How to decommission Exchange Server 2010 after Office 365 Migration

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

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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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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

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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