Outlook password loop when Multi-Factor authentication is enabled for Office 365

The problem I recently had a major issue where a client was seeing constant password prompts when multi-factor authentication (MFA) was enabled for access to Office 365 with his Outlook 2016 client. This client uses 2FA of Office365. The cause The issue is caused by a requirement for ‘Modern Authentication’ to be enforced. If you use Azure…


Add a User or Security Group in Bulk over all the mailboxes in the Organization

To Add a User or Security Group in Bulk over all the mailboxes in the Organization Run each line by itself; Line 1: $users = Get-Mailbox | Select -ExpandProperty Alias Line 2: Foreach ($user in $users) {Add-MailboxFolderPermission $user”:\Agenda” -user NAMEOFUSER -accessrights Editor} To Remove a User or Security Group from all the mailboxes in the Organization…


“Access to the resource has been disallowed” when browsing to UNC path

“By design” UNC path browsing from the Windows Explorer address bar is not possible if the “Remove Run menu from Start Menu” in GPO is active. The NoRun policy removes the ability to launch commands or processes from the Start menu by removing the “Run” option, but also removes the ability to enter direct (UNC)…


VMware HP Raid controller commands CLI

Gets you to the command interface of the Raid Controller 1 2 3 /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli or /opt/hp/hpacucli/bin/hpacucli Show the status of the controller and current status of Disks 1 ctrl all show config Utility Keyword abbreviations Abbreviations chassisname = ch controller = ctrl logicaldrive = ld physicaldrive = pd drivewritecache = dwc hpacucli utility hpacucli #…


Copy and Paste does not work in vSphere Client 4.1 and later

To resolve this issue, you must enable the Copy and Paste options using the vSphere Client. Alternatively, you can use RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to connect to the Windows virtual machines. To enable Copy and Paste option for a specific virtual machine: Note: This procedure will enable Copy and Paste within a file but not…


Enable or Disable UAC From the Windows Command Line

This should also work on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10.

There’s a quick way you can enable or disable this annoying window from the command line:

Disable UAC


Enable UAC

After you enable or disable UAC, you will have to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

Slow RDP performance on Windows 2012 R2 servers running on VMware

We were running several Windows 2012 R2 servers on a VMware ESX environment. And still, we experience a sluggish performance on the Windows 2012R2 server when connection them with any RDP-client. We tried different connections (wifi, 4G, LAN, etc.) and different clients (Windows 10 RDP, RoyalTS, Mac-RDP, etc.). The hardware could’t be a factor in the issue. So…


Configuring HP ProCurve Switch with commandline

Reset switch to factory defaults If I’m not using brand new switch, I normally like to reset it back to factory defaults before doing anything. Use a pointy object (like paper clip) and press “Reset” and “Clear” buttons on the front of the switch at the same time. Release “Reset” button. When “Self Test” LED…


Office2013 installeren vanuit Office365 (i.p.v. Office 2016)

Wanneer je in Office365 inlogt en je hebt een Business Premium licentie, dan kun je daar de meest recente versie van Office downloaden. In dit geval is dat Office 2016. Maar ins sommige gevallen wil je nog Office 2013 gebruiken ipv Office 2016. Wat je dan kunt doen is via onderstaande link, Office 2013 downloaden: Office…


How to edit the Hosts file Macbook / iMac

The best way to work with the Hosts file is using the Terminal application found in your Mac’s Utilities folder. You’ll need to know the IP address of the device you’d like to send your Mac to, or the domain names you’re trying to keep your Mac away from. Double-click Terminal. type sudo nano /etc/hosts…


Mailbox exporteren naar PST in Exchange 2010/2013

Export mailbox to pst in Exchange 2013 using Shell Vanaf Exchange 2010 SP1 heeft Microsoft een nieuwe methode ontwikkeld om de inhoud van een mailbox te exporteren naar een PST bestand. Standaard heeft geen enkel gebruikersaccount rechten om de inhoud van een mailbox te mogen exporteren. Deze rechten moeten expliciet toegewezen worden aan de accounts…


KPN stopt met SMTP Relay Server

Begin november wordt de KPN SMTP Server (SMTP Relay Server) uitgezet. Deze server was oorspronkelijk bedoeld voor consumenten, omdat poort 25 geblokkeerd werd. Op de server zijn echter in de afgelopen jaren ten onrechte ook enkele tienduizenden zakelijke klanten terecht gekomen, terwijl de dienst formeel nooit in de propositie heeft gezeten. Behalve dat de SMTP relay technisch niet…


Outlook mappen in Engels ipv Nederlands

Soms als je een Nederlandse versie van Office hebt geïnstalleerd, verschijnen de mapnamen in het Engels. Postvak IN heet dan Inbox Verzonden items heet dan Sent items etc. etc.   Je kunt de mapnamen resetten naar het Nederlands. Doe het volgenden: Sluit Outlook. Ga naar het startscherm, typ hier het volgende en bevestig het met…


How to change Network Location to be Public or Private in Windows 7/8/10

In Registry Editor, navigate to the location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles               When you find the correct ProfileName for your network name, double click/tap on the Category DWORD value in the same right pane to modify it.           Type in a new Data value number for the…


Launch RDP from commandline

A great tool we found at this site —— Remco wrote a little commandline tool that starts an RDP connection (with mstsc.exe) because mstsc doesn’t allow you to use the login credentials (username, password) as commandline arguments. Download: Here is the download of the Launch RDP program Arguments are: Servername (string) Port (integer, usually 3389) Username (string) Domain…


