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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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.

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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 … 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