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 ]
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 ]
We’ve updated our baseline requirements for deploying AAD Connect, so I’ve updated the AAD Connect Network Communications Test to reflect those changes.
- We now allow you to configure AAD Connect using the Hybrid Identity Administrator role, so the tool now checks for it.
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 ]
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. 🙂
If you have ideas on how to make this tool more useful, please let me know!… [ Continue reading ]
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:
Let me know what tools you’re looking for and I’ll prioritize getting those up!… [ Continue reading ]
Post Technet Gallery requirement, I’ve been slowly going through my tools and updating them for the PowerShell Gallery. I came across this tool I built for troubleshooting a deployment at a customer a few years ago and immediately dove into updating it with new endpoints.… [ 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 ]
Update: I’ve published this as function that you can install from the PowerShell Gallery and then dotsource whenever you need it. Check it out!
Here’s a quick one for today–I wanted to upgrade the Check External IP function that I have in my PS Profile and expand it to be able to use more than one provider. … [ Continue reading ]
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!)
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 ]
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 ]