Tuesday, April 19, 2016

One Drive for Business next gen client


Finally OneDrive really is OneDrive, The next gen client uses the same engine for OneDrive personal and OneDrive for business. I have always found the OneDrive personal client better than the OneDrive for business client.

The next gen client uses the same engine and it just works, no more sync issues. To ensure you are using the correct client browse to https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/download/ and click on the download link and update your client.

After your client is updated you should have version 17.3.6381.0405 as per the image below



After the client has been updated, Sync your personal OneDrive and select only the folders required. Then right click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray and select : settings. You can now add a business account as per the image below and select only folders required for syncing.



If you have Office installed the next thing is to disable OneDrive for Business client startup which is part of the Office suite as per image below.


So now finally , OneDrive simply works and a lot of the old limitations like the 20,000 item sync limit have been removed.





Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Folder Filtering and mapping with Dell MFNE

 
 
This is an update to my original posting which is featured on Dell KB18650
 
During work on a another global Domino to Exchange migration , I have added some more filters which may become useful for these type of migrations.
 
CUSTOM FOLDER MAPPINGS
 
~INBOX=Inbox
~SENT=Sent Items
~CALENDAR=Calendar
~CONTACTS=Contacts
~TASKS=Tasks
~TRASH=Deleted Items
~DRAFTS=Drafts
~OUTBOX=Outbox
~JOURNAL=Journal
JUNKMAIL=Junk E-mail
JUNKMAIL_2013=Junk Email
Chat History=Conversation History
RSS Subscriptions=RSS Feeds
 
