#Powershell Export-Clixml and Import-Clixml

I had a need to store some user data.  Using the Exchange 2010 Management Shell I could use Get-User and Get-Mailbox to get what I needed, but when you export it to CSV, some of the fields don’t export very well at all.I was looking at all kinds of funky ways to export the data, but then stumbled upon Export-Clixml.

I was amazed.  I could run say Get-Mailbox bob | Export-Cixml bob.xml

Then I could run $x = Import-Clixml bob.xml anywhere and I would have a variable ($x) with bob’s mailbox information in!

How cool is that!

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