Provisioning a New Office 365 User and Mailbox from Exchange Hybrid via PowerShell

Working with many Office365 clients, I receive queries on how to go about provisioning users and mailboxes for an Exchange hybrid deployment. To begin with, let’s assume a couple things. We have a Windows 2012 R2 member server with Azure AD Connect (AAD Connect) version 1.1.105.00 (or newer) and the Azure AD Module for PowerShell installed; … Read more

Reset Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS 120 Day Grace Period

The RD Licensing grace period has expired and the service has not registered with a license server with installed licenses. A RD Licensing server is required for continuous operation. A Remote Desktop Session Host server can operate without a license server for 120 days after initial start up. The official solution is to Activate the … Read more

No remote Desktop License Server available on RD Session Host server 2012 R2

A fully functional and activated 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Session Host server displayed the following message: This was a simple setup on one server with the: connection broker, Session Host and Licensing server with 2012 R2 CAL’s installed. Even though the licensing seems to be configured correctly, in server manager: and PowerShell: Licensing diagnostics: everywhere … Read more

Get a list of shared mailboxes that are accidentally licensed

We know that in a hybrid scenario or during migration all shared mailboxes are migrated as a user account and then converted in a shared mailbox. Sometimes admin forget to remove the license for the shared box after conversion and there is no GUI alternative to see if the shared mailbox is licensed. Shared mailbox … Read more