Author: rzomerman

Managing Hyper-V Standalone with OSX

Hyper-V server is the free virtualization OS from Microsoft to compete head to head with the free ESXi OS. When running in large farms or domain joined, Hyper-V seems to work pretty decently. But when you just want a single host that you manage with Windows 10, or let alone MacOS, Hyper-V can become a […]

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ImmutableID – mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid – AADConnect – ADMT – part 2

In our previous post we explored the backend of Azure AD Connect and what happens in multi-forest scenarios. In this post we will be looking into the ADMT migration and the effects on the cloud accounts. The FORESTROOT domain has a user (smith@azureinfra.com) which has been assigned a full E5 license to Office 365. The […]

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ImmutableID – mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid – AADConnect – ADMT – new series

My posts on the ImmutableID seem to continue attraction from all over the world, and thus, let’s continue the fun. In a new series of posts we will be looking at the influence of the ImmutableID and Cross-Forest Anchor (name given by me, not sure if it is the actual name for it) in an […]

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Azure P2S VPN with MFA

As Microsoft enabled the Radius option in the Azure Gateway VPN configuration, it now means you can enable MFA on your P2S connections! There is a caveat however. It only works if you have replicated your users from an Active Directory into Azure Active Directory. If you have cloud-only user, it doesn’t work (yet..) I’ll […]

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AZURE STACK DEVELOPMENT KIT – INSTALLER (Creating the ISO)

In my previous post I mentioned the way to create a USB/ISO for booting / installing the ASDK system. Now I’ve automated the creation of the ISO image (so you don’t have to) and with Microsoft buying GitHub, I also pushed all the code onto GitHub as well.  In there you will find the following […]

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Azure Stack Development Kit – Rebooting ADFS mode

When you have deployed your ASDK in ADFS mode and you want to shutdown/reboot the host, you might notice that the service never comes up again.. while a shutdown through the host directly is not-supported you are able to shutdown the ASDK using the AzS-ERCS01 privileged endpoint. To shutdown your ASDK do the following from […]

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Azure Stack Development Kit – Custom AD

(Not supported by Microsoft alert!) Azure Stack uses Active Directory technologies for identity management and authentication. By default, Azure Stack has 2 modes in can operate in. It can be used in a AAD mode utilizing Azure Active Directory for identity permission assignment as well as federated authentication or it can be setup in the […]

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Enable/Disable Accelerated Networking on Azure VM’s

Microsoft Azure has the option to enable Accelerated Networking on VM’s. More information on the feature can be found here but this post is not to tell you about what good it does nor how it works.. no, this post is to introduce a new script that will enable/disable the function for you! The script […]

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Azure Stack Development Kit – Installer (on USB)

If you want to deploy the Azure Stack Development Kit, the deployment guide instructs you to install a clean Windows 2012R2 or 2016 server OS on the physical host to then configure it to boot from the CloudBuilder VHDX on the C drive. In this blogpost the initial installation of Windows 2012R2 / 2016 is […]

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Even strong passwords are… stupid

While this blog is mostly focused around passwords and how to ensure people can login, the new direction within Microsoft is to get rid of passwords. I can already feel the shock from many security officers reading this post, but hear us (eeuh Microsoft) out on this one. Passwords are by default unsecure, they require […]

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