LabTech Software User manager for Office365 plugin
Get it here -> Version 0.1.8.6
As of Version 0.1.6 we have added several new features and some bug fixes. These new features include ability to manage Send As, Send on Behalf Of and give full permissions to users of Office365. Set forwarding email addresses and reset user passwords, Add new users, Soft delete users (30 days to recover) and update user s Active Directory information. We have also updated the user views to include mailbox sizes and item counts, provisioning status, Client license type and license counts available and consumed licenses.
New in version 0.1.7.0
Distribution Group Management: Add and delete groups and manage the members in the groups.
We rewritten the way we collect data, we now create and run shell scripts directly on the workstation verses using the powershell script cmd in LT scripting. We have combined several sub scripts in to a single script that opens one connection to O365 and grabs all user data in 1 session. This has improved the speed of data collection by several fold.
We fixed a few issues with the Plugin script and added some more error handling.
We have change the layout in version 0.1.5.0 to a tabular design to allow for more controls to be added in a logical manor, We now can restore user mailboxes and convert users to shared mailboxes.
New in version 0.1.8.0
We resolved some issues with several features, added a new license manager, added the ability to export a list of licenses and the users to a CSV file and we now have a documentation and help center located on each tab to better assist users in managing Office 365.
New in Version 1.8.1
We added several new controls to the main application, you can now set domain password policies, manage calendar access for users and set user passwords to never expire. We also made a few fixes and added some new code to help with troubleshooting data collection issues.
New in Version 1.8.2
Several bug fixes, updated scripts and updated Windows Azure packages with latest versions.
New in Version 1.8.5
Added new feature :Powershell Session, this opens up a powershell session with Office365 and hands you the console to run any cmdlet you want on the clients Online services without the need to lookup the clients account information and building a session your self. One quick click and you accessing Microsoft Online and loading all modules needed to manager your Office 365 in the cloud.
Minor issues fixed.
New in Version 1.8.6
Added new Collector Tab that allows you to set the collector, launch new collections or test the collector for readyness.
Added script to update powershell to version 3 on all collector system with powershell 2 installed.
Here is the list of things to setup:
#1 the Zip comes with scripts, a group and a search along with the plugin DLL. You will need to import these into your system and set them up if they do not setup correctly during import. You should also view the plugin first before setting up the group and scripts to mine the data. This will allow the new database tables to be created to store the data the miners will be collecting. When you import the group and search the group doesn’t schedule the Office 365 Collect Data script correctly so you may need to verify and or replace the schedule group script to run every 2-4 hours.
The scripts are:
“Install AD Module for PowerShell” – Setup Powershell on any remote windows 7 x64 or 2008 R2 or newer system.
“Office 365 Collect data” – Should be scheduled in Group to run every 2-4 hours. Collects the user data and keeps it current in database.
“Office365_Plugin.ps1” – Must be placed in L:\Transfer\Scripts\Office365\ for plugin to function. If you are using Labtech from remote and or do not have the mapping available you can use a USB thumb drive and store the script in the same location on thumb drive and mount it as drive L:\ and you will function correctly from remote or cloud based RMM.
Next after you install the Microsoft powershell script on a system that meets the standards (Win 7 x64 +) at each client (any location and only one location needed) Add a new password to the password Tab at the “Client” Level that’s title is “Office365”, the username be the admin email address for client (Example:firstname.lastname@example.org) and the password used. All scripts and Plugin will use this location to get the passwords needed to access each clients Office365 accounts.
To prep systems that will be acting as the data miner for the client you should first find a Windows 7 x64 or Windows 2008 R2 or greater system at one of the clients locations. Then run once on that machine the new Office 365 script “Install AD Modules for Powershell” on that system. Once complete the script should automatically “check” the “Windows Azure Active Directory Modules Installed” box as seen here in picture. You will need to also run this script on all workstations you plan to use to support your helpdesk, remembering to “uncheck” the Windows Azure Active Directory Modules Installed” box for all systems on your helpdesk as you do not want them as part of the search group.
You will want to install the powershell tools on all support center personal workstations that meet the minimum requirements. We use these tools in the plugin as well as scripts so console users will need tools also. Remember to go to each of those systems in Labtech and “uncheck” the box “Windows Azure Active Directory Module Installed” so that helpdesk employees do not get office 365 probe running on their systems every 2-4 hours. Next you should setup search and group, the search looks for a flag to be set in the “default” location on the Info tab of a PC. If found “checked” it will add this system to the four hour scripting of the user data fetcher.
“C:\Program Files\Windows Azure Active Directory\Powershell\MSOnline”
There was a security issue with plugin accessing %windir% so we had to move the MSonline module manually to an area we could read from. I will be fixing all this in the upcoming release.
When you execute changes using the new plugin it will launch a Powershell console to execute the connections to MSOnline, pass the information to MSOnline and then close. This can take a little time to complete depending on MSOnlines current load on system. Be patent and allow the Powershell window to close on it’s own.
Import the Group and Custom search:
Whey you import the scripts, custom group and search they may not end up where they were meant to be so you may need to move things around in LT to get it setup correctly.
Once you import the group you should have under the groups drop down a new group called MSOL Office365 Hosts. There should be 1 script scheduled “Office365 MasterMiner”. It should be scheduled to run every 1-2 hours and to skip if offline. This group should be using the custom search you have imported as part of the plugin install. Just verify that this is accurate and if not reset group to use the Office365 search.
If group and search are functioning correctly you should get a list of all systems that have the “Windows Azure Active Directory Module Installed” checkbox checked. This should be only 1 system per client. You do not need to have them installed at every location. It does need to be a Windows 7 x64 or Server 2008 R2 or greater system to operate the powershell functions.
That’s about it…
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