Author Archives: Jason

massGAC

Fortunately it’s not a frequent occurrence, but once in a while I need to update multiple workflow’s at the same time – and today, that clocked in at around 34 new versions of DLLs. Rather than attempt to script a … Continue reading

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GAC & AIC made simple

One of the projects I’m currently working on has an awful lot of custom workflow activities, and that means that I spend a lot of time adding things to the global assembly cache and creating AIC entries – so much … Continue reading

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Packaging it all up

I’m currently in the middle of preparing a new XMA to hand over to a colleague, and as they need to use it rather than code it, I thought I’d try to make things as easy for them as possible … Continue reading

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Removing & Reinstalling WSS 3.0

I broke my FIM installation today (not an uncommon thing in my world) and as I really badly broke the portal and Sharepoint Services decided that nothing but a full removal and reinstallation would do. Removing the portal is straightforward … Continue reading

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Publishing an On-Premise AD Account to Office365

When you first start looking at Office365 there’s a real need to get user accounts into the Cloud so you and your colleagues can start poking about, and while there are quite a few decent tools for getting bulk users … Continue reading

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Retrieve certificate Thumbprint

The SSO Kit is part of the Live@Edu toolkit that translates an “on premises” windows login to an authenticated session in the cloud – in order to do this a web application (sso portal) is deployed that retrieves a certificate … Continue reading

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Certificate Permissions

There’s a few instances where I’ve needed to install certificates and grant nominated accounts rights to open them (including the private key) – mainly for Microsoft cloud solutions for Live@Edu and Office365. This relies on the winhttpcertcfg tool (download here) … Continue reading

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Use PowerShell to make results intelligible

The get-msoluser cmdlet is there for retrieving information about the user accounts within an Office365 tenancy – but it can be a little verbose – which is where the rest of PowerShell kicks into gear and through the magic of … Continue reading

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Nested Objects in Powershell

I’m currently working on automating some activities for an Office365 deployment, and am making use of powershell cmdlets driven through c# – this works a treat most of the time, and aside from a few oddities (usually down to an … Continue reading

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Proxy This!

As ever, I’m in a new environment with a new set of firewall and proxy restrictions and seeing as I’m working on an Office365 deployment, powershell is pretty much an essential piece of the puzzle. From my laptop, I’ve got … Continue reading

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