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Exporting Contacts to a CSV file using the EWS Managed API and Powershell

Somebody asked last week about exporting contacts from Exchange via EWS to a CSV file and I realised I didn't have a basic sample for doing this. Contacts are one of the more richer exchange datatypes and can hold a lot of different information which you may or may not want to capture in a CSV export. In this sample script I'll show you how you can export data from the normal contact strongly typed properties like GivenName and Surname and the Indexed properties which are used to store the EmailAddresses, PhoneNumbers and Address details and also any extended properties like the Gender property which there are no strongly typed property for.

As I mentioned Contacts have a lot of properties so this script doesn't export everything just a subsection to show how to export properties from each of the different subgroups I talked about. To add other properties to script eg  like the JobTitle you need to make the following modifications

Add the property to the Custom object

$expObj = "" | select DisplayName,GivenName,Surname,Gender,Email1DisplayName,Email1Type,Email1EmailAddress,BusinessPhone,MobilePhone,HomePhone,BusinessStreet,BusinessCity,BusinessState,HomeStreet,HomeCity,HomeState,JobTitle

Then set the property within the Item Iteration

$expObj.JobTitle  = $item.JobTitle

I've put a download of this script here the code looks like

  1. ## Get the Mailbox to Access from the 1st commandline argument  
  3. $MailboxName = $args[0]  
  5. ## Load Managed API dll    
  6. Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange\Web Services\2.0\Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll"    
  8. ## Set Exchange Version    
  9. $ExchangeVersion = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExchangeVersion]::Exchange2010_SP2  
  11. ## Create Exchange Service Object    
  12. $service = New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExchangeService($ExchangeVersion)    
  14. ## Set Credentials to use two options are availible Option1 to use explict credentials or Option 2 use the Default (logged On) credentials    
  16. #Credentials Option 1 using UPN for the windows Account    
  17. $psCred = Get-Credential    
  18. $creds = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential($psCred.UserName.ToString(),$psCred.GetNetworkCredential().password.ToString())    
  19. $service.Credentials = $creds        
  21. #Credentials Option 2    
  22. #service.UseDefaultCredentials = $true    
  24. ## Choose to ignore any SSL Warning issues caused by Self Signed Certificates    
  26. ## Code From  
  27. ## Create a compilation environment  
  28. $Provider=New-Object Microsoft.CSharp.CSharpCodeProvider  
  29. $Compiler=$Provider.CreateCompiler()  
  30. $Params=New-Object System.CodeDom.Compiler.CompilerParameters  
  31. $Params.GenerateExecutable=$False  
  32. $Params.GenerateInMemory=$True  
  33. $Params.IncludeDebugInformation=$False  
  34. $Params.ReferencedAssemblies.Add("System.DLL") | Out-Null  
  36. $TASource=@' 
  37.   namespace Local.ToolkitExtensions.Net.CertificatePolicy{ 
  38.     public class TrustAll : System.Net.ICertificatePolicy { 
  39.       public TrustAll() {  
  40.       } 
  41.       public bool CheckValidationResult(System.Net.ServicePoint sp, 
  42.         System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate cert,  
  43.         System.Net.WebRequest req, int problem) { 
  44.         return true; 
  45.       } 
  46.     } 
  47.   } 
  48. '@   
  49. $TAResults=$Provider.CompileAssemblyFromSource($Params,$TASource)  
  50. $TAAssembly=$TAResults.CompiledAssembly  
  52. ## We now create an instance of the TrustAll and attach it to the ServicePointManager  
  53. $TrustAll=$TAAssembly.CreateInstance("Local.ToolkitExtensions.Net.CertificatePolicy.TrustAll")  
  54. [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::CertificatePolicy=$TrustAll  
  56. ## end code from  
  58. ## 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    
  60. #CAS URL Option 1 Autodiscover    
  61. $service.AutodiscoverUrl($MailboxName,{$true})    
  62. "Using CAS Server : " + $Service.url     
  64. #CAS URL Option 2 Hardcoded    
  66. #$uri=[system.URI] "https://casservername/ews/exchange.asmx"    
  67. #$service.Url = $uri      
  69. ## Optional section for Exchange Impersonation    
  71. #$service.ImpersonatedUserId = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ImpersonatedUserId([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ConnectingIdType]::SmtpAddress, $MailboxName)   
  72. $ExportCollection = @()  
  73. Write-Host "Process Contacts"  
  74. $folderid= new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.FolderId([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.WellKnownFolderName]::Contacts,$MailboxName)     
