If you’ve ever asked anyone how to do virtually anything, the answer is usually “It depends.” Just as there is no wrong way to eat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and more than one way to skin a cat, so it frequently is with technological tasks. … [ Continue reading ]
Earlier this week, I had a request for assistance with delegating reporting features in Exchange Online to non-administrative users. This is a frequent topic of discussion when it comes to compliance and security officers validating that systems are not being misused by unauthorized persons.… [ Continue reading ]
At long last, I’ve made a first pass at updating the Migrate-EOPSettings script to now include settings for Advanced Threat Protection. I’ve had several customers moving their instances from commercial EOP to Office 365 GCC, and while my Migrate EOP script would capture just about everything, it came to my attention that we still had configuration to do for ATP. … [ Continue reading ]
Today, I got it in my head that I wanted to create a script that would accept CSV input. In so doing, I wanted to make sure the CSV passed some sort of validation so that I didn’t end flooding a screen with errors, because nobody likes that.… [ Continue reading ]
While working on my last mini-series, I utilized my Create-LabUsers tool to automate the creation of a few thousand objects. When I was synchronizing my AD users to another directory, I noticed that I didn’t have mailNickname populated and had to add a quick script to fill that value in. … [ Continue reading ]
In part 1 of our adventure, we built an Azure AD lab to support configuring AAD Connect to work as a GalSync engine. In this post, we’ll finish up the configuration. As a reminder, this is the what the overall solution will look like:
And, as I mentioned in part 1:
Please don’t call Premier asking for support on this.… [ Continue reading ]
A few years ago, I worked with one of my close consultant peers to build a GALSync-style solution for a big state government that was going through a divestiture from a single BPOS-D (yes, I am old) and a single managed hosted Exchange environment to multiple O365 multi-tenant instances. … [ Continue reading ]
It’s that time of the year again! I’ve expanded upon an existing feature in the AAD Network Test Tool.
One of the prerequisites listed on the AAD Connect support page is to ensure the Turn on PowerShell Transcription GPO is set to Not Configured. … [ Continue reading ]
As luck would have it, I have one more update to deliver today.
One of my peers (shout out to Mike Manning) noticed that when using the ExportImport-CalendarProcessing tool, mailbox objects that have some special characters in them don’t get processed correctly on the import function. … [ Continue reading ]
Yesterday, while working with a customer, I was asked if there is a way to programmatically add OneDrive locations to an existing retention policy. Say, for example, you have a blanket retention policy that covers all of your tenant at a base level (which is what I typically recommend to ensure you at least have either belt or suspenders), but then you have a second set of users that need a longer policy.… [ Continue reading ]
While working through an issue with a customer today, we needed to add some OneDrive sites to a retention policy. No problem! Except for the part where no one has a list of OneDrive sites and the user interface doesn’t let you search or browse for them.… [ Continue reading ]
This feature is an “oldie but goodie” that my customers are starting to ask questions about as they start looking into ways to automate their Office 365 deployments.
Can I sync additional attributes to Office 365, and can I use them for Group-Based Licensing?… [ Continue reading ]
This week, I was working on a project that spawned a lot of ideas for posts. The project involves creating a wrapper for a number of cmdlets and being able to pass any / all of the parameters to the actual cmdlet being performed. … [ Continue reading ]
I was shocked to discover that I hadn’t updated the OneDrive for Business Admin Tool since January. Shocked that I hadn’t had any good ideas for it. Shocked, I tell you.
And then, a requirement presented itself for a tenant-to-tenant migration: how big are all of the OneDrive sites?… [ Continue reading ]
It’s Two-fer Friday. I don’t know if it was a thing, but it is now.
Based on received feedback, I have updated the AAD Connect Advanced Permissions tool to check for the Active Directory schema version in addition to the Exchange schema. … [ Continue reading ]
Just a quick note: I’ve updated the AAD Connect Network Test Tool to now query Windows Product Edition data to provide a little more system configuration prerequisite testing information, based on the OperatingSystemSKU data listed at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/CIMWin32Prov/win32-operatingsystem.… [ Continue reading ]
Four score and many moons ago, I was working on one of my first projects in Microsoft Consulting Services. This particular customer (a university) shared their Active Directory infrastructure with a hospital. During the course of their business, employees would frequently move between organizations. … [ Continue reading ]
Today, I received an email from a customer that one of the scripts I had in the gallery wasn’t working correctly. Yes, I know it’s hard to believe, but I made an update and didn’t regression test completely, and then something stopped working.… [ Continue reading ]