Part 8 - Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS - Federated Web SSO

This is Part 8 of a multi-part series on how to deploy a complete end-to-end Federated Web SSO solution using Windows Server 2012 R2’s AD FS role and the Web Application Proxy. This post is all about TRUST. If you have followed all of the previous sections in this series you now have a lot…

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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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Part 7: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

This is Part 7 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will provide fnMain which controls the order of all of the other functions in the script and I will also provide the completed Local Admin Password Management script.  In case you missed it: Here is Part 1 – Overview Here…

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Part 6: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

Overview This is Part 6 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will discuss how to extend the Active Directory schema to create a new confidential attribute which is where the workstation's local administrator password will be stored.  In case you missed it: Here is Part 1 – Overview Here is Part…

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Windows 8.1 Logon Script Delay Group Policy Setting

If you are evaluating Windows 8.1 in an enterprise environment that also contains logon scripts there is a new Group Policy setting you should be aware of. Windows 8.1 by default delays logon scripts for 5 minutes. There are many poorly written or misbehaving logon scripts out there, the 5 minute delay will ensure that…

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