Going Serverless with Azure Functions & Powershell: SendGrid

  In this post, we will discuss the process of creating that solution using Azure Function Apps and SendGrid to send emails based on your Powershell Functions which runs in your local machine. We will see that how can we build a serverless email solution that reports your disk usage with Azure Functions, SendGrid and … Continue reading Going Serverless with Azure Functions & Powershell: SendGrid

Step by step MIM PAM setup and evaluation Guide – Part 3

This is third part of the series. In the previous posts we have prepared test environment for PAM deployment, created and configured all needed service accounts, installed SQL Server and prepared PIM server for further installation. Now we have two forests – prod.contoso.com and priv.contoso.com. In PROD we have set up Certificate services, Exchange server, … Continue reading Step by step MIM PAM setup and evaluation Guide – Part 3

Step by step MIM PAM setup and evaluation Guide – Part 2

This is second part of the series. In the previous post we have prepared test environment for PAM deployment. Now we have two forests – prod.contoso.com and priv.contoso.com. In PROD we have set up Certificate services, Exchange server, ADFS services and configured two test applications – one is using Windows Integrated Authentication and the second … Continue reading Step by step MIM PAM setup and evaluation Guide – Part 2

Step by step MIM PAM setup and evaluation Guide – Part 1

Background: Privileged Access Management (PAM) is relatively new feature of Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 and is becoming more and more popular. Intention of this Blog series is to provide step by step instructions how to deploy PAM right way and how to evaluate its features. In this series I will use Azure VMs to simulate … Continue reading Step by step MIM PAM setup and evaluation Guide – Part 1

Step by Step: Safely disabling SMB v1 from your production environment.

Introduction: In this blog I will not cover why we have to remove SMB v1 from production network, this have been already covered, probably one of the best articles covering this is https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2016/09/16/stop-using-smb1/ I will cover how you can audit the usage of SMB v1 in your network, so you can disable it safely without … Continue reading Step by Step: Safely disabling SMB v1 from your production environment.

How to fix the ATA Light Gateway installation Error 0x80096005: Failed to cache payload/ Failed to verify payload

7 December 2018 Recently I was doing a review of a Microsoft ATA installation with a customer when we started facing the following symptoms: ATA center was complaining about an unresponsive gateway (Domain controller) On the gateway involved, the Microsoft Advanced Thread Analytics Gateway service was stuck in “Starting” status The memory was not over … Continue reading How to fix the ATA Light Gateway installation Error 0x80096005: Failed to cache payload/ Failed to verify payload

Automating the clean-up of Configuration Manager Maintenance Collections

Background Most organizations using System Center Configuration Manager implement collections configured for maintenance tasks. Administrators generally monitor these collections on a weekly/monthly schedule and in some instances are required to delete the machines within these collections, for example: collections containing Obsolete Clients. Scenario My customer was looking for a method to streamline their weekly/monthly maintenance … Continue reading Automating the clean-up of Configuration Manager Maintenance Collections