Office 365 Pilot Group Mail Flow Issues

When initially deploying and configuring Office 365, one of the initial questions is to select the on-premises objects which will be replicated to Azure Active Directory.  It is strongly recommended that all of the required directory and user hygiene is fully completed prior to the installation of Azure AD Connect.  It is easier and simpler…

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How to Enable IdpInitiatedSignon Page In AD FS 2016

One of the deployment validation and testing tools which was also present in earlier AD FS releases is the /IdpInitiatedSignon.htm page.  This page is available by default in the AD FS 2012 R2 and earlier versions.  Though it should be noted this page is disabled by default in AD FS 2016. From the system you…

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PSRemoting for Office 365 AD FS Configuration

When configuring AD FS for Office 365, one of the final steps is to link Azure AD with the on-premises AD FS deployment.  This should occur only after AD FS and WAP servers have been fully deployed, verified and tested. When linking the AD FS infrastructure with Office 365, we must use the Azure AD…

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How To Install AD FS 2016 For Office 365 – Part 3

Here we are in part three already!  Previously we completed the below two phases in the AD FS deployment. How To Install AD FS 2016 For Office 365 How To Install AD FS 2016 For Office 365 – Part 2 This post assumes that the domain was previously added as a standard domain, also called…

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How To Install AD FS 2016 For Office 365 – Part 2

This is the second in a series of three posts which will walk you through installing, configuring and connecting AD FS 2016 to Office 365.  In part one we installed the AD FS server on our corporate network, and tested that it was working. In this second post we need to make the AD FS…

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Office 365 Workshop Links – May 2017

This is a link throw-down for the items discussed during a recent Office 365 workshop that I delivered to customers in beautiful Montreal last week. I’m posting the links here since they will be available to all of the attendees, and thought that others may also find them useful/interesting. PowerShell Tips And Tricks Start with…

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How To Install AD FS 2016 For Office 365

This is a step by step guide to installing and configuring Windows Server 2016 Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) for use with Office 365.  If you still wish to deploy the previous version of AD FS (Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS), then please start with this post.  For those with a keen eye,…

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Unable To Access OWA or Office 365 Portal On Servers

Being unable to open OWA or the Office 365 portal is a common issue in test labs.  In these environments there may be a desire to use the browser installed on a lab server to quickly access the Office 365 portal or to test email by using OWA. This is typically met with the below…

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End of DirSync and AAD Sync Support

Today marks the end of support for the legacy synchronisation tools which are used to connect on-premises Active Directory to Office 365 and Azure AD.  Specifically Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) and Azure AD Sync are the tools which are transitioning out of support at this time.  Note also that version 1.0  of Azure…

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How To Enable AAD Connect Sync Cycle

When installing Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect), it is sometimes required that the initial synchronisation is not initiated until additional configuration has been performed.  This may mean that rules have to be edited, or that certain filtering options are to be applied. AAD Connect will inform you that synchronisation will not occur until you…

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