Recently, a customer asked for clarification on the difference between Content Search (Security & Compliance center | Search & investigation | Content search) and the Content Search feature in an eDiscovery case (Security & Compliance center | Search & investigation | eDiscovery). … [ Continue reading ]
This past week has seen the widespread growth of the WannaCry ransomware attack, which was based on the EternalBlue SMB vulnerability. We released security update MS17-010 on March 14, 2017 to address the vulnerability.
Preliminary reports show at least 300,000 computers have been affected globally by this ransomware that encrypts files, requiring up to $600 in bitcoin payments within 7 days before the data is deleted.… [ Continue reading ]
I’ve been working on a little project, and the need to retrieve the last n number of commands I’ve executed in PowerShell has become a tedious task. As you’re (hopefully) aware, Get-History is a great cmdlet to review exactly how you got to where you are. … [ Continue reading ]
From time to time, you may find that you need to selectively filter out users going to Office 365. The easiest way to do it is with a scoping filter. We do have some documents on setting the cloudFiltered attribute in the metaverse to True, but that requires creating new rules. … [ Continue reading ]
Update: Shameless plug: I’ve written more extensively about public folder migrations from both the 2007/2010 and 2013/2016 perspectives in the book, “Office 365 Administration: Inside Out,” available at http://aka.ms/thebookonit.
So, tonight I started the last phase of one of my longest-running projects since joining Microsoft–an Exchange Online migration for a school district that I began nearly a year and a half ago. … [ Continue reading ]
This afternoon, I ran into a customer with a very interesting configuration–a 300-user department with 15 domain controllers spread among 6 sites.
Which, given our guidance in the past didn’t seem that out of line (redundant domain controllers at each site to process logons).… [ Continue reading ]
Let’s say you’re in one of the following scenarios:
- You need to set up AD FS for a shared hosting environment and won’t have any identities synchronized from the forest where AD FS will be deployed and want to verify that the AD FS infrastructure is working.
While migrating users via MRS between organizations (especially to Exchange Online), a pretty common error that I run across is:
You can’t use the domain because it’s not an accepted domain for your organization.… [ Continue reading ]
I saw a request come through the other day for a method to remove unwanted proxy addresses for contacts. I’d had some code sitting around from a project a few years back and decided to freshen it up, and maybe add some newer tricks.… [ Continue reading ]
This afternoon, while configuring AAD Connect for a customer, I ran into a new error when I clicked Install at the end of the installation wizard:
An error occurred executing Configure AAD Sync task: Unexpected exception thrown.… [ Continue reading ]
I find myself currently writing tools to both support my and other organization projects, as well as looking for ways to refine existing tools and scripts, make my life easier for future migrations, and provide additional resources to the community to help other customers more successfully use our products.… [ Continue reading ]
During my current project, it became necessary to capture additional calendar processing parameters that are not preserved during a normal hybrid move–such as booking policies.
Some of the challenges that I faced with this tool:
- Blank or unpopulated attributes
- Conversion of sAMAccountName values to PrimarySmtpAddress
- Multiline attributes with special characters
- Attributes that were set for the wrong recipient type
So, the first thoughts I have when building a tool generally involve four concepts: what data do I need to gather/export, what format is the source data, what format do I need to save it in, and how do restore/import that data back into the target?… [ Continue reading ]