Replication

Completing DFSR SYSVOL migration of domains that use Entra ID passwordless SSO

Heya folks, Ned here again. A customer recently reached out to me in the comments section of the well-worn Streamlined Migration of FRS to DFSR SYSVOL article, asking about a problem he was seeing with a single DC that wouldn’t complete the process. Today I’ll explain how to fix the issue introduced by a very modern authentication add-on. Background  Decades […]

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An Enterprise Design for Azure Machine Learning – An Architect’s Viewpoint

1. Problem Statement Many Organisations want to create enterprise data science capability. The goals can include unlocking value from their data assets, reducing cost, and driving customer engagement. While many organisations have an initial capability, challenges can arise while “scaling and industrialization” into an enterprise service. This Point-of-view provides an opinionated design for a “fit

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Windows Server 2025 vs 2022: Detailed Overview

Windows Server 2025 represents the next evolution of Microsoft’s server operating system, aiming to enhance security, performance, scalability, and IT infrastructure management. This blog post will provide a detailed comparison of Windows Server 2025 and its predecessor, Windows Server 2022. Windows Server 2022: A Recap Windows Server 2022 is built on the strong foundation of

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The foundation for responsible analytics with Microsoft Purview

We live in a world where data is constantly multiplying. According to IDC, the global datasphere, which is the amount of data created, captured, or replicated, will double every four years.1 As AI becomes more prevalent in various domains, organizations face the challenge of securing their growing data assets, while trying to activate their data

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Fundamental of Deploying Large Language Model Inference

Hosting a large language model (LLM) can be a complex and challenging task. One of the main challenges is the large model size, which requires significant computational resources and storage capacity. Another challenge is model sharding, which involves splitting the model across multiple servers to distribute the computational load. Model serving and inference workflows also

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THIS JUST IN!!!!  High LSASS Usage After Windows Update 3B March 2024

Jim and the Directory Services Team here again to alert you to an emerging issue which is an unintended consequence of a recent update released in March 2024.   What is LSASS and why is it important?  The Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) is a process that handles user authentication, security policies, and auditing on

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AI in action: 5 real-world intelligent apps you can build on Azure

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we interact with technology, data, and each other. AI can help us create more engaging, personalized, and efficient experiences for customers and employees. To stay ahead in the era of AI, businesses are embracing intelligent applications across industries to take advantage of new opportunities. How can you use

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Stop Worrying and Love the Outage, Vol II: DCs, custom ports, and Firewalls/ACLs

This is the first article in a series: Stop Worrying and Love the Outage, Vol I: Group Policy and Sharing Violations Stop Worrying and Love the Outage, Vol II: DCs, custom ports, and Firewalls/ACLs Hello, it’s Chris Cartwright from the Directory Services support team again.  This is the second entry in a series where I

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Firewall considerations for gMSA on Azure Kubernetes Service

This week I spent some time helping a customer with a gMSA environment on which they were finding some issues in deploying their app. The issues started when they were trying to figure out why the Kerberos ticket was not being issues for the Window pod with gMSA configured in AKS. I decided to write

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SDN: Migrating from Rest Name to Static IP | Remove worries of DNS!

[Special Thanks to Adam Rudell, our Sr. Support Escalation Engineer, for putting together an excellent video and tutorial] Hello SDN Community!  Today, when you deploy Software Defined Networking via SDNExpress or Windows Admin Center (WAC), you must provide a REST DNS name.  This is often referred to as a Dynamic DNS deployment.    The northbound

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