Best practices for a stable AGPM deployment

Over the years I have worked a lot with Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), our solution for change management of Group Policy. This small tool is part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). AGPM has always flown under the radar, but is deployed in surprisingly many enterprises. By reviewing and troubleshooting some of these deployments…

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ESE Deep Dive: Part 1: The Anatomy of an ESE database

hi! Get your crash helmets on and strap into your seatbelts for a JET engine / ESE database special… This is Linda Taylor, Senior AD Escalation Engineer from the UK here again. And WAIT…… I also somehow managed to persuade Brett Shirley to join me in this post. Brett is a Principal Software Engineer in…


Microsoft 365 導入支援サービス (テクバン)

[提供: テクバン株式会社] Windows 10とOffice 365がセットになったお得なMicrosoft 365。セキュリティ機能も強化されたクラウドサービスの導入をご支援いたします。   ■テクバン株式会社がご提供するMicrosoft 365 導入支援サービスとは テクバンがご提供するMicrosoft 365導入支援サービスは、 Windows 10 + Office 365 + EMS がセットになったMicrosoft 365の導入を全面的にサポートいたします。


一般提供開始: Azure Backup を使用して Azure に Windows Server のシステム状態をバックアップする

執筆者: Saurabh Sensharma (Program Manager II, Azure Backup) このポストは、11 月 9 日に投稿された Windows System State Backup to Azure with Azure Backup is generally available の翻訳です。   このたびマイクロソフトは、Azure Backup エージェントを使用して Azure に Windows Server のシステム状態をバックアップする機能について、一般提供 (GA) を開始しました。マイクロソフトでは今年始めに、Azure Backup エージェントを使用して Windows Server のシステム状態をオフサイトに直接コピーする機能のプレビューを開始しました (英語)。これは、ファイルやフォルダーを Azure に直接バックアップ (英語) できる Azure Backup エージェントの既存の機能に追加された重要な機能でした。今回の一般提供開始により、Azure Backup エージェントに、Windows Server 2008 R2 ~…


Azure Quickstart Template: create forest with one or two domains

A lot has happened in the Azure world since I last published this short series on deploying an Active Directory forest with ARM templates: Part 1: Using the template Part 2: Understanding the template structure Part 3: Visualizing the template Since that time we have had a major advance in the Virtual Machine world with…


お客様の環境に最適な展開を提案『Microsoft Office 365 導入・運用支援サービス』

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Authoritative Restore of SYSVOL after Deallocation of Azure DCs

The Problem If you run an isolated lab in Azure IaaS with more than one Domain Controller and are in the habit of shutting down and de-allocating the VMs to save money, you may have found that SYSVOL doesn’t replicate when you start them back up. The Cause De-allocation/re-allocation of a VM changes the VM…

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Using Group Policy Preferences to Manage the Local Administrator Group

Hello Everyone! Graeme Bray back with you today to talk about how you can reduce the audit and risk surface within your environment. If you can’t tell, Microsoft has taken a strong stance towards security. In a previous life, I was responsible for providing results for audit requests from multiple sources. One risk (and management…

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Supportability article that pertains to anybody performing a Domain migration

Hello All, If you have the configuration as expressed in the article where you have two domains, and are migrating users without disabling or deleting the source account then you are in an unsupported configuration. This means that you will still be able to open cases and work with our support engineers on any issues,…


Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (October, 2017)

Hi there! Stanislav Belov here to bring you the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series!   As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, Azure, and Security worlds on a monthly basis. Enjoy!  Microsoft Azure Azure mobile app The…