Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Validation errors for users/contacts/groups in the Office 365 portal


Let's say you get something like:

Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName user@domain.com | fl *status*,errors
OverallProvisioningStatus : Success
ValidationStatus          : Error
Errors                    : {Microsoft.Online.Administration.ValidationError}

How to get more details about the "ValidationStatus" Error?


for users:

$errors = (Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName "user@domain.com").Errors

for contacts:

$errors = (Get-MsolContact -ObjectID <Object_ID>).Errors

for groups:

$errors = (Get-MsolGroup -ObjectID <Object_ID>).Errors

and then expand $errors variable:

$errors | % {"`nService: "+ $_.ErrorDetail.Name.split("/")[0]; "Error Message: "+ $_.ErrorDetail.ObjectErrors.ErrorRecord.ErrorDescription}  


$errors = (Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName user@domain.com).Errors

$errors | % {“`nService: ” + $_.ErrorDetail.Name.split("/")[0]; “Error Message: ” + $_.ErrorDetail.ObjectErrors.ErrorRecord.ErrorDescription}

Service: exchange
Error Message: Exchange can't disable the mailbox "NAMPR07A002.prod.outlook.com/Microsoft Exchange Hosted Organizations/xxxxx.onmicrosoft.com/Soft Deleted Objects/UserNameHere" because it is on In-Place Hold.


  • You see validation errors for users in the Office 365 portal or in the Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell