Tip of The Day: SkyDrive SPF record

  In a nutshell, if you run hybrid deployment and your MX records are still poining to on premise exchange, you need to update your SPF record to include mail.sharepointonline.com hmm, why do we need that? Let’s take a flash back. We are running exchange 2013 on premise environment hybrid with Office 365. We moved…

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Global Groups & Exchange What a challenge to convert

  Everything starts with the kiosks of managing exchange recipients from active directory on exchange 2000/2003 When you mail enable a group, The Active Directory console never bother if this group is in a universal or a global scope. For multi domains implementations where exchange installed in a child domain and users reside in other…

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How to setup your most used templates in PowerShell_ISE

The success story for visual studio is the fact that you have tones of templates that saves your time and let you focus in the main idea and the ultimate goal for your code. Powershell_ISE provide this capability for most generic scripting techniques that you usually use. Click Start Snippets and select the script code…

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Tip Of The Day: Reset password Role Assignment is missing

  Today I was trying to help one of my customers to grant the local support team the permission to reset the password for end users. The main idea was to add a new role “reset password” to the help desk team. But we keep hitting the exception ”You don’t have access to create, change,…

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Tip of The Day: System Attendant Mailbox and Exchange 2013

  I thought that system attendant is part of the past till today when I had a call with one customer. He was trying to move a mailbox between two exchange 2013 servers and the move request fails immediately with error "Cannot open mailbox /o=Test Lab/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=MY2013Server/cn=Microsoft System Attendant" If you look at…

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How to force MFCMAPI to ignore the missing of the public folder database

  Over years Microsoft announced that public folders won’t be more supported and will be deprecated, yet public folders are still around and still supported MFCMAPI is also coded to connect by default to a public folder store, but what if some IT administrators didn’t create a public folder databases during the exchange 2010 setup?…

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Clear OWA and Outlook 2010/2013 Auto-Complete Cache

  The Auto-Complete List is a feature which displays suggestions for names and email addresses as you start to type them in the To, Cc, and Bcc boxes. These suggestions are possible matches from a list of names and email addresses from the email messages that you have sent. The list also save the legacy…

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Large Tenant and PowerShell I/O timeout

  So did you ever run a large office365 Tenant with million of mailboxes and you wanted to run a report about devices stat for example and it keep failing? Did you ever face a timeout error when you run a long report “The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit…

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