Category Archives: Office

Office 365 PowerShell: How to bulk change Office 365 calendar permissions using Windows PowerShell

office365 powershell

I recently had to make some bulk changes to calendar permissions in Office 365, the client wanted the Default user permission to be set to Reviewer rather than AvailabilityOnly. So in this post I’ll walk you through how I went about making bulk permission changes to the Default user for the calendar folder for all users in Office 365.

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Office365 PowerShell: How to the find out mailbox sizes in Office365 (and Exchange 2016) using PowerShell

office365 powershell

In this post I’ll look at how to find out the mailbox sizes in Office365 using PowerShell.

I’m working with a few more companies now who use Office365 so I thought I would look at how to perform a few general Exchange administration tasks in Office365 using PowerShell so that I can manage and maintain them more easily.

Note: the steps below also work for Exchange 2016.

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How to connect to and manage Office365 using PowerShell

Office365

In this post I’ll look at how to connect to Office365 using PowerShell.

I’m working with a few more companies now who use Office365 so I thought I would look at how to connect to Office365 using PowerShell so that I can manage and maintain them more easliy.

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How to fix “Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 64-bit Components 2013” on a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Server

Windows Server 2012 R2

After deploying an RDS (formerly Terminal Server) server for a client recently, every time a user started Outlook 2013 they received the message “Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 64-bit Components 2013”.

This slows up the Outlook load time by a second or two and doesn’t look very good, so let’s look at how to resolve it.

Office 2013 - please wait while windows configures microsoft office 64 bit components 2013

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Top 10 Blog posts of 2014

Happy New Year!

Following on from 2013’s success, 2014 was a busy blogging year, with 66 posts, 560,000 views and visitors from 218 countries! The OxfordSBSGuy.com blog has gone from strength to strength, there was no major redesign this year but subtle tweaks here and there to make it better. For a hobbyist blog its edging ever closer to the 1,000,000 views mark which is insane!

Below are the top ten articles in 2014

  1. How to install Exchange 2010 (SP3) on Windows Server 2012   (43,232 views)
  2. PowerShell: Get-ADUser to retrieve password last set and expiry information (40,199 views)
  3. How to open Internet Explorer 10 in Desktop Mode on Windows 8   (28,942 views)
  4. PowerShell: Get-ADComputer to retrieve computer last logon date – part 1 (24,922 views)
  5. Exchange PowerShell: How to list all SMTP email addresses in Exchange (21,600 views)
  6. How to display Celsius on the Outlook 2013 Weather Bar (21,108 views)
  7. PowerShell: Get-ADUser to retrieve logon scripts and home directories – Part 1 (20,128 views)
  8. Server 2012: “Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded” (18,817 views)
  9. Exchange PowerShell: How to enumerate Distribution Lists, managers and members (17,954 views)
  10. How to open Internet Explorer 11 in Desktop Mode on Windows 8.1 (16,958 views)

Looking forward to 2015, I intend to work on some Sophos Certifications while trying to find time for a few more Microsoft exams.  I didn’t get around to the SBS migration to Windows / Exchange 2013 last year, but with a number of clients now on the cusp of migrating I’ll be looking at that sooner rather than later! The surprising success if 2014 was my PowerShell posts, these have been hugely popular and enjoyable to write so expect more this year.

I hope you have a great year!
Carl
www.OxfordSBSGuy.com

Outlook 2013: How to save Sent Items in a Shared Mailbox

Outlook 2013

In this post I’ll show you how to save Sent Items in a Shared Mailbox in Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2010.

In a lot of companies I work with there are instances where a department will use a Shared Mailbox which users will have Send As permissions to. When a user sends an email as the shared mailbox it will often end up inthe user’s Sent Items rather than the Shared Mailbox’s Sent Item.

To change this behaviour you need to make a Registry Edit.

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Outlook 2013: How to disable reading pane replies

Outlook 2013

In this post I’ll show you how to disable reading pane replies in Outlook 2013.

If you use the reading pane in Outlook 2013 the default action on replies and forwards is to edit the message within the reading pane. If you want to change this so that all replies and forwards open in a new window here’s how.

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