Part 2: Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS – Federated Web SSO

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series on how to deploy a complete end-to-end Federated Web SSO solution using Windows Server 2012's R2 AD FS role and the Web Application Proxy. In this part I will deploy CONTOSO's and FABRIKAM's domain controllers (AD DS), certificate services (AD CS), and DNS records.  In case you missed…

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Part 1: Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS – Federated Web SSO

Overview  The purpose of this series is to walk you through step-by-step from start to finish setting up Federated Web Single Sign On (SSO) between two organizations using Windows Server 2012 R2's AD FS role, Windows Server 2012 R2's Web Application Proxy role, and SharePoint 2013. Additionally the end result will be a highly available…

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Part 8 (Final): Managing Local Administrator Passwords

This is Part 8 and the final part of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will provide PWDViewer which is a XAML secure password viewer that will allow authorized users to securely retrieve the username and password stored in the password confidential attribute.  In case you missed it: Here is…

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Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP Expired Leases Not Getting Scavenged

Scenario  I encountered an interesting case with a customer recently where expired leases were not getting deleted from the database. The customer had recently migrated from Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP HA cluster configured for Failover.  The symptoms were that some of the scopes were full, however exporting leases…

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