Do I really need ADFS?

I often hear and read misconceptions on whether or not you should or must deploy an ADFS farm when Office 365 is in the picture. So I will try to give you my version (well it is a collection of feedback from my peers as well), hoping that might help you to sort out your…

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List all possible security events and their descriptions in PowerShell

If you’d like to know all the possible security event in your system, the best way to do it is to download the spreadsheet that has the full list: Windows security audit events This is great, very complete but also implies that you have an Internet connection and Excel to open the file. An other…

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AD Fun Services – List all the members of an ADFS farm

In Windows Server 2012 R2, the ADFS database actually does not keep track of the servers member of the farm. It is a stateless farm were every node happen to share the same database (if a SQL server is used) or the same copy of the database (if it is WID). The only thing stored…

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Q&D – Backup/Restore your ADFS claim rules for Office 365

When it comes to try and fail fast, nothing better than to be able to restore things the way it used to be before you broke everything 🙂 Here are some examples of PowerShell cmdLets you can rule to export your claim rules for the Azure AD Relying Party Trust into files and re-import them…

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AD Fun Services – Track down the source of ADFS lockouts

Tracking down the devices locking out accounts on an ADFS deployment is quite challenging. From an ADDS perspective, lockouts coming from a WAP server will look like they’re come from an ADFS server: Lockouts coming from internal client using Form Based authentication also look like they are coming from the ADFS server itself and not…

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