AAD Contains Another Object With The Same DN
Jan18

AAD Contains Another Object With The Same DN

KB ID 0001638 Problem I’ve seen this a few times now, I’ve had users that will not sync from Active Directory to Azure Active Directory (Office 365). When you look to see why, you will see something like; The Connector {Your-Domain}.onmicrosoft.com – AAD contains another object with the same DN which is already connected to the MV. Note: For the uninitiated, DN is Distinguished Name, and MV is MetaVerse. If you...

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Azure AD Sync: ‘Insufficient access rights to perform this operation’
Jan11

Azure AD Sync: ‘Insufficient access rights to perform this operation’

KB ID 0001636 Problem With Azure AD Replication, you may notice that you have the following error when you take a look at your connector status; Error: permission-issue Connected data source error code: 8344 Connected data  source error: Insufficient access rights to perform this operation. Solution Firstly ensure that the user you are running AAD sync under, has the following permissions on the ‘root’ of your local AD...

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Connections From Machines That Don’t Map to Sites?
Jan09

Connections From Machines That Don’t Map to Sites?

KB ID 0001635 Problem I was troubleshooting some replication issues for a client, and carried out a dcdiag on one of their domain controllers, and saw this;  Starting test: SystemLog A warning event occurred. EventID: 0x000016AF Time Generated: xx/xx/xxxx xx:xx:xx Event String: During the past 4.21 hours there have been {xxx} connections to this Domain Controller from client machines whose IP addresses don’t map to any of the...

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ADFS: Changing the Certificate
Jan06

ADFS: Changing the Certificate

KB ID 0001634 Problem I needed to change the certificate used by an ADFS server today. I’d used a temporary self signed wildcard cert to get me up and running now I needed to replace it with a new publicly signed one. I found a number of ways of doing this INCORRECTLY, so hopefully I will save you making the same mistakes! Solution Firstly you need to import your certificate, here from a PFX file, (if you want a PFX file import...

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Gpupdate: Windows Could Not Locate the Directory Object
Dec06

Gpupdate: Windows Could Not Locate the Directory Object

KB ID 0001625 Problem Saw this on a Windows client on my test network; User Policy update has completed successfully. Computer policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were encountered: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not locate the directory object OU=Top-Level,OU=computers,DC=PeteNetLive,DC=com. Group Policy settings will not be enforced until this event is resolved. View the event details...

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Add The ‘Group Policy Management Console’
Nov06

Add The ‘Group Policy Management Console’

KB ID 0001615 Problem On a Domain Controller you will get Group Policy Management, (by default) listed under administrative tools. But if you have a ‘Management Server’ of a ‘Jump Box’, that you want to install the tool onto, (without making it a domain controller!) Then do the following; Option 1: Install GPMC with Powershell This is the quickest and simplest option! Open a PowerShell Windows and execute the...

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