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    Question Disable Office 365 IM

    Hi folks,

    I had a devil of a job getting Lync (the client app) to work with our Smoothwall, and then spotted that a version of it appears under the category of IM in Office 365.

    I'm guessing that having IM for students is going to be a problem, and I can't block it, like I can with the Lync client.

    I also can't spot any way of turning it off in Office 365 Admin.

    Is it possible to disable it?

    TIA

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    Remove the Lync Licence. That will sort it.

    I had issues getting it working properly with Smoothwall as well!!

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    Shucks. I could have sworn the Users > Active Users section allowed you to view up to 500 users at a time. Now it only lets you select 20 at a time.

    Is there an easy way to remove the license from 1,200 users?!

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    Ah, it's the Exchange section that allows editing of up to 500 users at a time.

    Ironically there's an RM tech doc saying that you can only edit licenses for 20 users at a time, and even that's a bit clunky http://www.rm.com/Support/TechnicalA...0&referrer=rss

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    You can do this using Powershell as well, which should save you some time @EduTech - whats the syntax?

    This blog post will also help
    http://blog.atkinson-it.com/?p=149

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    You can do this using Powershell as well, which should save you some time
    @EduTech - whats the syntax?

    This blog post will also help
    http://blog.atkinson-it.com/?p=149

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheScarfedOne View Post
    You can do this using Powershell as well, which should save you some time @EduTech - whats the syntax?

    This blog post will also help
    http://blog.atkinson-it.com/?p=149
    I think the following will work:

    Export the users to CSV in the first instance, and then you can do the following {You really only need the UserPrincipalName Header}

    $AccountSkuID = "Insert License SKU Here"
    $LicenseOption_NoLync = New-MsolLicenseOptions -AccountSkuId $AccountSkuID -DisabledPlans MCOSTANDARD
    $Users = Import-Csv c:\Users.csv
    $Users | ForEach-Object {
    Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName $_.UserPrincipalName -AddLicenses $AccountSkuId -LicenseOptions $LicenseOption_NoLync
    }

    I don't have chance to test this, but try it on a couple of users first.

    James.

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    The problem is we're federated via RM Unify, so I don't think we can connect directly into Office 365 from the DC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gongalong View Post
    The problem is we're federated via RM Unify, so I don't think we can connect directly into Office 365 from the DC.
    I am not sure if I follow? You can connect to the Powerless Endpoint by authenticating with a Global Administrator Account from any machine.

    James.

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    Ahhh, I assumed because it was federated by something odd, that I would not be able to use Powershell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gongalong View Post
    Ahhh, I assumed because it was federated by something odd, that I would not be able to use Powershell.
    It's amusing that you call RM Unify = Odd :-)

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    I think the following will work:

    Export the users to CSV in the first instance, and then you can do the following {You really only need the UserPrincipalName Header}

    $AccountSkuID = "Insert License SKU Here"
    $LicenseOption_NoLync = New-MsolLicenseOptions -AccountSkuId $AccountSkuID -DisabledPlans MCOSTANDARD
    $Users = Import-Csv c:\Users.csv
    $Users | ForEach-Object {
    Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName $_.UserPrincipalName -AddLicenses $AccountSkuId -LicenseOptions $LicenseOption_NoLync
    }

    I don't have chance to test this, but try it on a couple of users first.

    James.
    Yep, that's looks correct to me. Again, definitely test to be sure (and this also assumes that you have all the plans set and want to remove only the Lync one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    It's amusing that you call RM Unify = Odd :-)
    Odd, in the nicest possible way of course

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