# Get the cluster vip and set to variable
$HostName = (Get-WmiObject win32_computersystem).DNSHostName+"."+(Get-WmiObject win32_computersystem).Domain
#$OS = Get-Host {$_.WindowsProductName}
# delete previous days check
del $logFile01
Out-File "$logFile01" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "Dedupication Report for $HostName" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "`n$Now" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "`n" -Encoding ASCII
# Get-DedupJob
Add-Content $logFile01 "Deduplication job Queue" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "__________________________________________________________________________" -Encoding ASCII
Get-DedupJob | Format-Table -AutoSize | Out-File -append  -Encoding ASCII $logFile01
Add-Content $logFile01 "`n" -Encoding ASCII
# Get-DedupSchedule
Add-Content $logFile01 "Deduplication Schedule" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "__________________________________________________________________________" -Encoding ASCII
Get-DedupSchedule | Format-Table -AutoSize | Out-File -append  -Encoding ASCII $logFile01
#Last Optimization Result and time
Add-Content $logFile01 "Last Optimization Result and time" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "__________________________________________________________________________" -Encoding ASCII
Get-DedupStatus | Select-Object  LastOptimizationTime ,LastOptimizationResultMessage | Format-Table -Wrap | Out-File -append  -Encoding ASCII $logFile01
#Last Garbage Collection Result and Time
Add-Content $logFile01 "Last Garbage Collection Result and Time" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "__________________________________________________________________________" -Encoding ASCII
Get-DedupStatus | Select-Object LastGarbageCollectionTime ,LastGarbageCollectionResultMessage | Format-Table -Wrap | Out-File -append  -Encoding ASCII $logFile01
# Get-DedupVolume
$DedupVolumeLetter = Get-DedupVolume | select -ExpandProperty Volume
Add-Content $logFile01 "Deduplication Enabled Volumes" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "__________________________________________________________________________" -Encoding ASCII
Get-DedupVolume | Format-Table -AutoSize | Out-File -append  -Encoding ASCII $logFile01
Add-Content $logFile01 "Volume $DedupVolumeLetter Details -  " -Encoding ASCII
Get-DedupVolume | FL | Out-File -append  -Encoding ASCII $logFile01
Add-Content $logFile01 "`n" -Encoding ASCII
# Get-DedupStatus
Add-Content $logFile01 "Deduplication Summary" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "__________________________________________________________________________" -Encoding ASCII
Get-DedupStatus | Format-Table -AutoSize | Out-File -append  -Encoding ASCII $logFile01
Add-Content $logFile01 "Deduplication Status Details" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "__________________________________________________________________________" -Encoding ASCII
Get-DedupStatus | FL | Out-File -append  -Encoding ASCII $logFile01
Add-Content $logFile01 "`n" -Encoding ASCII
# Get-DedupMetadata
Add-Content $logFile01 "Deduplication MetaData" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "__________________________________________________________________________" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "note - details about how deduplication processed the data on volume $DedupVolumeLetter " -Encoding ASCII
Get-DedupMetadata | FL | Out-File -append  -Encoding ASCII $logFile01
Add-Content $logFile01 "`n" -Encoding ASCII
# Get-Dedupe Events
# Get-Dedupe Events - Resource usage - WIP
Add-Content $logFile01 "Deduplication Events" -Encoding ASCII
Add-Content $logFile01 "__________________________________________________________________________" -Encoding ASCII
Get-WinEvent -MaxEvents 10 -LogName Microsoft-Windows-Deduplication/Diagnostic | where ID -EQ "10243" | FL | Out-File -append  -Encoding ASCII $logFile01
Add-Content $logFile01 "`n" -Encoding ASCII
# Change the -To, -From and -SmtpServer values to match your servers.
$Emailbody = Get-Content -Path $logFile01
[string[]]$recipients = "[email protected]"
Send-MailMessage -To $recipients -From [email protected] -subject "File services - Deduplication Report : $HostName " -SmtpServer -Attachments $logFile01

Managing calendar permissions in Exchange Server 2010

Admin may get asked to set and add / Edit permissions for shared Calendars.
these Sharing options are not available in EMC, so we have to use exchange power shell on the server to manipulate them.
View existing Calendar permissions
Get-MailboxFolderPermission -identity "Networking Calendar:Calendar"
There are 4 MailboxFolderPermission cmdlets in Exchange Server 2010:
Each cmdlet have different syntax, follow the links for more information..
In this scenario we need to set following permissions to the Calendar Resource named “Networking Calendar.

user – “Nyckie” – full permissions

all users – permissions to add events without the delete permission

  • To assign calendar permissions to new users  “Add-MailboxFolderPermission”
Add-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity "Networking Calendar:Calendar" -User [email protected] -AccessRights Owner
  • To Change existing calendar permissions  “set-MailboxFolderPermission”
set-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity "Networking Calendar:Calendar" -User default -AccessRights NonEditingAuthor
This assigns the owner righs to the user “nyckig” for the calendar of the “Networking Calendar” resource.and sets NonEditingAuthor permissions as the default permission for the calendar for all other users
Here are the other permission levels you can assign:-
None – FolderVisible
Owner – CreateItems, ReadItems, CreateSubfolders, FolderOwner, FolderContact, FolderVisible, EditOwnedItems, EditAllItems, DeleteOwnedItems, DeleteAllItems
PublishingEditor – CreateItems, ReadItems, CreateSubfolders, FolderVisible, EditOwnedItems, EditAllItems, DeleteOwnedItems, DeleteAllItems
Editor – CreateItems, ReadItems, FolderVisible, EditOwnedItems, EditAllItems, DeleteOwnedItems, DeleteAllItems
PublishingAuthor – CreateItems, ReadItems, CreateSubfolders, FolderVisible, EditOwnedItems, DeleteOwnedItems
Author – CreateItems, ReadItems, FolderVisible, EditOwnedItems, DeleteOwnedItems NonEditingAuthor – CreateItems, ReadItems, FolderVisible
Reviewer – ReadItems, FolderVisible
Contributor – CreateItems, FolderVisible
The following roles apply specifically to calendar folders:
AvailabilityOnly – View only availability data

LimitedDetails – View availability data with subject and location

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