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So, I've found my perfect PowerShell script to archive Groups in a really nice way. The PS script is interactive and "asks some questions" (Prompt command), so to speak. :) The script looks as follows:

$CheckGroup = Read-Host -Prompt "Enter alias of group to archive"

$AGroup = (Get-UnifiedGroup $CheckGroup -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)

If ($AGroup) {

Write-Host "Archiving" $AGroup.DisplayName -ForegroundColor Yellow

} Else {

Write-Host $CheckGroup "group not found - terminating"

Return }

# Get lists of current owners and members

$CurrentOwners = (Get-UnifiedGroupLinks -Identity $AGroup.Alias
-LinkType Owners | Select Name)

$CurrentMembers = (Get-UnifiedGroupLinks -Identity $AGroup.Alias
-LinkType Members | Select Name)

# Add a new owner - this is the address of the account that will continue to access the group

$AdminAccount = "Compliance Administrator"

Add-UnifiedGroupLinks -Identity $AGroup.Alias -LinkType Members -Links $AdminAccount

Add-UnifiedGroupLinks -Identity $AGroup.Alias -LinkType Owners -Links $AdminAccount

# Remove the other members and owners

ForEach ($O in $CurrentOwners) {

Remove-UnifiedGroupLinks -Identity $AGroup.Alias -LinkType Owners
-Links $O.Name

-Confirm:$False}

ForEach ($M in $CurrentMembers) {

Remove-UnifiedGroupLinks -Identity $AGroup.Alias -LinkType Members
-Links $M.Name

-Confirm:$False}

# Create SMTP Address for the archived group

$OldSmtpAddress = $AGroup.PrimarySmtpAddress -Split "@"

$NewSmtpAddress = $OldSmtpAddress[0] + "_archived" + "@" + $OldSmtpAddress[1]

$AddressRemove = "smtp:"+$AGroup.PrimarySmtpAddress

# Update Group properties

Set-UnifiedGroup -Identity $AGroup.Alias -AccessType Private
-RequireSenderAuthenticationEnabled $True -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $True -CustomAttribute1 "Archived" -CustomAttribute2 (Get-Date -Format s) -PrimarySmtpAddress $NewSmtpAddress

Set-UnifiedGroup -Identity $AGroup.Alias -EmailAddresses @{remove=$AddressRemove}

Write-Host $AGroup.DisplayName "is now archived and" $AdminAccount "is the new group owner

My question:

I wonder, If there's a possibility to make this script "interactive" on an ordinary Sharepoint site? So the assistant can go to this site, execute the PS script and run it completely on the site?

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There is a way. Although it's theoretical.

  1. Modify your PowerShell script so that it also hosts a mini-web server.

You can use two PowerShell modules for that:

Import-Module Polaris -Verbose
Import-Module PSHTML -Verbose
Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Web

http://chen.about-powershell.com/2018/09/exploring-pshtml-for-polaris-yet-another-way-to-build-forms-using-powershell/ https://chen.about-powershell.com/2018/09/building-a-simple-form-using-powershell-polaris-module/

Example. Credits to Chendrayan Venkatesan:

Import-Module Polaris -Verbose
Import-Module PSHTML -Verbose
Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Web

New-PolarisGetRoute -Path "/Login" -Scriptblock {
    $HTML = html {
        head {
            Title "Login Page"
        }

        body {
            h1 -Content "Connect to Office365 Securely..."
            Form -action "/authenticate" -method 'post' -target '_blank' -Content {
                input -type text -name 'uSite'
                input -type text -name 'uName' 
                input -type password -name 'uPassword'
                button -Content "Click"
            }
        }
    }
    $Response.SetContentType('text/html')
    $Response.Send($HTML)
}

New-PolarisPostRoute -Path "/authenticate" -Scriptblock {
    $Response.SetContentType('application/json')
    $Body = [System.Web.HttpUtility]::UrlDecode($Request.BodyString)
    $Data = @{}
    $Body.split('&') | ForEach-Object {
        $part = $_.split('=')
        $Data.add($part[0] , $part[1])
    }
    Import-Module C:\projects\iPolaris\assemblies\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll
    $UserName = $Data.uName 
    $Pasword = $Data.uPassword | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force 
    $ClientContext = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext]::new($Data.uSite)
    $ClientContext.Credentials = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials]::new($UserName, $Pasword)
    $ListCollection = $ClientContext.Web.Lists
    $ClientContext.Load($ListCollection)
    $ClientContext.ExecuteQuery()
    $ClientContext.Dispose()
    $Collection = @()
    foreach ($List in $ListCollection | Select-Object -First 10) {
        $Result = [pscustomobject]@{
            Title     = $List.Title 
            ItemCount = $List.ItemCount
        } 
        $Collection += $Result
    }
    $Response.Send(($Collection | ConvertTo-Json))
}

Start-Polaris -Port 8080
  1. Make sure that your mini-webserver checks the URLs. For example, you can pass parameters to your PowerShell script with URL: http://hostName:8080/GroupToArchive

  2. In SharePoint, you can add some simple HTML Link

    <a href='http://hostName:8080/GroupToArchive'>Click to archive this SharePoint site</a>

As you can see, this is just a general idea, but you can steal it to implement it the way it works for you.

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