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Windows PowerShell to manage Office 365

This page has been moved to dedicated page for O365 users. Click here

March 19, 2012 Posted by | ADFS, Cloud Computing, DIR Sync, Microsoft, Office 365, Power Shell, Powershell cmdlets, Software | , | 2 Comments

How to Configure the SPN (servicePrincipalName) for the Service Account

When you deploy an AD FS 2.0 Federation Server farm you must specify a domain-based service account, and the AD FS 2.0 service account needs to have a SPN (servicePrincipalName) registered to allow Kerberosto function for the Federation Service…Reconfiguring the service names in an ADFS Server farm requires hard work.

An ADFS Server farm uses a service account. Whenever you update the URL, the SPN for that service account needs to be updated as well.

There’s a good article from Adam Conkle on TechNet..click here to read more

Thanks Adam and Ed

Enjoy!!

March 19, 2012 Posted by | ADFS, Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Software | | Leave a comment

Add UPN Suffixes to Active Directory users

UPN (User Principal Name) Suffixes: You can use Active Directory Domains and Trusts to add user principal name (UPN) suffixes for the existing user account. The default UPN suffix for a user account is the Domain Name System (DNS) domain name of the domain that contains the user account. You can add alternative UPN suffixes to simplify administration and user logon processes by providing a single UPN suffix for all users. The UPN suffix is used only within the Active Directory forest, and it is not required to be a valid DNS domain name.

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group or Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. For using the appropriate accounts and group memberships, Click here.

To add UPN suffixes

  1. To open Active Directory Domains and Trusts, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Domains and Trusts.
  2. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts, and then click Properties.
  3. On the UPN Suffixes tab, type an alternative UPN suffix for the forest, and then click Add.

The procedure forusing the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell. To open the Active Directory module, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell.

Sample AD PowerShell command to update UPNs in bulk

Get-ADUser-Filter * -properties homemdb | where {$_.homemdb -ne $null} | ForEach-Object ($_.SamAccountName) {$CompleteUPN = $_.SamAccountName + “@contoso.com”; Set-ADUser -Identity $_.DistinguishedName -UserPrincipalName $CompleteUPN}

The above script:
·        Gets all users with something in their homemdb attribute (i.e. mailbox users)
·        Creates a temporary variable called $completeUPN which is a combination of every user’s samaccountname plus @contoso.com
·        Sets each user to this new upn

Enjoy!!!

March 18, 2012 Posted by | Active Directory, ADFS, Cloud Computing, DIR Sync, Microsoft, Office 365, Power Shell, Software, Windows Server 2008 R2 | , , , , | 1 Comment

Remote Connectivity Analyzer now supports O365 – Tabbed!!!

Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity analyzer is now the Microsoft Remote  Connectivity Analyzer

The future direction for this tool is to incorporate more products as we have done with Office 365.

Thus dropping “Exchange” from the name made sense.

Tabbed user-interface to support multiple products and Office 365. Office 365 Single sign-on validation.  This test allows you to validate identity federated scenarios with Office 365.  Specifically, this new test targets the “Basic Authentication” federated scenario where a client sends credentials to Office 365 which in turn validates them against the on-premises ADFS server.

Below is the test result of a SSO from RCA.

Enjoy!!!

 

March 18, 2012 Posted by | Active Sync, ADFS, Cloud, Cloud Computing, DIR Sync, Exchange Online, Exchange server 2010, Microsoft, Office 365, Remote Connectivity Analyzer, Software | , | 1 Comment

Office 365 System Requirements – Client side

If you ever look at all the migration that we do, we have to completed the biggest challenge; clients has been getting the system requirements ready for Office 365.

 Click here to know more from my dedicated blog for O365 users.

Enjoy!!!

March 18, 2012 Posted by | Active Sync, ADFS, Cloud Computing, DIR Sync, Exchange Online, Exchange server 2010, FOPE, Licensing cloud services, Lync Online, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure, Office, Office 2010, Office 365, Office Professional Plus, Outlook, Sharepoint Online, Software | , | 5 Comments

Office 365 – Migration approach

This page has been move to a dedicated page..click here.

March 17, 2012 Posted by | ADFS, Cloud Computing, DIR Sync, Exchange server 2010, Forefront Endpoint protection 2010, Licensing cloud services, Microsoft, Office, Office 2010, Office 365, Outlook, Power Shell, Software | | Leave a comment

Office 365 – Cloud configuration – Step by step

In my previous post…ADFS…Active Directory Federation Service i was talking about the ADFS architecture and promise for the deployment or migration to O365 from Microsoft.

Here i’m dedicating a page for Office 365 live migration …Click here to divert to the page

Enjoy..!!!

March 13, 2012 Posted by | ADFS, Cloud Computing, DIR Sync, Exchange Online, Exchange server 2010, FOPE, Internet Information Services (IIS), Licensing cloud services, Lync Online, Microsoft, Office, Office 2010, Office 365, Office Professional Plus, Power Shell, Sharepoint Online, Software | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ADFS…Active Directory Federation Service

This page has been moved to a dedicated page for Office 365 users..click here

February 10, 2012 Posted by | ADFS, Cloud Computing, DIR Sync, Exchange Online, FOPE, Lync Online, Microsoft, Office 365, Office Professional Plus, Sharepoint Online, Software, Windows phone | , , , | 1 Comment

   

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