In this blog post series, we will cover some useful scripts and methods which will help you to organize and maintain your GPOs, and clean up the mess surrounded in your Group Policy environment.
Welcome back to the second and last post to setup hybrid Azure ad join. Hopefully all went well with configuring Pass-Through Authentication. Below you will find a link back to part 1. Configure Pass-Through AuthenticationSetup Hybrid Azure AD Join Setup Hybrid Azure AD Join Consider the following prerequisites before moving forward. Prerequisites Domain controller should … Continue reading Setup Hybrid Azure AD Join – Part 2
In addition to users, device identities can be managed by Azure Active Directory as well, event if they are already managed by your on-premise network. This two part series will walk you throught the step to allow your devices to be both on-premise and Azure active directory joined, otherwise known as hybrid Azure ad join
Introduction Hello everyone. Part 3 in my AD Cleanup series is stale computer objects. Stale computer objects are computers that haven't logged into the domain for a specified number of days. This script includes a NumberOfDays parameter that either you specify when calling the script or it defaults to 120 days during script execution. The … Continue reading PowerShell: Active Directory Cleanup – Part 3 – Stale Computer Objects
This is a question I have had since I started with SCCM 2007. I thought I had a grasp of it until I was talking with a customer and started second guessing myself. Why aren't all my updates installing during the Maintenance Window? Why do I have Servers in a Reboot Pending State after our … Continue reading Configuration Manager – How Updates install during a Maintenance Window.
For a full walk-through of this setup, please watch the video at the end of this post. Greetings readers, Hyper-V nested virtualization in Azure has unlocked different scenarios and use cases such as sandbox environments, running unsupported operating systems or legacy applications that require specific features that are not natively supported in Azure, think about … Continue reading How to enable Internet and vNET connectivity for nested VMs in Azure
This is a continuation of a series on Azure AD Connect. I started off this Azure AD Connect series by going through the express installation path, where the password hash synchronization (PHS) sign-in option is selected by default. This was followed by the custom installation path where I selected pass-through authentication (PTA) as a user … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure AD Connect – Migrating from AD FS to Password Hash Synchronization
Introduction Hello again, Scott Williamson back with the next installment in the series "PowerShell: Active Directory Cleanup". For this installment we going to take a look at a script that finds computers that have a space in their name. Per RFC 1123 DNS host names cannot contain white space (blank) in their names. This is … Continue reading PowerShell: Active Directory Cleanup – Part 2 – Spacey Computer Names
Introduction Despite approaching it's 10th anniversary, Minecraft remains an incredibly popular game with both children and adults. There are many options to play Minecraft -- locally, on a Minecraft hosted realm, or on a public server. In some cases, you may want to retain more control and run Minecraft on your own server. This allows … Continue reading Minecraft on Azure
Introduction Hello World, Scott Williamson Senior Premier Field Engineer here. As a PFE, I frequently work with customers who ask how to cleanup Active Directory of old objects and data. To assist them in automating cleanup I have written several PowerShell scripts, functions, and workflows that I want to share in this blog series. Duplicate … Continue reading PowerShell: Active Directory Cleanup – Part 1 – Duplicate Computers