How can you move your running (not generalized) Linux VHD to Azure ARM in just a few steps?

1) Prepare your standard Azure management client environment as explained in my previous blog. Keep all the modules up to date. 2) Create a new Resource Group in Azure https://portal.azure.com. 3) Inside the Resource Group create a new Storage Account of your choice, prefer Locally Redundant Storage for simple requirements and its pricing advantages. 4) Create a new container…


How can you move your generalized (sysprepped) Windows VHD to Azure ARM in just a few steps?

1) Prepare your standard Azure management client environment as explained in my previous blog. Keep all the modules up to date. 2) Create a new Resource Group in Azure https://portal.azure.com. 3) Inside the Resource Group create a new Storage Account of your choice, prefer Locally Redundant Storage for simple requirements and its pricing advantages. 4) Create a new container…


Prepare standard management workstation that has all the PowerShell modules and other dependencies you may need

Try not to use your regular personal desktop for Azure or Office 365 management. Try to use dedicated and standard virtual workstation for Azure and Office 365 management operations. Keep your modules clean and up to date. Install Azure PowerShell  Install Azure CLI https://aka.ms/webpi-azps https://aka.ms/webpi-azure-cli Install Online Services Sign-in Assistant https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41950 Install Azure AD module  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=236297…


SPN registered incorrectly during ADFS setup when you use gMSA service account

On Windows 2012 R2, when you when you use group Managed Service Account (gMSA) service account, you may come accros this problem during setup of the first ADFS servers in the farm or during setup of the additional ADFS servers in the farm. You can also apply the same solution for normal service accounts that…


How can you enable auditing for AD FS?

1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Local Security Policy. 2. Navigate to the Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Management folder, and then double-click Generate security audits. 3. On the Local Security Setting tab, verify that the AD FS service account is listed. If it is not present, click Add…


Office 365 customers who have ADFS installed can do simple filtered MFA using ADFS claim rules

RECENT UPDATE: —————————————————————————————— Please continue to use Azure AD Conditional Access for the future as part of your strategy. Please refer the following article for further information about Azure AD Conditional Access. Conditional access in Azure Active Directory Azure AD Conditional Access —————————————————————————————— Small Medium sized Office 365 customers may not want to deploy on…

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