Find The Azure AD Join Type
Sep24

Find The Azure AD Join Type

KB ID 0001597 Problem I recently did a post about Joining Azure AD. while working on that I found out there were two different Azure AD ‘States’. Azure AD Joined: Aimed at Corporate owned machines joined to Azure AD, (or CYOD devices). Azure AD Registered (Was called Workplace Joined, and still is if you work in PowerShell). Aimed at BYOD devices. Of course your Windows clients can also still be Domain Joined, or Simply...

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Windows: Joining Azure AD (AAD)
Sep19

Windows: Joining Azure AD (AAD)

KB ID 0001596 Problem With more people looking at Microsoft 365 (as opposed to Office 365), then the amount of people who want to join their Windows machines to Azure Active Directory is only going to go up. This is how to join your Windows client devices to Azure Active Directory. Solution  Microsoft have done a good job of hiding where you need to be, Start > Settings > Accounts.. Access Work or School > Connect. STOP! If...

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Forcing Azure AD Connect Sync
Aug29

Forcing Azure AD Connect Sync

KB ID 0001590 Problem If you are using Azure AD Connect, (AAD Connect) to sync your on-premise Active Directory with Azure AD (i.e. for Office 365), then there may be times when you need to manually ‘force a replication’ because by default it’s going to take 30 minutes between each normal ‘delta replication’ Solution If you are directly on the server that’s running Azure AD connect, then use the...

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Azure AD Connect: Correct Or Remove Duplicate Values
Aug28

Azure AD Connect: Correct Or Remove Duplicate Values

KB ID 0001588 Problem I was doing some work for a School recently, their staff were already using Office 365 and their tenancy was all setup. Now they wanted to roll Office 365 out to the pupils, and sync to their on premise Active Directory. Now we could have simply excluded the staff from the Azure AD Connect Sync, but they want to manage their passwords etc. on-premise. Microsoft will tell you if you DON’T have an on-premise...

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Office 365: Enable User Password Reset
May12

Office 365: Enable User Password Reset

KB ID 0001551 Problem If you want to give your Office 365 users the ability to change and recover their passwords this is the procedure. Solution Open the ‘Azure Active Directory’ admin console. If you didn’t already know, Azure is what’s underpinning your Office 365 subscription, Select ‘Azure Active Directory’ > Password reset. I’m enabling for everyone, you can choose...

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Azure: There is Currently a Lease on the Blob
Feb19

Azure: There is Currently a Lease on the Blob

KB ID 0001517 Problem This sort of highlights my lack of experience with Azure! But I had to Google it, so if you are here, you did as well 🙂 There is currently a lease on the blob and no lease ID was specified in the request. Solution I had been uploading .vhd files and creating VMs from them, and was tidying up, so I wanted to delete anything that had been left behind. All Services > Disks (or Disks (Classic)) > Select the...

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