With the new OWA, the “pod” address for the mailbox server no longer appear in the URL. An autodiscover configuration will reveal that accounts now use some sort of [guid]@domain.com for the server. This post will explain how to get the server for your account.
Step 2: Connect to Exchange using Powershell:
$UserCredential = Get-Credential
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Step 3: Query Exchange Online to get the list of GUIDs, optionally output to a file if you have a huge number of users that will not fit into the screen
Get-Recipient | select Alias, ExchangeGuid
Get-Recipient | select Alias, ExchangeGuid > c:\o365.txt
Step 4: Note the guid for the account that you want to manually configure.
Step 5: Start the outlook account settings manual configuration process and use the follow settings:
More Settings > Connection
Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP: Yes (checked)
More Settings > Connection > Exchange Proxy Settings
Proxy Server for Exchange: outlook.office365.com
Only connect to proxy servers that have this principal name in their certificate: msstd:outlook.com
On fast and slow networks...: Yes (checked)
Proxy authentication settings: Basic Authentication
Note that if for any reason you have to resort to a manual configuration like this, chances are some features will not work as per Microsoft’s documentation and the tech support folks in the forums will also be clueless as to how to help you since there are too many possible grounds to cover. It is claimed that features such as User Archive, Out of Office, Calendar etc. may behave erratically or not appear or function at all.
If you want to hide specific zero values, but not all, you can use a numeric format instead:
1.Select the cells that contain the zero values that you want to hide.
2.Click the Home tab and click the Number group’s dialog launcher (the small arrow in the bottom-right corner. In Excel 2003, choose Cells from the Format menu.
3.Click the Number tab (if necessary).
4.Choose Custom from the Category list.
5.Enter 0;-0;;@ in the Type field.
In a project activity network diagram, the formula for float (or slack) of an activity (there is no float of project) is extremely simple, yet I have trouble recalling whenever I need them. The names “Total Float” and “Free Float” can be very misleading themselves, and doesn’t tell much of what it really means. So here is my final attempt to remember what they are once and for all, just by using common sense.
Total Float and Free Float are properties of a single activity, in units of days (or time). When people unfamiliar with the term “total float” tries to guess what it means, they may tend to think it has something to do with summing up all the “free floats” in the project. No, that’s not what they terms mean. The good news however, is that you probably already understand the float concept with your own terminology.
What Are Floats Used For?
Total Float of an activity answers the question “How many days can I delay this activity without delaying the end project date?”. Using common sense alone, you know that if a project is at the brink of being delayed, all activities must then be starting at their “late start date”. Hence if you delay an activity by the “Total Float” number of days, you will be forcing all subsequent activities to start at their “late start date”.
Free Float of an activity answers the question “If I finish this activity early, how many days do I have left before the next activity starts?” OR “How many days can I delay this activity without forcing the next activity to start later than planned.”. When all activities are planned, common sense tells you that everyone hopes to start the activities at the earliest date possible. When there are parallel tasks in progress, and if we are on the easier task with a shorter duration, we want to know how many days we can delay before the longest/slowest task completes. This gives us some slack to slow down our pace, without affecting the earliest start date of the next activity.
Total Float of an Activity = LF – EF
Note that if this activity finish late, subsequent activities must all start late and hence project schedule is at risk. But, the total float is still a property of the activity, not of the project itself.
Free Float of an Activity = ES of next activity – EF of the current activity
Note that this formula gives the answer to “If we finish early, how many more days till the next activity starts.”
EF = Early Finish Date
ES = Early Start Date
LF = Late Finish Date
LS = Late Start Date
DFS replication may suddenly not work as expected and you need some ways to check its status and to further fix it if possible.
dfsrdiag is a diagnostic tool that can be run on the DFS server to help give diagnostic information.
dfsrdiag ReplicationState will give you the current file replication status.
dfsrdiag Backlog gives information about the consistency between member of the replication group.
The Event Viewer on the DFS server can also give information about the DFS application. Event ID 2213 is an error/warning that will be logged if the DFS server unexpectedly shutsdown. When it happens, the DFS replication will not be resumed (default) and it needs manual intervention to resume the replication using the instruction in the event log description to use the wmic command to call ResumeReplicate on the dfsrVolumeConfig.
I was unfamiliar with Hyper-V Server and when I had to relocate the server to another physical location, I did not do sufficient checks to enable me to bring the server back up.
It turned out that the server was not configured to start VMs when booted, and when I realised, it was already too late. The issue was compounded by the fact that the server was not in the same domain as the rest of the network and the actual domain controllers are geographically in another country of which I have no access.
If your Hyper-V Server, and DCs can talk to each other, you only need another client (e.g Windows 7) to be available and install the Hyper-V Manager. Otherwise, you will have to type commands into the command line prompt that Hyper-V Server Core greets you on log in. After much struggle, I finally found the commands using the powershell solution.
#The name of the virtual machine to be started
$VMName = “Windows Server 2003″
#Get the VM Object
$query = “SELECT * FROM Msvm_ComputerSystem WHERE ElementName=’” + $VMName + “‘”
$VM = get-wmiobject -query $query -namespace “root\virtualization” -computername “.”
#Request a state change on the VM
$Result = $VM.RequestStateChange(2)
In my case, I had to guess a lot of things from administrator username, password, $VMName, IPs to finally solve the problem.