SOLVED: VIDEO: How to Install Version 2 Exchange Online Commandlets

Verison 2 of Exchange Online Commandlets (aka EXOv2 Cmdlets) are new commands that much simplify the command line administration of hosted Exchange.  In our case, we need these new commands to more quickly manage our Office365 Exchange Online implementation.  The problem is that EXO v2 commands are not included in the latest version of Windows 10 20H2 or in PowerShell 7.  Fortunately there is an easy way to add them: Launch a PowerShell as an…

SOLVED: How to Remotely Wipe a Cell Phone from Exchange Online O365

If you need to wipe out a cell or tablet remotely using Exchange Online the process is quite simple: Login to the Exchange Management Console in Office 365 As an admin, login to portal.office.com as an administrator if you are a standard user you will need to contact your admin to perform this task Click the ADMIN link Expand the ADMIN CENTERS Click EXCHANGE link Alternately you could go directly to the Exchange Management Console:…

SOLVED: VIDEO: What are Dynamic Distribution Lists & How To Show Members Email Addresses in Office365 Hosted Exchange

If you have ever worked on Dynamic Distribution Lists (aka Dynamic Distribution Groups) in a hosted Exchange environment like Office 365, you will know that there is no method of listing the users emails in that distribution group, inside the Exchange web console.  In the video below we explain: What Dynamic Distribution Groups are How to create a Dynamic Distribution List How to list the emails in a Dynamic Distribution List How Office365 interacts with…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Export All Email Addresses and Alias to A File From Office365 Exchange Online

If you work with Exchange you know that there is no way to search for email alias using the console.  That can be very frustrating when you need to assign an alias to someone and Exchange Online tells you it is already in use.  (We have the instructions for How to Find The Owner Of an Email Alias in Exchange On-Prem HERE.) Fortunately it is not very hard to export all of your email aliases…

SOLVED: Exchange Management Console – Attempt to connect to http://server.domain.com/PowerShell using “Kerberos” authentication failed

If you are able th launch the Exchange Management Console (EMC) but see the following error when you attempt to expand a segment, we have the solution: “The following error occurred while attempting to connect to the specified Exchange server ‘http://server.domain; The Attempt to connect to http://server.domain/PowerShell using “Kerberos” authentication failed: Connecting to the remote server failed with the following error message: The WS-Managment Service cannot process the request OR The WinRM client cannot complete…

SOLVED: Email Sent From OnPrem Exchange Accounts Not Received By O365 Hosted Exchange Accounts

If your on-premise Exchange environment is in hybrid mode with Office 365 Hosted Exchange, you may find that email sent from mailboxes created onprem to mailboxes created in O365 Hosted Exchange is not received. The issue is that your on-prem Exchange is unaware of the cloud created mailboxes.  The solution is to create an Exchange Contact of type “Remote User Mailbox”.  Unfortunately this cannot be completed through the EMC GUI and you will have to…

SOLVED: Email Not Received But No Errors Returned When Sent To Distribution Group on Office365 Hosted Exchange in Hybrid Mode

If you send email to a distribution group that is running off an Office365 Hosted Exchange account that is running in Hybrid mode with your on-premise Exchange server, the email may never be received.  The email happily shows in SENT folder, has no errors or email bounces, and if you trace the email it shows as DELIVERED: This frustrating situation will occur if two conditions are met: The distribution group is DYNAMIC (i.e. based on…

SOLVED: Why Whitelisted Domains Still Get Email Blocked in Office 365 Exchange

If you are using Transport Rules to manage your email filtering you may run into a very odd situation of having mail sent from White-listed domains (or email addresses or content or…) still being blocked by other transport rules.  This can occur even if you have set the STOP PROCESSING MORE RULES checkbox.  Microsoft documentation states: Stop processing more rules This is an action for the rule, but it looks like a property in the…

SOLVED: How To Block Users From Installing Add-Ins In Outlook & OWA on Office 365 Hosted Exchange

If you are using Office 365 Hosted Exchange in your company, you will likely want to control what add-ins your users have access to.  Typically, an administrator will want to add an ADD-IN into  SERVICES & ADD-INS (causing the add-in to install nearly instantly in OWA and Outlook) but also ensure that standard users can not install any other add-ins by themselves. Unfortunately it is not as simple as you might think. The Way You…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Configure & Mount Crestron TSS-7 Room Booking Connect Directly to Office 365 Hosted Exchange Online

If you are looking for a room booking screen to sit in front of a Boardroom / Huddle Room / Focus Room … and you want to avoid middleware servers or monthly subscription expenses and complexity, you can use the Crestron TSS-7.  The TSS7 is easy to configure to display calendar information directly from Hosted Exchange (like Office 365), On-Premises Exchange or even GMail. If the video below, we unbox a brand new Crestron TSS-7,…

SOLVED: How To Perform A Message Trace In Office365 Exchange Online

There are two easy ways to trace an email in the Office 365 GUI.  One is in the Exchange Admin Center and the other is in Security and Compliance: Trace A Message Using The Exchange Admin Center: Log into https://portal.office.com Scroll to the bottom and expand ADMIN CENTERS Click on EXCHANGE Click on MAIL FLOW from the menu on the left Click MESSAGE TRACE from the top menu bar Enter in a users email address…

SOLVED: How To Apply One Certificate To Two Exchange Servers

If you have a UCC certificate with multiple server names in the SUBJECT ALTERNATIVE NAMES and you want to apply that certificate to more than one server, you cannot do it through the Exchange Management Console GUI.  If you try to IMPORT the certificate that was created from a Certificate Request made on a different server, using the Exchange Management Console, the certificate WILL import without error but it will not appear in the EMC…

SOLVED: How to Find The Owner Of an Email Alias in Exchange

UPDATE: Mar 26, 2020 for Exchange ONLINE instructions we have How To Export All Email Addresses and Alias to A File From Office365 Exchange Online HERE. If you have ever been asked who has a particular email alias on an Exchange server, you know you in for trouble because the answer is not readily apparent in the Exchange Management Console. The easiest way I know to find alias names in Exchange is to use the…

SOLVED: How to Determine if a Distribution List Is Being Used in Exchange

If you are like most companies, when staff leave you delete their email accounts but you likely don’t give much thought to the Distribution Lists that they used.  After a few years you can have quite a few unused Distribution Lists which does not do anyone good so you should remove them.  However, your likely afraid to just dump them based on your intuition that they are unused and so you need some numbers to…