Jargon Busting: Azure AD Join, MDM Enrolment & Add Account

The terms used to describe MDM and cloud account sign in and management have evolved and changed over time from the original terms used in Windows 8. This post’s purpose is to give you the low-down on the options available to you in Windows 10, Version 1511 and onwards. They have had many names and…

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Friendly Reminder: Get off FRS now!

As mentioned in my last post, the need for environments to move away from FRS replicating SYSVOL is getting more and more pressing. This article serves as a friendly reminder to: 1. Check if you've moved to using DFSR for SYSVOL replication 2. Migrate to DFSR if you haven't yet! First, some backstory. In the…

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DirectAccess Unsupported Scenarios Updated

Hi folks, Often we get the questions around what is or is not supported for DirectAccess implementations. Although not well known, we do maintain an article that lists the unsupported configurations. You can find this here – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/dn464274(WS.11).aspx It's timely to point this out as we've just updated this to include a new unsupported scenario, and…

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Managing RID Pool Depletion with Windows Server 2008 R2 in the Mix

I visited a customer recently that had an issue with RID depletion. While there is fairly good documentation on this already (see below for all the links you need), I decided to write this post to document some of the more practical aspects as well as serve as a starting place to manage RID depletion,…

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