Exchange Ideas - Daniel Kenyon-Smith

I’m a Messaging consultant working for Microsoft Consultancy Services in the UK. Find out about all the latest technology, news, tips and tricks in the world of messaging and much more!

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  • Blog Post: Installing Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) v2.0

    Here are the steps i followed when installing ADFS 2.0 Steps Action Start the ADFS installation Launch AdfsSetup.exe On the Welcome to the ADFS 2.0 Setup Wizard page, click Next   Accept the End-User License Agreement and click Next Select the required role, in this case I’m using ‘Federated Server...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 and Autodiscover

    **This blog is based on Exchange 2010 SP1 and not using the Hybrid configuration wizard e.g. SP2** I’ve had a few customers in the last few weeks ask me how autodiscover works for Office 365 so thought i’d write a post to try and help! (please see my other post for the namespaces required...
  • Blog Post: Adding and Verifying a Federated Domain

    Steps Action Launch Microsoft Online Services Identity Federation Management tool At the PowerShell command prompt type Type $cred = Get-Credential In the pop up window specify the username used for online account management (your Office 365 administrator credentials) Connect ADFS 2.0 and Office 365...
  • Blog Post: Enable a hosted (Personal) Archive for Office 365

    Steps Action Configure the ‘Office 365 Tenant’ Organization Relationship Get-OrganizationRelationship "Office 365 Tenant" | fl Run - Set-OrganizationRelationship "Office 365 Tenant" -ArchiveAccessEnabled $true Start a remote PowerShell session Run $LiveCred = Get-Credential $Session...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 - Non-Federated Identity, Password never expires

    The Microsoft Online Services Module allows you manage your tenant directly and in some cases change settings you can’t change in GUI (note this can only be achieved if you’re managing accounts that have been created in the tenant e.g. not created using Dirsync/ADFS).  To access Remote PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Enable Mailbox Moves–Office 365

    Steps Actions Enable move mailboxes for the organization relationship Run Set-OrganizationRelationship -id "Office 365 Tenant" -MailboxMoveEnabled $True   Note: The MailboxMoveEnabled parameter specifies that the organization relationship is used to provide the credentials for moving mailboxes...
  • Blog Post: Enable Mailtips - Office 365

    Steps Action Enable on-premise Mailtips Set-OrganizationRelationship -id "Office 365 Tenant" -MailTipsAccessEnabled $True -MailTipsAccessLevel all Enable Office 365 Mailtips Set-OrganizationRelationship -id "On-Prem" -MailTipsAccessEnabled $True -MailTipsAccessLevel all   Written...
  • Blog Post: Configuring ADFS v2.0 for Office 365

    1              Here are the steps i followed for configuring ADFS for Office 365 (see my previous post for installing ADFS) Steps Action Click, Start, Admin Tools, ADFS 2.0 Management Click ‘ADFS 2.0 Federation server Configuration Wizard’ Click...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Directory Synchronization

    Dirsync is required to support Single Sign On (SSO) and creates Mail Enabled Users (MEU) in the cloud tenant. Installing Dirsync allows you have a unified Global Address List (GAL) between on-premise and cloud (Office 365).  It also allows you to on-board/off-board users to and from Office 365 ...
  • Blog Post: Adding and Exchange forest to the EMC

    Steps Actions Add the online tenant to the on-premise EMC In the on-premises EMC right click ‘Microsoft Exchange’ and select add forest   In the drop down list specify ‘Exchange Online’ as the external exchange forest and specify your Office 365 administrator credentials if prompted Verify Exchange...
  • Blog Post: AD FS Publishing and Policy Rules

    I’ve been working with a customer who wanted to lock down access to O365 so users can access all the services from anywhere apart from browser based access, which can only be accessed from their corporate managed devices. Here’s a quick rundown of what we did… We used the basic...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Migration Issues

    Please find a list of migration issues and resolutions that I captured during my last customers migration:- Flood mitigation on Threat Management Gateway (TMG) - http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/exchange/office-365-move-mailbox-fails-with-transient-exception.aspx Issue...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Retention Policies - Office 365

    Steps Action The first step is understand the different types of retention policies you can apply and plan appropriately See http://help.outlook.com/en-us/beta/gg271153.aspx for more details on retention policies. First create Retention Tags Create retention tags under the online tenant (for mailboxes...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Calendar Sharing - Office 365

    Steps Action Enable free/busy calendar sharing on-premise Run the following command Set-SharingPolicy ‘Default Sharing Policy’ –domains ‘*: CalendarSharingFreeBusySImple’, ‘Company.com:CalendarSharingFreeBusyReviewer, ContactsSharing’, ‘Company.onmicrosoft.com:CalendarSharingFreeBusyReviewer, ContactsSharing...
  • Blog Post: Performing a Multi Mailbox Search

    Steps Action Login to the portal Sign into https://portal.microsoftonline.com as the tenant administrator Add the user to the Discovery Management Role Select ‘Manage’ Under Exchange Online Select ‘Roles and Auditing’ and select the ‘Discovery management Role’ and details to add a user to the Discovery...