VMware: Creating a Storage Encryption Policy
Sep13

VMware: Creating a Storage Encryption Policy

KB ID 0001471 Problem This is essentially part-two of deploying encrypted virtual machines, in a vSphere VMware (6.5 and above) environment. Back in part-one we deployed a KMS server and registered it with vCenter. Now we will create a storage policy that enforces encryption, then apply that policy to a virtual machine. Solution While logged into vCenter > Home > Policies and Profiles > VM Storage Policies > Create VM Storage Policy >...

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VMware vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption
Sep13

VMware vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption

KB ID 0001470 Problem Other that learn this for an exam I’ve never had to deploy this in anger. So when I heard we had a customer at work who wanted to take a look at it I was quite keen to take a look. To encrypt a VM you need to have an additional KMS (Key Management server) which VMware do not provide. They do provide a list, so theres no point me posting a list that will be out of date in a couple of weeks. Our client...

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PowerShell: Bulk Enable / Disable Users
Sep11

PowerShell: Bulk Enable / Disable Users

KB ID 0001469 Problem I needed to work out how to bulk disable some domain users from a .CSV file this week, so I thought I’d write it up. Disable Domain Users in Bulk from CSV Well firstly, you need to have your users in a CSV file. For the live job I just exported all the SamAccountNames to a CSV, but here for testing I just loaded a few in manually; Then execute the following two commands; Import-Module¬†ActiveDirectory¬†...

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Exchange and the LegacyExchangeDN Problem
Sep07

Exchange and the LegacyExchangeDN Problem

KB ID 0001468 Problem Why do we have the Exchange LegacyDN? It’s a throwback, from a time when we had our users, and our mail users in different databases. Below you can see the ExchangeLegacyDN for this Exchange on-premise user; /O=First Organisation/OU=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn={something-user-specific} Who cares? Well they are still important, if you send an internal email (to someone in...

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Forward Mail From Exchange (On-Prem) To Office 365
Sep06

Forward Mail From Exchange (On-Prem) To Office 365

KB ID 0001467 Problem WARNING: Do not do this, if you are carrying out a Hybrid migration to Office 365! I’ve been doing an On-Prem to Office 365 migration recently. It was a little unusual because the ‘on-prem’ Exchange was not in the clients domain. So rather than migrate all the mail to their domain, and them migrate it to Office 365 ¬†we chose to use a third party migration solution ODME (Quest On Demand Migration...

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