How To Upgrade Azure AD Connect Software
Sep04

How To Upgrade Azure AD Connect Software

  Upgrading to the latest version of Azure AD Connect is a fairly painless process and solves a recent issue with high CPU usage. Here’s how you do it. First download the latest version of Azure AD Connect onto the server which currently runs it from here       Although the upgrade process keeps your current settings I always find it useful to view the current configuration to better undstand whats being used...

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Azure AD Connect Microsoft Online Reporting MonitoringAgent Startup High CPU

A recent update to Windows Server has caused Azure AD Connect to hog CPU time on some servers. To fix this download the latest version of Azure AD Connect and upgrade your installation. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=47594 The upgrade requires no reboots or down time the only issue is that the sync process will be stopped until the upgrade is complete. Upgrading the software typically takes 10-20 minutes...

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View Office 365 Encrypted Email on iPhone Using Builtin Mail Client
Sep02

View Office 365 Encrypted Email on iPhone Using Builtin Mail Client

Using an iPhone and trying to open an Office 365 encrypted email? Should be easy right? Click on the email.   Click read the message     If you received the email to a Gmail account then you can sign in with your Google account. However if you dont then you have to use a One-Time pass-code     Open the new email sent to you containing the one time passcode   Go back to the encrypted email and oh no the...

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Active Directory Object Contains Other Objects. Are you sure you want to delete object and all of the objects it contains?
Aug09

Active Directory Object Contains Other Objects. Are you sure you want to delete object and all of the objects it contains?

So you try and delete a user in Active directory and get a message asking if you are sure you want to delete it and all of the objects it contains. You stop and think, what objects does it contain? This is normally caused by old Exchange 2010 attributes attached to the user account. To see what the sub objects are click on ‘View’ then ‘Users, Contacts, Groups and Computers as containers.’ from within Active...

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Azure Intune Compliance policy Not evaluated Error 65001 (Not applicable)
Jul10

Azure Intune Compliance policy Not evaluated Error 65001 (Not applicable)

Recently I’ve been trying to move fully over to InTune for device management and compliance but ran into an issue getting devices to show as compliant in the portal. Some devices report in fine but others show compliance policies as ‘Not evaluated’ or they show the Default Device Compliance Policy in an error state showing the error state 65001 (Not applicable). I opened a case with Microsoft support who have...

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How to Set Out of Office for a Shared Mailbox in Office365
Jun10

How to Set Out of Office for a Shared Mailbox in Office365

Can you setup an auto responder or out of office message on Shared mailboxes? Yes you can! First log into the admin portal https://admin.microsoft.com/AdminPortal You have probably noticed that under the users menu it lists shared mailboxes but you cant set any email features so where do we configure an out of office? Navigate to Groups then Shared mailboxes, select the account you wish to edit. Now you get access to the auto...

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How to Disable Pin Requirements When Joining Windows 10 PC to Azure AD and Using Office365 Business Premium
Jun05

How to Disable Pin Requirements When Joining Windows 10 PC to Azure AD and Using Office365 Business Premium

  Office365 Business Premium is great subscription for smaller businesses but if you want to join your Windows 10 PC’s to Azure AD it has one big disadvantage over the Enterprise subscriptions, mainly access to InTune. Because of this if you join a Windows 10 PC to Azure AD all users will be required to setup a Pin before being able to log in. If your users hot desk they will have to do it on every PC they login to! Your...

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How to Apply for Non Profit and Charity Pricing in Office365
Jun03

How to Apply for Non Profit and Charity Pricing in Office365

If you are a non profit or are a charity with a valid charity number then your in luck because you could be eligible for highly discounted Office 365 licenses. Take a typical business premium license, they normally cost £9.40 per month but for a non profit they are only £2.30 per month! Here is my quick run through of how to apply, showing you the information required and what to expect. This guide is for setting up a brand new tenant...

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Outlook 2016 Keeps Prompting for Password

Following the May Windows and Office updates we’ve seen a massive number of issues with clients losing internet connectivity and Outlook messing about. The most recent issues is where Outlook keeps prompting for a Password and it appears to happen after the user changes it and if the tenant is enabled for Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) Any clients which have exhibited this behaviour the only fix has been to implement the...

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No Network Card After Windows Update KB4088875 and KB4103718

Another round of updates and more issues to resolve, the work of us IT administrators is never done! If you have a PC (Likely windows 7) which has suddenly dropped its network card after applying KB4088875 or KB4103718 then dont worry so has everyone else 😉 We’ve heard some horror stories of 60 servers going offline with this one but the fix so far has been: Reinstall the network card drivers along with any missing chipset...

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