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Implement Office 365 easy ? #Unattended Install #O365 with Group Policy #windows7 #windows12R2   12 comments

When you want to use Office 365 it is easy all in the cloud easy to manage , one click setup yes it is easy or not ?

suppose you have 25 users and all need to setup O365 and you have several windows servers 2012R2 but no real deployment tools like #SCCM

Well deploy the Office 365 with a Group policy easy to setup and quick response.

First we need to login to office 365 https://login.microsoftonline.com/ 

Office 365 login  Login to your Office 365 portal or webmail with a simple click. www.office365login.com/‎

Illustration that represents the two deployment options for Office 365 ProPlus. Includes a cloud labeled Office 365 ProPlus, a user installing from the Office 365 portal, and an administrator deploying from an on-premises server to multiple users This is how it works the user logs in and do the thing. but for 25 users.. this will take some time. So my Sample user has Plan E3

 

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The installation can be done by a user simple give the user the login password and select software and go. But I want control..

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Easy there is a tool called Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run. You can download the Office Deployment Tool from the Microsoft Download Center site. Administrators download and run the self-extracting executable file, which contains the Office Deployment Tool .exe file, dynamic link library resources (dlls), and a sample configuration file, configuration.xml.

I downloaded the tool did an extract and there was a setup.exe and the Config file.

Create a Shared folder that can be accessed but the computers in your domain. In my case I have only a Windows Server 2012R2 this is all I need.

 

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First we are changing the default configuration.xml.  and there are a lot of options

But in this case I want Office NL and the EN version and it should be activated and I want a log file just in case and If you want more languages just add them this is for download only.

<Configuration>
<Add SourcePath="\\mvpdc01\office365" OfficeClientEdition="32">
    <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail" >
      <Language ID="nl-nl" />

     <Language ID="en-en" />          
    </Product>
</Add>
   <Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" /> 
   <Logging Name="OfficeSetup.txt" Path="%temp%" />
   <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" />

</Configuration>

 

Now that the config file is ready we can start the download.

setup.exe /download configuration.xml

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I did run this from my share so I do not need the move my files.

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and now all we have to do is start an batch or CMD with one line

\\mvpdc01\Office365\Setup.exe /configure \\mvpdc01\Office365\configuration.xml

where is the setup file and the config that I should use. that is it. I use only the NL version for install.

And yes the batch can be with checking etc but for now I only want to deploy Winking smile

@echo off
\\mvpdc01\Office365\Setup.exe /configure \\mvpdc01\Office365\configuration.xml
echo Office 365 Install Complete > %SystemDrive%\users\Complete_o365.txt

 

Nice but I have still to click the back file. I can place this in the login from the user easy. yes you can but nay this user install software ?

I create a office OU and placed the users in this OU.

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I create a GPO that is going to install Office 365 and so that I can change things

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I created the Batch that I used earlier and copied this file to a new folder in the windows directory and if this folder is not there create it.

Now we create a task that is doing the job on the Windows 7 machine.

 

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Fill in the Name and configure it for windows 7

 

 

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Next create a new Trigger that is on the Logon and make sure it is enabled !

 

image  For starting a program this is the batch file located on the local machine copied by the GPO.

As an admin I want to have control and maybe I want to start the task by myself sometime.

So select on demand also.

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After this apply the GPO and start your Windows 7 machines. I logon with my dummy account and there is the Install account.

 

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And the user is ready to use Office 365 , remember the user must logon to the office 365 during the wizard so make sure he/she has the email and password.

Posted September 4, 2013 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Cloud Computing

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Great new blog post from Brad Anderson : In the Cloud #cloud #msft #pcit   5 comments

Great new blog post from Brad Anderson : In the Cloud

Source :Cloud Insights from Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Windows Server & System Center

 

People-centric IT (PCIT) is about helping people to work on the devices they choose. We’re providing users access to their apps and data on any of their devices in any location. The challenge this presents to IT teams is considerable: As soon as users are working on a device that IT does not manage (or even have any knowledge of), it becomes very difficult to retain control of sensitive corporate information and to be able to respond to situations such as the device being sold, lost, or stolen.

