December 17, 2017

New info on how to recover deleted Office 365 users

Microsoft releases a new document on “How to troubleshoot deleted user accounts in Office 365”.  This is great information as the recovery process has been pretty painful for DirSync’ed user accounts.  For more info see the following ->

Manage Office 365 Exchange with Exchange Management Console

You can use the Exchange Manatment Console to manage your Office 365 Exchange environment.  I found 2 great articles to help you set this up for your environment. First you will need to install the Exchange Management Console.  To do this you will need the Exchange installation DVD.  You will need meet the Exchange install […]

How to disable DirSync for your tenant

This should not be done unless you want to completely disable dirsync.  When you perform this operation it will begin a process in office 365 to disable dirsync, which by default tells you it will take up to 72 hours.  Once this process starts you need to wait till it completes before you can enable […]

Process to recover a deleted email account

I recently had an issue where someone on our admin team accidentally deleted a licensed office 365 user.  It was not caught before dirsync ran and unfortunately the users Office 365 presence was removed (sharepoint,mailbox,lync).  Luckily we are not using sharepoint heavily yet, so the only major loss was the users mailbox. Once the admin […]

Make dirsync service account non-expiring

By default the Office 365 user account password will expire every 90 days.  This is only for accounts you create in the office 365 portal.  To begin performing dirsync of your environment you will need an account in the Office 365 environment which has “Global Administrator” rights. To be honest I think granting this id […]

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