SOLVED: VIDEO: Easy PowerShell to List The Email Addresses in a Dynamic Distribution List From Office365

This is the “How Can I See the User/Member/Email addresses in a Dynamic Distribution Group” segment from our larger explanation of what Dynamic Distribution Lists are in Office 365 Hosted Exchange, How to Create and Manage an Office 365 Dynamic Distribution List, and How To Display The Users in Dynamic Distribution Group Easy PowerShell How to Show The Email Addresses in a Dynamic Distribution List Open a POWER SHELL as an administrator then enter these…

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: How To Disable GET ADD-INS Button in Outlook

If you want to retain control over what your staff can install you will need to disable the GET ADD-INS button in Outlook.  Unfortunately there is no  ready made GPO toggle GET ADD-INS off. To give you a false sense of security, there is a setting in the Office 365 Exchange Management Console to disable “User owned Apps and Services” with options for “Let people in your organization go to the Office Store” and “Let…

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 Much Space Your Email Taking in Office365?

If you have an Office365 account, you likely know that you have 50GB worth of storage space.  However, it is not obvious how much of that 50GB limit you are currently using.  Questions like: ‘How large is all of my email’, ‘How much space do I have left in my Office365 email?’ and ‘What is my mailbox usage on Office365?’ need answers. There are four ready ways to determine the size of the mailbox in Office365:…

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…

SOLVED: How to Apply an ActiveSync Policy to a Specific OU Organizational Unit

If you are using Exchange Management Shell (PowerShell) and need to change the ActiveSync Policy for people in a specific OU using a wildcard (i.e. you want to effect the ActiveSync policy for all users in the ABCDEFG OU you can use a script like this: Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | where {$_.OrganizationalUnit -like “ABCD*” }  | Set-CASMailbox -activesyncmailboxpolicy(Get-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy “<YOUR A.S. POLICY NAME HERE>”).Identity Enjoy.

SOLVED: How to Apply an ActiveSync Policy To A Group

If you need to apply a particular ActiveSync policy to only a particular Distribution Group you can run (and modify) the following script. # Put members of the Dist Group into a dynamic array $allMembers = Get-DistributionGroupMember -Identity ‘<DISTRIBUTION GROUP NAME HERE>‘ # Loop through each person in the allMembers array foreach ($member in $allMembers) { # Set ActiveSync for each member of the array $member | Set-CASMailbox -ActiveSyncEnabled $true # Set ActiveSync Policy for each member of…

SOLVED: Can Exchange Online Be Used As a High Availabilty Fail Over to Your On Premise Exchange Server

In a word, no.  I have spent several days trying to find a clear answer the to this question in white papers, blogs and even MS Partner Support. I think Microsoft will offer this service in the not so distant future because it just makes sense to.  Using the Office 365 Feedback link (below) I posted the following question (which I may never receive a response to).  If you want to use Exchange Online as a fail over…

SOLVED: How to View the Headers in an Email Using Outlook 2007 2010 or 2013

If you want to know who REALLY sent you an email and not what Outlook is reporting who sent you an email, you just need to check what Outlook actually received in its header.  The header contains all kinds of useful tech bits and is often modified by systems that touch and retransmit the message (such as an external anti-spam service from your internet provider). To see a message header in Outlook 2007 2010 or 2013:…