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Step-by-Step: How to update an Azure Linux VM using Update management

Operating system updates include feature updates, bug fixes, and security improvements and are important to update periodically. This applies to desktop computers as well as servers. There are many tools available to manage the Windows update process. When it comes to Linux however, most struggle as few tools support Linux system updates. Luckily in Azure, […]

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Step-by-Step: Managing Groups via Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph module

In my previous blog post, I explained how we can manage Azure AD users by usingAzure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph module. In there I also shared many examples. You can access it via https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/ITOps-Talk-Blog/Step-by-Step-Managing-Users-via-the-Azure-Act…  In this blog post I am going to show how we can manage Groups, using same method.  Azure AD Groups also

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Step-by-Step: Managing Users via the Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph Module

Microsoft Graph provides a unified programmability model to access a vast amount of data in Microsoft 365, Azure Active Directory, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Windows 10 and so on. As part of it, Azure AD PowerShell for Graph module allows us to retrieve data, update directory configuration, add/update/remove objects and configure features via Microsoft Graph.  In

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Step-by-Step: How to work with Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA)

Services Accounts are recommended to use when install application or services in infrastructure. It is dedicated account with specific privileges which use to run services, batch jobs, management tasks. In most of the infrastructures, service accounts are typical user accounts with “Password never expire” option. Since these service accounts are not been use regularly, Administrators

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How to Migrate Active Directory from Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2019

Windows Server 2019 was available for public (GA) from early October 2018. In past I have written many articles about domain migrations by covering different Active Directory versions. So, it is time me to write about AD 2019 migrations. In this demo I am going to demonstrate how to migrate from Active Directory 2012 R2

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Step-by-Step: Blocking Data Downloads via Microsoft Cloud App Security

By using Azure AD conditional access policies, we can define who has access to what applications from where. This is purely to control the access to your app. Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) allows us to extend these capabilities further into session level. Using MCAS, we can examine each session to the app in real

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PowerShell Basics: How to Troubleshoot Active Directory Replication Issues

There are certain windows cmdlets and utilities which we can use for replication issues troubleshooting purpose. Among those, Repadmin.exe is most commonly used Microsoft utility. This is available in servers which have AD DS or AD LDS role installed. It is also part of Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT). This utility recommended to run as

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PowerShell Basics: How to Check Active Directory Replication Status

Data Replication is crucial for healthy Active Directory Environment. There are different ways to check status of replication. In this article I am going to explain how you can check status of domain replication using PowerShell. For a given domain controller we can find its inbound replication partners using, Get-ADReplicationPartnerMetadata -Target REBEL-SRV01.rebeladmin.com Above command provide

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Step-By-Step: Creating an Azure Point-to-Site VPN

Site-to-Site VPN is the most common method organizations use to connect on-premises network to Azure vNet. This VPN connection is initiated in your edge firewall or router level. But what if you connecting from remote location such as home? We can use point-to-site method to do that. In this method it will use certificates to

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