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Azure AD Connect v2.0 – Why should I care?

15th September, 2021

Azure AD Connect (AADC) was released many years ago and has seen many versions over those years. Microsoft fairly recently introduced a policy where older versions would be sunset after a period of time. Now with the deprecation of components that the current AADC versions use, it has released the v2.x branch of Azure AD […]

Microsoft Teams Meetings that Require Registration

1st July, 2021

Sounds like an awesome new feature right? Well it is, kind of. Just isn’t well documented or obvious in the GUI how to use it and set one up! Firstly, you can’t do this from Outlook, you have to use Microsoft Teams. Step 1 – Create Event Go to your Calendar, go to top right […]

Fixing Azure AD Join for Windows 10 Provisioning Package Error 0xCAA2000C

7th June, 2021

We are working with Declaration Software on their Windows 10 Workstation Migration Agent. The Workstation Migration Agent is capable of migrating Computer Accounts from On-Premises AD to Azure AD, AD to AD, and Azure AD to Azure AD. This includes migrating a Workstation where it has been Azure AD Hybrid Joined and instead making it […]

Efficient Lookups in PowerShell

21st November, 2019

When writing scripts in PowerShell we often need to do a lookup in another dataset. Of course one way is to use an external tool like Excel with VLOOKUP or SQL Server with its joins and produce a data set that can be used in PowerShell without any lookups, but sometimes this just isn’t practical. […]

Add open with Notepad as Administrator

9th March, 2018

So often do I work on my laptop or on servers and I have to open a file in Notepad to edit it, however the file is protected so you have to not only be an administrator but you need to use ‘Run as Administrator’ Now that’s all well and good if the menu item […]

Sysmon Configuration with DSC

23rd October, 2017

As part of a project I’m working on I was asked to install and configure Sysmon on all servers using DSC (Azure Automation DSC in this case)   After a bit of effort I came up with the following Configuration xSysmon { param ( [string] $SourcePath = “”, [string] $LocalPath = “”, [string] $ConfigFileName = […]

Bandwidth Latency’s Relationship to Throughput

12th June, 2015

This post aims to explain bandwidth and latency individually and then look at how they relate to throughput.  It came about when discussing how some transfers like mailbox moves got nowhere near to using the overall capacity on a network link, and also why SMTP transfers for large emails were taking much longer than expected. […]