How to Repair a .pst file

This solution will usually also fix any Outlook that having stuck issues while on ‘Loading Profile’ screen
Outlook 2016 Loading Profile
Outlook 2016 Loading Profile
  1. Exit Outlook, and browse to <drive>:\Program Files — or, if you see a Program Files (x86) folder on the same drive, browse to that instead. For example, C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86).For Office 2016 use this path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
  2. In the Search box, type Scanpst.exe.

If the search doesn’t find Scanpst.exe, try searching in the alternative folder mentioned in step 2, above — Program Files or Program Files (x86).

  1. Double-click Scanpst.exe.
  2. In the Enter the name of the file you want to scan box, enter the name of the .pst file you want the tool to check, or click Browse to select the file.
  3. By default, a new log file is created during the scan. Or, you can click Options and choose not to have a log created, or to have the results appended to an existing log file.
  4. Click Start.

If the scan finds errors, you’re prompted to start the repair process to fix them.

The scan creates a backup file during the repair process. To change the default name or location of this backup file, in the Enter name of the backup file box, enter a new name, or click Browse to select the file you want to use.

  1. Click Repair.A copy of the log file is saved to the same folder as the .pst file.
  2. Start Outlook with the profile that contains the Outlook Data File that you repaired.
  3. Switch to the Folder List view in the Folder Pane by pressing Ctrl+6.

In the Folder Pane, you might see a folder named Recovered Personal Folders that contains your default Outlook folders or a Lost and Found folder. Although the repair process might recreate some of the folders, they may be empty. The Lost and Found folder contain any folders and items recovered by the repair tool that Outlook can’t place in their original structure.

You can create an Outlook Data File, and drag the items in the Lost and Found folder into the new data file. After you’ve moved all the items, you can remove the Recovered Personal Folders (.pst) file. This includes the Lost and Found folder.

If you can open the original Outlook Data File, you may be able to recover additional items. The Inbox Repair tool creates a backup file with the same name as the original, but with a .bak extension, and saves it in the same folder. You may be able to recover items from the backup file that the Inbox Repair tool couldn’t recover.

To recover items from the backup (.bak) file, make a copy of it and give the copy a new name with a .pst extension, such as bak.pst. Import the bak.pst file into Outlook, and then use the Import and Export Wizard to import any additional recovered items into the newly created .pst file.

Remove / Purge Deleted Users from Office 365 Admin

You can run the command via AD PowerShell directly:

$msolcred = get-credential
connect-msolservice -credential $msolcred

To purge the deleted user accounts:

get-msoluser –returndeletedusers -maxresults 100000 | remove-msoluser -removefromrecyclebin -force

Allows Standard User to Run an Application as Administrator

How to Create a Shortcut that allows a Standard User to Run an Application as Administrator

Want to allow a standard user account to run an application as administrator without a UAC or password prompt? You can easily create a shortcut that uses the runas command with the /savecred switch, which saves the password.

Note that using /savecred could be considered a security hole – a standard user will be able to use the runas /savecred command to run any command as administrator without entering a password. However, it’s still useful for situations where this doesn’t matter much – perhaps you want to allow a child’s standard user account to run a game as Administrator without asking you.

Enabling the Administrator Account

First you’ll need to enable the built-in Administrator account, which is disabled by default.

To do so, search for Command Prompt in the Start menu, right-click the Command Prompt shortcut, and select Run as administrator.

Run the following command in the elevated Command Prompt window that appears:

net user administrator /active:yes

The Administrator user account is now enabled, although it has no password.

To set a password, open the Control Panel, select User Accounts and Family Safety, and select User Accounts. Click the Manage another account link in the User Accounts window.

Select the Administrator account, click Create a password, and create a password for the Administrator account.

Creating the Shortcut

Now we’ll create a new shortcut that launches the application with Administrator privileges.

Right-click the desktop (or elsewhere), point to New, and select Shortcut.

Enter a command based on the following one into the box that appears:

runas /user:ComputerName\Administrator /savecred “C:\Path\To\Program.exe

Replace ComputerName with the name of your computer and C:\Path\To\Program.exe with the full path of the program you want to run. For example, if your computer’s name was Laptop and you wanted to run CCleaner, you’d enter the following path:

runas /user:Laptop\Administrator /savecred “C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe”

Enter a name for the shortcut.

To select an icon for your new shortcut, right-click it and select Properties.

