Identify ADMX/ADML Files used by Group Policies

The Problem Group Policy ADMX versioning has caused a few concerns for Microsoft customers in the past one to two years. A great description of the issue and how to address it is found here. Recently, one of my customers wanted to identify the ADMX files referenced by Group Policies deployed in their domain so…

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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 Azure Active Directory Domain Services with ARM VNets

It’s been a while since my last post – a combination of extended leave and being busy I guess. Even so, I’m back to helping Microsoft customers and hope to share what I learn from those experiences through this blog. So onto the topic of the day … Imagine you’ve made an effort moving your…

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