Anthony Bartolo

Step-By-Step: Migrating Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

Windows Server 2008 R2 achieved end of support via Microsoft on January 14th 2020. In a previous post, steps were detailed on Active Directory Certificate Service migration from 2008 R2 to 2019 but required the new Windows Server 2019 server to have the same name as the previous 2008 R2 server.  Many of you have reached …

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PowerShell Basics: How to check if MFA is enabled in Azure and Office 365

Security governance has been top of mind for most since the onslaught of human malware has the masses working from home.  This comes with new concerns surrounding identity protection and actually proving that remote users are who they say they are in order to be allowed access to organizational data.  Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is a …

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PowerShell Basics: How to Scan Open Ports Within a Network

Network complexity is rapidly increasing with the addition of non-traditional devices gaining access to organizational networks. Singular purpose devices made available through the Internet of Things (IoT) offering has increased network complexity even further with the ease of adding said devices to the network and sometimes without the knowledge of a system administrator.  Hence the …

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PowerShell Basics: How to Force a Full Password Sync in AzureAD Connect

Before starting this post, the team would like to thank all the contributions shared by the PowerShell community found on Reddit for their support on exploring PowerShell automation capabilities.  The outpouring of suggestions and sharing of scripts was awesome and has resulted in another question asked for us as a community to address. After reading …

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PowerShell Basics: How To Unlock A User In Active Directory via PowerShell

Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes end users forget their passwords and lock themselves out of their Active Directory access. Administrators can unlock these accounts via the Windows GUI, but what if there was a quicker way.  The PowerShell Active Directory module can save administrators time in governing end users and can also provide automation if required.  …

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