How to update user display name in SharePoint

July 6, 2016

Scenario A user logs into SharePoint and their login name is stamped in the “hidden” user information list. Their SharePoint footprint is now reflected by this login name. At some point this users name is changed in Active Directory but the change is NOT reflected in the “hidden” user information list despite a successful User Read More

Deactivate Directory Synchronization in new Office365 Admin Center

June 30, 2016

Where did the “Deactivate” page go in Office365 for Directory Synchronization? Can’t find this page anymore from the Admin Center in Office 365? Quit looking…. The “New Way” to Deactivate Directory Synchronization Pretty much everything with regards to managing Directory Synchronization still exists in the new Admin Center, including really cool “at a glance” reporting Read More

SharePoint 2013 Result Source Permissions Error

June 17, 2016

  Scenario You want to edit a particular Result Source so you go to the Enterprise Search page, select Site Settings and proceed to choose Result Sources from the Search options You Get This What went wrong? There are two places where you can access the Search Result Sources for editing. Selecting the correct choice Read More

Windows 10 – Azure AD Join and Windows Intune

June 2, 2016

Scenario I had a task to set up and configure Windows Intune. I needed to ensure that domain joined and NON domain joined Windows 10 systems could enroll in Windows Intune. So, I did what I always do and rigorously started researching the various steps required to get this solution set up. I was more Read More

Office 365 PS Modules – Quick & Dirty, Connect to all

April 28, 2016

For those of us that just want to get it done the first time vs. having to connect to each service separately. Here’s how you would connect to ALL O365 Services in one GO.   Reference – For long and short explanations on the “how to” https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn568015.aspx   Modules Required https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Managing-Office-365-and-Exchange-Online-with-Windows-PowerShell-06a743bb-ceb6-49a9-a61d-db4ffdf54fa6?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US   The Quick & Read More

Office 365 Secure Score – What is it?

April 26, 2016

    The tool can be accessed here at https://o365securescore.azurewebsites.net/ The output of this tool provides an online tool representative of your “Secure Score” with regards to your Good and Bad tenancy scores. The page is “filterable” so that you can display between Good or Fix, the latter provides links to the issues that require Read More

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

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