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Preparing to Manage Windows Virtual Desktops (WVD)

Introduction Technologies such as Intune and Endpoint Configuration Manager (used manage enterprise devices) are becoming more robust, and these tools can also now be used for virtual devices such as those used by Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop service in Azure ... continue reading
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The Mysterious Case of the Self-Moving FSMO Roles

Hello all! This is Chris Cartwright from Directory Services. I had a coworker, Eric Jansen, reach out to me from the field and ask about an incident on site he was looking into a scenario where "the PDCE (Primary Domain ... continue reading
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Secrets from the Deep – The DNS Analytical Log – Part 3

Hi Team, it's Eric Jansen again, and as always, I'm excited to show you guys what I have in store for you. Now, I gave you guys a break in Part 2 of the series and kept that one short, ... continue reading
GigaOM Cost and Benefits of >NET Application Migration to the Cloud

5 ways to save costs by running .NET apps on Azure

Digital transformation is accelerating at an incredible rate for consumers and employees alike, and the way we live and work has drastically changed. As a result, digital demand is surging, often past the capacity of existing infrastructure due to online ... continue reading
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WAC-Active Directory trust not established or broken. …

PROBLEM: I began configuring a Windows Server 2019 Storage Space Direct (S2D) cluster using 3 virtual machines running on a physical Windows 2019 Hyper-V server. I started the installation using Windows Admin Center (v2009 Bld: 1.2.2009.21002) Cluster Creation wizard. I ... continue reading
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Troubleshooting log on errors to an Azure AD DS domain joined Windows Server VM

If you've created a Windows Server virtual machine in Azure and are joining it to an Azure AD Domain Services managed domain or logging onto it via RDP, there are a couple of errors you can hit. Let's look at ... continue reading
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Demystifying Ransomware Attacks Against Microsoft Defender Solution

Hi IT Pros, As you have known it, Ransomware is in aggravated assault mode at this time of year 2020, the joint cybersecurity advisory comes from the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and ... continue reading
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HOW TO: Create a Windows Server 2019 NAS / FileServer from the command line

My old Synology NAS for home use had started to show signs of wear and was in need of replacement. It had plenty of disk space and performed well enough - but the version I had lacked any real power ... continue reading
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Why Is It So Ridiculously Slow To Remove My Query Resolution Policies!?

Hi Team, Eric Jansen here - I'm a Platforms Customer Engineer with some interesting scenarios that I'll be sharing over the coming months, mostly revolving around the topic of On-Premises DNS. Today's topic will be a very specific scenario regarding ... continue reading
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How to Automate a PKI Configuration for an Existing Azure VM in Microsoft Azure

Jessica, our (fictitious) cloud engineer at our (fictitious) Adatum consulting firm, has just built an Azure development lab environment using Infrastructure-As-Code, and feels quite pleased, but now her team lead Jason is asking her what their plan is for development ... continue reading