Configuration

Update to the AAD Connect Network and Name Resolution Test Tool

A few months ago, I debuted a new tool for AAD Connect deployment (read about it here: AAD Connect Network and Name Resolution Test or download it here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-AD-Connect-Network-150c20a3) which allows you to test a number of conditions to make sure your server and environment are suitable for deploying AAD Connect.… [ Continue reading ]

Configuration

Update to the AAD Connect Advanced Permissions tool

Two updates for the tool in a week?  Yes! It is so!

At the behest of my good friend Darryl and one of his customer’s needs, I have updated the the AAD Connect Advanced Permissions tool with the following:

  • Allow the underscore (“_”) character to be used in an OU name path
  • Allow CN= to be used as part of the OU filter name path, since some organizations may want to try to scope permissions specifically to CN=Users.
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Configuration

Update to the AAD Connect Advanced Permissions tool

On the recommendation of my good friend Darryl, I’ve added some things to my AAD Connect permissions tool:

  • Better logging of errors.  When running the tool for a large organization that had $ characters in its service account names, the tool would report successful but not leave any log files or indicators where things may have happened. 
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Configuration

Update to the Office 365 Proxy PAC Tool

I have updated the Office 365 Proxy PAC tool to allow selection of the US Department of Defense XML feed for proxy bypass configurations.

You can see previous updates for the tool:

Update to the Office 365 Proxy PAC tool

Updates to Office 365 Proxy PAC Generator

And of course, the updated tool is available on the TechNet Gallery, with a couple of other bugfixes that some people reported (invalid characters/smart quotes appeared in some versions of the file, which have been corrected): https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Office-365-Proxy-Pac-60fb28f7[ Continue reading ]

Scripting

Update to the OneDrive for Business Admin Tool

Over the past several months, I’ve slowly been adding features to the OneDrive for Business Admin Tool (you can read about the previous updates and features here, here, and here).  Earlier this week, one of my peers asked if I knew of an easy way for a customer to search OneDrive for Business sites and delete all files of a certain type (say, video files).… [ Continue reading ]

Configuration

Update to Advanced AAD Connect Permissions tool

Since it’s initial creation, I’ve made a few updates to the Advanced AAD Connect permissions tool.  The most recent updates:

  • 2017-10-11 – delegating write permissions to the CN=adminSDHolder,CN=System container
  • 2017-10-05 – delegating write permissions to the ms-DS-ConsistencyGuid property

These two updates should allow for a more complete AAD Connect permissions delegation experience. … [ Continue reading ]

Configuration

Update to the Office 365 Proxy PAC tool

The people have spoken.

I’ve updated the tool with a couple of features:

  • Include the Skype for Business IP ranges in the proxy bypass list, since there are occasions that it is necessary.
  • Added an option for *all* IP ranges in the XML feed for selected products to be added to the proxy bypass list
  • Added an option for *only* IP ranges in the XML feed for selected products to be added to the proxy bypass list
  • Added an option to export the IP ranges for selected products to a separate text file.
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