Cisco Router Enable SCP

Enable SCP to easily transfer files to devices (especially if you are behind a NAT):

Example: pscp -scp ios-filename.bin admin@routerIPaddress:ios-filename.bin


WebEx and ADFS SSO

Implemented WebEx with ADFS SSO (Windows 2012R2) successfully, and found these articles helpful:

Initial Setup:

Those guides do not go over configuring sign-out.  This can be accomplished with the WSFederation sign-out URL documented here:

And configuring your ADFS server with:

1.  Go to AD FS Manager – Trust Relationships – Relying Party Trusts – <your party trust> properties
2.  Under the Endpoints tab, click Add SAML…
3.  Endpoint Type = SAML Logout, Binding = POST, Trusted URL =

Office 365 – Quick Optimizations

I’ll be adding to this as I continue to work with O365, but for now I have two things I usually do for every tenant:

First, connect to O365 via Powershell.  If you don’t know how, please see my recent blog post

Disable “Clutter” feature for all mailboxes:

Get-Mailbox -Filter * -ResultSize Unlimited | Set-Clutter -Enable $false

Raise email message size limits for all mailboxes (and mailbox plans):

Get-Mailbox -Resultsize Unlimited | Set-Mailbox -MaxReceiveSize 75MB -MaxSendSize 75MB

Get-MailboxPlan | fl name,maxsendsize,maxreceivesize,isdefault

Set-MailboxPlan ExchangeOnlineEnterprise-XXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXX -MaxSendSize 75MB -MaxReceiveSize 75MB (use mailbox plan name from previous command)

Disable password expiration:

Log into O365 web admin portal (

Go to “Service Settings” –> “Passwords” and select “Passwords never expire”


Office 365 – Powershell

Connecting to Office 365 via Powershell for the first time? Here are the steps to get started:

  1. Install the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant for IT Professionals RTW
  2. Install the Azure Active Directory Module for Windows Powershell (64-bit version)
  3. Open Powershell and run this command the first time you connect on your computer:
    1. Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
  4. Next, run these three commands (you’ll do this everytime you want to connect):
    1. $UserCredential = Get-Credential
    2. $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
    3. Import-PSSession $Session
  5. You should now be connected.  When finished, run:
    1. Remove-PSSession $Session

UPDATE: Here is an awesome project on github that is a Office 365 Powershell GUI:

Microsoft References: