ADFS Service Communication Certificate Renewal Steps

Hi Guys, adfs service comprises of certificates which serve different purpose for federation service. In this blog post I will share a brief description of these certificates, their purpose and will discuss renewal process of service communication certificate.
Type of ADFS Certificates and their purpose

Certificate Type Description Purpose
Service Communication certificate
Standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate that is used for securing communications between federation servers, clients, Web Application Proxy, and federation server proxy computers.
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Exchange Online – Mapi over Http Transition

Microsoft has announced that from 31st October 2017, outlook clients using RPC over Http protocol to connect to Office 365 will be no longer supported. Only Mapi over Http clients will be in action onwards. This announcement has left many administrators thinking, What exactly does that mean for my organization? What actions are required to avoid any business impact? Is it time to update outlook clients and upto what level? And last but not the least how can I verify if all necessary steps have been taken to ensure business as usual.… [Keep reading] “Exchange Online – Mapi over Http Transition”

DKIM for Custom Domain in Office 365

As Office 365 service keeps adding new features and functions, it is important for global admins to keep up with the latest offerings and service enhancements office 365 provides. In this blog post I am going to discuss one of the security feature offered by office 365 and how it can be beneficial to organizations when it comes to securing their office365 tenants. This feature is called DKIM. DKIM has been offered by Microsoft for some time now and most of the organizations are using it quite effectively.… [Keep reading] “DKIM for Custom Domain in Office 365”

Azure AD Connect – Upgrade Errors

Azure AD Connect is the latest release to date for Azure AD sync or previously known as Dirsync service. It comes with some new features which make it even more efficient and useful in Hybrid environment. Besides many new features the primary purpose of this application remains the same i.e. to sync identities from your local (On-Prem) AD to Azure AD.
Of the late I upgraded an AD sync service to AD connect and during the install process I ran into a few issues which I felt are not widely discussed or posted on the web but yet are real world scenarios which people can face during AD connect Install and configuration.… [Keep reading] “Azure AD Connect – Upgrade Errors”

Azure Load Balancer – Add/Remove Vms

Still stuck on azure service manager (ASM)? Have load balancers in environment which you need to configure often to remove/add vms? Not a worry. Even though when it comes to load balancer configuration option in ASM we are pretty much tied down to PowerShell but in this post I will show you how you can use simple PowerShell scripts to configure your load balancer.
Azure load balancer is a layer 4 load balancer (TCP, UDP) and manages the incoming traffic for load and availability.… [Keep reading] “Azure Load Balancer – Add/Remove Vms”

SQL Always on Availability – Database addition to existing Availability Group via PowerShell

In this particular post, I am going to share steps for adding a database into an SQL Always On Availability group. This can be done both via GUI or PowerShell, but here my focus would be on PowerShell in order to make it simple and automated.
For this particular scenario, I am going to add a new database on an already existing AG. New database can be created or restored via a valid backup. I am assuming SQL AG is already setup and we are going to add databases in AG.… [Keep reading] “SQL Always on Availability – Database addition to existing Availability Group via PowerShell”

Exchange Online Protection Organizational Approach

I have been working for an organisation who had recently migrated to Exchange Online protection (EOP), and we had found that some of his important emails, from a legitimate email source, were getting blocked.
Upon investigation it turns out that a week before the customer’s organisation was hit by a Zero-Day virus which resulted in spoofed emails coming through and landing in the end user mailboxes. This resulted into a bit of chaos and a decision was taken to modify the Bulk email threshold (BCL) to a tighter level.… [Keep reading] “Exchange Online Protection Organizational Approach”