Error signing into authentication app when activating Office 2016

When users were trying to authenticate through Office 2016 to activate the product, they were receiving the following error message upon being redirected to their AD FS login page while on the internal network.

An error occurred

An error occurred. Contact your administrator for more information.

Error details
Activity ID: 00000000-0000-0000-c32d-00800000005e
Relying party: Microsoft Office 365 Identity Platform
Error time: <Date> <Time>
Cookie: enabled
User agent string: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3;WOW64)
AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko)
Chrome/38.0.2125.111 Safari/537.36

I did some Googling and came across this Microsoft Support article which details the following steps.  Note that this pertains to Server 2012 R2 for me.

  1. Login to your AD FS server and open AD FS Management
  2. Select Authentication Policies
  3. Select Edit in the Primary Authentication -> Global Settings section
  4. Check Forms Authentication in the Intranet section and select OK or Apply

Export Licensed Office 365 Users Using PowerShell AzureAD 2.0 Module

I figured it was time to bite the bullet and start converting all of my scripts from using the MSOnline V1 module to the new and shiny AzureAD 2.0 module.  Since I was finding few to no posts on pulling licensed users using the new module out there on the interwebs, I figured I’d share my findings.  You can get the AzureAd module quite easily from the PowerShell gallery by using the command:

Once you have that, you are ready to rock and roll.  The following script will connect to multiple AzureAD tenants, snag all AzureAD users, determine if they have a license assigned to them, and if they do export their UPN to a custom PowerShell object with the property name of Email Address.  I only did this because this is for marketing, and that’s what they wanted (they didn’t want to have to edit the export file at all).  But that’s enough explanation, let’s get to the good stuff.


Loosely based off of some of the examples found in this blog post.