Enable Office 365 Auto-discover with SBS2011

    One of the  issues you will run into when migrating from an on premises Exchange 2010 server on SBS 2011 is that Outlook will not autodiscover the correct Office 365 server settings. Fortunately this can be easily solved with a few simple PowerShell commands. Open an Exchange Management Shell as an administrator. (Elevated…


Office365, verschillende type mailaccounts

We often see clients who are paying for a license for a mail account that should be free. The five types of mail accounts that you can create are: Mailbox (Requires License) Group (Free) Resource (Free) Contacts (Free) Shared (Free)   I will first describe each type and when you should use it, and later…


Reduce Sharepoint services 3.0 log.ldf files

  I had the problem that Sharepoint_Config-ID-.log.ldf grow realy BIG (14GB) on a content database of 1 GB! You can solve this problem by using “Shrink” command in the MS SQL Server Management Studio Express First you need to connect to your Sharepoint 3.0 database called: \\.\pipe\mssql$microsoft##ssee\sql\query – just put this string in your “Server name”…


McAfee Agent icon not showing

When installing a McAfee agent on clients or servers when using McAfee EpO server, sometimes the McAfee agent icon dissapear. Mostly this simple execution will work to show the icon again:



For Mcafee Agent version 5.x do this:

A quick way to set calendar permissions using Powershell

A Common request from users is to grant others access to their calendars. You can either talk the user through this, or setup a new outlook profile to open their mailbox and set it yourself using the GUI – both are time consuming. This simple powershell command allows you to set permissions with ease: or users…


Top 10: Windows Firewall Netsh Commands

  10. Query firewall rules: One of the first things you’ll probably need to use netsh for is to discover Windows Firewall’s current configuration properties. You can query Windows Firewall settings using the following netsh command: netsh advfirewall firewall show rule name=all   9. Enable and disable Windows Firewall: It’s typically a best practice to…


Office 365 Howto stop passwords from expiring

When you have loaded up the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell simply type the following: You will then be asked to type in the credentials of an Office 365 administrator account.Fill that in. Once you are authenticated simply type: This will turn off password expiration for all of your Office 365 accounts,…


Save Sent Items to shared mailbox in Outlook 2010/2013

Assume that you’re using Microsoft Outlook 2010 of 2013 in Office 365, and you’ve been delegated permission to send email messages on behalf of another user from a shared mailbox. However, when you send a message on behalf of the user, the sent message isn’t saved to the Sent Items folder of the shared mailbox.…


Set Dutch Language and Time Zone for all OWA users in Office 365

Normally every user need to set the default language and time zone when loggin into OWA in Office365. It’s possible to set the language and time zone for every Office365 user.For this we need to use the Set-MailboxRegionalConfiguration cmdlet in PowerShell. Once we’ve connected to Office 365 using Powershell, we only need to run one cmdlet.…


Office 365: Error: The term ‘Get-Mailbox’ is not recognized

Error: The term ‘Get-Mailbox’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. The blog will explain the steps on how to connect to office 365 or Exchange online protection for the management using powershell of your desktop client computer. Connecting Steps: Open powershell with Run as Administrator on…


Can’t install HP Branded Windows 2012 on VMware?

When installing a HP Branded Windows 2012 R2 ROK on VMware ESXi 5.5 this message appears:                 The cause of this issue  is that the Windows server does not recognize the ‘hardware’ as a HP Proliant server, licensing will not succeed because a Windows ROK license (Reseller Option Kit)…


Kill a stuck VM on VMware ESXi with esxtop

Sometimes it is necessary to kill a running virtual machine process (eg. if there is locked file). You need to know the Leader World ID from the VM that needs to be killed. First, run esxtop command from the shell: Press c to switch to the CPU resource utilization screen. Press Shift+v to limit the view to…


Bootable USB disk maken met Rufus

Download Rufus, straight from the author at, or from The executable is digitally signed and the signature should state: “Akeo Consulting” (v1.3.0 or later) “Pete Batard – Open Source Developer” (v1.2.0 or earlier) Rufus: Reliable USB Formatting Utility (with Source), read the introduction, FAQ, and support forum. There are many Windows utilities out there that’ll help you create a bootable flash drive from your ISO…


Configure SMTP Authentication on Exchange

Table of Contents 1. Overview 2. Configuring SMTP Authentication on Exchange 2003 SMTP Connector 3. Configuring SMTP Authentication on Exchange 2007/2010 SMTP Connector 4. Configuring SMTP Authentication on Exchange 2013 SMTP Connector Overview Typically Mimecast Support will configure Authorized Outbounds for each Mimecast Account during the Implementation Process. Authorized Outbounds provide control over which IP…


Message Size limieten in Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007

In Distribution Groups and maximum recipients per message, we looked at how the maximum recipients per message settings are treated differently by Exchange Server 2010/2007 and Exchange 2003/2000 when sending to Distribution Groups. Message size limits are an important mechanism to control mailbox sizes, guarantee service availability, and protect from potential DOS attacks. Another commonly…


Exchange Server & Update Rollups versie nummers

Exchange Server Release dates Product name Build number Date Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 6.5.6944233 03 Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP1 6.5.7226 5/25/2004 Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 6.5.7638 10/19/2005 Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 8.0.685.24 12/9/2006 Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 8.0.685.25 12/9/2006 Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 11/29/2007 Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2 8/24/2009…


Hoe werkt het SPF record in de DNS nu precies

Meestal wordt email voor uw domein maar door slechts 1 of enkele servers verstuurd. Met een SPF record kun je beschrijven vanaf welke servers email verstuurd wordt uit naam van je domeinnaam. Ontvangende email servers kunnen dan desgewenst email die verstuurd is uit naam van je domeinnaam maar niet voorkomt in het SPF record weigeren.…