How to setup SMTP Relay in Office 365

How to setup SMTP Relay in Office 365

If you plan to keep your existing on premise exchange server then it can be used / utilized as a SMTP Relay server. Else, if you plan to decommission the exchange server for good, you can utilize Office365 as a SMTP Relay server to relay the emails. There are three …

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How to Fix The PC doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements on Windows 11

How to Fix The PC doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements on Windows 11

Please note there are below requirements before starting the installation / upgrade to Windows 11: Processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC). RAM 4 gigabyte (GB). Storage 64 GB or larger storage device Note: See below under “More information on …

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Turn off auto capitalization in Google docs

Turn off auto capitalization in Google docs

When you are creating documents using Google docs, you may have noticed that the First letter of each paragraph is automatically capitalized. You can use Caps Lock button on the keyboard to turn on capitalization while typing / writing a document or you can press Shift and type the letters …

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How to blur background in Zoom

How to blur background in Zoom

When you are in a Zoom meeting you want to avoid any awkward momemts and maintain some privacy with respect to your meeting background. This feature is widely used in Zoom video meetings and its very easy to configure as well. Apart from blur option, you can also apply video …

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How to remove Open to Work on LinkedIn

How to remove Open to Work on LinkedIn

What is #OpentoWork in LinkedIn When you are looking for a job and want to update your LinkedIn profile to let the Recruiters know that you are available for new opportunities. You can Enable Open to Work status on your LinkedIn Profile. You can configure Open to Work status for …

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How to turn off Google Lens Search

What is Google Lens and how to turn it off on Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android

Google launched Google Lens on October 4, 2017. Its is an AI powered vision based computing technology developed by Google. Using camera of your device and Internet connection, you can find any relevant and useful information using Google Lens technology. Translate feature of Google Lens does not even require Internet …

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A foreign object cache drop-in was found. To use Redis for object caching, please enable the drop-in.

A foreign object cache drop-in was found

Overview Recently I got this error message when I updated Redis Object Cache wordpress plugin on my site. As soon as I enabled Redis Object Cache, I got the error message: “There has been a critical error on your website. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions.” “A foreign …

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Unable to get AAD authorization token with message: Please run ‘az login’ to setup account

When you are trying to authenticate with Azure container registry using sudo az acr login command, you may receive below error message: linuxusr@dockerhostvm01:~$ sudo az acr login –name acr001Unable to get AAD authorization tokens with message: Please run ‘az login’ to setup account.Unable to get admin user credentials with message: …

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Email Migration from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 using Bittitan Migrationwiz (Step-by-Step)

Email Migration from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 using Bittitan Migrationwiz

Overview In this blog post, we will see how to migrate all mailboxes from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365. GoDaddy provides Domain Registration and DNS services but in addition to that you can also get Email services that creates user mailboxes. You can choose from the available Email Plans like Email …

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How to Fix error Connect-PnPOnline: The user or administrator has not consented to use the application with ID ‘31359c7f-bd7e-475c-86db-fdb8c937548e

Recently I tried to connect to Sharepoint online using Connect-PnPOnline cmdlet and received below error message. In this blog post, we will see alternative ways to connect using this command which utilized interactive login methods. In below screenshot, you can see the command along with the error message. Error Message …

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Mimecast Azure AD Directory Sync error opening file of directory data

Mimecast Directory Sync Error - ERROR

MIMECAST DIRECTORY SYNCHRONIZATION ERRORS ✅ Fix Errors between Azure Active Directory and Mimecast. ✅ Connection Error – Error opening file of directory data (using connection – Azure AD Directory Sync). To Start the Directory Synchronization. Login on Mimecast Admin Portal and click on Administration -> Services and then click on …

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DNS Aging and Scavenging – Explained (Step-by-Step guide)

DNS Scavenging

DNS Aging and Scavenging DNS Aging DNS Aging is a process of identifying the stale resource records from the DNS Server. Stale resource records create issues in the name resolution (by creating duplicate DNS records), unnecessary space utilization, degradation of the DNS server performance. It keeps track of the time …

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How to fix Error 0x800f0830 – 0x20003 on Windows 11

0x800f0830 - 0x20003

FIX BELOW ERRORS DURING WINDOWS 11 INSTALLATION ✅ “We couldn’t install Windows 11” We’ve set your PC back to the way it was right before you started installing Windows 11. 0x800F0830 – 0x2003 The Installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during INSTALL_UPDATES operation. Recently I have tried …

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How to create Microsoft 365 groups in bulk with sharepoint site and Teams using Powershell

microsoft 365 groups

About the Task This week I received a request to create Microsoft 365 groups in bulk using Powershell. I tried to use New-UnifiedGroup command (part of EXO V2 Powershell Module) to create Microsoft 365 group which worked fine for creation of the group but this command did not create corresponding …

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Deploy desktop wallpaper and lock screen image on windows 10 using GPO

Deploy desktop wallpaper and lock screen image windows 10 laptops using GPO

Requirement I got a request from client to deploy their organization wallpaper and lock screen image across all the domain joined workstations. Domain joined workstations also include the laptops which are not in office but connect via VPN. I have created one GPO which covers both the scenarios. Its a …

