Feb 2016 Azure AD Connect Upgrade Fails – IndexOutOfRangeException resolution

I’ve been doing some work for a client recently who decided to upgrade their Azure AD Connect appliance to the latest February release. This was a prerequisite task for future work to follow. As an aside, it’s always nice to run the current version of the sync client. Microsoft regularly update the client to provide new features and improvements. A key driver for this client in particular was the fact that the new client ( – Released 16/2/2016) will allow you to synchronise every 30 minutes, which is a welcome change from the previous 3-hour sync cycles.… [Keep reading] “Feb 2016 Azure AD Connect Upgrade Fails – IndexOutOfRangeException resolution”

Windows 10 – First Look: Scaling on the Surface Pro 3

As a fellow Surface user, I love my device.

The surface is a great device, which packs plenty of performance for heavy duty workloads such as running guest virtual machines or 3d rendering. It’s also extremely light which is great for work meetings and note taking on the go. You could say the Surface is great for any task that you can throw at it, almost…

Remember the first time you plugged your brand spanking new Surface into an external display to enable a little more desktop real estate in the office?… [Keep reading] “Windows 10 – First Look: Scaling on the Surface Pro 3”

Kerberos Web Application Configuration and Federation.

I’ve spent a lot of time at a client site recently working on a large complex application migration project. In my scenario, the client is migrating applications from another domain, to their own. There are no domain trusts in place, so you could consider it as an acquisition/merger type scenario.

One of the common challenges often encountered in this type of work is troubleshooting Kerberos authentication process for web apps. Once the concepts of Kerberos authentication are understood, the process is relatively straight forward.… [Keep reading] “Kerberos Web Application Configuration and Federation.”

How to create custom images for use in Microsoft Azure

In this post I will discuss how we can create custom virtual machine images and deploy them to the Microsoft Azure platform. To complete this process you will need an Azure Subscription, the Azure PowerShell module installed and a pre-prepared VHD which you would like to use (VHDX is not supported at present.)

You can sign up for a free trial of Microsoft Azure here if you don’t currently hold a subscription.

Completing this process will allow you take advantage of platforms which aren’t offered “out of the box” on Microsoft Azure eg, Server 2003 and Server 2008 for testing and development.… [Keep reading] “How to create custom images for use in Microsoft Azure”