Admin Changing BPOS User Passwords–Can these be used in 365?

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logo-office-365  As you start to lead your end-users through your BPOS-S to Office 365 Transition, you may find that users have not changed their BPOS password, which means that a new password has NOT been synchronized into Office 365, which is needed for the user to login.  You as an administrator have the option of changing user passwords and optionally to force a password change at next login, as outlined here:  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/bpostransition/thread/04fe3272-322c-4306-9326-f2c1b3385ef1

The PowerShell script example shows how you can run a report, to show which BPOS users have not changed their password since December 1st, 2011.  you can also use some additional script parameters to change these user’s passwords and to force a password change the next time the user logs into BPOS, using either the Home Portal or Sign-In Client (SIC):

Change Password and Force Password Change at Next Logon – Password Change & Report

  • $Cred = Get-Credentials
  • Get-MSOnlineUser -Credential $Cred -enabled | where {$_.PasswordLastSetDate –lt “12/1/2011”} | Set-MSOnlineUserPassword -Password “P@ssw0rd1” –Credential $Cred –ChangePasswordOnNextLogon $true

Find all Users – Password Change Report

  • $Cred = Get-Credentials
  • Get-MSOnlineUser  -Credential $Cred -enabled | where {$_.PasswordLastSetDate –lt “12/1/2011”}  | FL Identity

Note – Enter your BPOS Administrator account credentials when prompted

When you set a user’s password, this password WILL be synchronized into Office 365 and the user can use this password to login to the Office 365 Portal (https://portal.microsoftonine.com).  If users login to BPOS, they will be forced to change their password and that new password WILL be synchronized into O365.  if the user logs into office 365 they can use the password set and will NOT be prompted to change their password.

Net-Net:  Admins can set a BPOS user’s password and users can use this password in O365 to login, once the password has been synchronized (~10 minutes) and will not force them to change it (O365) at first login, as this parameter and setting is only relevant in the BPOS environment!

2 thoughts on “Admin Changing BPOS User Passwords–Can these be used in 365?

    Cara Hart said:
    June 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    $Cred = Get-Credentials will fail — the command is Get-Credential

      msryanph responded:
      July 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks Cara, great catch. Way behind on this Blog and cleaning it up now!

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