This is a continuation of a series on Azure AD Connect. The second blog post of the series covered a custom installation. One of the optional features I promised to cover then was password writeback, which I discuss in this blog post as part of enabling the self-service password reset (SSPR) feature in a hybrid … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure AD – Configuring Self-Service Password Reset in Hybrid Deployments
Introduction As you write a series of blogs in WordPress you usually want to add links to the entire series to each blog. This helps the reader locate and quickly move from one part of a series to the next or skip around if desired. You can install a plugin that helps you do series … Continue reading WordPress: How To create a Custom Block with Series Links
Continuing in our "Boldly Going" series I wanted to touch on a minor issue I've had when working with certain Hyper-V features. One of those endearing features/qualities is found when you want to delete a VM. Try this out in your environment on an expendable VM. Open your Hyper-V console, select the VM and choose … Continue reading Hyper-V On-The-Go – Reclaiming Drive Space
Introduction I was working with a customer recently who could not get clients or servers at a new remote site to activate using Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA). They were getting event ID 8214 as in the image below. Notice in the above where I bold the computer name Client1.Child1.Contoso.local. This means that Client1 is … Continue reading Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA) Fails with Error: 0x8007202B
The Issue Recently I was at a customer that had a very strange and specific requirement. They wanted to query All File Type Extensions with a count on all machines in the environment. This was an environment with 30 000+ machines and they wanted it to run quickly and once off. The Investigation System Center … Continue reading Powershell – "Search and Count All File Extensions on Multiple Machines using Powershell"
While Linux maintains a strict case-sensitivity that you grow used to dealing with over time, Windows users get a little complacent, and often expect things to "just work." I ran into a problem this week with an XML config file that I expected certain nodes to have string values that I could replace for various … Continue reading TIL PowerShell .replace != -replace
In Introduction:In the previous blog we looked at AppLocker in audit mode. In this blog we will look at how you can use the information in the event logs to create rules. Event ID to Rules:Before we can create rules from the event information, we need to understand what information we have and what we … Continue reading AppLocker – Part 4