Lync 2013 Rollout and Adoption Resources

Lync 2013 Rollout and Adoption Resources package is a collection of tools, documentation, and templates designed to help project teams plan, pilot, deploy, and evaluate the success of their Lync rollout. These resources are intended for use with the Lync 2013 Rollout and Adoption Success Kit (RASK).

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Z-Hire Active Directory User Creation Tool

I want you to inform about a great tool.

Z-Hire automates the IT user account creation process for Exchange mailbox, and Active Directory and Lync accounts. With just a click of the button, your Exchange mailbox, and Active directory user, Lync account and SalesForce User account will be created simultaneousy. Z-Hire serves as the platform for new hire accounts by allowing auto-creation of major IT accounts with the option for custom scripts. Z-hire will decrease your account deployment time by 600%, without the need for complicated and expensive identity management solutions. This tool makes creating Active Directory users a breeze. Some of the features include:

– Environment Auto discovery (AD/Exchange/Lync/SalesForce)
– Support for Active Directory user, Exchange, Lync 2010 and SalesForce user accounts
– Template based deployment (allows consistency for all user accounts)
– Active Directory user creation with major attributes
– Active Directory group selection
– Active Directory user duplicate SamAccountName detection – Lync 2010 / 2013 user account creation supporting all policies
– SalesForce user account creation supporting all attributes
– Faster performance (compared to previous version)

Supported Environments / IT systems
– Active Directory (all versions)
– Exchange 2007 (all versions)
– Exchange 2010 / 2013 (all versions)
– Lync 2010 / 2013 (both Standard and Enterprise versions)
– Office 365 Cloud
– SalesForce Cloud

Screenshot #1 – Active Directory
Screenshot #2 – Active Directory
Screenshot #3 – Active Directory
Screenshot #4 – Exchange
Screenshot #5 – Lync
Screenshot #6 – Supported Systems

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
– .NET 3.5 and .NET 4.0
– Domain Joined

COMPATIBLE OS
– Windows 7 X64
– Windows Server 2008 X64
– Windows Server 2008 R2 X64
– Windows Server 2012

Please download administration guide:1
http://www.zohno.com/docs/Z-Hire_V4_Administration_Guide.pdf

Download: Z-Hire

Z-Term Active Directory User Termination Tool

I want you to inform a about a great tool Z-Term Active Directory User Termination Tool

This application allows IT administrators to automate common tasks when an employee leaves the company. Usually, IT administrators use multiple consoles and perform variety of tasks to terminate user accounts. This tool allows IT administrator to automate:

Active Directory Tasks
– Disable Active Directory Account
– Reset Active Directory Password
– Move users to dedicated OU
– Remove Active Directory Group membership
– Clear Manager field in AD
– Set Description field
– Set Notes field
– Remove Active Directory Account

Exchange Tasks
– Change Distribution List ownership to
– Set customAttribute5
– Set out of office reply
– Forward Email
– Grant full access permission
– Hide user from Global Adress List
– Remove Calendar items from resources.(remove calendar items where user is an organizer of)
– Cancel meetings from termined user’s mailobx(cancel meetings where user is an organizer of)
– Disable mailbox
– Export mailbox to PST format
– Remove ActiveSync device partnership
– Remote wipe user’s ActiveSync device

Lync
– Disable Lync Account

Office 365
– MSOL User – Reset Password
– MSOL User – Remove Office 365 License
– MSOL User – Remove User
– MSOL Exchange – Clear Out of Office Reply
– MSOL Exchange – Hide User from GAL
– MSOL Exchange – Change Distribution List Ownership
– MSOL Exchange – Set CustomAttribute
– MSOL Exchange – Set Out of Office Reply
– MSOL Exchange – Set Grant FullAccess Permission
– MSOL Exchange – Set email forwarding
– MSOL Exchange – Remove calendar items from resource mailboxes

File Operations
– Move home folder
– Export user settings to XML (dump all user data to xml as backup)
– Run custom script ( for advanced users only, contact support for more info )

Screenshot #1 – Active Directory
Screenshot #2 – Exchange
Screenshot #3- File Operations

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
– .NET 3.5 and .NET 4.0
– Domain Joined

COMPATIBLE OS
– Windows 7 X64
– Windows Server 2008 X64
– Windows Server 2008 R2 X64
– Windows Server 2012

Please download administration guide: http://www.zohno.com/docs/Z-Term_V4_Administration_Guide.pdf

Download: Z-Term

Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2013

Exchange Team released Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2013

This CU contains the following major changes:

  • CU2 increases the maximum number of supported databases per server from 50 to 100 in the Enterprise Edition;
  • Enables silent redirection for Outlook Web App (OWA) to Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2013 when using multiple internet-facing AD sites or alternative ExternalURL settings (i.e. for legacy purposes);
  • Introduces the DAG Management Service which will offload monitoring and reporting from the Replication Service;
  • Shifting several responders from per-server throttling to per-group throttling;
  • Support for updating local help files using the cmdlet Update-ExchangeHelp;
  • Improvements in OWA Search to indicate search hit locations;
  • Introduction of *-MalwareFilterRule Cmdlets to apply custom malware policies to users, groups or domains.

The list of bug fixes in this CU is undisclosed. Microsoft updated the following KB:

  • KB2866064 Can’t load OWA Premium by using Internet Explorer 11 in an Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2010 or Exchange Server 2007 environment
  • KB2846288 Information store worker process crashes when you export mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2013 environment
  • KB2842504 EAS users incorrectly throttled in an Exchange Server 2013 environment
  • KB2830765 “MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER” error when you use a MAPI application in a mixed Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • KB2835562 You can’t disable Outlook Web App access for users in on-premises Exchange Server

You can download Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 2 here. More details about these changes can be found in the original announcement.

System Center Summer Night

For wo that missed the Dutch System Center Summer Night community event. Here are the slides: