Wednesday, May 23, 2012

removing password change requirement on Office365

By default, Office365 forces you to change your password every three months.  Should you want to keep Office365 from forcing you to change your password every three months, these instructions will help:

Follow steps 1 through 4 here:

This gets you to the powershell for your account.  Now, you need to enter the command to disable the password change requirement.

The command is:

Get-MsolUser | Set-MsolUser -PasswordNeverExpires $true

It looks like this:

It doesn't give you any confirmation, but it works.

Monday, May 21, 2012

SBS 2008 - An internal transport certificate expired

On one of my SBS 2008 servers, I was getting this event log error 2 years after I built it:

EVENT # 2048076
EVENT LOG Application
SOURCE MSExchangeTransport
CATEGORY TransportService
EVENT ID 12015
DATE / TIME   5/19/2012 10:57:55 AM
MESSAGE An internal transport certificate expired. Thumbprint:98F05ABC27FEB37D5C156FD7E9FFBFFC0B098288

I had a 3 year UCC Exchange certificate on this server that IIS, POP, IMAP, and SMTP were using.  But for some reason, this "internal transport certificate" was using a self signed certificate.  It seems as though the solution was as simple as running "New-ExchangeCertificate" from the Exchange Shell.  I had already run this to replace my internal certificate, but here's what it looks like when you run the command, it prompts you to overwrite the SMTP certificate for internal processing (noting that the 3rd part SSL cert takes precedence for external communications).

Friday, May 4, 2012