How to set the password to never expire for all the users on office365

There could be a requirement when you want to set the users password to never expire on office365. The setting for In-cloud accounts is controlled using Set-msoluser command. Please make sure before you set the password for the users to never expire, all users are enabled for Two Factor Authentication (2FA). You can create a conditional access (CA) policy which requires 2FA when anyone access the Cloud resources which will protect the user accounts. First you should check PasswordNeverExpires attribute for the users before you make any changes to it. Also, you will need to connect to connect-msolservice using Global Administrator account or the account which has the rights to …

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How to configure automatic Outlook Contacts Sync to Native Contacts App for iOS and Android devices using Microsoft Intune / Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM)

When you have a requirement where users are using their personal mobile devices to access the corporate emails and other Microsoft office apps. You want to make sure the data in these apps is secure and also prevent data leak. Application Protection Policies (APP) Policies can be applied to the users which protects your apps and data. App Protection Policies provides the option to Allow the contacts to be synced with the native apps. The setting is called “Sync policy managed app data with native apps“. By default this setting is set to “Allow”. Along with this setting, you will require an App configuration policy to save the contacts. Save …

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Add an Active Directory user to the Local Administrators Group using Group Policy (GPO)v

In this post, I will show you how to add a user to the Local Administrators Group on the machines using GPO. Point to note that this procedure is not limited to adding a user to local Administrators group. You can use the process to rename, create or delete a Local Group (by selecting different Action in the GPO setting). We will choose Update Action as we are updating Local Administrators Group. We will be using Group Policy Preferences (GPP) to complete this task. You can use Restricted Groups GPO setting as well, but using Restricted Groups you cannot add users to the Local Groups. For adding a user to …

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How to decommission Exchange Server 2010 after Office 365 Migration

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 Decommission Exchange 2010 server from the environment while keeping the Active Directory Synchronization through Azure AD Connect active / running. Procedure You may have used Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) or Third party Tools to migrate the mailboxes to the cloud or you may have moved to higher version of exchange. Most of the steps given in this article will remain …

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Office365/Exchange Online – Messages 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 which was not allowing the messages to move to Archive Mailboxes. I have used below commands to check the Retention Hold value for the users and updated this value to fix the issue. “Placing a mailbox on retention hold suspends the processing of an MRM retention policy by the Managed Folder Assistant for that mailbox. Retention hold is designed for …

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Azure AD – Self Service Password Reset (SSPR)

Summary: In this post, we will see how to enable Self Service Password Reset on Azure for Office365 Users and how its managed and synced back to On-Premise Active Directory. Description: SSPR includes features such as Password Change, reset, Unlock and writeback to on-premise Active Directory. License Requirement: As we are working with Hybrid User which is synced from On-Premise AD to Azure AD and also have the requirement of On-Prem Writeback therefore Microsoft 365 Business or Azure AD Premium P1 or P2 License needs to be assigned to the user. SSPR is not available in the free edition of Azure AD. Let’ start from Users Perspective and see how to reset …

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Office 365 User Validation Error [Failed to Sync the ArchiveGuid]

Recently came across an issue on Office 365 Portal after clicking on a users with archiving enabled. The Users properties pane was showing an error message on the top of the screen. The error message is mentioned below. Please note the guid’s and correlation Id may be different in your case. When you have users synced from local Active Directory to Azure Active Directory and you have a local exchange server or you have decommissioned the exchange server, you may see that there are issues with few attributes which can cause this issue. I) Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/powershell/exchange/exchange-online/connect-to-exchange-online-powershell/connect-to-exchange-online-powershell?view=exchange-ps II) Next step is to find all effected users. This …

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How to Recover Password of Cisco Switch 2960 (Step-by-Step Guide)

What if you have forgot the administrator password of the Cisco 2960 Switch and you try real hard to remember it and type the passwords but none of them work. This post will come to the rescue when you will have to recover the password without losing the running configuration. Lets Start! 1) Connect your console cable to the switch and open the terminal emulator software e.g. Putty on the machine (as shown below). Please make sure the correct COM Port is mentioned in the Serial Line box below. You can check the COM Port of your laptop / desktop (where you have connected the Serial Cable) through Device Manager. Keep the speed and other settings to default and click Open. 2) Once you click on …

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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server Decommissioning Checklist

There are various reasons for decommissioning a Citrix XenApp 6.5 server e.g. you have upgraded the Citrix Environment to 7.X or the product is end of life or it could be to save the cost of running and maintenance of the old servers. But before you do, make sure all the Application and Server Dependencies are taken in to account and migrated to the new servers. Here is a list of steps which you can use to decommission a Citrix XenApp Server. Its a very basic and generic checklist which should be applicable to most of the Citrix XenApp 6.5 Environments. Uninstall the Applications from Citrix XenApp Server e.g Sage, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat or any …

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How to Download the Certificate from NetScaler in PFX Format

Once the certificate has been uploaded on the NetScaler in .crt and .key. Its very easy to download it back in the PFX format from the NetScaler. Please follow the below steps and download the certificate along with Private Key. Once Exported, you can save the Password Protected PFX in a secure location.