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 was released in 1999, TLS 1.1 was released in 2006, TLS 1.2 was released in 2008 and TLS 1.3 was released in 2018. Most of the companies and Internet Browsers are now moving to TLS 1.2 which is having better security algorithms than TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. TLS is more secure than SSL. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple and …

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Outlook 2016 – Disable Recent People and Other Suggestions Autocomplete view

When we type an email address in Outlook to send an email, Autocomplete feature provides a list of Recent People and Suggestions in the drop down list.The latest update provides up to 5 suggestions. If you want to delete an email ID from other suggestions list then there is no X sign next to it and you will not be able to remove the entry, If you like the Old Autocomplete format which display’s full list then you can use below registry entry on client PC. Once you set the above registry key it will show the autocomplete entries like below:

Windows 10 Startup Error: Windows cannot access \\server\foldername Error code: 0x80070035 The Network path was not found.

Issue Description: When a client PC is restarted and after the user sign-in to the computer, Error message “Windows cannot Access \\<server>\<foldername>” pop-up shows on the desktop screen and user is unable to see any desktop icons and Task bar Pinned items. This issue generally occur when you have re-directed Desktop and Documents folder to a file server using Folder Redirection GPO and is usually fixed (temporarily) by performing multiple restarts of the PC. Error 1: Windows cannot access \\server\<re-directed folder> (In my case it was Desktop folder which was re-directed it to a file server (as you can see in below screenshot): Error 2: You will find Event ID …

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How to configure Office 365 SMTP Relay for Multi Functional Devices (Printers, Scanners etc.)

When you move all mailboxes to the office365 (“cloud”), the next thing in your task is to migrate the SMTP Relay Service. 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, in that case you can utilize Office365 as a SMTP Relay server to relay the emails. There are three methods which you can use to configure / utilize Office 365 SMTP Relay Service. Any of the given methods can be used to configure the SMTP Relay. However, each one is having a different set …

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How to Recover enable password / enable secret of Cisco Router

Cisco Router Password Recovery: In case if you forgot the password of Cisco Router, its very easy to recover it. I recently got into an issue where i could not remember the enable password or enable secret set on the Cisco Router. I had to go into the Recovery Mode and through password recovery procedure was able to recover it successfully. The Procedure i am showing you is from Cisco Router 4331 ISR but it should work on other Cisco Routers as well. Please note that the Router will be out of business during this process as it needs to be rebooted. Therefore, Please plan it accordingly. I used Putty throughout the recovery procedure, …

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How to disable a particular service or license for example Teams from office 365 assigned license plan using Powershell

When you assign office 365 license to a user, office 365 services are available to the users like Teams or SharePoint etc. You can enable or disable a specific license for an office 365 account or all office 365 accounts using powershell. Steps: 1) Open Powershell and connect to MSOnline Powershell Module using command connect-msolservice. If you do not have MSOnline Module Installed, you can download it by clicking on MSOnline Offline Installer. Follow the instructions to install the Package Install Powershell Module Manually or use command Install-Module MSOnline to install the module. Please install or import this module on windows powershell as msol commands are not supported on Powershell core. 2) Find the AccountSKUID using below command. …

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Powershell – Set Calendar Permissions on Office365 for list of users given in CSV File

Sharing a script to Set/Apply the Calendar permissions on list of users as mentioned in the CSV File. Please see the format of the CSV file. I created and utilized the script when i migrated Exchange 2010 users to Office 365. Exported the Calendar Permissions of all the users from Exchange 2010 and then saved it in a csv file (as you can see in below screenshot) and Applied the permissions using this script. Please see the screenshots and use the help information in the script to know more details. The Script will try to establish connection with Office365 first. Please provide appropriate username and password to provide relevant permissions to execute this …

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Powershell – Applying Licenses to list of users on Office 365

Summary: Whether the users are provisioned via Azure AD Connect Sync or directly on office 365 cloud (In-Cloud Users). We need to allocate and assign the licenses to the users to get certain features and functionality enabled for them. e.g. For working with Exchange Online, Once you have sync’ed the user to office365, you can assign appropriate license (e.g. Office 365 E3 or office 365 Business Premium etc.) depending upon the plan you purchased from Microsoft to get their mailbox created in Exchange Online. You can assign the licenses via GUI or using Powershell as shown below: ✨GUI Method Assign a license using GUI is simple: just Select the user on office …

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Powershell – Export the list of users and licenses assigned to them from Office 365

Summary: PowerShell Commands to determine the Office 365 Licenses that have been assigned to users. Connect to Exchange Online (EXO) Connect to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) List the SKUs (Stock keeping units) that the company Owns using Get-MsolAccountSku Export the Users with Licenses assigned to them to a CSV file References:  Product names and service plan identifiers for licensing https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/users-groups-roles/licensing-service-plan-reference

Convert Synced user to In Cloud Only User Account on Office365

When you have Users Synced from your On-Premise Active Directory to Azure Active Directory (AAD) using Azure AD Connect Application, the user account sync status on office 365 will show as Synced from on-premises with this symbol . There are few steps which needs to be followed for converting a user account to In Cloud. Move the user (which you want to convert it to In-Cloud) to an OU (excluded from sync to AAD) in On-Perm Active Directory. Please make sure the OU is unchecked for Sync in Azure AD connect. (Note: If you have selected the option “Sync all domains and OUs” in Azure AD Connect then you can …

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