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Add Alternate Email Address or Recovery Email Address for Office365 Administrator

In Office365, depending on the admin role of an account you may want to add an alternate email address for password recovery. This is a basically a self-service password reset for Administrators of Office365. Quick way to do this is with PowerShell:

If this setting is unset for an administrator, Office365 gives you a […]

Office365: List Your Business Can’t Live Without

When you have a lot of conference rooms, equipment or special rooms mailboxes it is hard to list or find available free rooms during a particular time slot. Luckily, Office365 and Outlook 2013/2016 have a special feature called ‘Room Lists’, which enable you to find and schedule  a room quickly based on availability and offer […]

Cleaning up Office365 Groups Mess

Office 365 Groups are a shared workspace for email, conversations, files, and events where group members can collectively get stuff done. It compliments the introduction of Microsoft Teams. The main thing to keep in mind is that this feature is still evolving. Why is it important to control Office 365 Group creation? This feature is […]

Set password never to expire for users in a particular domain (Bulk mode)

Let me start by saying that I don’t recommend doing this at all. Password Never Expires is bad security practice, but there are situations that might require it. I had a similar request on how this could be done. Setting it for multiple users:

Setting it for a single user:

 

Get PasswordAge for users in a particular domain

In Office365 if you have more than one domain in a subscription, there are times where you may want to get the password age for users of that domain. In my case to check which users are covered and meeting policy and get the users addressed.

The output will be similar to:

How to force update GlobalAddressList in Office 365?

This post explains how to manually force and update the global address list in Office 365. Updating the global address list requires to have the Address List Management role. By default, nobody has this role. 1. Assign the AddressList Management role Login with your administrator account to the Office 365 portal. Go to Exchange Admin […]

Convert resource mailbox to a user mailbox

Based on my audit for a client I found that a user mailbox was at sometime converted to a resource mailbox. There is no convert button/ link to switch it back. I still don’t know how, or why this would have happened. Anyways, for someone who may come across this weird issue, here is the […]

Extending the Booking days for Conference Room Calendar (Resource)

By default Office365 limits Resource booking days to just 180 days. The maximum days it can be booked for 1080 days. I like to make resource booking days 1 year from the day of making the reservation/ appointment. Now instead of visiting each calendar and making the change, powershell can help us out.

Happy […]

Bulk add or replace DNS entries in a zone

There are occasions where we need to do bulk DNS record management such as create and update a large series of records for IP network changes or BCP testing. The environment I am working with is a Microsoft DNS zone. It can be a standard Primary, or an Active Directory Integrated zone. Either type will […]

Disable Office group creation

Every Exchange user has an OWA mailbox policy that governs what they can and can’t do with their mailbox. Updating this mailbox policy removes the ability for users to create Groups. Because OWA policies are per user, you can limit the ability to create Groups for some users and not others. At this time, the […]

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Mohammed Wasay

Dallas based Design Technologist & Hybrid Developer