How to update the username within Office 365 (with AD Connect Synced)

So let’s say you are doing a migration from the local exchange server to Office 365 and you forgot to update the UPN field in Active Directory to match the domain of the email address. If this happens, you need to update the username within Office 365.  Fortunately, I can show you how to do this using PowerShell.

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How to update UPN for everyone in a specific OU using PowerShell

If you are running an Office 365 migration for a larger number of users and you would rather not sift through hundreds of user accounts to update their UserPrincipalName Attribute in order to have their username be accurate in Office 365 then have I got the script for you! This script will update UPN for everyone within a specific OU, or all in the directory using PowerShell.

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How to enable execution of PowerShell scripts

Often time system administrators are asked to make company-wide changes. These can be very hard to do unless you run a PowerShell script.  Many scripts that you write or find online are unable to run with a generic error message saying you need to enable execution of PowerShell scripts.  This article shows very briefly how to fix this.

PowerShell command needed to enable execution of PowerShell scripts

Enter the following commands within PowerShell run as administrator:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

enable execution of powershell scripts

You need to have administrative rights to the computer/server you are using in order for this command to run successfully.

Now that you have run this command, you can take advantage of some of the following scripts:

 

 

MailChimp for email marketing: One of the easier autoresponders

Every business needs to focus on marketing to succeed in this capitalist world.  In this article, I will briefly go over using MailChimp for email marketing.  First of all, if you are just starting out with your business, MailChimp offers a free service that has very few limitations.

MailChimp free allows you to have a mailing list of up to 2,000 addresses and send up to 12,000 emails per month.  This is forever free.  No credit card required.

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Network teaming on Windows Server 2012 R2 using UniFi hardware

network teaming for windows server 2012 r2

Ever wonder how to beat the speed limitation on the network interface card (NIC)? Or better yet, provide a redundant connection to your server? I set out to research how to make this happen.  Through my research, I found out about network teaming on Windows Server 2012 R2, and how it can provide both speed and redundancy for a server infrastructure.  This article shows you briefly how to configure network teaming on Windows Server.  The server is a Dell PowerEdge server with a quad port NIC. I’m going to connect all four ports into a Link Aggregated Connection Protocol (LACP) mode.

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The beginning of my adventure as a freelancer on the Fiverr platform

It’s been a long time folks!

I have missed the art of blogging.  It definitely waxes and wanes in my life.  I am praying that this wax continues to grow and allows me to make a nice corner of the internet of my own. This post will announce the beginning of my adventure as a freelancer on the Fiverr platform.

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How to clear Dell PowerEdge server stuck iDRAC job queue

I was trying to create a partition in the vFlash memory of the iDRAC controller for this Dell PowerEdge server that I was building.  I needed to create it using the Server 2012r2 ISO image file.  Well, the Dell tech had me run a firmware update.  Turns out when I tried to update, the update got stuck.  This article will show who to clear a stuck iDRAC job queue.

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