Configuration

Update to the AAD Network Test Tool

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 ]

Configuration

Update to the OneDrive for Business Admin Tool

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 ]

Configuration

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 ]

Configuration

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 ]

Configuration

Forwarding Address Import and Export

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 ]

Identity

Update to the Remove-ExchangeProxyAddresses script

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 ]

Configuration

Update to the AAD Connect Advanced Permissions Tool

Woo! A day of updates!  I’ve made  a few updates to this tool, so hopefully you’ll find them useful:

2018-08-12: A reader noticed that the UpdateAdminSDHolder switch didn’t work ask expected when specifying the ExchangeHybridWriteBack OU without the ExchangeHybridWriteBackOUs parameter. … [ Continue reading ]

Configuration

Update: AAD Connect Network Test Tool

Update (7/24): I updated this since the last revision, so if you downloaded it prior to 7/24/2018, get the newest version.

I began working with the product group on rolling in some of the network connectivity and testing checks available in the AAD Connect Network Test tool into the actual AAD Connect product. … [ Continue reading ]

Configuration

Update: AAD Connect Network Test Tool

I trotted out the trusty WireShark and Fiddler tools today and ran through the latest iteration of AAD Connect setup.  In so doing, I’ve added a few endpoints to the test:

$CRL http://ocsp.msocsp.com$RequiredResources

Information

Update: Dynamics 365 Testing Tool

Earlier today, I was notified that the Dynamics 365 network URLs page was updated, so I updated my Dynamics test tool.

But then, I thought, what else could I put in it?

Never one to leave well enough alone, I started tinkering. … [ Continue reading ]

Personal

Update: Create-LabUsers Tool

Just when you thought it couldn’t get more awesome.

It has.

By popular request, I have added a few new features (and fixed an annoyance).  First, the bug fix:

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Yes, it’s true.… [ Continue reading ]

Configuration

Update to Create-LabUsers tool

Update: I’ve added a shortlink for this tool: http://aka.ms/createlabusers.

Because you didn’t ask for it, I went ahead and added to it.

Well, that’s a lie.  I actually had some really great ideas and feedback, so I’ve added a few new features that I wanted to draw attention to:

• Detect existing Exchange session – If you cancel the script to create mailboxes while it’s running, you previously needed to run a Remove-PSSession to close the open Exchange session.
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Information

Update to the Get-UserHoldPolicies tool

While working with a customer last week, it came to my attention that the Get-UserHoldPolicies script I had put together to enumerate retention policies and eDiscovery cases that put a hold on content wasn’t displaying policies that were global. … [ Continue reading ]