In particular, the challenges faced by IT teams responsible for a modern corporate infrastructure come from four key areas:

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With the 2012 R2 wave of releases (e.g. Windows Server, System Center Configuration Manager, and the next release of Windows Intune), we are helping our customers answer these challenges. Engineers across each of those teams have jointly planned and executed their scenarios across a common set of engineering milestones, and we have delivered these scenarios across three primary areas that drove our priorities and investments in engineering:

1. Empowering users. This means allowing users to work on the devices of their choice by providing consistent access to corporate apps and data from those devices. We’ll support a broad set of devices in the R2 wave of releases this year, ranging from corporate laptops and desktops to personal phones, laptops, and tablets. We’ll support Windows and iOS devices across all of our PCIT features. Many features will be supported on Android too. For example, enrolling devices for management will be supported across Windows, iOS and Android. WorkPlace Join and Work Folders will be initially supported on Windows and iOS.

2. Unifying your environment. With the System Center Configuration Manager console we deliver comprehensive application and device management from a single plane of glass. We’ve also worked to integrate scenarios across on-premises infrastructure (using System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Server, and Active Directory), as well as cloud-based services, (using Windows Intune and Windows Azure). Also, it’s worth noting that, on top of all this, we have already integrated management and malware protection.

3. Helping protect your data. By controlling access to information based on a user, his/her specific device, and the location of that device, IT teams can better control and safeguard corporate assets. These tools can also remove or disable data on devices when they are no longer being used, as well as provide rich auditing and reporting.

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Now let’s look at each of these scenarios, and their benefits, in detail.

Read more: In the Cloud | It is Time !

Posted July 10, 2013 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Cloud Computing

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Trustworthy Computing–#Cloud Cloud #Security #Readiness #Tool   5 comments

 

The decision to deploy cloud computing is a strategic one. Many organizations are curious to learn more about their IT environments and evaluate whether deploying cloud services is appropriate.

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Posted February 28, 2013 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Cloud Security Readiness Tool

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All the latest Blog post about #System Center and #Cloud Computing.

#scvmm #sysctr #sccm #SystemCenter2012 #Cloud

Microsoft System Center 2012 helps you manage your IT environments across traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, client computers, and devices.

Microsoft System Center 2012 is a comprehensive management platform that enables you to more easily and efficiently manage your IT environments, including your server infrastructure and client devices.

With System Center 2012, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices.



KB Articles  
Article Title
2658903 FIX: The Forefront Threat Management Gateway Firewall service (Wspsrv.exe) may crash frequently for a published website secured by SSL after you install SP2
2717295 HOTFIX Description of Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
2733615 HOTFIX An update for the bootstrap certificate in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Asset Intelligence is available
2734159 HOTFIX A hotfix rollup package (build 4.1.2515.0) is available for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2
2737503 HOTFIX A hotfix rollup package (build 4.0.3627.2) is available for Forefront Identity Manager 2010
2744216 Adding a SAN storage provider in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with SMI-S Error 26100
   
   
Blog Posts  
Product Title
ConfigMgr Now available: Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
OpsMgr APM Configured Endpoint Report
OpsMgr Open Beta for the System Center 2012 Operations Manager IPD Guide
TMG An enterprise node is incorrectly added in the Forefront TMG 2010 MMC after you run repair on Forefront TMG 2010 SP1 Update 1
TMG Troubleshooting "The operation failed 0x80000400 " while joining TMG server to an EMS Array
TMG Troubleshooting why ISA server does not cache the response of a web server
TMG FIX: The Forefront Threat Management Gateway Firewall service (Wspsrv.exe) may crash frequently for a published website secured by SSL after you install SP2
VMM KB: Adding a SAN storage provider in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with SMI-S Error 26100
   
TechNet Wiki Articles
Product  
TMG An enterprise node is incorrectly added in the Forefront TMG 2010 MMC after you run repair on Forefront TMG 2010 SP1 Update 1
TMG Getting error " The operation failed 0x80000400 " while joining TMG server to an EMS Array

All the latest Blog post about System Center and Cloud Computing.   2 comments

All the latest Blog post about System Center and Cloud Computing.

Microsoft System Center 2012 helps you manage your IT environments across traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, client computers, and devices.

Microsoft System Center 2012 is a comprehensive management platform that enables you to more easily and efficiently manage your IT environments, including your server infrastructure and client devices.

With System Center 2012, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices.

