[English] Azure AD Domain Services – Domain join an ARM Virtual Machine

Azure AD Domain Services (AADDS) is ONLY available for classic virtual networks (VNet guidelines), therefore, you might think that it is only possible to domain join classic VMs to a domain. Not exactly true, it is also POSSIBLE to join an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) virtual machine. However, you first need to: Enable AADDS on a classic VNET Create a…


[English] Unblocking Azure MFA for an O365/AAD user

If for some reason, possible due to a submitted Fraud alert or when setting up initial MFA configuration something went wrong and the user got in a blocked/inconsistent MFA state, the user won't be able to login. There are 2 ways to go, depending on the scenario: If O365 Global Admin has an AAD Premium license Go…


[English] Azure Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) – How To Update User's Alternate E-mail Address and Mobile Phone Number

Once you activate on Azure the Self-Service Password Reset mechanism for your users, in order to work, they need to have at least one validation method, either by using the alternate e-mail address or a phone number. This information can be updated administratively or each user can update his own data. To achieve that, follow…


[English] Activate Additional Audit Reports for Office 365 Subscription Using $0 Azure Subscription

If you already have an active Office 365 subscription you can signup for a $0 Azure subscription that allows you to activate additional audit reports. To achieve that, follow the next steps:  1 – Go to Office 365 Portal 2 – Insert your Office 365 admin credentials 3 – Insert the link on the URL bar https://account.windowsazure.com/signup?offer=MS-AZR-0110P  4…


[English] Change Default DNS Records on Office 365 Business Essentials (Small Business – P1) to Point to External Website

After you setup a custom domain (e.g. contoso.com), as the default domain in Office 365, with a public Sharepoint website, you are unable to change the default A record for @ or WWW. To overcome this scenario and point the default A record to an external location, follow the next steps: 1) On the Office 365 portal dashboard, go…


[English] ADFS Token-Signing and Token-Decrypt Certificates Expiration Process and Dates

[English] – Content Developed by the EMEA Cloud Identity Support Team. By default, Token-Signing and Token-Decrypting Certificates will expire one year after your ADFS was setup. Near to the expiration period you will get the following notification on your Portal Admin Page.This notification do not apply to SSL Certificate, also known as Service Communications Certificate….


[English] What do I have to do if I received the alert on the Office 365 portal or an E-mail informing that one of the federation services certificates is expiring

[English] – Content Developed by the Shared Services Support Team. This information is normally related to the Token-Signing and Token-Decrypting Certificates. To overcome the current situation, most of the times you do not need to do anything. By default, your ADFS server is configured for “AutoCertificateRollover”. This means that the new certificates will be automatically generated…


[Português] Associar Subscrição do Azure ao Directório do Office 365 / [English] Link Azure Subscription with Office 365 Directory

[Português]> Aceder a https://manage.windowsazure.com/. > Efetuar o login com a Microsoft account (live.com, hotmail.com, outlook.com, etc.). > Ir para Active Directory > Directory > ADD. > Selecionar "Use existing directory". > Selecionar a opção "I am ready to be signed out now" e Continuar (redireccionamento para o login do Office 365). > Login com a conta de global admin do Office 365 e Continuar. >…


DFS Replication – Introdução e criação de Replication Group.

DFS Replication – Introdução e criação de Replication Group. Distributed File System é o sistema de replicação de files que substitui o FRS a partir de 2003. Um sistema de replicação de ficheiros permite manter duas ou mais pastas sincronizadas com o mesmo conteúdo entre servidores diferentes. Este tipo de tecnologia é utilizada para os…

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