How to remove an orphaned object from permissions


Get-VIPermission -Principal "User/Group name" | FL


EntityId      : Datacenter-datacenter-XXXX
Entity        : User/Group name
Role          : Role Name
Principal     : User/Group name
Propagate     : True
IsGroup       : True

There you can see the EntityID / Entity and Principal for the group also the orphand one will show up.

Get-VIPermission -Entity "vm1.briemle.lab" -Principal "briemle.lab\VMware-User" | Remove-VIPermission
Perform operation?
Removing permission on entity 'vm1.briemle.lab' for principal 'briemle.lab\VMware-User' and role 'Administrator'
[Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"):

So you can verify the EntityId and delete your orphaned one and ignore the rest.

Installing Office365 ProPlus on a RDS Server (Terminal Server) using Shared Computer Activation


Step 1

Download the Office Deployment Tool – check for actual one

Step 2

Run and extract this tool on your RDS server, you will have to run the setup using an Elevated Command Prompt, so keep it easy to get to.

Step 3

Create a SHARED folder on your server, I used O365 in this case for simplicity. “C:\O365” (make sure you have full permissions to the folder)

Step 4

Edit the “configuration.xml” file, copy the below script and paste it into the file. Change the YOURSERVER to the hostname of your own server. Save the configuration as “configuration.xml” (if editing in notepad, make sure to use the “s so the file will save in the proper format).

<Add SourcePath="\\YOURSERVER\Share\" OfficeClientEdition="32" >
<Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
<Language ID="de-de" />
<!-- <Updates Enabled="TRUE" UpdatePath="\\Server\Share\" /> -->
<Display Level="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
<Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="1" />
<!-- <Logging Path="%temp%" /> -->
<!-- <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" /> -->

Step 5

Run the following command from an Elevated Command Prompt, in the file location where you extracted the tool you downloaded.

.\setup.exe /download configuration.xml

Step 6

Run the following command from the same Elevated Command Prompt:

 .\setup.exe /configure configuration.xml

Once the above step has been executed, Office 365 ProPlus and all applications will be installed on your RDS server.

Step 7

Once your user logs into the RDS server, have them open any office program, and enter their Office 365 credentials. They will now be able to use Office 365 on your RDS server!


If you want to update Office just run the /download and /configure command again. It will download the new version into the share (versioning).

Offline Install of PowerCLI to a Computer Without an Internet Connection


The following method should be used to install PowerCLI through the PowerShell gallery for those systems which do not have access to the internet. You will need at least one system that has internet access and a way to move the files to the target computer. While on a system that has internet access, we will find the PowerCLI module with the same command we ran above:

Find-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI

Then we can download the module for offline consumption with the following command:

Save-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Path C:\Path\To\Desired\Folder

At this point, we’ll want to copy those downloaded folders and place them on the system without internet access in a location where PowerShell can find them, this is the modules folder and can be confirmed by typing $ENV:PSModulePath at the powershell prompt.

Local User: $home\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules
All Users: $pshome\Modules

Then import the VMware module into your Windows PowerShell:

Import-Module VMware.PowerCLI