Update to the AAD Connect Advanced Permissions tool
Configuration

Update to the AAD Connect Advanced Permissions tool

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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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Scripting

Yet Another Write-Log Function

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While updating a script earlier this week, I wanted to spruce up my logging.  However, I didn’t have a handy function to incorporate that would allow me to both write to the screen (in various colors for the type of log entry being generated) and to a log file at the same time. … [ Continue reading ]

Configuration

Update to the Office 365 Proxy PAC Tool

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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

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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

Creating and Managing Security and Compliance Filters in the Real World [Part 1]

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Diving deeper into the Security & Compliance Center, I decided to embark on trying to scope eDiscovery permissions to meet a certain set of requirements that we see when multiple business units want or need to maintain independence from a content search and discovery perspective.… [ Continue reading ]

Configuration

Block direct delivery to @onmicrosoft.com addresses in a hybrid environment

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UPDATE: [11/20/2018] I had an error in the transport rule configuration in the last example, as well as a note that a TR would NDR external traffic.  I have this post accordingly.

We’re all familiar with how Office 365 tenants work–when you spin up a new Office 365 tenant, you get a managed domain (tenant.onmicrosoft.com). … [ Continue reading ]

Configuration

Disable Skype SKUs across all users

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This week, I was presented with a question from a partner who was in the middle of the Skype for Business portion of a larger merger and acquisition migration project. The customer had enabled the Skype for Business license for all users in the tenant (including users who hadn’t migrated for other domains and forests), and since neither the hybrid configuration nor DNS were complete, messages and calls were undeliverable. … [ Continue reading ]

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