How to downgrade the Domain and Forest functional level

With older versions of Windows Server it was not possible to downgrade the domain and forest functional level once upgraded. However this has changed since Windows Server 2012R2, using PowerShell you can now downgrade the Domain and Forest functional level. To do so follow these steps: 1. Log on to the domain controller as domain …
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Get all DC’s, FSMO role holders and uptime

As an IT consultant I often visit new customers and it is always good practice to just double check which DC’s are available in the organization, which sites they belong etc. To make it easy for myself I created a script that will get the: DC’s in the domain Uptime (in Hrs.) Site the DC …
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How to add custom branding to Office 365 Message Encryption

In an earlier post I wrote how you can setup and enable Office 365 message encryption. In this post I will explain how you can apply custom branding to customize the Office 365 Message encryption email messages and the look of the message viewing portal using PowerShell cmdlets. You can customize the following items of …
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The total data received from the remote client exceeded the allowed maximum

When you have a large environment and you are running a command such as Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Get-MailboxStatistics | select …. you might have seen this error:

  There are a couple of solutions or workarounds. One solution could be to split the command and run it against each database instead and then …
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Setup and enable Office 365 Message Encryption (OME)

To start using Office 365 Message Encryption you need to follow three easy steps Activate Azure Rights Management Setup Azure Rights Management for Exchange online Setup transport rules to enforce message encryption in Exchange online   Step 1. Activate Azure Rights Management Open the Office 365 admin center and expand the “SERVICE SETTINGS”┬ámenu on the …
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Lync event ID 1017 – File transfer failed for some replica machines

When you receive event id 1017 LS File Transfer Agent Service you can easily check if this is a persistent error or an incident. The eventvwr message which is located in: “Applications and Services logs \ Lync server” will look something like this:

  First open the Lync Server Management Shell and type the …
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