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New poster and content roadmaps about Office identity, authentication, authorization, and security

16 Apr 2013 5:00 AM

We’re pleased to announce the publication of some new security-related deployment content on TechNet, including a poster and two Content Roadmaps for IT professionals.

Poster: Identity and Authentication in the cloud: Office 2013 and Office 365

This poster helps explain identity and authentication in Office 2013 and Office 365, whether you’re using Office ”all in the cloud” or deploying a hybrid of cloud and on-premises Office.

Thumbnail image of the Identity and Authentication poster.

The poster walks you through the new user-based authentication model that lets you use Office across multiple PCs and devices, while always having access to your files, settings, and personalization. See a zoomable version online, or download it to your computer for offline viewing. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Two new content roadmaps

Banner: Content Roadmap for IT Professionals.

We’ve restructured the table of contents for the Office 2013 Resource Kit on TechNet a bit, and to help you find your way around the Security area, we’ve published two content roadmaps:

Content roadmap for Office 2013 security
Content roadmap for Office 2013 identity, authentication, and authorization

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Automating User Provisioning in Office 365

On 2013-05-16, in Exchange 2013, O365, by Mattias Jönsson

The new Office Garage Series


Microsoft provides tools to import and synchronize user objects from an existing Active Directory environment, perform bulk CSV list imports or use custom PowerShell scripts to populate the identity store with User Principle Names and required directory attributes.

The final frontier from an automation perspective is really to set up ADFS and single sign-on as a way to ensure that your policies for password updates and the service authentication itself integrates with your existing tools and policies. The best place to go for all of this is the Office 365 deployment center on TechNet. It walks you through the right solution depending on your organization size and needs.

More Resources:

Office 365 deployment center

Manage Windows Azure Active Directory by using Windows PowerShell

Directory synchronization roadmap

Garage Series for IT Pros Archive of previous episodes

Office 365 ProPlus Trial

Office TechCenter on TechNet

Office 365 TechCenter on TechNet

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Upcoming conference

On 2012-04-12, in Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Mailserver, by Mattias Jönsson


Microsoft Exchange Conference 2012 (MEC). The lost conference is back, taking place September 24-26 in Orlando, Florida.

At MEC 2012, you will:

  • Get exclusive Exchange 15 content directly from the engineering team
  • Get hands-on experience with Exchange 15
  • Enjoy unparalleled access to Exchange team members, Masters and MVPs
  • Preview amazing new products from select vendors
  • Build personal relationships throughout the Exchange community



The Experts Conference

TEC 2010 April 29 – May 2, 2012 at Marriott Marquis and Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego

TEC 2012 will deliver expert-led, 400-level training on vital Microsoft technologies. In addition to its highly-acclaimed training on Microsoft Directory & Identity technologies,TEC 2012 offers TEC for Exchange, TEC for SharePoint and TEC for Virtualization & Workspace Management.And this year, we are pleased to bring back the popular PowerShell Deep Dive training conference.

  • TEC for Directory & Identity
  • TEC for Exchange
  • TEC for SharePoint
  • TEC for Virtualization
  • PowerShell Deep Dive


and for Europe last year

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This topic is intended to address a specific issue called out by the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool.

Site folder server deleted
The site-wide public folder database for administrative group ’Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)’ has been deleted. Current public folder store: ’CN=Public Folder\0ADEL:7b0fc218-05b2-4eae-9660-bbdd01f7e395,CN=Deleted Objects,CN=Configuration,DC=uw,DC=lu,DC=se’.


The siteFolderServer attribute represents the Distinguished Name (DN) of the Public Folder store that is responsible for hosting the site folders (normally the first server in the site or administrative group).

By default, the Site Folder Server is the first server that is installed in the administrative group. The public folder store on this server is the default location of the free/busy folders and offline address book folders for the administrative group. If you remove or decommission this server without replicating these folders to another server and designating that server as the offline address book server, Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 users will see problems with the offline address book and with free/busy data.

Aa996485.Caution(en-us,EXCHG.80).gif Caution:
If you incorrectly modify the attributes of Active Directory objects when you use Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) Edit, the LDP (ldp.exe) tool, or another Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) version 3 client, you may cause serious problems. These problems may require that you reinstall Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003, Exchange Server 2003, or both. Modify Active Directory object attributes at your own risk.

To correct this error

  1. Open an Active Directory editor, such as ADSI Edit.
  2. Locate the public folder information store that you want to designate as the Site Folder Server. For Exchange Server 2000 through Exchange Server 2007, expand the following nodes in the Configuration container:
    CN=Configuration,DC=<DomainName>,DC=com, CN=Services, CN=Microsoft Exchange, CN=<OrganizationName>, CN=Administrative Groups, CN=<AdministrativeGroupName> CN=Servers, CN=<ServerName>, CN=InformationStore, CN=<StorageGroupName>
    For Exchange Server 2010, expand the following nodes in the Configuration container:
    CN=Configuration,DC=<DomainName>,DC=com, CN=Services, CN=Microsoft Exchange, CN=<OrganizationName>, CN=Administrative Groups, CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT), CN=Databases
  3. In the right pane, right-click CN=<PublicFolderStoreName>, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Attributes field, scroll down and select the distinguishedName attribute.
  5. Click Edit, and then copy the entire attribute to the Clipboard.
  6. Expand the Configuration container, and then expand CN=Configuration,CN=<DomainName>,CN=com, CN=Services, CN=Microsoft Exchange, CN=<OrganizationName>, CN=Administrative Groups
  7. Right-click the administrative group you want to modify, and then click Properties.
  8. In the Attributes field, scroll down and select the siteFolderServer attribute.
  9. Click Edit, and then paste the value for the distinguishedName attribute into the Value field.
  10. Double-check the contents of the Value field to ensure the paste was performed correctly, and then click OK to save the change.
  11. Click OK to close the Administrative Group properties.
  12. Exit the Active Directory editor and restart the Microsoft Exchange Server Information Store service on all Exchange Server computers in the site for the change to take effect.

For more information about re-creating system folders and resetting the Site
Folder Server, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

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