Blog Posts    
Product Title  
AD RMS Changing the RMS Service Account Password  
ConfigMgr KB: Migrating a driver package to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager fails with "SCCM Provider is missing read, write, or delete privilege"  
ConfigMgr Important note about System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and client machine restart notifications  
ConfigMgr Support Tip: Importing MVLS information into an Asset Intelligence catalog fails with "failed to Import Licensing Data into the Site Database"  
TMG Support Tip: Site to site IPSEC tunnel Between TMG 2010 on VMware and Cisco  
TMG TMG services will not start and Event ID 21235 is logged  
TMG Support Tip: Adding an ISA Server 2004/2006 Replica Configuration Storage Server fails with Error Code 0x80072108  
TMG Getting error 12202 intermittently (Authentication Failure) while accessing published resources (SharePoint/Exchange) through TMG 2010  
VMM KB: How to troubleshoot the “Needs Attention” and “Not Responding” host status in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager  
VMM KB: How to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager  
WSUS/Sec Security Advisory 2743314 released  
WSUS/Sec August 2012 Bulletin Release  
WSUS/Sec August 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck  
AD RMS AD RMS Server Returns HTTP 500 (part 2)  
All Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 is now available for download  
All Cloud and Datacenter Management System Center Update Rollup Improvements  
ConfigMgr Support tip: Installation of KB2720211 fails with Error 0x80004005: Unspecified error  
ConfigMgr New Test Lab Guide: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 with R3  
ConfigMgr Support Tip: ConfigMgr 2012 Setup fails at Prerequisites Check with error “Failed to connect to registry on machine SQL (FQDN)”  
ConfigMgr Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for July 2012  
DPM DPM Certificate Troubleshooting–Part 1: General Troubleshooting  
DPM DPM Certificate Troubleshooting–Part 2: Registry  
DPM DPM Certificate Troubleshooting–Part 3: Certificates  
DPM Support Tip: Moving a DPM machine from a domain to workgroup causes Consistency Checks to fail  
FEP/ConfigMgr New Test Lab Guide: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010  
FEP/ConfigMgr Test Lab Extension: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Definition Update Automation Tool  
FIM INSTALLATION: FIM Synchronization Service Engine fails with 25009 error  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: Event ID: 1000: Faulting application name: miiserver.exe, version: 4.0.2592.0, time stamp: 0x4b6790ea  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: CCertRequest::GetCAPropertyFlags: The version of the OLE on the client and server machines does not match. 0x80010110:  
MED-V Support Tip: Windows XP Compatibility 2 Setup Wizard ends prematurely when installing a MED-V Workspace  
Orchestrator KB: Running the Orchestrator "SCOExpressWriter.exe /register" command fails with "Failed to create and register Orchestrator Express Writer"  
Server App-V Troubleshooting Server Application Virtualization 1.0  
VMM Now available: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager  
WSUS Support tip: Installation of KB2720211 fails with Error 0x80004005: Unspecified error  
WSUS WSUS Support Tip: “WARNING: Skipping scan, self-update check returned 0x800B0001” in WindowsUpdate.log  
WSUS/Sec Security Advisory 2737111 released  
ConfigMgr KB: Security Update MS10-019 is not visible in the Configuration Manager console for some operating systems  
ConfigMgr HOTFIX: The SMS Host Agent service crashes on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2  
ConfigMgr KB: A Configuration Manager 2007 backup doesn’t backup the database files even though the backup logs show that it was successful  
ConfigMgr Support Tip: A Backup Site Server maintenance task may fail to run in ConfigMgr 2012  
ConfigMgr KB: Installing a Configuration Manager client fails with "There was a problem starting PolicyAgentProvider.dll The specified module could not be found"  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: (No Display Name) in FIM Portal  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: Active directory response: 00002098: SecErr DSID-03150BB9, problem 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: SSPR: The FIM Password and Authentication Extensions are not currently installed on this computer  
OpsMgr IMPORTANT: HP-UX PA-RISC computers monitored by Operations Manager will experience heartbeat and monitoring failures after an upcoming Windows update  
OpsMgr Now available: System Center 2012 Operations Manager Monitoring Pack for UNIX and Linux Operating Systems  
SCSM HOTFIX: Description of Cumulative Update 4 for System Center Service Manager 2010  
VMM An in-depth look at Virtual Machine Manager Services – Part 1  
AD RMS Microsoft Rights Management Client Fix Information  
App-V/ConfigMgr KB: Changes to an App-V application are not included when deployed using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager  
ConfigMgr Support Tip: Pushing a ConfigMgr package to a VPN clients fails–cannot get content location  
ConfigMgr New cumulative update servicing model for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager  
FEP Looking for all the new System Center 2012 FEP documentation? You can find it here  
TMG Support Tip: Solving the mystery of frequent occurrences of ISA Event ID 14197  
TMG Support Tip: Troubleshooting WPAD and TMG/ISA  
UAG Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 Service Pack 2 is available for download  
UAG Example XML\HTML code for UAG AppWrap process to provide a “Cover-up” page for Custom Form Login SSO.  
VMM KB: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Error: The selected user is not a member of any user roles that has this object in its scope  
FIM WebServices Connector For FIM 2010 Update 2 and FIM 2010 R2  
FIM REFERENCE: Monitoring FIM 2010 and/or FIM 2010 R2  
FIM FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: Error 25070 Error connecting to database FIMSynchronizationService. Invalid Class String  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: FIMCM: No mapping between account names and security IDs was done  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: FIM Installation: Converting representation of references  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: stopped-dll-exception: Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : WinRM cannot process the request  
FIM REFERENCE: Run Profiles  
SPF System Center 2012 CTP2 & WPC: Service Provider Foundation Installation fails with “invalid password” error  
VMM KB: Attempting to remove VMware vCenter from System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 0x8007274D  
VMM KB: Adding a Citrix XenServer host on System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 2916 (0x8033810f)  
VMM KB: Installing the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager VMM Management Server fails with IndyPlacementHelper exception error  
WSUS/Sec Advance Notification Service for August 2012 Security Bulletin Release  

