WAP 2016 Published Application Not Working – HTTP Error 503

Imagine the situation.  You just finished deploying AD FS 2016 and Web Application Proxy (WAP) servers in a highly available environment with the AD FS namespace load balanced internally and externally.  There are multiple AD FS servers and WAP servers.  This is an interesting deployment project and all is going well.   After verifying that…

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Exchange 2016 CU6 Released

Exchange 2016 CU6 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2016 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2016 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…

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Exchange 2013 CU17 Released

Exchange 2013 CU17 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2013 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2013 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…

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How to Enable IdpInitiatedSignon Page In AD FS 2016

One of the deployment validation and testing tools which was also present in earlier AD FS releases is the /IdpInitiatedSignon.htm page.  This page is available by default in the AD FS 2012 R2 and earlier versions.  Though it should be noted this page is disabled by default in AD FS 2016. From the system you…

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PSRemoting for Office 365 AD FS Configuration

When configuring AD FS for Office 365, one of the final steps is to link Azure AD with the on-premises AD FS deployment.  This should occur only after AD FS and WAP servers have been fully deployed, verified and tested. When linking the AD FS infrastructure with Office 365, we must use the Azure AD…

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I Am Zorg – CASArray Destroyer

This is an interesting tale, and is something I have never seen done before in all my time working with Exchange.  The client had managed to tweak the configuration of Exchange and modify the CAS configuration so significantly that Exchange was absolutely confused.  Specifically, the CAS Array was modified so much that Autodiscover was no…

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Third Century of Blog Posts

When you have fun time flies, and that has certainly happened with blogging here.  There are now over three hundred posts on the blog dating back to October 2011.  The two hundred mark was in September 2015. Than you for all the support and feedback over the years – it is very much appreciated! As…

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How To Install AD FS 2016 For Office 365 – Part 3

Here we are in part three already!  Previously we completed the below two phases in the AD FS deployment. How To Install AD FS 2016 For Office 365 How To Install AD FS 2016 For Office 365 – Part 2 This post assumes that the domain was previously added as a standard domain, also called…

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Unable to RDP to Azure VM From Hotel WiFi

This is one of those silly little things that comes along every so often just to mess with your head, and to cause some issues.  Of course it has to happen at a time when you really want to connect to the remote machine and do some work. This week I was at a training…

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How To Install AD FS 2016 For Office 365 – Part 2

This is the second in a series of three posts which will walk you through installing, configuring and connecting AD FS 2016 to Office 365.  In part one we installed the AD FS server on our corporate network, and tested that it was working. In this second post we need to make the AD FS…

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