Azure: Point to Site VPN From mac OS?
Aug12

Azure: Point to Site VPN From mac OS?

KB ID 0001693 Problem We mac users always get overlooked. If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard ‘Yeah we don’t support macs?” I would be a rich man. But thankfully this makes us work things out for ourselves usually! So recently I did a article Azure: Point To Site VPN (Remote Access User VPN) but what if you want to use the same solution for a remote mac user? Solution Firstly you will want to download...

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Veeam: Backup to Public Cloud?
Aug04

Veeam: Backup to Public Cloud?

KB ID 0001691 Problem I’ve always been a fan of Veeam, I’ve championed it for years, as a consultant and engineer I want solutions that are easy to deploy, administer, and upgrade, that cause no problems. Like all things that are easy to use, and gain a lot of popularity, Veeam is starting to get DESTROYED BY DEVELOPMENT. What do I mean? Well, things that were simple and easy to find now require you to look at knowledge...

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Cannot Recreate Azure AD ‘Local’ AD Connector
Feb24

Cannot Recreate Azure AD ‘Local’ AD Connector

KB ID 0001659 Problem While trying to fix another Azure AD Replication problem today I managed to delete one of the connectors (the one for the local ‘on-prem’ Active Directory). In an effort to ‘recreate’ it, I ran the ‘Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect’ and went to ‘Customise the Synchronisation Options’.  Unfortunately I got this error; The forest {forest-name} cannot be added...

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PowerShell: Disable MFA For All O365 Users
Feb10

PowerShell: Disable MFA For All O365 Users

KB ID 0001655 Problem If you have something boring/repetitive to do then Powershell is your friend! I needed to do this for a client that’s replacing their Office365/Azure AD MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) with Duo. Solution Connect to your Microsoft Services Online, i.e. Office365/Azure, using your administrative credentials with the following command; Connect-MsolService Then (Note: I’ve got more than 1000 users so I...

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Unable to Connect to the Synchronisation Service
Feb04

Unable to Connect to the Synchronisation Service

KB ID 0001649 Problem I’m doing some work for a client that has Azure AD Sync running, and we keep kicking each other off the server, so I thought I’d login with another account. However, when I tried to open the Synchronisation Service Manager; Unable to connect to the Synchronisation Service Some possible reasons are: 1) The service is not started. 2) Your account is not a member of the requires security group. See the...

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Azure AD Connector: Disable ADFS Authentication
Jan24

Azure AD Connector: Disable ADFS Authentication

KB ID 0001643 Problem Why would you want to disable ADFS authentication? Well what if ADFS is down, or you want to revert to some other authentication method? I was in a position a few weeks ago where I needed to disable ADFS on a clients Azure AD Sync. At that time the Microsoft Tech on the phone steered us towards doing what I can only describe as a ‘forced de-federation’. This involved using Powershell and it resets the...

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