Issues with Exchange 2010’s new-TestCasConnectivityUser.ps1 script

Today, I ran into this little bugger when trying to run Exchange 2010’s new-TestCasConnectivityUser.ps1 script to create test mailboxes for SCOM:

Most of the Internet pointed to this being a problem with the OU specified, and recommended manually specifying the OU (including the domain), but in our case, it didn’t help. I dug through the script and found where they had suppressed the error reporting:

Conveniently, they subsequently override $err instead of checking it and displaying something useful to the screen. Having been no stranger to Microsoft’s style of admin utility scripting since the IIS 5 days, I plodded forward and got this:

How peculiar. Where is it getting this database name from?

Oh. I see how this is going to be. Let’s try this my way instead.

Hello, working script.

Much better.

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