Quick Tip: Fix “Ping request could not find host” when NSLookup still works

Recently I have run across this issue in a couple of different virtual environments and have only found the fix today! I saw some strange behaviour where my virtual server was unable to ping another server in my virtual environment with the error: “Ping request could not find host server.domain.com”, but when I run an … More Quick Tip: Fix “Ping request could not find host” when NSLookup still works

AAD Sync Error: Deletion Threshold Reached

Ran in to a problem today with a customer running AAD Connect when trying to Export to the Azure Active Directory, the status of the Connector Operations showed “stopped-server-down” (See Below). At the same time, I was called by the technical contact at the customer who said he had received a strange email from MSOnlineServicesTeam … More AAD Sync Error: Deletion Threshold Reached

Opening Documents with a File Explorer window using PowerShell

Do you find yourself working in PowerShell or running scripts and needing to open/import a document (normally CSVs) a lot, and realising you have a long string of a file path to type in to get to the file? Wouldn’t it be useful if you could bring up the File Explorer window to get to … More Opening Documents with a File Explorer window using PowerShell

Quick Tip – Querying Licensed Users in Office 365

Hi all, we have been asked the question quite a lot recently about how to retrieve a list of users after a migration who have a mailbox but no license, something that needs to be remediated before the 30 Day grace period expires. This can be achieved with a single line of PowerShell once connected … More Quick Tip – Querying Licensed Users in Office 365

Quick Tip – Find List of Users Created in Last Week – Exchange Online

Just a quick post today, had a requirement to get a list of users created in the last day and the last week for a customer in Exchange Online. This can be done via simple one liner as follows: get-mailbox -Filter {whencreated -gt “6/30/2015”} NOTE: Even if you look at an individual’s mailbox and it … More Quick Tip – Find List of Users Created in Last Week – Exchange Online