Determining your Office 365 Tenant Location

Determining your Office 365 Tenant Location

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During a conversation with my peers, the discussion came up on how to determine what environment a tenant is located in (usually between Commercial and Government).  Typically, the easiest way to determine this is to look at your account SKUs.  For example, from PowerShell, the cmdlet Get-MsolAccountSku will return a list of SKUs available in your tenant.

In a commercial tenant, they’ll look something like this:

AccountSkuId ActiveUnits WarningUnits ConsumedUnits
------------ ----------- ------------ -------------
EMS340903:EMSPREMIUM 100 0 98
EMS340903:ENTERPRISEPREMIUM 25 0 24
EMS340903:ATP_ENTERPRISE 0 0 0

In a government tenant, the SKUs typically end in _GOV.

AccountSkuId ActiveUnits WarningUnits ConsumedUnits
------------ ----------- ------------ -------------
CAGOVSAMPLE:ENTERPRISEPACK_GOV 1000 0 50
CAGOVSAMPLE:STANDARDPACK_GOV 500 0 0
CAGOVSAMPLE:SHAREPOINTWAC_GOV 500 0 0

Government SKUs, when viewed through the portal, also have “for Government” in the display name.

We also have tenants for education, which (not surprisingly), have their own SKU names:

AccountSkuId ActiveUnits WarningUnits ConsumedUnits 
------------ ----------- ------------ ------------- 
MYEDU:STANDARDWOFFPACK_STUDENT 1000 0 50 
MYEDU:STANDARDWOFFPACK_IW_STUDENT 500 0 0 
MYEDU:STANDARDWOFFPACK_FACULTY 500 0 0

You also don’t have to look at the portal, as long as you know your tenant name.  Using a web browser (as long as you can auth to the tenant), try this query:

https://login.microsoftonline.com/{tenant}.onmicrosoft.com/.well-known/openid-configuration

You should get some JSON returned to you in the browser:

Manyof the GCC customers that I have seen will have the following JSON output near the bottom:

"tenant_region_scope":"NA",
"tenant_region_sub_scope":"GCC"

I’ve seen several instances where GCC customers don’t have a sub-scope listed, but I’ve seen some interesting results from this query, so I’d be interested in feedback on it.

Happy digging!

Published by Aaron Guilmette

Helping companies conquer inferior technology since 1997. I spend my time developing and implementing technology solutions so people can spend less time with technology. Specialties: Active Directory and Exchange consulting and deployment, Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, Office 365, datacenter migration/consolidation, cheese.

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