It’s well-known that our Government Community Cloud instance of Office 365 doesn’t support emailing a channel. This can be problematic when you are attempting to schedule a channel meeting and include recipients not on the platform. What ends up happening is the recipient can actually receive an NDR (because they can’t send the meeting acceptance back to the channel).… [ Continue reading ]
A few years back, I created a script for a customer to help find broken AD object inheritance during an Exchange migration. I then created a blog post to go through it.
However, time has marched on and the TechNet Gallery fell off the face of the earth, and I needed to update this. … [ Continue reading ]
While hammering out a script for one of my customers today, I decided that it would be a nice touch to upload a log file (that I’d handily built with this function) to their SharePoint team site.
What could go wrong?… [ Continue reading ]
Friday, while building a new lab to use while writing a chapter for our new Microsoft Teams book, I went through the normal process in Exchange to request a certificate and apply it. Easy peasy normally, right?
It should have been. … [ 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 ]
As you’ve possibly seen in a previous post from a few years back, I wrote a tool specifically to identify a gap in our IDFix tool (namely, the inability to identify which objects were duplicates across one or more forests).
I stumbled across the need for it a few days ago while trying to help someone locate an Azure AD Connect export error. … [ Continue reading ]
Since we had announced the retirement of the TechNet gallery last year, I’ve been slowly moving my scripts to the PowerShell gallery. I haven’t posted any new scripts in a couple of months and wrote a new one today. Uploading a script to the PowerShell Gallery typically requires using the
Publish-Script cmdlet in conjunction with an API key.… [ Continue reading ]
This error falls into the “both nebulous and specific at the same time” category. Here is a list of a few things you can do to troubleshoot it.
The full text of the message looks something like this:
There are a handful of things to check.… [ Continue reading ]
A few weeks ago, while helping a customer configure Exchange Hybrid for Teams, we ran into this interesting error:
As I’ve stated previously, interesting in the context of both technology troubleshooting and doctor’s visits is rarely something you want to hear.… [ Continue reading ]
This week, while helping a customer onboard to Azure AD Connect, we ran into an interesting error:
Azure Service Connectivity Failed, Unable to proceed
The on-premises synchronization service is not able to connect to Azure Active Directory. Updating the proxy settings for the ADSync service account may resolve this issue.… [ Continue reading ]
This morning, while attempting to set up a virtual machine in my lab environment, I encountered an error while attempting to install the MSOnline module–the NuGet and PowerShellGet components were not already installed. Easy enough–the installation procedure prompts to install them anyway, so just hit yes, right?… [ Continue reading ]
Today, I found myself working with a customer that was experiencing delivery failures to some Office 365 recipients from all external senders.
As problems go, this one definitely finds itself in the “interesting” category. No, it’s never good to have “interesting” problems (just ask a doctor).… [ 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 ]
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) to my system and performed the install, checking for new endpoints, and then merged it with updates from the public IP/URL list.… [ Continue reading ]