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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 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
Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

One of the most requested features in SQL, from as far back as SQL 2012, has been Always On Availability Groups. This takes disaster recovery and high availability to a new level by enabling multiple copies of the database to ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

One of the most requested features in SQL, from as far back as SQL 2012, has been AlwaysOn Availability Groups. This takes disaster recovery and high availability to a new level by enabling multiple copies of the database to be ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Changing a Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Step-By-Step: Changing a Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Have a need to hide your VPN connections from public view? Here is a quick and easy way to change the visibility of your VPN connection in Windows 10 from public to private. It will require a registry edit and ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Install MySQL on a Nano Server

PowerShell Basics: How to Install MySQL on a Nano Server

Some time ago, Pierre and I were delivering a Windows Server session to the Toronto ITPRO Usergroup when the following was asked: “Can you install SQL on a Nano Server?” SQL requires lots of features to be enabled in the ... continue reading