Office 365 – Non-Federated Identity, Password never expires

The Microsoft Online Services Module allows you manage your tenant directly and in some cases change settings you can’t change in GUI (note this can only be achieved if you’re managing accounts that have been created in the tenant e.g. not created using Dirsync/ADFS).  To access Remote PowerShell to the Service Portal you will need…


Adding and Exchange forest to the EMC

Steps Actions Add the online tenant to the on-premise EMC In the on-premises EMC right click ‘Microsoft Exchange’ and select add forest   In the drop down list specify ‘Exchange Online’ as the external exchange forest and specify your Office 365 administrator credentials if prompted Verify Exchange Online is added to the you on-premise EMC…


Enabling and Managing Federation

Steps Action Configure a remote domain to be used with Office 365 Launch on-premises Exchange Management console (EMC), navigate to Hub Transport and select new remote domain in the actions pane Create a new Accepted domain Create a new Accepted domain that is authoritative for the namespace Create a new federated trust with the Microsoft…


Office 365 Directory Synchronization

Dirsync is required to support Single Sign On (SSO) and creates Mail Enabled Users (MEU) in the cloud tenant. Installing Dirsync allows you have a unified Global Address List (GAL) between on-premise and cloud (Office 365).  It also allows you to on-board/off-board users to and from Office 365 (this requires a 2 way sync). Note:…


Adding and Verifying a Federated Domain

Steps Action Launch Microsoft Online Services Identity Federation Management tool At the PowerShell command prompt type Type $cred = Get-Credential In the pop up window specify the username used for online account management (your Office 365 administrator credentials) Connect ADFS 2.0 and Office 365 Type Set-MSOLContextCredential -MSOLAdminCredentials $cred Add a federated Domain   Note: This…


Configuring ADFS v2.0 for Office 365

1             Here are the steps i followed for configuring ADFS for Office 365 (see my previous post for installing ADFS) Steps Action Click, Start, Admin Tools, ADFS 2.0 Management Click ‘ADFS 2.0 Federation server Configuration Wizard’ Click ‘Create a new Federation Service’ unless you want to join you server to an existing federation server farm…


Installing Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) v2.0

Here are the steps i followed when installing ADFS 2.0 Steps Action Start the ADFS installation Launch AdfsSetup.exe On the Welcome to the ADFS 2.0 Setup Wizard page, click Next   Accept the End-User License Agreement and click Next Select the required role, in this case I’m using ‘Federated Server’   Click Next on the…


Office 365 Namespace Requirements

Please find a list of typical namespaces that are required when setting up and installing Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 and rich coexistence/hybrid with Office 365   Namespace Value Description On premise SMTP Namespace On-premise SMTP namespace Online Tenant Namespace Name of the namespace given by Microsoft when the tenant is created…


Exchange 2010 SP1 /Hosting

This is the process i followed to installed Exchange 2010 SP1 in hosting mode 1. Run the following command: setup /prepareschema /hosting 2. Run setup /prepareAD /organizationName:EXCHANGE /hosting 3. To install individual server roles run:-   a. Run setup /mode:install /roles:HT /hosting /InstallWindowsComponent b. Run setup /mode:install /roles:CA /hosting /InstallWindowsComponents c. Run setup /mode:install /roles:MB…


ServerManager Depreciated?

  ServerManagerCmd is deprecated in R2 (we are trying to move away from that model although it still works) See  (The new command is now Add-WindowsFeature) Written by Daniel Kenyon-Smith