Tag Archive: Windows PowerShell

Nov 06

How to: Force Password Synchronization between an onPremise Active Directory and Microsoft Online Services / Windows Azure AD

How to: Force Password Synchronization between an onPremise Active Directory and Microsoft Online Services / Windows Azure AD One of the big issues I have come across while deploying a hybrid infrastructure using Microsoft Online Services is that the Directory Sync tool DirSync.exe has not been able to update my users’ passwords on the cloud. …

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Oct 23

How to: Force Active Directory Synchronization for Office 365 / Windows Intune / Windows Azure

How to: Force Active Directory Synchronization for Office 365 / Windows Intune / Windows Azure Every now and then you´ll come across the need to force directory synchronization as this usually takes place very few hours (I believe 3). So what is the issue here? Well, you could had done a massive update on your …

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Oct 21

How to: Delete Microsoft Online Windows Azure “phantom” users

How to: Delete Microsoft Online Windows Azure “phantom” users I really have no better way to describe this issue than “phantom users”.   Background: I deployed an Exchange 2013 organization and tried to use the Microsoft Online services. I did Active Sync, assigned licenses and tried to move over my users’ Mailboxes. Unfortunately back then …

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Oct 21

How to: Manage Windows Azure AD using Windows PowerShell

How to: Manage Windows Azure AD using Windows PowerShell Obtained from: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/jj151815.aspx Published: March 22, 2013 Updated: July 25, 2013 Applies To: Office 365, Windows Azure, Windows Intune Note When linking to this page, use http://aka.ms/aadposh To comment on this content or ask questions about the information presented here, please use our Feedback guidance. This topic …

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Oct 21

How to: Connect to a Remote Office 365 Tenant PowerShell Session

How to: Connect to a Remote Office 365 Tenant PowerShell Session Probably at some point of using the new Microsoft´s Office 365 offering you´ll need to run some PowerShell commands against your Tenant sesison. Below I have gather a few commands to reference when working on a remote Office 365 Tenant PowerShell Session: Connection: $cred …

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Oct 20

How to: troubleshoot deleted user accounts in Office 365

How to: troubleshoot deleted user accounts in Office 365 Obtained from: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2619308 How to troubleshoot deleted user accounts in Office 365 Article ID: 2619308 – View products that this article applies to. Not sure what release of Office 365 you’re using? Go to the following Microsoft website: Am I using Office 365 after the service upgrade? Expand …

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Oct 20

How to: Restore a Deleted Active Directory Object

How to: Restore a Deleted Active Directory Object Obtained from: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379509(v=ws.10).aspx Step 1: Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin 33 out of 52 rated this helpful – Rate this topic Updated: February 28, 2011 Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 This step provides instructions for the following tasks: Raising the forest functional level Enabling Active Directory Recycle Bin Raising the …

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Oct 20

How to: Re-enable Remote Desktop with PowerShell after you’ve blocked it with your own firewall rule

How to: Re-enable Remote Desktop with PowerShell after you’ve blocked it with your own firewall rule Obtained from: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/CSIReenablingRemoteDesktopWithPowerShellAfterYouveBlockedItWithYourOwnFirewallRule.aspx   The Big Problem: I set up an Azure virtual machine running Windows Server 2012. I accidentally disabled the Remote Desktop Windows firewall rule (while I was remotely connected). The connection dropped as you would expect. I …

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Mar 10

How to: Manage the Certificate Store on your local machine using the command prompt or PowerShell

How to: Manage the Certificate Store on your local machine using the command prompt or PowerShell It seems that as of late I am playing a lot with certificates in order to authenticate traffic across the network. Some of the most useful shell commands I have found are listed below, hopefully they’ll help you manage your …

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Mar 10

How to: Remotely manage a Hyper-V Server / Enable Firewall exceptions

How to: Remotely manage a Hyper-V Server / Enable Firewall exceptions Unfortunately one of the things you will find out when you install a Hyper-V Server 2012 is that it is completely locked down. You are provided with a very neat utility that allows you to easily perform common tasks like enabling remote management, configuring your …

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