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 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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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 3: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

Overview This is Part 3 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In this part I will discuss how to securely connect to Active Directory and update an Active Directory attribute using PowerShell.  In case you missed it; Here is Part 1 – Overview Here is Part 2 – Random Password Generation If you want to…

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Part 2: Managing Local Administrator Passwords

Overview This is Part 2 of a multi-part series on managing local admin passwords. In case you missed it, you can view Part 1 here The Problem One of the challenges associated with generating a random local admin password is how to make the generated password as random as possible. In many of the example…

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Managing Local Administrator Passwords

Overview In this multi part series I will walk you through how to manage the local admin password on workstations and servers in an Active Directory enterprise environment using PowerShell. This is a problem frequently faced by IT admins and when I was asked to solve it, a little research quickly revealed there is no good answer….

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