With the Active Directory Recycle Bin enabled, deleted Active Directory objects can be easily recovered. The deleted items can be recovered for as long as the Active Directory tombstone lifetime. Based on default configuration this should be 180 days. I recently received a request from a customer to know how they can permanently delete user … Continue reading Permanently delete objects from the Active Directory Recycle Bin
The purpose for this document is to guide someone through adding Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) into the MIM Portal. At my customer, we have started utilizing gMSA’s more and more as opposed to regular service accounts. With increased usage this means that gMSA’s are showing up as members of various Security Groups. Anyone who … Continue reading Flowing gMSA accounts into MIM Portal
Overlapping subnets and conflicting sites in AD can create unexpected scenarios. Here is how to clean them up.
Service Map can show you which clients are connecting to your DC, now how do we find which sites they belong to?
Introduction For logging into office 365 services, and you are syncing your users from on premises AD via Azure AD Connect, Microsoft has always recommended changing your users UPNs to match their e-mail address. 2 of the main reasons for this are: You can not use non routable domains in Azure AD. So domain.local will … Continue reading Azure AD Alternate Login ID – Use your e-mail address (preview).
Introduction Way back when your AD integrated DNS zone data lived inside of the naming context in AD (next to your users and computers) you could protect it from accidental deletion just like any other object. But this can cause a problem years later when you want to move these zones to their own application … Continue reading Field Notes: Error when changing DNS replication scope
As organizations are asking employees to work from home to slow the spread of COVID-19, it’s even more important that users are registered for MFA and SSPR. We want to make it easier for remote workers to keep their accounts secure.
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
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.
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