  75. $Contacts = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.Folder]::Bind($service,$folderid)  
  77. $psPropset = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.PropertySet([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.BasePropertySet]::FirstClassProperties)   
  78. $PR_Gender = New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExtendedPropertyDefinition(14925,[Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.MapiPropertyType]::Short)  
  79. $psPropset.Add($PR_Gender)  
  81. #Define ItemView to retrive just 1000 Items      
  82. $ivItemView =  New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ItemView(1000)      
  83. $fiItems = $null      
  84. do{      
  85.     $fiItems = $service.FindItems($Contacts.Id,$ivItemView)   
  86.     [Void]$service.LoadPropertiesForItems($fiItems,$psPropset)    
  87.     foreach($Item in $fiItems.Items){       
  88.         if($Item -is [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.Contact]){  
  89.             $expObj = "" | select DisplayName,GivenName,Surname,Gender,Email1DisplayName,Email1Type,Email1EmailAddress,BusinessPhone,MobilePhone,HomePhone,BusinessStreet,BusinessCity,BusinessState,HomeStreet,HomeCity,HomeState  
  90.             $expObj.DisplayName = $Item.DisplayName  
  91.             $expObj.GivenName = $Item.GivenName  
  92.             $expObj.Surname = $Item.Surname  
  93.             $expObj.Gender = ""  
  94.             $Gender = $null  
  95.             if($item.TryGetProperty($PR_Gender,[ref]$Gender)){  
  96.                 if($Gender -eq 2){  
  97.                     $expObj.Gender = "Male"   
  98.                 }  
  99.                 if($Gender -eq 1){  
  100.                     $expObj.Gender = "Female"   
  101.                 }  
  102.             }  
  103.             $BusinessPhone = $null  
  104.             $MobilePhone = $null  
  105.             $HomePhone = $null  
  106.             if($Item.PhoneNumbers -ne $null){  
  107.                 if($Item.PhoneNumbers.TryGetValue([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.PhoneNumberKey]::BusinessPhone,[ref]$BusinessPhone)){  
  108.                     $expObj.BusinessPhone = $BusinessPhone  
  109.                 }  
  110.                 if($Item.PhoneNumbers.TryGetValue([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.PhoneNumberKey]::MobilePhone,[ref]$MobilePhone)){  
  111.                     $expObj.MobilePhone = $MobilePhone  
  112.                 }     
  113.                 if($Item.PhoneNumbers.TryGetValue([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.PhoneNumberKey]::HomePhone,[ref]$HomePhone)){  
  114.                     $expObj.HomePhone = $HomePhone  
  115.                 }     
  116.             }             
  117.             if($Item.EmailAddresses.Contains([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.EmailAddressKey]::EmailAddress1)){                  
  118.                 $expObj.Email1DisplayName = $Item.EmailAddresses[[Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.EmailAddressKey]::EmailAddress1].Name  
  119.                 $expObj.Email1Type = $Item.EmailAddresses[[Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.EmailAddressKey]::EmailAddress1].RoutingType  
  120.                 $expObj.Email1EmailAddress = $Item.EmailAddresses[[Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.EmailAddressKey]::EmailAddress1].Address  
  121.             }  
  122.             $HomeAddress = $null  
  123.             $BusinessAddress = $null  
  124.             if($item.PhysicalAddresses -ne $null){  
  125.                 if($item.PhysicalAddresses.TryGetValue([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.PhysicalAddressKey]::Home,[ref]$HomeAddress)){  
  126.                     $expObj.HomeStreet = $HomeAddress.Street  
  127.                     $expObj.HomeCity = $HomeAddress.City  
  128.                     $expObj.HomeState = $HomeAddress.State  
  129.                 }  
  130.                 if($item.PhysicalAddresses.TryGetValue([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.PhysicalAddressKey]::Business,[ref]$BusinessAddress)){  
  131.                     $expObj.BusinessStreet = $BusinessAddress.Street  
  132.                     $expObj.BusinessCity = $BusinessAddress.City  
  133.                     $expObj.BusinessState = $BusinessAddress.State  
  134.                 }  
  135.             }  
  137.             $ExportCollection += $expObj  
  138.         }  
  139.     }      
  140.     $ivItemView.Offset += $fiItems.Items.Count      
  141. }while($fiItems.MoreAvailable -eq $true)   
  143. $fnFileName = "c:\temp\" + $MailboxName + "-ContactsExport.csv" 
  144. $ExportCollection | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Path $fnFileName 
  145. "Exported to " + $fnFileName  

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