Identity

Update to Find-DuplicateValues script

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 ]

Information

Technet Gallery Tool Migration

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been trudging towards migrating the 60 or so tools, modules, and scripts I published on the now-retired TechNet Gallery over to the PowerShell Gallery.

I want to make sure I migrate the things that people find most useful–so far, I’m about halfway and wanted to do a quick check-in:

PowerShell Gallery | Packages matching atguilmette

Let me know what tools you’re looking for and I’ll prioritize getting those up!… [ Continue reading ]

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Finding Active Directory Duplicates Preventing Azure AD Synchronization

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 ]

Configuration

Update to AAD Network Communications Test

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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Configuration

Update: AAD Connect Network Communications Test

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While troubleshooting a few installation and update issues, I noticed that the endpoints list was a smidgen out of date, so I’ve updated that.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 ]

Configuration

Update to Create-LabUsers Script

My colleague Andreas asked today for some help troubleshooting an issue he’d run into with the Create-LabUsers script failing while using the InflateMailboxes parameter.

The problem ended up being three-fold:

  • I had some pre-populated user names that had spaces in them
  • I hadn’t trimmed the spaces out when constructing the SMTP address (although I had for the UPN)
  • I didn’t test for a valid RFC sender address when constructing the mail

So, all of those things together conspired to generate errors whenever some of those user names were hit. … [ Continue reading ]