Force a sync from Azure AD Connect to Office 365

AAD sync runs every 30 minutes, we are several situations where you cant wait 30 minutes for a change to sync across, you still want to force a sync. To do so, on the server which has AAD Connect installed and type the following to import the AAD Connect PowerShell module: Import-Module ADSync You check the … Continue reading Force a sync from Azure AD Connect to Office 365

Export Calendar permissions for specific OU

The below has been tested on exchange 2010 to export calendar permissions for mailboxes in a specific OU. # Get the mailboxes $Mailboxes = get-mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "OU=Users,DC=Contoso,DC=local" -Filter {RecipientTypeDetails -eq "usermailbox"} -ResultSize Unlimited # An array for the output $Output = @() # Loop through the mailboxes ForEach ($Mailbox in $Mailboxes) { # Get the … Continue reading Export Calendar permissions for specific OU

Get-MailboxStatistics to export Mailbox size in Exchange Powershell

Use the below to export mailbox statistics from exchange PowerShell. There are different commands which help you filter and manipulate the exported data. The exported information is always useful during Office 365 migration to assess mailbox sizes and item counts, last login time and required bandwidth. Export Mailbox size and statistics of all users get-mailbox  … Continue reading Get-MailboxStatistics to export Mailbox size in Exchange Powershell

How to Adjust the link expiration time in Office 365 Message Encryption for encypted emails

With the new Office 365 Message Encryption feature helps enable non-Office 365 recipients of protected emails to read and respond with ease, regardless of the device, app, service, or identity they use to receive their email. Yayy!! that is great no longer need to download software etc but now another challenge, when recipient see this message … Continue reading How to Adjust the link expiration time in Office 365 Message Encryption for encypted emails

Exchange 2013 Emails stuck in Drafts

No outgoing Emails in Exchange 2013 fresh install , sent emails get stuck in Drafts folder in OWA, Scenario: The problematic environment was a fresh install of exchange 2013, no migration and new mailboxes were created, but when emails were sent they got stuck in the drafts folder, OWA or outlook both failed sending emails. … Continue reading Exchange 2013 Emails stuck in Drafts

Remote Desktop Disconnected, unable to connect Windows 2003 Server via RDP

I ran into this problem after doing a successful recovery of server which failed miserably. Was able to ping and RDP was enabled and listening on the right port number etc, but kept getting the error when trying to RDP into the 2003 server. "The client could not connect to the remote computer. Remote connections … Continue reading Remote Desktop Disconnected, unable to connect Windows 2003 Server via RDP

nsebin.def files filling up C:\Windows\Temp folder; norman scan engine update issue in Microsoft Forefront

Recently bumped into problem where an exchange 2010 server was running low in disk space on the C drive.  After checking all aspects like exchange database location, log files, shadow copies and page file, in the end it was the C:\Windows\temp folder, there were a bunch of tmp files with the name nsebin.def files similar … Continue reading nsebin.def files filling up C:\Windows\Temp folder; norman scan engine update issue in Microsoft Forefront