Switching from Federated to Cloud Auth (AD FS to Dirsync/AADSync + Password Hash Sync or Password Hash Sync Failover)

A few years ago, we released “DirSync with Password Hash Synchronization,” and it was kind of an all-or-nothing choice.  You could either have a synchronized account database with synchronized password hashes (so users would authenticate in the cloud), or a federated environment.  In federated Office 365 environments, Office 365 points to an on-premise Active Directory…

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Storing PowerShell Credentials in the local user registry

From time to time, it may be necessary to save credentials for automating some portion of a script or function. Here is a method to save and retrieve those credentials as a secure string from the current user’s registry hive as opposed to saving them in plain text or as a secure string in a…

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Configure Coexistence Mail Routing without a Secondary Routing Domain

Recently, I had to work with a customer whose existing mail host was (surprise) not excited to configure a secondary domain for us to help migrate out of the hosted environment. To give a little background, when we configure a traditional hybrid environment (I love using those terms together), we are configuring two disparate environments to…

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Manually configure Outlook for Office 365

In case you ever need to configure Outlook for an Office 365 tenant that *does not* have AutoDiscover records published, here is how to do it. 1.      Log into PowerShell for tenant and run the following command: Get-Recipient | Select-Object Identity,Mail,ExchangeGuid | Export-Csv .\recipientlist.csv 2.       Open the CSV in Excel, locate the ExchangeGuid  attribute column, and then locate…

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