Yesterday, I needed to help configure a SharePoint Server 2019 User Profile service to import from local Active Directory using the native SharePoint Active Directory Import.
In order to perform Active Directory Import, the service account you specify must have Replicating Directory Changes permissions.… [ Continue reading ]
Yesterday, a peer brought an interesting problem to me:
His customer had been storing data in the on-premises msExchExtensionCustomAttribute properties for users and wanted to be able to use that data in Exchange Online for filtering and dynamic group membership.… [ Continue reading ]
Today, I was asked about manually disabling the Skype of Business Outlook plug-in for a customer where users have both Skype and Teams clients and are configured in Islands mode.
This is what I came up with. … [ Continue reading ]
Or at least, every last one that I know.
Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection of these. Yesterday, I was helping out a colleague determine what a particular value meant and referenced a spreadsheet that I’ve been maintaining for my own purposes.… [ Continue reading ]
Today, while working with my esteemed colleague Stephen Jones, we were discussing a need for some of our customers to auto-answer Teams with a video call. This has a lot of practical scenarios, such as judicial, hospital, and corrections facilities.… [ Continue reading ]
This week, I’ve got a few updates for the AAD Network Communications Test!
- I’ve moved it to the PowerShell Gallery. You can now install it with PowerShellGet by using the command:
Install-Script -Name AADConnect-CommunicationsTest
- I’ve updated the GCC High and DOD endpoints to the best of my ability (I’m always looking for feedback on this, so if you have new endpoints, be sure to connect with me!)
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This week, I needed to figure out how to use a group Managed Service Account for an on-premises data gateway cluster. Our documentation says you can do it, but the traditional methods for using a gMSA (i.e.,… [ Continue reading ]
Last week, I began working with a customer that was experiencing what appeared to be a significant amount of updates to a certain group of objects in the local Active Directory. These objects were being imported from another forest as contacts, yet found themselves being updated very frequently by the local AAD Connect instance.… [ Continue reading ]
Here’s a quick tip:
For organizations that may not have rolled out the Teams client yet and may want recipients to one-click join meetings without having to interact with this page:
There’s a way. It takes a little bit of work when scheduling your meeting, but it can be done.… [ Continue reading ]
With the rise of stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 over the past several weeks, I’ve engaged with many customers who want to use Microsoft Teams to as part of their work-from-home tool set. Many of my customers have investments in both Microsoft Office 365 as well as Google G Suite or Google Apps (frequently with other third-party IdP, metadirectory, and federation services thrown in the mix), so it’s not always just as easy as “flipping a switch.”… [ Continue reading ]
This is the fourth in a series of posts focusing on helping you get the most out of Office 365 Content Search and eDiscovery.… [ Continue reading ]
This is the third in a series of posts focusing on helping you get the most out of Office 365 Content Search and eDiscovery.… [ Continue reading ]
This is the second in a series of posts focusing on helping you get the most out of Office 365 Content Search and eDiscovery.… [ Continue reading ]
Part of my role over the last few years has been educating customers about how Office 365 eDiscovery works. … [ Continue reading ]
Yesterday, I was asked about the eDiscovery process for Private Channels in Teams.
It’s a little bit hairy at the moment, so I’ve included some scripting and examples to help you out with it.… [ Continue reading ]
I was installing a new SharePoint Server 2019 farm and after applying all updates and configuring the SharePoint Products Wizard, I restarted my servers a final time and logged on, only to find that I couldn’t access the SharePoint Products Wizard anymore.… [ Continue reading ]
It sure has been a busy month! I’m still churning away on new content, but we did get this out the door: The Microsoft 365 Fundamentals MS-900 Exam guide! MS-900 is an entry level exam designed to show mastery of core cloud and Microsoft 365 technologies concepts.… [ Continue reading ]
After several months of hard work, the team at Packt has brought this book to life! The requisite shout-outs include:
Thanks to everyone who was patient with me and supported me along the way with pizza, tacos, good vibes, and positive feedback. … [ Continue reading ]
While working on a script for an upcoming project, I wanted to test for the presence of various Office versions, including 32-bit and 64-bit components before initiating setup. Here’s one way I found:
SET CURRLOCATION32="C:\Program Files (x86)\MicrosoftOffice\root\Office16"
SET CURRLOCATION64="C:\Program Files\MicrosoftOffice\root\Office16"
SET PREV1LOCATION32="C:\Program Files (x86)\MicrosoftOffice\root\Office15"
SET PREV1LOCATION64="C:\Program Files\MicrosoftOffice\root\Office15"
SET PREV2LOCATION32="C:\Program Files (x86)\MicrosoftOffice\root\Office14"
SET PREV2LOCATION64="C:\Program Files\MicrosoftOffice\root\Office14"
REM Check for 64-bit versions
IF EXIST ""%CURRLOCATION64%\MANIFEST.XML""
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A new year, a new test!
While troubleshooting a few installation and update issues, I noticed that the endpoints list was a smidgen out of date, so I’ve updated that. For this update, I attached Fiddler (http://www.telerik.com/Fiddler… [ Continue reading ]