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Enable-UMMailbox

 

Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange Server 2016 and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the Enable-UMMailbox cmdlet to enable Unified Messaging (UM) for existing mailbox users.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax.

Enable-UMMailbox -Identity <MailboxIdParameter> -UMMailboxPolicy <MailboxPolicyIdParameter> [-AutomaticSpeechRecognitionEnabled <$true | $false>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Extensions <MultiValuedProperty>] [-IgnoreDefaultScope <SwitchParameter>] [-NotifyEmail <String>] [-PilotNumber <String>] [-Pin <String>] [-PinExpired <$true | $false>] [-SendWelcomeMail <$true | $false>] [-SIPResourceIdentifier <String>] [-ValidateOnly <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example enables Unified Messaging on the mailbox for tonysmith@contoso.com, sets the extension and PIN for the user that must be changed when the user logs on to Outlook Voice Access, assigns the UM mailbox policy MyUMMailboxPolicy to the user's mailbox, and then sends an email message that contains the Unified Messaging welcome information to administrator@contoso.com.

Enable-UMMailbox -Identity tonysmith@contoso.com -UMMailboxPolicy MyUMMailboxPolicy -Extensions 51234 -PIN 5643892 -NotifyEmail administrator@contoso.com -PINExpired $true

This example enables Unified Messaging on a SIP-enabled mailbox for tonysmith@contoso.com, associates the UM mailbox policy MyUMMailboxPolicy, and sets the extension number, SIP resource identifier, and PIN for the user that must be changed when the user logs on to Outlook Voice Access, and then sends an email message that contains the Unified Messaging welcome information to tonysmith@contoso.com.

Enable-UMMailbox -Identity tonysmith@contoso.com -UMMailboxPolicy MyUMMailboxPolicy -Extensions 51234 -PIN 5643892 -SIPResourceIdentifier "tonysmith@contoso.com" -PINExpired $true

When the mailbox is enabled for Unified Messaging, the settings from a UM mailbox policy are applied to the mailbox. After the mailbox is enabled for Unified Messaging, the user can use the UM features that are included in Microsoft Exchange.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "UM mailboxes" entry in the Unified Messaging permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.MailboxIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the mailbox that you want to enable for Unified Messaging. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the mailbox.

For example:

  • Name

  • Display name

  • Alias

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Canonical DN

  • <domain name>\<account name>

  • Email address

  • GUID

  • LegacyExchangeDN

  • SamAccountName

  • User ID or user principal name (UPN)

UMMailboxPolicy

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.MailboxPolicyIdParameter

The UMMailboxPolicy parameter specifies the UM mailbox policy that you want to associate with the mailbox. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the policy. For example:

  • Name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID

AutomaticSpeechRecognitionEnabled

Optional

System.Boolean

The AutomaticSpeechRecognitionEnabled parameter specifies whether to enable Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) for the UM mailbox. Valid values are:

  • $true   ASR is enabled for the mailbox. This is the default value. ASR is available only if the user's specified preferred language is installed.

  • $false   ASR is disabled for the mailbox.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2016.

The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example, dc01.contoso.com.

Extensions

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty

The Extensions parameter specifies the extension number for the user. Either a single extension number or an array of telephone number extensions can be specified. The user's extension must be unique to the UM dial plan.

If you don't use this parameter, the command attempts to use a default telephone number value for the user. If you're using a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) or E.164 dial plan, you also need to use the SIPResourceIdentifier parameter.

IgnoreDefaultScope

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2016.

The IgnoreDefaultScope switch tells the command to ignore the default recipient scope setting for the Exchange Management Shell session, and to use the entire forest as the scope. This allows the command to access Active Directory objects that aren't currently available in the default scope.

Using the IgnoreDefaultScope switch introduces the following restrictions:

  • You can't use the DomainController parameter. The command uses an appropriate global catalog server automatically.

  • You can only use the DN for the Identity parameter. Other forms of identification, such as alias or GUID, aren't accepted.

NotifyEmail

Optional

System.String

The NotifyEmail parameter specifies the email address where the Unified Messaging welcome message is sent. By default, the message is sent to the user's SMTP email address.

PilotNumber

Optional

System.String

The PilotNumber parameter specifies the subscriber access number users can dial to gain access to their mailboxes. The default value is the subscriber access number that's specified on the UM dial plan.

Pin

Optional

System.String

The PIN parameter specifies the value for the initial PIN that's used for the UM mailbox. The PIN is checked against the UM mailbox policy rules. The PIN value must be from 4 through 24 numeric characters.

If you don't use this parameter, a system-generated PIN is sent to the user. By default, the PIN generated by the system contains six numeric characters.

PinExpired

Optional

System.Boolean

The PINExpired parameter specifies whether the PIN is treated as expired. If the PIN isn't supplied, the PIN is treated as expired and users are prompted to reset their PIN the next time they log on.

  • $true   The user is required to reset their PIN the next time they log on.

  • $false   The user isn't required to reset their PIN the next time they log on.

SendWelcomeMail

Optional

System.Boolean

PARAMVALUE: $true | $false

SIPResourceIdentifier

Optional

System.String

The SIPResourceIdentifier parameter specifies the SIP address or E.164 address for the user. This property is compared to the URI type defined on the UM dial plan.

ValidateOnly

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The ValidateOnly switch tells the cmdlet to evaluate the conditions and requirements necessary to perform the operation and then reports whether the operation will succeed or fail. No changes are made when the ValidateOnly switch is used.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch simulates the actions of the command. You can use this switch to view the changes that would occur without actually applying those changes. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

 
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