Get a Count of Azure AD Active Directory Users

If you're using Azure Active Directory, there might be a time where you'll need to get a count of all the user accounts in your environment. You can use the Powershell commands below to get a listing and get counts for your Directory Synced and Cloud-Only Azure AD users. Open Powershell Run Connect-AzureAD and sign [...]

Office 365: Connect to Exchange Online Powershell

With an on-premises Exchange environment, you would connect using the Exchange Shell which you would need installed on the server or workstation. If you're new to Exchange Online, things are a little different. Instead, you use the regular Windows Powershell, create a Remote Powershell Session, then run your commands. Open Powershell Type $UserCredential = Get-Credential [...]

By |2019-04-03T14:36:30-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Office 365|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

View Microsoft Teams in Outlook

Last year, Microsoft made a change in Office 365 that hides Office 365 Groups that were created in Teams from Outlook. There are a couple of options to get around this, but those will depend on if you're creating a new Team, or if you're trying to view an old Team that was created after [...]

How To Disable Windows Defender In Windows Server 2016

Microsoft has been including its Windows Defender antivirus software in Windows 10, and now they're also automatically including it and enabling it in Windows Server 2016. While this is welcomed by some organizations that may not have another antivirus solution, running multiple antivirus applications has been known to cause issues for a long time and [...]

By |2019-02-28T16:34:39-05:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Create a Microsoft Team From An Office 365 Group Using Powershell

Late last year, Microsoft released a beta version of the PowerShell module for Teams (current version is 0.9.3 as of April 2018). The module has come a long way and offers many features to setup and configure Microsoft Teams if you prefer to use PowerShell. If you have an Office 365 group created that is [...]

By |2018-07-19T14:10:20-05:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Using Powershell To Get User Last Logon Date

As an Active Directory Administrator, determining the date that a user last logged onto the network could be important at some point. If you have access to the Attribute Editor in your Active Directory tools, you can look for the LastLogonDate attribute. The other option is to use Powershell, and there are two methods to [...]

By |2017-08-17T11:47:25-05:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Windows 10 Creators Update – Re-Enable Command Prompt Instead Of Powershell

If you’re recently upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update and you’ve used the Command Prompt shortcuts when you right-click on the Start Menu, you might be surprised to see that Command Prompt has been replaced by Windows PowerShell (resembling the left screenshot above). While Powershell has its place, I tend to use Command Prompt more [...]

By |2017-02-14T14:48:13-05:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Backup, Restore, and Import Group Policy Objects

As a Systems Administrator, you've probably worked with Group Policy before, especially if you're in a Microsoft Windows environment. Group Policy allows you to push out settings to multiple computers on an Active Directory domain network. If you work with multiple domains, there may be a time where you want to migrate some Group Policy [...]

Get A Report Of Active Directory User Accounts Whose Passwords Never Expire

As a Systems Administrator, it is always a good security measure to audit your Active Directory accounts on a regular basis. Tools like Netwrix can help automate this process by sending you daily reports. Interactive user accounts should always have passwords follow the password policy. On the other hand, you don't want a service account [...]

Windows 10 Slow Internet Speed Fixes

Now that Windows 10 has been out for a while, many users are reporting issues about slowdowns with their internet. If you have Windows 10 slow internet speed, some of these might help get you back to what you're used to. If your Windows 10 is running slow in general (apps, etc), try these tips! [...]

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