Tag Archives: Powershell

Office 365 – Creating Custom SKUs

If you are working with Office 365, one of the things you may need to do is provision an account with a subset of the Office 365 plans. For example, I have an E3 plan but I don’t want Skype for business or Exchange email, just Office 365 Pro Plus. (Why you would buy E3 when there is a ProPlus SKU, I don’t know but I’ve had to do this twice this month).

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Provisioning Users in Office 365 Who are Not Provisioned

One of things when setting up Office 365 is to provision new accounts with licenses. There is a quick and easy way in Office 365 to get a list of these users and then provision these users. Login to your Office 365 account via PowerShell
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Using PowerShell to Set Properties on a List of Groups

In a previous post on Using PowerShell to Get a List of Groups from Active Directory, I showed you how to get a list of groups and export it to a CSV file. Now that we’ve done that, I’ll show you how to use that data to feed another set of commands where you can edit the groups. If you work with Address Book Segregation or new Address Lists in Office 365, you’ll need to do this at some point so that the data populates.

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Windows Modern Apps not Running Properly

Ever work on windows 8 or 8.1 and find the modern apps won’t start?

Yesterday I tried opening my modern apps and all I’d get is a black screen then bomb back to the start screen.

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Saving an Office 365 PowerShell Export with the Current Date in Filename

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Updating Hardware Devices Running Lync Phone Edition

I’ve had a Polycom CX600 sitting on my desk for a few months now. It’s been acting up in that it was unable to connect to the Lync server. I figured it needed an update but wasn’t sure how to update these devices.

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Generating a CSV file from Office 365

Powershell LogoSometimes you need to run a command against multiple users. Maybe like me, you have 40,000 to run against. Entering each user name manually sucks, using the GUI would be unusable.

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Scripting Office 365 Tasks with PowerShell – Auto Logon

I’ve been spending most of my summer in what I like to affectionately call “Email Hell”. We moved 80,000 student mailboxes from Live@Edu to Office 365. We implemented Active Directory Synchronization and implemented a non-standard ADFS deployment to provide better service to BYOD laptops then you would get with a standard ADFS deployment. I’ll post about this on its own post. It’s a deep solution will probably be two posts.

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Powershell Commands to Build a new AD Forest

Powershell LogoLooking to script your AD on Windows Server 2012? Here is the code you will need to create new forest on a new server. This could be useful for setting up some self service scripts for people setting up their own environment. Also, keep this handy when you want to deploy Windows Server 2012 but want to deploy Core instead of GUI.

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SQL Server DBA Event: Windows PowerShell Night

16th September, 2010 – Microsoft Canada Ottawa Office

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