Dynamics 365 Network Test Tool

Yesterday, I was asked if I had developed any testing tools for the Dynamics CRM suite availability—but, never having had to do much with them, I didn’t have anything available.  I just built a quick tool today, and it covers all of the endpoints listed at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2655102/internet-accessible-urls-required-for-connectivity-to-microsoft-dynami and https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg328127.aspx, broken apart by region, with the…

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Update to the AAD Connect Network and Name Resolution Test Tool

A few months ago, I debuted a new tool for AAD Connect deployment (read about it here: AAD Connect Network and Name Resolution Test or download it here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-AD-Connect-Network-150c20a3) which allows you to test a number of conditions to make sure your server and environment are suitable for deploying AAD Connect. This week, I needed…

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AAD Connect Network and Name Resolution Test

Update: I’ve added several additional parts to this tool since it was originally released, including some debug logging, an Azure credential check to ensure that your identity is part of Global Admins, additional cloud endpoint checks, and a more thorough system inventory. While assisting some of my customers last year on an multi-forest AAD Connect…

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Implementing Geo-filtering with IIS

This week, I had an interesting issue to resolve–one of my customers previously hosting their architecture on-premises was utilizing geo-filtering services provided by their ISP.  These geofiltering services were provided at the network layer, so filtered requests never reached the environment. In order to respond to regionally sourced threats, my customer wanted to carry over…

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