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Callout External Senders in Outlook

What is External Sender Callouts? External Callouts is what some organisations use to inform their staff that an email is coming from outside of their environment. IT Admins has created transport rule like this one http://www.thatlazyadmin.com/how-to-prepend-office-365-email-subject-when-email-is-received-from-external-sender/ The transport rule approach has some limitations which has been listed by Microsoft based on feedback from customers. You…

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Configure Universal Print Microsoft Azure

What is Universal Print Universal Print is a modern print solution that organisations can use to manage their perhaps infrastructure through cloud services from Microsoft. The solution runs entirely on Microsoft Azure. When deployed with compatible printers, it doesn’t require any on-premises infrastructure. For non-compatible printers you can use the Universal Print connector software which…

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Exchange 2010 Database Failed to Mount: Couldn’t mount the database that you specified. Specified database: Journal; Error code: An Active Manager operation failed. Error An Active Manager operation encountered an error. To perform this operation, the server must be a member of a database availability group, and the database availability group must have quorum. Error: The Cluster service is not running..

Exchange 2010 Database Failed to Mount: Couldn’t mount the database that you specified. Specified database: Journal; Error code: An Active Manager operation failed. Error An Active Manager operation encountered an error. To perform this operation, the server must be a member of a database availability group, and the database availability group must have quorum. Error:…

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Exchange 2019 Installation Fails on 89% During Readiness Checks.

During a recent Exchange 2019 deployment I come across an issue where Exchange 2019 setup kept failing on Windows Server 2019 during the readiness checks. The Readiness checks fails on the Web Management Solution Service that fails to start. The post will walk you through some steps on how to resolve this issue. The error…

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Securing Azure Active Directory from PowerShell abuse

Securing Azure Active Directory from PowerShell abuse Malware attacks are evolving and once common tactics are becoming a thing of the past. Attack strategies, like using a third-party hacking program or injecting viruses from external sources, are almost obsolete as they leave a distinct footprint. Most antimalware tools can now detect the presence of a…

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Azure Conditional Access Policy to Allow access to Office 365 from a certain Country only

Azure Conditional Access Policy to Allow access to Office 365 from a certain Country only In this post, we will go through the setup of an Azure Conditional Access policy to Allow access to Office 365 portal and apps only from allowed location. To get started we need to navigate to the Azure Admin Portal:…

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How to run Multiple Copies of Microsoft Teams if you are part of multiple tenants

How to run Multiple Copies of Microsoft Teams if you are part of multiple tenants In this short post we go through the process of how you can run Multiple instances of Microsoft Teams. This is especially useful is you are working with multiple customers. To gets started install Microsoft Edge Browser, Login to the…

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Create an Azure Point to Site VPN using Azure AD Authentication

Create an Azure Point to Site VPN using Azure AD Authentication. In this quick guide, we will run through the process of creating an Azure Point to Site VPN with Azure AD Authentication. These type of VPN requests are becoming more and more frequent as users are working from home. To get started, I will…

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Stellar Repair for Exchange – Best Tool to restore the mailboxes with minimal downtime

Stellar Repair for Exchange – Best Tool to restore the mailboxes with minimal downtime When an Exchange Server disaster strikes you need an application or a rescue tool that will make your and the user’s life easy and get back to your normal duties with minimal impact to your business. There are many tools on…

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