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Ransomware response—to pay or not to pay?

The increased connectivity of computers and the growth of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in most organizations is making the distribution of malicious software (malware) easier. Unlike other types of malicious programs that may usually go undetected for a longer ... continue reading

Install ConfigMgr CB 1902 using PowerShell

Introduction The document outlines the steps required to install SCCM CB 1902 with SQL 2017 using PowerShell. These steps can be used on a disconnected network. The scripts included in this document can also be added to MDT to automate ... continue reading
Backup SQL server in Azure VM

Azure Backup support for SQL Server 2019 and Restore as files

As SQL Server 2019 continues to push the boundaries of availability, performance, and data intelligence, a centrally managed, enterprise-scale backup solution is imperative to ensure the protection of all that data. This is especially true if you are running the ... continue reading
How it works: Backup and restore for Microsoft Authenticator

How it works: Backup and restore for Microsoft Authenticator

Hello! With the dust settling from Ignite 2019, let’s dive in with “how stuff works” – focusing on the Microsoft Authenticator’s backup and restore feature. Earlier this year we released the Microsoft Authenticator backup and restore feature on iOS and ... continue reading

General availability: Database compatibility level 150 in Azure SQL Database

With last week’s launch of SQL Server 2019, database compatibility level 150 moves out of public preview and into general availability status. With this change in status, the default compatibility level for new databases created in Azure SQL Database is ... continue reading
Azure Site Recovery v Azure Migrate: Server Migration

Azure Site Recovery v Azure Migrate: Server Migration

With the introduction of Azure Migrate: Server Migration, people are asking if it is replacing Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and the answer is no. They are also wondering which one to use and when. The thing to remember is they ... continue reading

MIM 2016 SP1–Service and Portal Installation Guide

First published on MSDN on Jul 19, 2018 Introduction: This document is intended to be used as an operational build document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 MIM Service and Portal Server installation. This guide does not cover the installation ... continue reading

Installing MIM Synchronization Service with an Offline Spare

First published on MSDN on Jun 12, 2018 Using This Guide: Introduction: This document is intended to be used as an operational build document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 Synchronization Server installation. You may perform search and replace on ... continue reading
New install or Upgrade to Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 SP1– Service and Portal

New install or Upgrade to Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 SP1– Service and Portal

First published on MSDN on Oct 07, 2016In this post we will walk through an upgrade / Install scenario of MIM 2016 to MIM 2016 SP1, note this is not an in place upgrade and it requires the current version ... continue reading
Backing up the Synchronization Service Encryption Key

Backing up the Synchronization Service Encryption Key

First published on MSDN on Aug 07, 2015 After you install FIM (Forefront Identity Manager) or MIM (Microsoft Identity Manager) one of the first things you need to do after you ensure that the correct people that will be administrating ... continue reading