A real hand-banger of an issue thanks to Microsoft’s love for hiding settings behind classic admin centers. After enabling Office for Web and OneDrive (or Sharepoint) for several users, they were unable to edit Office documents in Office Online / Office Web Apps via www.office.com. They didn’t even show up!
What Was Being Seen:
What Should Be Seen:
The resolution was classic Microsoft. After making sure that the users had the correct applications assigned, namely Office Apps for Web and either SharePoint or OneDrive, we had to navigate to the SharePoint Admin Center, click on Settings, and then classic settings.
Once there, the first option was the cause of our trouble. Make sure you don’t hide the icons!
Recently I had to implement a tag for external emails. However, I wanted to test it out first and see what would be tagged.
I created my rule and set these settings:
Audit this rule… should be checked off but can be set to “Not specified” while the mode should be Test without Policy Tips.
Ok the rule.
Wait a day, then go to to the Reports section of Office365 Security & Compliance Center. On the Dashboard, click on the Exchange transport rule section.
Once there, click the dropdown for “Show data for” and choose your transport rule. This will only list transport rules where you have checked off Audit this rule with severity level: . No matter the setting, that must be checked off or you won’t see results here!
That’s it. Filter by sender, date, etc. and you’ll see the emails affected by the rule. Happy hunting!
I’ve noted this as the 2020 edition because simply… Microsoft loves to change their GUIs and portals. If you’ve worked with Office365 for a long time, you can remember the BPOS days and all the subsequent portals.
Anywho, the link for Exchange Admin is more in-line with the Sharepoint and Teams admin portals and is easier to remember: https://admin.exchange.microsoft.com/
As of this writing, it’s… pretty blank when you arrive there. You can still run message traces through here. One of the bigger changes is they’ve combined User and Shared Mailboxes under Mailboxes and put distribution lists and Office365 groups under Groups. Resource Mailboxes are under Resources.
As of now, I still work out of PowerShell or the old admin center. This will probably be finished by late next year… just in time for the next version of the EAC to apprear.
This was a fun one… I have a VM spun up in Microsoft Azure with one user who reported their 128GB Drive was filled.
I ran wiztree, my favorite tool, and found that in the AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teamsfolder, there were multiple files starting with old_logs that were 13mb big… except for one that was 103GB big! Deleted it and was on my way.
I ran into this one today while working on a personal project. I had SSH access to a Mac Mini running Big Sur that I didn’t have hooked up to a monitor or keyboard. After digging around, I found I could enable VNC access via these commands.
For reasons I don’t want to get into, I’ve had to locate all PST files on a number of workstations. Plugging this one line Powershell command into our RMM, I was able to see what workstations had what files and upload them to Office365 for safe(r) keeping.