Part 9 – Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS – Federated Web SSO

This is Part 9 and the final part 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. In this part I configure SharePoint 2013 to accept claims, I will create a test user in CONTOSO and FABRIKAM,…

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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 6b: Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS – Federated Web SSO

This is Part 6b 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. In this part I will deploy FABRIKAM's highly available Web Application Proxies. In case you missed it: Here is Part 1 – Overview Here is…

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Configuring Advanced Scheduled Task Parameters Using PowerShell

Scenario I recently was working with a script that had very specific requirements: The script had to run as a scheduled task The scheduled task itself had to be created using PowerShell The script had to run once the servers started up The task had to repeat every 10 minutes for 1 day Creating a…

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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 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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Configuring Exchange 2013 SP1 to Accept AD FS Claims

Overview In this post I am going to show you how to configure Exchange 2013 SP1 to accept AD FS claims. Not only that, I am going to provide a PowerShell Script that I wrote to make lab testing this functionality much easier. In case you missed it, Exchange 2013 SP1 fully supports AD FS…

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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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Part 5: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

Overview This is Part 5 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will discuss how to log the results of each function within the solution to a log file for troubleshooting purposes.  In case you missed it: Here is Part 1 – Overview Here is Part 2 – Random Password Generation Here is Part 3…

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Part 4: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

Overview This is Part 4 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will discuss how to update the password of a local user account using PowerShell.  In case you missed it: Here is Part 1 – Overview Here is Part 2 – Random Password Generation Here is Part 3 – Secure Active Directory…

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