Author Archives: Michel van Vliet

Senior Engineer @Wortell

Unwanted change of the public IP address of your Windows Azure Cloud Service

I recently had some cases where I lost the public IP address which was assigned to a cloud service within Windows Azure. This was not really a desired scenario because these IP addresses were already used and registered in DNS. The use of a CNAME to *.cloudapp.net was not an option because the use of […]

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Assign License to Users with Group Membership

This script can be used to assign users a license who are member of a specific Office365-Security Group. The password in this script is encrypted! Please note that this script only works for users who do not have a license assigned yet. There are a couple of variables used in this script. Please adjust them […]

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Create External Contacts with CSV and PowerShell

To create External Contacts in Office 365/Exchange Online I’ve created a script which uses a CSV file for input. The file must be saved as “Unicode, Semicolon separated” (;) and must contain the following fields: Name Description ExternalEmailAddress Email Address for the contact (this filed cannot contain spaces!) Name Full / Display Name FirstName First […]

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Create Distribution Group(s) with CSV and PowerShell

To create Distribution Groups in Office 365/Exchange Online I’ve created a script which uses a CSV file for input. The file must be saved as “Unicode, Semicolon separated” (;) and must contain the following fields: Name Description Name Name of the Shared Mailbox (this field cannot contain spaces!) Display Name Full / Display Name Email […]

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Issue: Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machines can only be backed up using saved state

I recently came across an issue in an environment where we used DPM 2012 SP1 to backup Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machines running on Server 2008R2 Hyper-V cluster. The only option available in DPM for the VM’s was “Backup Using Saved State”. Of course this is not the preferred method for backing up a VM […]

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Convert Shared Mailbox(es) to Regular in Office 365 / Exchange Online

To convert Shared Mailbox(es) to Regular Mailbox(es) in Office 365/Exchange Online I’ve created a script with which we can either can use a CSV file for input or fill in the boxes when the script asks for input. Use a CSV when converting several mailboxes at one time. Use the manual form for 1 mailbox. […]

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Create Shared Mailboxes with CSV and PowerShell

For the purpose of creating Shared Mailboxes in Office 365/Exchange Online I created a PowerShell script which uses a CSV file for input. The file must be saved as “Unicode, Semicolon separated” (;) and must contain the following fields: Name Description Name Name of the Shared Mailbox (this field cannot contain spaces!) Display Name Full […]

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Office 365 / Exchange Online PowerShell Scripts – part 1

At my first real confrontation with Office 365 and Exchange Online (about 7 months ago) I was really surprised by the fact that there are so little complete PowerShell scripts out there. So with the help of my basic PowerShell knowledge (at that time) and my favorite search engine (no names here J) I build […]

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