Error creating a public folder migration batch when the “Folder to Mailbox Map” CSV file has more than 1000 rows

Problem Description

Trying to migrate public folders from Exchange 2007 to 2013 using the batch migration process detailed here

On step 5, when running the New-Migration cmdlet to create the migration batch as follows

New-MigrationBatch -Name PFMigration -SourcePublicFolderDatabase (Get-PublicFolderDatabase -Server SERVER01) -CSVData (Get-Content Public_Folder_to_mailbox_map.csv -Encoding Byte) -NotificationEmails user@domain.com -BadItemLimit $BadItemLimitCount    read more

Azure AD Connect – How to verify password synchronization is working

If you have installed Azure AD Connect with Password Synchronization

  • (which you should even if you are using ADFS – see this blog for reason why)

ADConnectPasswordSync

And you have forced a Full Password Synchronization (e.g. by using a script as described here )

How do you verify if the Password Synchronization is working?

Open the application log in event viewer

  1.  Look for Event ID 656 “Password Change Request”

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2.  Look for Event ID 657 “Password Change Result: Success” read more

Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS) Design Considerations and Deployment Options

Lately I have been working more and more with ADFS, mainly because of the Office 365 / Exchange Hybrid / Exchange Online deployments I have been doing.

So I thought I share my experiences, what I have learned and resources I’ve used.  In this blog post I’ll be covering the following:

  1. Overview of ADFS
  2. ADFS Deployment Steps
  3. ADFS Sizing
  4. Publishing ADFS externally (ADFS Proxy)
  5. High Availability
  6. Disaster Recovery
  7. ADFS Configuration Database – WID or SQL?
  8. Using ADFS for Conditional Access
  9. How to migrate ADFS from one server / farm to another
  10. Switching Office 365 Identity Model from Cloud Only to Federated (ADFS)
  11. ADFS Backup
  12. Troubleshooting ADFS
  13. What if ADFS can’t be recovered?

You can also download this full article from the Technet Gallery here read more

Microsoft Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant

Back in May Microsoft released the beta for a new support tool called the Microsoft Office 365 Support and Recovery Assistant.

This tool can be downloaded from here

This tool can be used to help troubleshoot Office 365 account or profile related Outlook issues. When you launch this tool, you will be asked for your O365 credentials read more