FOLDER FILTERS
 
filter0=($Alarms)
filter1=(Group Calendars)
filter2=(Rules)
filter3=($Design)
filter4=Alarms
filter5=(CalSummary)
filter6=(~MAPISP(Internal))
filter7=(IPMCOMMONVIEWS)
filter8=(IPMVIEWS)
filter9=(Search Root)
filter10=($MAPIInbox)
filter11=($MAPIInfo)
filter12=($MAPIIPM Subtree)
filter13=($MAPIOutbox)
filter14=($MAPISent)
filter15=($MAPITrash)
filter16=(Discussion Threads)
filter17=($ToDo)
filter18=($FolderInfo)
filter19=($POP3)
filter20=(To do's\By Category)
filter21=(To do's\By Status)
filter22=(Mail Threads)
filter23=($FolderAllInfo)
filter24=($Inbox-Categorized1)
filter25=(MAPIUseContacts)
filter26=(APIUseContacts)
filter27=($MAPIUseContacts)
filter28=$MAPIUseContacts
filter29=JUNKMAIL
filter30=(JUNKMAIL)
filter31=($JUNKMAIL)
filter32=$JUNKMAIL
filter33=EML
filter34=(EML)
filter35=($EML)
filter36=$EML
filter37=(Manage Folders)
filter38=Manage Folders
filter39=$Manage Folders
filter40=($Manage Folders)
filter37=(Custom Expiration\By Date)
filter38=Custom Expiration\By Date
filter39=$Custom Expiration\By Date
filter40=($Custom Expiration\By Date)
filter41=FolderHiddenPublic
filter42=(FolderHiddenPublic)
filter43=(namecolumn)
filter44=(attachment icon)
filter45=$(FolderHiddenPublic)
filter46=($FolderHiddenPublic)
Filter47=(~CustomExpiration)
Filter48=(&CustomExpiration)
Filter49=(CustomExpiration)
Filter50=CustomExpiration
Filter51=$CustomExpiration
Filter52=($CustomExpiration)
Filter53=(~EML)
Filter54=(&EML)
Filter55=(EML)
Filter56=EML
Filter57=$EML
Filter58=($EML)
Filter59=(~FolderHiddenPublic)
Filter60=(&FolderHiddenPublic)
Filter61=(FolderHiddenPublic)
Filter62=FolderHiddenPublic
Filter63=$FolderHiddenPublic
Filter64=($FolderHiddenPublic)
Filter65=(~MAPIUseContacts)
Filter66=(&MAPIUseContacts)
Filter67=(MAPIUseContacts)
Filter68=MAPIUseContacts
Filter69=$MAPIUseContacts
Filter70=($MAPIUseContacts)
Filter71=(~NameColumn)
Filter72=(&NameColumn)
Filter73=(NameColumn)
Filter74=NameColumn
Filter75=$NameColumn
Filter76=($NameColumn)
Filter77=(~Stationery)
Filter78=(&Stationery)
Filter79=(Stationery)
Filter80=Stationery
Filter81=$Stationery
Filter82=($Stationery)
Filter83=(~Drafts)
Filter84=(&Drafts)
Filter85=(Drafts)
Filter86=Drafts
Filter87=$Drafts
Filter88=($Drafts)
Filter89=(~Manage Folders)
Filter90=(&Manage Folders)
Filter91=(Manage Folders)
Filter92=(Manage Folders)
Filter93=$(Manage Folders)
Filter94=($Manage Folders)
Filter95=(~Sent)
Filter96=(&Sent)
Filter97=(Sent)
Filter98=Sent
Filter99=$(Sent)
Filter100=(~SametimeInfo)
Filter101=(&SametimeInfo)
Filter102=(SametimeInfo)
Filter103=SametimeInfo
Filter104=$SametimeInfo
Filter105=($SametimeInfo)
Filter106=(~Attachment Icon)
Filter107=(&Attachment Icon)
Filter108=(Attachment Icon)
Filter109=Attachment Icon
Filter110=$Attachment Icon
Filter111=($Attachment Icon)
Filter106=(~Custom Expiration\Manage Folders)
Filter107=(&Custom Expiration\Manage Folders)
Filter108=(Custom Expiration\Manage Folders)
Filter109=Custom Expiration\Manage Folders
Filter110=$Custom Expiration\Manage Folders
Filter111=($Custom Expiration\Manage Folders)
Filter112=(~By Date)
Filter113=(&By Date)
Filter114=(By Date)
Filter115=By Date
Filter116=$By Date
Filter117=($By Date)
Filter118=((~Custom Expiration\Manage Folders))
Filter119=((&Custom Expiration\Manage Folders))
Filter120=((Custom Expiration\Manage Folders))
Filter121=(Custom Expiration\Manage Folders)
Filter122=($Custom Expiration\Manage Folders)
Filter123=(($Custom Expiration\Manage Folders))
Filter124=((~Custom Expiration\By Date))
Filter125=((&Custom Expiration\By Date))
Filter126=((Custom Expiration\By Date))
Filter127=(Custom Expiration\By Date)
Filter128=($Custom Expiration\By Date)
Filter129=(($Custom Expiration\By Date))
Filter130=(~Company Column)
Filter131=(&Company Column)
Filter132=(Company Column)
Filter133=Company Column
Filter134=$Company Column
Filter135=($Company Column)
Filter136=(~E-mail Column)
Filter137=(&E-mail Column)
Filter138=(E-mail Column)
Filter139=E-mail Column
Filter140=$E-mail Column
Filter141=($E-mail Column)
Filter142=(Custom Expiration\Manage Folders)
Filter143=(To do's\Incomplete)
Filter144=FolderRefInfo
Filter145=(Custom Expiration\Expired Documents)
Filter146=(Recently Archived)
Filter147=MAPIIPMCOMMONVIEWS
Filter148=MAPIIPMVIEWS
Filter149=MAPINet Folder Inbox
Filter150=MAPISearch Root
Filter151=PrivateIcon
Filter152=(By Person)
Filter153=Phone Column
Filter154=Address column
Filter155=EML
Filter156=MAPIUseContacts


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Synchronize an Exchange Online Mailbox with a different Active Directory Forest.


I recently worked on a project whereby I was migrating a Global Company that owned a number of business and they wanted to break down the barriers between the different brands and all collaborate under a new brand in Office365.

I synchronized a number of forests from around the world into the organization's Office365 tenant using the new Azure Active Directory synchronization tool. 

One of the businesses shared their Exchange Server (Business A)  with another business (Business B) and to migrate their mailboxes I implemented an Exchange Hybrid and migrated the mailboxes into Exchange Online. 

Business A Active Directory was authoritative for Business B mailboxes. So how do we disjoin them from Business A and synchronize them with Business B , so that Business B can perform identity management on their own Active Directory Forest.

So the following steps explain how to do this. This can of course be scripted if there were hundreds or thousands of users.


