How to Diable POP/IMAP protocol for all users “By Default” in Office 365?

Our security requires us to do a lot of crazy stuff. But one genuine ask is to disable some protocols for users to connect to the mailbox. One important requirement most of the organizations want is to disable IMAP and POP protocol access to Mailbox.  In Office 365 POP and IMAP are enabled by default…


Testing AADConnect – Series

Hello All, Thanks all for your support. In this series, we talked about the Installing, Configuring, and Verifying AADConnect to sync on-premise Identity with Azure AD. Testing AADConnect  Part 1 – Where can I start?   Testing AADConnect  Part 2 – Creating machines   Testing AADConnect  Part 3 – Users? Yes we need…


Testing AADConnect Part 5 – Verifying

Till now, in the last posts, we saw how one can install and configure AAD Connect. In this post, we will see how to verify the install and check and verify whether AAD Connect is syncing our users to Azure AD just fine. Firstly, we had installed our AAD Connect in Staging mode we need…


Testing AADConnect Part 4 – Installing and configuring

In the previous post, we saw how to bulk create users. So till now we have performed the below Install Hyper-V in our lab machine Created a Virtual Machine Made it a Domain controller Created a bulk of users via script Now we downloaded the AAD Connect software . Always search and download the latest version….


Testing AADConnect Part 3 – Users? Yes we need them

In previous posts we created Virtual machine and installed AD DS on it now we are ready to Sync. But what would you sync? We need AD objects to Sync. Ok let’s creat100 users manually well we don’t have time for that, do we? I will help you easily create any number of users. Create…


Testing AADConnect Part 2 – Creating machines

In Part 1 we installed Hyper Role on our base(host) machine. In this post, we will see how to create a Virtual machine and  create a Domain Controller Prerequisites : Download Windows 2008 hard disk from the internet or download the ISO. I have downloaded the virtual hard disk itself Open Hyper-V > Select your…


Testing AADConnect Part 1 – Where can I start?

OK to set the tone for this series, I have got a request asking how to test/lab AAD Connect and ADFS Where to start? What to do?  So I am writing this post for anyone who wants to set up their own Lab to test and install AAD Connect, probably later we can visit ADFS. Things…


Installing Exchange 2016 – Part 2

This is the 2nd part of the “Installing Exchange 2016”. In the last post, we saw “Requirements and Prerequisites” for installing Exchange 2016. In this post we will be will look into the installation process. We can either do a CMD line or a GUI based install. Here I will be showing how to do a GUI…


Installing Exchange 2016 – Part 1

In this post, we will talk regarding Installing Exchange 2016. This is 2 part post, in part one, we will talk regarding “Requirements and Prerequisites”. Exchange 2016 system requirements Component Requirement Domain controllers All domain controllers in the forest need to be running one of the following: Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter Windows Server 2012…


Getting Started with StaffHub

By now you would have ready about StaffHub and understood what StaffHub is and what it is not. In this post, we will see the experience of getting started and using StaffHub. Microsoft StaffHub is enabled today for Office 365 customers with a K1, E1, E3 or E5 plan. Navigate to or to…