Office 365

Import Contacts to Office 365 Global Address List

Office 365 doesn’t offer you a way to easily import a list of contacts into your company’s Global Address List (GAL). But it can be done quite easily with Powershell and a csv file of the contacts to import. First of all the csv file. There are some mandatory fields …

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Save Sent Items in Shared Mailbox

The default behavior for shared mailboxes is that the sent mail will go to the sent items folder of the senders mailbox. This means other users with shared access cannot see what has been sent from this mailbox. We can change this so the sent items are saved to the …

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Create a Dynamic Distribution Group of All Users in Office 365

Launch Powershell as an Administrator and connect to Office 365 Run

That’s it – Dynamic Distribution Group created. To check the membership of the group…… run


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Azure AD Connect passwords not syncing.

After an update to Azure AD Connect we found that  status of DirSync was syncing the directory but not the passwords. The password sync had become disabled. To re-enable we need to re-configure Azure AD Connect. Start Azure AD connect and press configure Select configure Enter credentials In the optional …

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Azure AD Connect – Scheduled syncing not working anymore

Azure AD Connect suddenly stopped working. Trying to force a sync using powershell also failed a threw up an error:

SchedulerSuspended. Set by Connect during an upgrade to temporarily block the scheduler from running.  SchedulerSuspended is an editable switch with Set-ADSyncScheduler. Run Set-ADSyncScheduler -SchedulerSuspended $false. Then you you should …


Office 365 shared computer activation

Shared computer activation lets you to deploy Office 365 ProPlus to a computer in your organization that is accessed by multiple users. In our case we have a RDS server that many users log onto as it has an old application still needed so also needs Office. Shared computer activation …


Office 365 for Shared computer activation

We have a server that many people remote into do some work. We can now install office 365 that can be used on this shared device and it is called Shared Computer Activation. Serveral users can log into the machine and run office at the same time. Shared computer activation …

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Allow external email delivery to an Office 365 AD synced Distribution group.

You have distribution groups setup in Active Directory that are synced with Office 365. In the O365 console, you cannot enable allow external senders as it is synced from AD. So you have to set this in AD. There are a few ways to do this: Active Directory In Active …

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Create Alias email address in Office 365 for directory synced users

On a DirSync’d Office 365 environment, email address changes are managed in (on-premise) Active Directory (sync is a one-way sync) and cannot be done through the Office 365 / exchange portal To add an Email alias’ to a users account the AD attribute ‘Proxy Address’ must be updated and synced. …

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Create a function to Connect to Office 365 and add to your powershell profile

Each time you want to run powershell commands to manage office 365 you need to load the relevant modules for each corresponding session (Office 365 admin center, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Skype for Business Online, and the Security & Compliance Center). Instead of running the relevant cmdlets each time create …