Powershell, Calendar.. Kalender.. Kal…. eh?

I often run scripts through a number mailboxes, and mostly its setting default permission on users calendars. (as an example).


If you have done this in a multi language environment, you will quickly run into a common problem. Is the users folder (calendar) called Calendar, or Kalender (danish – could be in any given language).

You could just try one – if it fails, then the other (but this becomes inefficient fast, with a growing number of languages).


Why not just ask the mailbox it self. Much better, and in the end – a lot easier 🙂

Lets put a user in $User

$User = "Dal"
get-MailboxFolderStatistics -Identity $user -FolderScope Calendar

powrshell - calendar

Now i realize that a fraction of users can return more than one, and we really only want the name, so lets “evolve” our command a bit, by selecting only the first (original):


(Get-MailboxFolderStatistics -Identity $user -FolderScope Calendar | Select-Object -First 1).name


This will in my case return:   Kalender


and to expand i a bit more:

$cal = ($user + ":\" +(Get-MailboxFolderStatistics -Identity $user -FolderScope Calendar | Select-Object -First 1).Name)


$cal will contain the entire path to my calendar and is easily used to set permissions


$cal = ($user+":\"+(Get-MailboxFolderStatistics -Identity $user -FolderScope Calendar | Select-Object -First 1).Name)
Set-MailboxFolderPermission -User "Default" -AccessRights "reviewer" -Identity $cal


Thats it. No more check, no localized confusion, and its pretty clean 🙂

Helped me a lot, so hope it can help you too.







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