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PowerShell Basics: How to Manage Azure Resources via PowerShell

PowerShell automation can be powerful when harnessed correctly. Whats more is that its capabilities can expand well beyond on-premises. To get started on this journey, this post will look at how to manage Azure Resources via PowerShell to further our ... continue reading
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Governance 101: The Difference Between RBAC and Policies

Organization's that adopt governance can achieve effective and efficient use of IT by creating a common understanding between organizational projects and business goals. To achieve said goal, "guardrails" have to be set in place to ensure resource creation and utilization ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Scan Open Ports Within a Network

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

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 ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Force AzureAD Connect to Sync

PowerShell Basics: How to Force AzureAD Connect to Sync

In every organization, the possibility of role changes or change of contact information can occur quite frequently. AzureAD Connect is a great tool that allows administrators to make said updates either on-premises or in cloud and will sync all changes ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Force AzureAD Connect to Sync

PowerShell Basics: How to Force AzureAD Connect to Sync

In every organization, the possibility of role changes or change of contact information can occur quite frequently. AzureAD Connect is a great tool that allows administrators to make said updates either on-premises or in cloud and will sync all changes ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How To Unlock A User In Active Directory via PowerShell

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 ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative ADMX templates

Step-By-Step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative ADMX templates

Windows 10 Administrative templates, released back in August 2015, are offered as language-neutral .admx files and language-specific .adml files used by Group Policy administrators to configure the same set of policies by using two languages. There are over 190 different ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Create an Azure AD App Registration

PowerShell Basics: How to Create an Azure AD App Registration

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft's fully managed multi-tenant identity and access capabilities for app service. More organizations are now harnessing the security capabilities of Azure AD into the apps they create for an additional layer of authentication. This ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

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

End of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 has been slated by Microsoft for January 14th 2020. Said announcement increased interest in a previous post detailing steps on Active Directory Certificate Service migration from server versions older than 2008 R2 ... continue reading