Click the Change Icon button in the Properties window.

Select an icon for your shortcut. For example, you can browser to CCleaner.exe and choose an icon associated with it. If you’re using an other program, browse to its .exe file and select your preferred icon.

The first time you double-click your shortcut, you’ll be prompted to enter the Administrator account’s password, which you created earlier.

This password will be saved – the next time you double-click the shortcut, the application will launch as Administrator without asking you for a password.


As we mentioned above, the standard user account now has the ability to run any application as Administrator without entering a password (using the runas /savecred command to launch any .exe file), so bear that in mind.

The Administrator password is saved in the Windows Credential Manager – if you want to remove the saved password, you can do it from there.

Add Full Access Mailboxes with Outlook Auto-Mapping Disabled

In Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Exchange introduced a feature that allows Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 clients to automatically map to any mailbox to which a user has Full Access permissions. If a user is granted Full Access permissions to another user’s mailbox or to a shared mailbox, Outlook automatically loads all mailboxes to which the user has full access.

Use these commands to load the Exchange Online cmdlets:

$UserCredential = Get-Credential

$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

Import-PSSession $session

This example grants the user Andy full access permission to Thirza’s mailbox and disables the auto-mapping feature.

Add-MailboxPermission -Identity thirza@saputra.local -User andy@saputra.local -AccessRight FullAccess -InheritanceType All -Automapping $false

Another example, to add full access permission for Leah to Dave’s mailbox, type the following command:

Add-MailboxPermission -Identity dave@saputra.local -user leah@saputra.local -accessrights Fullaccess -AutoMapping:$false

Refer this link for more information.

Best practice to Share Office 365 Calendar from Outlook

Here is the proper way to do a Calendar Sharing in Outlook (Including How to delegate access properly)

File -> Account Settings -> Delegate Access -> Add (‘Person Name’) -> Calendar (Select desired access level)
On the other side, open up Calendar -> Open Shared Calendar -> Enter (‘Person Name’) -> Open.
This might works on Exchange too, but we never tried with this way.

Run the UniFi controller as a Windows service

Readers will learn how to run the UniFi controller software as a Windows service.

Windows services are often useful since they are “background” applications which don’t require any attention on the part of the end-user. In this way, the service will launch upon startup, without any intervention on the part of the user.

The steps to enable this service are outlined below:

Steps


  1. Close any instances of the UniFi software on the controller
  2. Open the command prompt as an Administrator
  3. Locate the java installation directory.
    Java 7 is usually found at “C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin”;
    Java 8 has a symbolic link, which is already added to PATH, so you should be able to skip step 4.
  4. Add the dir above to the PATH (as seen under Computer->Properties->Advanced system settings)
  5. Run Command Prompt as an Administrator, then change directory to the location of UniFi in your computer, using the command “cd”
  6. Andy’s tips: if you are following the default installation location, you can use this one line: “cd “%userprofile%\Ubiquiti UniFi”
  7. Type “java -jar lib\ace.jar installsvc

If you are using Windows x64 please install both the x86 AND the x64 version of Java otherwise the service will not properly start. Make sure to define both x86 and x64 paths in environmental variables too. See THIS page for download details.

When upgrading the service first run “java -jar lib\ace.jar uninstallsvc” (may vary depending on where you run command from) to remove the old the service. Update the UniFI controller. After the update is complete, run “java -jar lib\ace.jar installsvc” to install the service for the updated controller instance.

If you simply stop the service, then start the service you will have duplicate services running. 

Video tutorial

Source: https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/205144550-UniFi-Run-the-controller-as-a-Windows-service

Manual Delta & Full Sync between AD & Office 365

How to do manual synchronise between Active Directory DIRSYNC and Office 365 using PowerShell?

Open up Windows PowerShell, and then invoke the following command:

FinishedPS C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\Bin> .\DirectorySyncClientCmd.exe delta
saputra.local

Initializing
Importing………………
Synchronizing from all Sources.
Synchronizing from Target.
Exporting to Target………………..
Exporting to all Sources
FinishedPS C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\Bin> .\DirectorySyncClientCmd.exe initial
saputra.local

Initializing
Importing…….
Synchronizing from all Sources
Synchronizing from Target.
Exporting to Target………………….
Exporting to all Sources
FinishedPS C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\Bin>

‘Delta’ is for delta sync, while ‘Initial’ will do full synchronisation.