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How to turn Clutter feature on / off for all users via PowerShell

First, connect to Office365 / Exchange via PowerShell.

To turn Clutter on:
Get-Mailbox | Set-Clutter -Enable $true

To turn Clutter off:
Get-Mailbox | Set-Clutter -Enable $false

To see if it worked, you can get the Clutter status by typing:
Get-Clutter -Identity

How to install warcraft 3 completely with the latest patches.

First step is to buy Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos and Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne, you can buy them as a ‘battlechest’ on kinguin for cheap: or buy it from the site:

After you’ve bought and download both installers, first install the ROC game.
After that, you have to install a patch

Download both ‘full’ patches and install the ROC one first.

After this you will install the FTF game and the TFT Patch.

Now you should be able to play the game.

PS. If you have any connection issues; try to connect to a different server using the hourglass.

Office 365 – How to see the creation date of a mailbox via Powershell

Open powershell as administrator and connect to office 365.

See here how to do it:

Then when connected typ in this command:
get-mailbox -id userID | select whenCreated

Office 365 – Force DirSync synchronisation / update

DirSync will automaticly update passwords every 2 minutes and other users / settings every 3 hours but sometimes you want to force it.

To do that open Windows Powershell and go to:
PS> cd “C:\Program Files\Windows Azure Active Directory Sync\Sync”
PS> .\ImportModules.ps1
PS> Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync

Thats it!

Office 2013 – Slow in RDP / RDS

In a terminal server session (RDP / RDS) Outlook, or the whole Office 2013 suite seems very slow in comparison with Office 2010.

To workaround this issue you have to change your RDP-Display options to 16 or 24 bit (32bit is default).

To do this:
Open ‘remote desktop connection'(mstsc)
Choose ‘Show options’ -> Display -> and at Colors Choose ‘High Color 16bit’ or ‘True Color 24bit’.

Reconnect to your sessions and Office 2013 should be a lot faster.

Outlook 2010 – Anonymous security option missing

When you are trying to configure Office 365 in Outlook 2010 there is a change the ‘anonymous’ security setting is missing. This will result in a setup faillure when trying to log in to office 365 account. So you can’t setup office365 via either autodiscover or manual.

To resvolve this issue i did the following:
1. Install SP1 for Outlook 2010.
2. Reboot
3. Install this patch:
4. Install this patch:
5. Reboot

When you try to configure office 365 in Outlook 2010 it will work!

Google Chrome – Can’t open ‘add attachment’ in Outlook Web App (OWA).

When you try to sent a new email and want to add an attachment nothing happens in google chrome.

There is a simple fix for this issue and that is to simply run this .reg file:
Or change it yourself:

Re-open google chrome and the OWA and it should work!

Office365 – Incompatible Office products are installed on your machine” when opening Office.

When you try to open office documents you get ‘Incompatible Office products are installed on your machine’ error.

The solution to this error is to delete the stand-alone Microsoft OneDrive for Business 2013 sync client from add / remove a program.

Once this program is removed you can succesfully open office programs again without the error message!

Note that you may have to reinstall office365 again.

Office365 – Automatically add lync users to your lync contacts

When you have an Office 365 subscription you get access to Lync software.

If you install Lync and you want to add people to your contacts you have to manually add each user.

Currently there is no official solution to achieve an automation for this.

There is however, a workaround:

Log in to the Exchange Admin Center.
Go to ‘groups’ and create a new Distribution group.
Add every user to this group and click save.

In the Lync software you can search for the dist group you just created.
Right click the group and choose ‘Add to contact list’

You now have every user in that group as a contact!

Install Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Terminal Server / RDS

UPDATE 2017: There is now this awesome tool as where you can create an Office365 installer, see here for more information:

Since September 2014, the ProPlus edition of Office 365 allows you to install Office365 on a terminal server.

This how-to will help you install Office 365 ProPlus on your terminal server.
I’ve tested this with Windows 2008 R2.

Step 1. If for example, Office 2013 is installed you need to completely remote that.
There is a FixIt for this:

Step 2. You need to download the Office Deployment Tool here –

Step 3. Run the tool and extract the files to a folder on your server.

Step 4. Edit the ‘Configuration.xml’ file.
My file looks like this:

<Add OfficeClientEdition="32" >
<Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
<Language ID="en-us" />

<Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="True" />
<Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="1" />
<Logging Path="%temp%" />


Step 5. Run ‘cmd’ as administrator and CD to the folder you used for extracting the files.

type: setup.exe /download configuration.xml

The Office365 files will now be downloaded.

Step 6. When that’s complete run the next command:
setup.exe /configure configuration.xml

Step 7. When this command is complete Offce365 is installed on your terminal server.

Step 8. Make sure every user that should be using Office 365 has an active license in the Office 365 control panel.
Once you start Office365 on the server the program will come up with an activation screen, log in with the users credentials and you are ready to go!