Disable Office 365 Groups Creation
Configuration

Disable Office 365 Groups Creation

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Update: There are new cmdlets available for this task.  This blog is for historical reference only.  A new, updated process is available here (https://www.undocumented-features.com/2017/04/29/disable-office-365-groups-creation-redux/).

Office 365 Groups are a (somewhat) new feature that act both like a distribution list and a public folder or shared mailbox. … [ Continue reading ]

Identity

Remove an unwanted ProxyAddress pattern from users via AADConnect

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I had an interesting request from a customer the other day where they were synchronizing Active Directory into two disparate environments–Office 365 and another hosted Exchange environment.  In their new Office 365 environment, they didn’t want any address proxies matching a particular pattern to be part of a user’s proxyAddress array–BUT–they also didn’t want to remove them from their on-premises accounts since they are being used by their other hosting environment as an application routing address.… [ Continue reading ]

Configuration

Finding Active Directory objects with Inheritance Disabled

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From time to time, an issue that crops up during Exchange or Office 365 migrations is the dreaded “insufficient access rights:”

It’s commonly manifested like this (though I have seen it displayed other ways as well):

Warning: Unable to update Active Directory information for the source mailbox at the end of the move.

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Identity

Reset AADSync or AADConnect Password Hash Sync Configuration

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While troubleshooting a Password Hash Sync issue with a customer, I found myself needing to trigger a full password hash sync for various connectors.  Password Hash Sync is a separate process from the AADSync process.  It’s not a difficult process, but becomes time consuming (especially if you have a lot of connectors from which to choose).… [ Continue reading ]

Identity

Switching from Federated to Cloud Auth (AD FS to Dirsync/AADSync + Password Hash Sync or Password Hash Sync Failover)

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A few years ago, we released “DirSync with Password Hash Synchronization,” and it was kind of an all-or-nothing choice.  You could either have a synchronized account database with synchronized password hashes (so users would authenticate in the cloud), or a federated environment. … [ Continue reading ]

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