Recreate a Deleted User in AD and Sync to Office365

March 25, 2016

Scenario You have Directory Synchronization configured in your domain and on occasion you need to delete a synced user in AD then recreate the account. Here are the steps required in order to enable successful synchronization of the recreated AD account to Office 365.   Step 1 Delete the user account from AD and perform Read More

AADConnect Quick Info

March 9, 2016

New AAD Connect need to know info and changes Overview/Requirements and Installation https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/active-directory-aadconnect/ Download http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594 Upgrade from AADSync https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/active-directory-aadconnect-dirsync-upgrade-get-started/ New Synch method https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/active-directory-aadconnectsync-feature-scheduler/ Sync Scheduler · New default synchronization frequency of 30mins · Scheduled Task to run synchronization is gone · Synchronization can be manually triggered from PowerShell vs. Command Prompt From an elevated PS Read More

Get All Office 365 Email Addresses

February 24, 2016

Why would this be helpful? If you have a tenancy where mail has always existed in Office365 and they now want to implement Directory Synchronization you will need to extract all user email addresses (proxy addresses) in order to import them into on-premises AD. Failure to update AD objects prior to Initial Sync will result Read More

AADConnect Configuration Tips

February 24, 2016

  The new AADConnect V1.1 has some significant changes this time around – OVERVIEW   I performed a “from scratch” install which was guided by the wizard driven interface in Office 365. Installation of the actual AADConnect software was fairly easy and if you have read any MS KB’s or blog posts most will suggest Read More

Moving Virtual Machines to Windows Azure

February 5, 2016

    Step 1 – Plan it out  Before you begin your mission to start moving your On-Premises Virtual Machines to Windows Azure there are a couple of things you might want to consider. How much will it cost to run your VM in Azure or Park it? Azure has a nice little Cost Estimator Read More

Backup Exec – Unable to catalog a USB drive

October 27, 2015

  Monday, October 26, 2015 12:49 PM Scenario: Your backup jobs are configured to backup data to an external NAS device (B2D) You then copy your backup data to USB for offsite storage. There comes a point in time where you need to restore some missing files or data from the USB stored offsite. You Read More

How to Change a User’s Domain Name and Update Office 365

October 7, 2015

  On occasion you may be required to change or update a users  AD account name.  The user got married, the user opted for a name change or the most common, a user’s name was configured incorrectly to begin with. Below are the steps to take if your domain is also participating in directory synchronization Read More

Turn Off Outlook “Clutter” feature with PowerShell

September 3, 2015

What is Clutter? – https://blogs.office.com/2015/03/03/making-clutter-office-365-even-better/ Here’s how to disable the Clutter feature in Outlook using PowerShell for All mailboxes or individual. Please also note that this will “Disable” the Clutter feature but the Clutter folder will still remain visible.  If you have Clutter enabled it will appear in the options area of your Office 365 Read More

Dell PE T320 and VM CPU Issues

August 31, 2015

  Scenario: Dell PE T320 OS: Windows 2012 running Hyper-V configured with 1 VM VM: Windows SBS Server 2011   Issue: For no apparent reason the SBS 2011 VM randomly spikes CPU to 100% and remains at this level.  There is NO set identified processing culprit.  Usage is all over the map between multiple, random Read More

Windows 10 is coming!

July 16, 2015

  Windows 10 is coming and will be a free upgrade for those users/systems that qualify.  Thank you MicroSoft. http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/windows-10-faq But…If you operate a business, are the person in charge of IT or are the person responsible for making the IT decisions for your business, then there are a few considerations you should review BEFORE Read More

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