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Office365 Outlook: Send as right does not work

After adding Send As rights in the Office365 Exchange portal, do not expect that Outlook will work with these permissions automatically.
It needs time to propagate changes and download fresh copy of Offline Address Book.
You can try to speed up the process by:
1.Deleting old entry of address from the FROM field in Outlook (delete auto-complete hint)
2.Getting fresh copy of OAB (Outlook, Send/Receive, Send/Receive groups, Import address book)
3.Wait...and try again if it does not work. Remember it could take 24-72 hours to propagate changes in OAB

Exchange 2013/2016: Cannot set AD-RMS rule - no RMS template

If you are trying to set your AD-RMS integration with Exchange, after followin all of the required steps to install and turn on AD-RMS, you probably will need to create transport rule in order to automatically secure e-mails.
If everyting is OK, then you should see default template "Do not forward" and others already configured with AD RMS.
But when I've tried to set the rule, the rule list was empty:
I've checked RMS templates and configuration with powershell:



As you see there is no template in this configuration and local SQL server is not accessible.
You should check if internal SQL database or SQL server (depends on your config) is accessible.
In my test environment, MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID service was down. After starting it, RMS templates shown up.


And now, I was able to create RMS rule in the transport rules with RMS template.

Office365: I can't see MDM management in my subscription yet. Trial E3 subscription most affected.

I was able to switch on management of Office365 MDM functionality in my production environment - mobile option was in place, but in the trial subscription, where I wanted to check the things out before deploying in production - option was not visible.

How to turn on Office365 MDM in my subscription?
In Office365 administration panel there is an option regarding updates.
Because Microsoft now rolls out this feature is not deployed everywhere.
If you want to see this option on your side, you need to change update settings from "Standard Release" to "First Release"






Cannot start HP Event Notifier service

When this service works, then it's OK, it rather not hangs itself.
But sometimes, after servers patching and restarts it can just not want to start.
If you have monitoring solutions configured with use of HP Event Notifier then it can be important to track actual problem quickly.
From my experience problems with this service can be connected with two things:

wrong installation folder - which is not consistent with service settings andSMTP connection failure.
So, check first, if when starting from cmd you will see some error information which could narrow the problem, and second : check connectivity with SMTP server from the server that cannot start CIMNotify service.
Maybe SMTP service on another server not responds or network guys block you SMTP port?


AD Powershell: Count AD Users with OU structure

Hi,

In order to count users in specified OU's it is needed to create an empty matrix and add value any time that user account appears in the search loop.
I must admit that part of this script is borrowed from some other admin, but don't remember the link now.

In $filepath choose output file path, in Line 4 ($ou=) change searchbase filter to your root OU.
THANKS to David (see comments below-changes bold in the text), the script is little modified, to work better.

Import-Module ActiveDirectory
$filepath="c:\temp\CompanyUsers.csv"
$outmatrix = @()
$ou=Get-ADOrganizationalUnit -searchbase "OU=RootOU, DC=Domain, DC=Com" -filter * -searchscope 1
foreach ($o in $ou)
{$count=@(Get-ADUser -searchbase $o -filter * |Where-Object {$_.enabled -eq "true"}).count

#Construct an object
        $matrix = "" | Select "ou", "count"
        $matrix.ou = $o
        $matrix.count = $count
        $outmatrix += $matrix
$matrix = $null
    }
$outmatrix |export…

Outlook2013: Cannot see online archive

Dear Administrator, my archive online is not visible in the Outlook - said CEO...
Did you hear that maybe?
I have simple answer for you - DON'T buy OEM versions of Office products.
Why?
Archive Online feature needs volume license to work in most cases?
Don't believe me?
Check this out:
https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/License-requirements-for-Personal-Archive-and-retention-policies-72a5ab80-2765-4004-9c23-0d35acfe45e0

Office365: Sending mails from application or device

Sending mails from application or device in Microsoft Office365
When moving from on-premises to the cloud environment we are focused mainly on users' mailboxes. Although is actually the most important thing, it's not the only one. We have to remember about re-configuring application and devices which are part of our company's mail traffic. In this article I will look closer on methods that can be used to accomplish this task. Applications and devices use SMTP to send mail. Depending on the environment in which they operate, we have to deal with the uniform environment- with one or more mail servers that have been transferred to Office365 - or hybrid, in which server on the local network running in parallel with Exchange Online. When dealing with a hybrid environment, Microsoft recommends that you use local servers for mail transfer from applications and devices. This is due in part to the limitations imposed by Office365 service, which you also need to keep in mind when impleme…