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Deploy and manage custom favorites to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 devices using Microsoft Intune

Deploy and manage custom favorites to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 devices using Microsoft Intune

First step is to create favorites in below format. You can customize it as per your requirement to include Intranet Pages or Internal Web Portal URL. Below favorites text format will be used when you will create a Policy to configure Favorites for Microsoft Edge. Please make sure URL and …

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Configure sharepoint site document library to sync automatically using Intune

Microsoft Teams Libraries Sync

You can manually sync a Sharepoint teams site document library to your windows 10 or Windows 11 device by accessing the Sharepoint teams site document library and clicking the Sync button. However, If there is a sharepoint document library which is used by everyone in that department or organization and …

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Install Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise in Shared Computer Activation Mode on Azure Virtual Desktop / Citrix Server / Terminal Servers

Shared Computer activation mode

Shared computer activation lets you deploy Microsoft 365 Apps to a computer in your organization that is accessed by multiple users. Shared computer activation is required for scenarios where multiple users share the same computer and the users are logging in with their own account. Normally, users can install and …

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The System administrator has set policies to prevent this installation

The System administrator has set policies to prevent this installation

I received an error while installation of an application with .msi extension. “The System administrator has set policies to prevent this installation“. Below screenshot is popped up from windows installer, even though i am logged on to the PC using local administrator credentials. Solution Disable Anti-Virus and then try to …

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Renew Apple MDM Push Certificate for Microsoft Intune Apple Enrollment

Renew Apple MDM Push Certificate for Microsoft Intune Apple Enrollment

When you configure Apple enrollment on Microsoft Endpoint admin center (https://endpoint.microsoft.com), you must have configured Apple MDM Push certificate which is a prerequisites for configuration of Apple enrollment for Microsoft Intune. The Apple MDM Push certificate expiry is normally 365 days and when its near its expiry date you get …

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Excel cannot access BloombergUI.xla. The document may be read-only or encrypted.

Excel cannot access BloombergUI.xla

Issue description: When you launch Microsoft Excel 2016 you get below error message: ‘BloombergUI.xla’ cannot be accessed. The file may be corrupted, located on a server that is not responding, or read-only Excel cannot access ‘BloombergUI.xla’. The document may be read-only or encrypted. When Excel is Opened -> Bloomberg Tab …

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Export MFA Status, StrongAuthInfo and DefaultAuthMethod from office 365 using PowerShell

You can export Office365 users DisplayName, UsageLocation, UserPrincipalName, MFA Status, StrongAuthInfo, DefaultAuthMethod using powershell. The exported data will be in a CSV File which will list these details. Default MFA Method is useful when you want to know who in your company is using which MFA method to authenticate to …

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How to fix the error code 80090016 for Outlook and Teams

Error code 80090016

When you launch Outlook and Teams on Windows 10 workstation, you may receive the below error: Your computer’s Trusted Platform Module has malfunctioned. If this error persists, contact your system administrator with the error code 80090016.More information: https://www.microsoft.com/wamerrors Microsoft Office Version being used Microsoft 365 MSO 16.0.13127.21062 (Microsoft 365 Apps …

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How to configure Azure Site Recovery, perform test failover and invoke disaster recovery failover – Part 2

In the last post How to configure Azure Site Recovery, perform test failover and invoke disaster recovery failover – Part 1 – TechPress i had explained on how you can configure Azure Site Recovery and configured the Virtual network for Test Failover and Failover. When you initiate Test Failover, Site …

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How to configure Azure Site Recovery, perform test failover and invoke disaster recovery failover – Part 1

Site Recovery service is a BCDR (Business continuity and disaster recovery) solution which keeps your azure workload running during outages. You can configure this service to replicate the workloads to secondary site. Secondary site could be referred to as DR site as well. Its a region other than your primary …

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Step-by-Step Implementation of Azure AD Application Proxy

Azure Active Directory’s Application Proxy service provides secure remote access to on-premises web applications. After a single sign-on to Azure AD, users can access both cloud and on-premises applications through an external URL or an internal application portal. For example, Application Proxy can provide remote access and single sign-on to …

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How to decommission Exchange Server 2010 after Office 365 Migration

Exchange Server 2010

Scenario Organization has moved all their mailboxes to the Exchange Online from On-Premise Exchange 2010 server. MX Record is cutover to office365 (inbound and outbound mail flow is moved to office365). Active Directory Synchronization is being used for Syncing the users to Azure Active Directory using Azure AD Connect. Requirement …

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Emails are not moving to Archive Mailbox after Applying Retention Policy | Litigation Hold | Retention Hold

Recently came across an issue where we had applied the Mailbox Retention Policy for all the users but for some of the users, emails were not getting moved to Online Archive Mailbox. After investigating on this issue, it was identified that the retention hold was enabled on these users mailbox …

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Disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 on Windows 10 machines through GPO

Transport Layer Security (TLS)  – TLS protocol is used to provide privacy and data integrity between two communicating applications. SSL and TLS are both cryptographic protocols but because SSL protocols does not providers sufficient level of security compared to TLS, SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 have been deprecated. TLS 1.0 …

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