While working with a new customer this week, I was reviewing the Azure AD Connect prerequisites, and it turns out we have updated the prereq list as well made some information public about what the installation wizard checks for.
In a previous post, I built a function on how to get an MD5 hash from a file stored in memory. I had a particular need this holiday season to compute a hash of a text input string, so I thought I would share my solution with you:
$md5hash = New-Object -TypeName System.Security.Cryptography.MD5CryptoServiceProvider
Earlier this evening, a former peer asked me about trying to bulk delete items from the Drafts folder on a customer’s Exchange Server 2010. While Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 reached end of support in October 2020, it still will work (though we certainly don’t recommend keeping it around, as it’s no longer receiving regular maintenance, support, or security updates).… [ Continue reading ]
Several years ago, I wrote a script and a blog post to help customers use AAD Connect to strip out proxy addresses during the synchronization process. The goal was to keep the on-premises AD proxyAddresses attribute for users untouched, as it was needed for other applications and communication on-premises.… [ Continue reading ]
It looks like there may have been an encoding problem for some folks with the recent update of the Teams-AutoAnswer script. I’ve updated the encoding in the file and re-posted it, so please let me know if you have problems.… [ Continue reading ]
Hey! As we enter the waning days of summer, I wanted to update a tool that I’ve had sitting around for a while.
Years ago, when I was in Microsoft Consulting Services, I ran into one particular customer that had manually populated the mail property of thousands of service accounts, groups, vendor accounts, and contacts–not with the object or user’s individual email address, but with the email address of the person who managed the AD object. … [ Continue reading ]
While working on a project for a customer, I noticed that the didn’t have a way to correlate “uniqueness” between guest identities that they create and a source of authority system. I wanted to explore using the employeeId attribute in Azure AD as a way to set this data.… [ Continue reading ]
Nearing the height of the COVID pandemic here in the U.S., I bashed together a script to help customers auto-answer Teams calls with video. You can find the original here: Auto-Answer Teams Call with Video and PowerShell. The premise was quite simple: monitor the Teams log file for an incoming call entry and then send the Teams hotkey sequence to answer.… [ Continue reading ]
It’s literally been a year since I’ve updated it–mainly because we haven’t made any significant endpoint changes.
I did detect some CRL endpoint updates and a few other odds and ends for Worldwide Commercial and GCC Moderate, so I’ve updated the AAD Network Communications Test tool accordingly.… [ Continue reading ]
Hi! Just a quick note to let you all know I’ve updated the email validation function for the Get-PublicFolderIDFixReport tool used when verifying mail-enabled public folders. I used the formula from my previous post. 🙂