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Export unlicense user O365 base on only Display Name and User Principal Name

March 29, 2016 Leave a comment

PS C:\> Get-MSOLUser -UnlicensedUsersOnly | select displayname,userprincipalname
| Export-CSV c:\userlist.csv

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Categories: Office 365

Exporting a list of unlicensed users Office 365 to a CSV file

March 29, 2016 Leave a comment

#Exporting a list of unlicensed users to a CSV file.

#This first command will import the Azure Active Directory module into your PowerShell session.
Import-Module MSOnline

#Capture administrative credential for future connections.
$credential = get-credential

#Establishes Online Services connection to Azure Active Directory  
Connect-MsolService -Credential $credential

#Create a CSV export file of unlicensed users for your review. 
Get-MsolUser -UnlicensedUsersOnly | export-csv c:\reports\Unlicensed_Users.CSV
Categories: Office 365, Windows Client

VMware Tools installation fails when Easy Install is in progress (1017687)

March 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Symptoms

  • Installing VMware Tools fails
  • You see the error:

    VMware Tools installation cannot be started manually while the easy install is in progress.

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Resolution

This error occurs when the virtual floppy with the autoinstall information required by Easy Install does not unmount properly.
To resolve this issue and unmount the virtual floppy:
  1. Power off the virtual machine.
  2. Go to VM > Settings
  3. Select Floppy.
  4. Select Use physical drive, and set the dropdown to Auto detect.This unmounts the virtual floppy from the virtual drive.
  5. Power on the virtual machine and install VMware Tools.
If the same error persists when trying to install VMware Tools, delete and re-add the virtual floppy drive and the virtual CD/DVD drive.
To delete and re-add the drives:
  1. Power off the virtual machine.
  2. Go to VM > Settings
  3. Select CD/DVD.
  4. Make a note of the current settings for this device, then click Remove.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Select CD/DVD, and click Next.
  7. Select the settings you noted previously (or you can set them later), and click Next > Finish.
  8. Select Floppy.
  9. Make a note of the current settings for this device, then click Remove.
  10. Click Add.
  11. Select Floppy, and click Next.
  12. Select the settings you noted previously (or you can set them later), and click Next > Finish.
  13. Power on the virtual machine and install VMware Tools.

Ref: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1017687

Categories: Windows Client