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Finding Email Templates in the MIM Service

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Finding Email Templates As a service engineer supporting a large MIM deployment I still get to do fun maintenance tasks even though there is not much feature...

Weekly Retro - May 1

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So Retro My favorite ceremony in scrum is the sprint retrospective because it provides the opportunity to inspect and adapt. This is my weekly post about th...

View SPF Details from DNS Using PowerShell

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SPF records are something I am working with this week and needed to look at some so I figured PowerShell would be a fun way to do it. Here’s the short snipp...

Weekly Retro - April 24

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So Retro My favorite ceremony in scrum is the sprint retrospective because it provides the opportunity to inspect and adapt. This is my weekly post about th...

Switch API preference for Log Alerts

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We use Azure Alert Rules quite a bit and have an old Log Analytics Workspace. I read the article for how to Switch API preference for Log Alerts and was exc...

Weekly Retro - April 3

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So Retro My favorite ceremony in scrum is the sprint retrospective because it provides the opportunity to inspect and adapt. This is my weekly post about th...

Weekly Retro - March 27

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So Retro My favorite ceremony in scrum is the sprint retrospective because it provides the opportunity to inspect and adapt. I’m going to start posting week...

How to Disable Azure Disk Encryption

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There are a couple scanarios where I need to take an Azure Disk from a VM in one subscription and copy it to another subscription. When the disk is encrypte...

Using Lithnet RMA to Create a MIM Person

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Most of the time MIM gets Person objects created by the Synchronization Service, but sometimes it is useful to create them directly in the MIM Service, for e...

Disconnecting an AAD Connect Object

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The synchronization engine uses joins to enable rules on connected objects. AAD Connect removed the ability to disconnect joined objects, and it has been as...

Who Can Reset My Active Directory Password?

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Needed to figure out who was able to reset a specific Active Directory user password and turned to ldp.exe but wanted to try using PowerShell to reduce the c...

Adding Structured Data to Event Log Items

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Ever want to store data while automating stuff? Often I need to store something but like to avoid writing files or introducing storage systems if I can avoid...

Azure AD Connect Global Settings

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Sync deployments always have some configuration settings hanging around, and usually end up in XML files somewhere on the computer running the synchronizatio...

Using a Names API to Create Test AD Users

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Found this cool little API that provides names, made for a nice and quick little script to throw a bunch of test users into a test Active Directory domain.

AAD Connect - Big Money No WMI!

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For years we’ve enjoyed access to sync functionality via WMI (pronounced ‘Whammy’), all the way back to MIIS. The Windows Management Infrastructure provider ...

Good To Be Back!

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Ah it’s good to be back. In the past few years I’ve taken a some career adventures (going from consulting back to Microsoft, working as a developer in secur...