Step-By-Step: Intro to Managing Azure AD via PowerShell

As IT Professionals know, time is never on our side.  Hence the reason PowerShell is so important.  It provides a quicker way of completing tasks and can even provide some automation if harnessed correctly.  This Step-By-Step will detail how to get started in harnessing PowerShell to manage an Azure Active Directory instance and detail day…


Step-By-Step: Creating an Organizational Unit in an Azure AD Domain Service Managed Domain

Organizational units (OU) in Active Directory are containers where users, computers, groups and other organization units are placed. These containers help create Active Directory’s logical structure and can be used to assign group policies & manage the resources.  This is common procedure in in-house domain environment. The same strategy can also be enabled in Azure Managed Domains with however, some limitations….


Step-By-Step: Enabling the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol on an Azure AD Managed Domain

In Active Directory environment, the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is responsible for reading and writing data from AD. By default, the LDAP traffic is transmitted in and unsecure format. You can secured this by transmitting based on SSL. When you have a hybrid or cloud only setup this is important. The idea behind this post is to demonstrate how to…


Step-By-Step: Managing DNS Records In An Azure Managed Domain

The DNC MMC can be utilized when managing a local active directory instance should one required to manage the DNS records. Did you know that the same be done with an Azure managed domain? This post detail how to manage said DNS records using domain-joined azure VM. The following prerequisites are required to get started:…


Step-By-Step: Managing Azure Active Directory Domain Service via Virtual Server

With Azure Active Directory services now enabled via prior posts, this post will demonstrate how to add a virtual server that is setup on Azure on the managed domain and use Active Directory administration tools to manage the AAD-DS managed domain. NOTE: The same manageability as in house domain controller is not required as it…