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February 2012

Using remote PowerShell to manage Office 365 identities

With remote PowerShell you can connect to Office 365 to perform management tasks that are not available or practical in the web management interface. For example, you can use Remote PowerShell to automate repetitive tasks, extract data for custom reports, customize policies, and connect Exchange Online to existing infrastructure and processes. This is especially usefully […]

Make yourself Owner of All Distribution Groups

There are a number of reasons why you may want to make your self an owner of all distribution groups in Office 365. One is that you are an IT Administrator of the organisation in question and wish to moderate the distribution groups in the Exchange Online GUI/PowerShell without running in to permission problems. First […]

Assign a Room Mailbox Permissions

If we want to check the detail information of the room mailbox schedule or change the permission level of the Calendar permission.  We should do the following steps:  Add a user as a full permission to the room mailbox via PowerShell: Assign Permission Add-MailboxPermission -Identity “room.mailbox@domain.com” -User “username@domain.com” -AccessRights Fullaccess -InheritanceType All Open room mailbox […]

Close Powershell Sessions!

If you have ever received the error message below or a similar one then you are not closing your PowerShell sessions properly (or at all!). [serverName] Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : The WS-Management service cannot process the request. This user is allowed a maximum number of 3 concurrent shells, […]

Grant & Revoke Access to Mailboxes

There may be times where you may need to grant an IT administrator or other employees access to another user’s mailbox. Below I will demonstrate how to: Grant an Admin access to a single mailbox Grant an Admin access to all mailboxes Revoke the above permissions (recommended cause of action after the Administrator has finished […]

Remove Password Expiration

Many customers ask me the question how they can remove password expiration on their Office 365 environment. With the PowerShell command below this can be achieved: First make sure you have the remote signed execution policy set to true. You can do this by running PowerShell in admin mode and running: Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned Next, run the […]

Mohammed Wasay

Dallas based Design Technologist & Hybrid Developer