Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS) Tutorial – G Suite

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General tutorial video for Google Cloud Directory Sync

I just published a 1 hour tutorial on Youtube that is talking about Google Cloud Directory Sync or GCDS. This tutorial is light an easy to follow. I used a scenario based approach to explain the steps and tasks that you need to do to configure it. The scenario is about syncing 8 user accounts to G Suite along with an OU structure form my AD to G Suite as well. The steps basically are the same for other object types such as groups. All you have to do is create the search rule and you are all set.

Here is the link for the video

Here also are the links that are mentioned in the video. You’ll find them also in the video description on Youtube:

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How to search and delete users email messages in their mailboxes before a specific date/time – Exchange 2010

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Little intro

I’ve got a case where the customer wanted to delete all of his users’ data in their mailboxes on the Exchange Server, that they got before 1-JAN-2018. He has an incident happened with some leaked critical email messages and he wanted to prevent it by taking this action!

The way to do this of course is pure PowerShell. So I first had to analyze the requirements then build an image in my brain for how the work is going to happen, then test it. And finally implement the needed changes.

Basically what I came to put together is, first I need to backup the data that I will delete. Then I need to delete the data.

To backup the data I need to export the mailboxes to a PST file. And the delete the data I have to use the Search-Mailbox cmdlet with -SearchQuery property.

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