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PowerShell for Office 365

By : Martin Machado
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PowerShell for Office 365

By: Martin Machado

Overview of this book

While most common administrative tasks are available via the Office 365 admin center, many IT professionals are unaware of the real power that is available to them below the surface. This book aims to educate readers on how learning PowerShell for Offi ce 365 can simplify repetitive and complex administrative tasks, and enable greater control than is available on the surface. The book starts by teaching readers how to access Offi ce 365 through PowerShell and then explains the PowerShell fundamentals required for automating Offi ce 365 tasks. You will then walk through common administrative cmdlets to manage accounts, licensing, and other scenarios such as automating the importing of multiple users,assigning licenses in Office 365, distribution groups, passwords, and so on. Using practical examples, you will learn to enhance your current functionality by working with Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online using PowerShell. Finally, the book will help you effectively manage complex and repetitive tasks (such as license and account management) and build productive reports. By the end of the book, you will have automated major repetitive tasks in Office 365 using PowerShell.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
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How to reset account passwords

To reset passwords, we need to use the following cmdlet:


This cmdlet resets the password for a user. It can be used for users with standard identities. The cmdlet accepts six parameters, as shown in the following list. Out of these six parameters, either UserPrincipalName or ObjectId is required:

  • [-ForceChangePassword <Boolean>]: Indicates whether the user must change their password the next time they sign in.
  • [-ObjectId <Guid>]: Specifies the unique ID of the user for whom to set the password.
  • [-UserPrincipalName <String>]: Specifies the UserPrincipalName of the user for whom to set the password.
  • [-TenantId <Guid>]: Specifies the unique ID of the tenant on which to perform the operation. The default value is the tenant of the current user. This parameter applies only to partner users.
  • [-ForceChangePasswordOnly <Boolean>]: This will force the user to change the password.
  • [-NewPassword <String>]: Specifies a new...