  1. Run this command on Business B Active Directory Forest to obtain all user's immutable ID
    ldifde -f con -r userprincipalname=sean@contoso.com -l objectguid
  2. Then on in the AAD tool stop synchronizing the users' from Business B
  3. This will then delete the users accounts, got to the Office365 recycle bin and restore the user's account. This will also convert the user's account to a cloud identity.
  4. The run this command in  the 'Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell' to convert the cloud user's immutable id so that it matches the object guids obtained in step 1

    set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName sean@contoso.com -ImmutableID I3/MGNcBbUWWVs+jXPTH4g==
  5. Finally their are some attributes that we need to match from Business A Active Directory Forest with each user's account in Business B Active Directory

    msExchAddressBookFlags
    msExchMailboxGuid
    msExchMasterAccountSid
    msExchRemoteRecipientType
  6. No we are ready to sync the OU with the AAD tool from Business B and Business B Active Directory will be the authoritative Active Forest for these mailboxes. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dell Migrator for Notes to Exchange - Admin Pool



As of from yesterday 30.01.15 , The admin pool feature stopped working.

To resolve this issue , assign a license to all the admin pool accounts.

Also I noticed that I could configure /adjust the Office 365 PowerShell Throttling in the MFNE console. So to Resolve this perform the following steps.


1.) Open the MNE Migration Manager.
2.) Click the Menu button in the upper right and select Global Default Settings.
3.) In the text file that opens, save the copy of current Global Default Setting, and locate the [PowerShell] heading.
4.) Remove the [PowerShell] heading and all values directly beneath it.
5.) Save and Close the file.
6.) Exit the MNE Migration Manager.
7.) Open the MNE Migration Manager and try configuring the Office 365 PowerShell Throttling settings again. You can also refer to the following KB article:


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Script to add legacyexchangedn as x500 alias into AD user object for Exchange Online

If a scenario existed whereby there was a non exchange hybrid like lotus notes or group wise messaging platform and some users were using Office365 and co-existence was achieved by uploading all of the onpremise users' as external contacts. Office365 users recipients have messages forwarded to from the source messaging platform. 

As you begin to convert the onpremise users' to federated or managed users. You need to capture that user's legacyexchangedn and ingest it into the users' AD users' proxyaddresses attribute as an x500 alias to prevent potential NDRs from existing Office365 users.

So run this Exchange Online command

get-mailcontact - resultsize unlimited | select-object legacyexchangedn,primarysmtpaddress | export-csv "csv file path" delete the first line 1 from the output of the csv

Then download this SCRIPT and edit the following lines


  • edit line 11 and enter your domain name
  • edit line 25 and enter your domain name
Then hold down shift and right click on the csv and select copy as path and paste the path into the window as per the image below and press the green play button.

This script will then search the root of the domain based on the domain name and mailnickname and add an x500 alias into the users' proxyaddresses attribute which will then be synced to Office365 via dirsync

So before the OU containing the AD user objects that needs to be synced you will need to run this command as there will be conflicts in dirsync.

import-csv "C:\Users\admin\Desktop\contacts to be deleted\contacts.csv" | Foreach-Object{Get-Mailcontact $_.primarysmtpaddress | remove-mailcontact -Confirm:$false}

Credit : Eduardo Martin


Quest Powershell Script to change UPN for Office365


I normally use AD Modify to modify users' UPNs. But it is only really practical when you are changing the UPN's per OU. 

Lets say you were migrating from a different messaging platform , like Lotus Notes or GroupWise. But AD had the mailnickname attribute populated and the correct UPN added into your AD. To run the script you need to do the following


  • Create a csv mail.csv and place it in the root C:\mail.csv. The heading of the csv will be 'mail' and then all the mailnicknames like sean@contoso.com
  • On line 29 add in the distinguished name of the domain/forest scope
  • Create a folder C:\logs to analyse any errors
  • Watch out for ' which are acceptable characters in a smtp email address but unacceptable as a UPN in Office365.
  • The script can be downloaded HERE.
The author of the script is a colleague of mine Adam Smith

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Outlook Security Warning when clicking on Lotus Notes Doc Links

After performing a migration from Lotus Notes to Exchange Online , Some users may see the following security pop ups when trying to click on doc links.




To resolve this issue the following items need to be added to a client machine’s registry.

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\xx.0\Common\Security\Trusted Protocols\All Applications
Note In this subkey, replace "xx.0" with 15.0 for Outlook 2013
3. Click the All Applications subkey.
4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
5. Type the name of the protocol that you want to exclude. For example, to disable the display of a security warning for the "Notes:" protocol, type Notes:.

Note Make sure that you include the colon (:) character.

Then use Group Policy Preferences to push it out to machines.