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The Latest KB Articles for the System Center Products.

Microsoft System Center 2012 helps you manage your IT environments across traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, client computers, and devices.

Microsoft System Center 2012 is a comprehensive management platform that enables you to more easily and efficiently manage your IT environments, including your server infrastructure and client devices.

With System Center 2012, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices.

     
KB Articles    
Article Title  
2741405 Migrating a driver package to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager fails with "SCCM Provider is missing read, write, or delete privilege"  
2658903 FIX: The Forefront Threat Management Gateway Firewall service (Wspsrv.exe) may crash frequently for a published website secured by SSL after you install SP2  
2742246 How to troubleshoot the “Needs Attention” and “Not Responding” host status in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager   
2742275 How to troubleshoot issues when adding a Hyper-V host in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager   
2719826 HOTFIX Description of Cumulative Update 4 for System Center Service Manager 2010  
2724939 HOTFIX The SMS Host Agent service crashes on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2  
2733915 A Configuration Manager 2007 backup doesn’t backup the database files even though the backup logs show that it was successful  
2736842 Running the Orchestrator "SCOExpressWriter.exe /register" command fails with "Failed to create and register Orchestrator Express Writer"  
2683934 Changes to an App-V application are not included when deployed using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager  
2719826 HOTFIX Description of Cumulative Update 4 for System Center Service Manager 2010  
2724939 HOTFIX The SMS Host Agent service crashes on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2  
2733816 Security Update MS10-019 is not visible in the Configuration Manager console for some operating systems  
2733915 A Configuration Manager 2007 backup doesn’t backup the database files even though the backup logs show that it was successful  
2737378 Installing a Configuration Manager client fails with "There was a problem starting PolicyAgentProvider.dll The specified module could not be found"  
2736792 System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Error: The selected user is not a member of any user roles that has this object in its scope  
2690616 Installing the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager VMM Management Server fails with IndyPlacementHelper exception error  
2728902 Adding a Citrix XenServer host on System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 2916 (0x8033810f)  
2730029 Attempting to remove VMware vCenter from System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 0x8007274D  
     
     

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Microsoft System Center 2012 helps you manage your IT environments across traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, client computers, and devices.

Microsoft System Center 2012 is a comprehensive management platform that enables you to more easily and efficiently manage your IT environments, including your server infrastructure and client devices.

With System Center 2012, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices.

 

TechNet Wiki Articles  
Product Title  
AD RMS AD RMS Console – "You cannot access the AD RMS administration service at this time"  
AD RMS AD RMS Console – "You cannot access the AD RMS administration service at this time"  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: FIM Installation: 25009: CONDITIONAL failed because the following SET options have incorrect settings: ‘ARITHABORT’  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: Event ID: 1000: Faulting application name: miiserver.exe, version: 4.0.2592.0, time stamp: 0x4b6790ea  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: CCertRequest::GetCAPropertyFlags: The version of the OLE on the client and server machines does not match. 0x80010110  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: (No Display Name) in FIM Portal (en-US)  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: Active directory response: 00002098: SecErr DSID-03150BB9, problem 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0 (en-US)  
FIM TROUBLESHOOTING: SSPR: The FIM Password and Authentication Extensions are not currently installed on this computer (en-US)  
     
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