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Barracuda Essentials

Essentials Wizard Help - Getting Started

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For a list of Essentials options and setup instructions, see Step 1 - Set Up Essentials for Office 365.

If you are using G Suite or Microsoft Exchange and not Microsoft Office 365, please cancel the wizard and go to Barracuda Essentials for Email Security Service for setup instructions.

To complete the Essentials Setup Wizard, verify you have the following:

  • Office 365 admin credentials
  • Credentials to run a PowerShell script or terminal to manually execute PowerShell scripts

Click Cancel Setup or Back to exit the wizard and return to the Barracuda Essentials page in Barracuda Cloud Control. To relaunch the Essentials wizard, click Run Setup Wizard in Barracuda Essentials page.

Office 365 Admin Credentials

An Office 365 administrator with the admin role global admin has complete access and control over the Office 365 suite of products. You can assign admin roles to an individual user or group of users. For more information, see the Microsoft Office support article Assign admin roles in Office 365.

PowerShell Requirements

The Essentials Wizard utilizes PowerShell scripts to quickly configure and set up your services.

  • Windows 8 or 8.1

  • Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or 4.5.1 and either the Windows Management Framework 3.0 or the Windows Management Framework 4.0

  • Verify the service account has a mailbox, and is not hidden in the Global Address list

  • PowerShell credentials
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