Combat major Microsoft 365 accounts activation issues without accessing the portal

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This is fourth part of the five-part series that explains in-depth about the general sign-in issues (like entering incorrect passwords or forgetting user IDs and passwords) and Microsoft 365 account activation and recovery process. In this part, we will discuss how to combat major Microsoft 365 accounts activation issues without accessing the portal and also about how M365 Manager Plus simplifies Microsoft 365 administration and solves challenges that you face while using native tool.

Account activation process can get tedious at times. The solution for almost all major activation issues routes you back to the Microsoft 365 portal. If you want to activate your Microsoft 365 account without going through the portal, make sure you first configure proper intranet zones in your web-browser. The various domains used by Microsoft 365 for various products and services need to be added to ensure that all cloud-based applications run with the same configurations as internal applications.

Once this is done, concentrate on the common causes that lead to activation issues like desktop containing outdated versions of software or using an older Microsoft 365 license. You can use the OSSP.vbs script to modify and manage volume licenses.

  1. Open the command prompt.
  2. To get information about each license in the system run: cscript.exe “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /dstatus cmdlet.
  3. To remove the old and outdated licenses, run the following command: cscript.exe “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /unpkey:TCK7R

You have M365 Manager Plus to help you out with almost all the other Microsoft 365 issues.

About M365 Manager Plus

M365 Manager Plus is a comprehensive Microsoft 365 reporting, management, monitoring, auditing, and alerting tool.It is your one-stop solution to manage all Microsoft 365 services such as OneDrive for Business, Azure Active Directory, Skype for Business, and Exchange Online. This tool offers state-of-the-art monitoring and alerting techniques and simplifies your Microsoft 365 analysis by providing insightful reports and audit logs.

Why M365 Manager Plus?

Reports with advanced features: Offers 700+ pre-configured reports with attribute and condition-based filters to get comprehensive information on your Microsoft 365 organization. The reports are also geolocation-enabled.

Historical data and storage: Generates reports with data older than 180 days. In native tool you can only retrieve data that are less than 180 days old. Also, the audit logs can also be stored for an indefinite period in M365 Manager Plus.

Customizable dashboard: Offers graphical and customizable dashboards to help you get a quick peek at the mail traffic summary, top email senders and receivers, client device usage, and more. These dashboards can also be embedded in any of your web pages to enable constant monitoring.

Report scheduler: Reports can be scheduled to be generated and emailed to the stakeholders at regular intervals. This reduces the arduous job of manual report generation.

Report exporting: Reports can be exported to PDF, XLSX, HTML, or CSV formats and saved in the local computer for future reference.

Secure delegation: Delegate the task of report generation to technicians and IT staffs without giving them elevated rights and access over Microsoft 365 objects. Create your own custom roles.

Virtual tenants: Create customizable virtual tenants, and delegate it to the technicians to perform help desk activities.

Templates and automation: Simplify Microsoft 365 management process by creating user templates for provisioning and automating other Microsoft 365 tasks.

Click here to know more about how M365 Manager Plus helps you simplify the complex Microsoft 365 tasks.

Why businesses choose M365 Manager Plus?

What our customers say

  • We can now effectively reconcile which licenses we are using in the organization and assign the cost to the business unit. We were also able to identify a number of license changes that could be put in place that reduced our total Microsoft 365 spending.

    Timothy Ransom
    Group IT/IS manager at The Eclipse Group, United Arab Emirates

  • M365 Manager Plus is valuable to our future business and, most importantly, it allows me to keep improving the level of service we provide.

    IT infrastructure manager
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