Office 365: hybrid-mode, ADFS, Single Sign On, DirSync

How to exclude Office 365 Global Admin from password expiration policies

Issue: the password expiration of the Office 365 global administrator account will cause Azure AD Connect and DirSync to stop synchronizing on-prem AD to Office 365 Azure AD. Prevention: One solution is to exclude your Office 365 global admin account from password policies and set it's password to never expire.  Note: Always have a very strong password on your Office 365 global admin account. launch an instance of Office 365 PowerShell connected to your tenant Run the following command: Set-MsolUser Read more [...]

How to disable Office 365’s Outlook Junk Email Filter

Issue: After deploying Office 365 you find that your end users are complaining about specific emails going into the Junk folder in Outlook. Background/Applicability: You are continuing to use a third party spam filter solution and this solution sits in front of Office 365.  Prior to Office 365 Junk Email in Outlook was not enabled.  You do not desire to use Office 365 Spam Filtering given your existing Spam Solution. Solution: Read more [...]

Manually running an Azure AD Connect Sync (Delta’s)

Do the following on a the Azure AD Connect Server to Sync Delta Changes Check status of any outstanding sync's processes to see if any are currently running: Get-ADSyncConnectorRunStatus Note: if you get an error that the command is not available, import the module w the following command: Import the AD Sync Module: Import-Module ADSync Kickoff a manual directory sync: Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta Additional helpful commands View current sync schedule: Get-ADSyncScheduler Resources: Initial Read more [...]

The target mailbox doesn‎’t have an SMTP proxy matching ‎*‎

Issue: migration of mailbox from on premise exchange to exchange online fails with the following error: Error: MigrationPermanentException: The target mailbox doesn‎'t have an SMTP proxy matching ‎'‎'. --> The target mailbox doesn‎'t have an SMTP proxy matching ‎‎'.   Diagnosis: review the email addresses of the account you're trying to move to see if its stamped with a * Read more [...]

move mailboxes from on-premise Exchange to Office 365 Exchange Online in Hybrid Configuration

Move on-premises Exchange Mailboxes mailboxes to Exchange Online (Office 365) Open the Exchange Admin Center, and then navigate to Office 365 > Recipients > Migration. Click Add , and then select Migrate to Exchange Online. On the Select a migration type page, select Remote move migration and then click Next. On the Select the users page, click Add   and select the on-premises users to move to Office 365 and click Add and then click OK. Click Next. Read more [...]