Azure Data Explorer

ADX Dashboards is a newly released feature from Microsoft which provide the ability to create various types of data visualizations in one place and in an easy-to-digest form. Dashboards can be shared broadly and allow multiple stakeholders to view dynamic, real time, fresh data while easily interacting with it to gain desired insights. With ADX Dashboards,…

HOW TO DEPLOY ENTRA CLOUDSYNC

What is Microsoft Entra Cloud Sync: New offering from Microsoft that helps you achieve your hybrid identity goals for synchronization of users, groups, and contacts to Microsoft Entra ID. It accomplishes this by using the Microsoft Entra cloud provisioning agent instead of the Microsoft Entra Connect Sync tool. It can be used alongside Microsoft Entra Connect Sync and…

Add Google Chrome group policy to Active Directory

Today, I got a very unique requirement to push a group policy for Google Chrome which I did long time back. So 1st I searched for link to download the Google Chrome group policies. It took me sometime to hunt it so I have shared direct links below: https://chromeenterprise.google/intl/en_ca/browser/download/thank-you/?platform=ADMADMX&channel=stable&usagestats=0# https://chromeenterprise.google/browser/download/?sjid=6066941226709070174-NA#download Once download the zip file,…

The Virtual Machine is in Failed state

Today I encountered an error message which says below error. After some research I found it because I was trying to download the disk of this VM and I never revoked the access. Ran below command and the VM started normally.Revoke-AzDiskAccess -ResourceGroupName ‘ResourceGroup01’ -DiskName ‘Disk01’ Thanks and Regards,Inderjeet Singh JaggiCloud Architect – Golden Five ConsultingInfo@GoldenFive.net

Future of Cloud Security with Azure Confidential Computing

In today’s digital landscape, data security is paramount. The increasing reliance on cloud computing solutions has presented both opportunities and challenges in safeguarding sensitive information. Microsoft Azure has been at the forefront of innovations in cloud security, and one such groundbreaking technology they’ve introduced is Confidential Computing. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the…

ADFS Upgradation

  It’s really difficult for the people to upgrade the current ADFS infrastructure to the latest one when old one is out of support.   what ADFS is and why it’s used in any organization: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is the claim-based single sign-on (SSO) solution provided by Microsoft. It facilitates access to…

ADFS Upgradation

It’s really difficult for the people to upgrade the current ADFS infrastructure to the latest one when old one is out of support. what ADFS is and why it’s used in any organization: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is the claim-based single sign-on (SSO) solution provided by Microsoft. It facilitates access to all integrated…

Published a user\shared mailbox calendar and add it to SharePoint page or even with someone outside the organization

5. Now select Can view all details or any other option and select Publish Now open the SharePoint page and add a script editor app. Add below code to the app. I have hidden the GUID in above screenshot. <iframe src=”https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/SOMEGUID/calendar.html” height=”400px” width=”400px”></iframe> Thanks and Regards,Inderjeet Singh JaggiCloud Architect – Golden Five ConsultingInfo@GoldenFive.net

How to disable windows update on AVD

  In order to disable Automatic windows update in Azure Virtual Desktop there is only 2 option available:   1: While creating the Azure Virtual Machine 2: If Azure Virtual Machine is already provisioned then it can be possible on via Using Group Policy (Local or from DC)   What option is required to select…

After disk encryption unable to backup Virtual Machine in Azure

I recently encountered an issue that I believe is worth sharing with you. We encrypted our disk as required by PCI DSS 4.0 compliance. However, after the encryption process was completed, we started receiving an error with the code ‘UserErrorEncryptedVmNotSupportedWithDiskEx’, which indicates that ‘disk exclusion is not supported for encrypted virtual machines‘ When reviewed the…

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AAD to Microsoft Entra ID

Microsoft had started Azure AD more than a Decade ago.

IT has shaped very different since then.

In July 2023, Microsoft Decided to rename Azure AD to Microsoft Entra ID. Personally, I feel the abbreviation got an extra letter added from AAD to MEId or MEID which will consume one more letter in limit Twitter space.

However, the change make sense to cover everything Microsoft Entra ID covers which is just not Azure AD but verified ID, Entra Permissions, etc.

Neither the partners nor the customers need to worry about this name change today but future is inevitable. 

How to Renew SSL certificate for ADFS

What is SSL certificate and why it’s important? An SSL certificate, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer certificate, is a digital certificate that enables secure communication between a web browser and a web server. It ensures that any data transmitted between the browser and server remains encrypted and cannot be intercepted or tampered with by…

Microsoft Azure Password less

PasswordLess   What is PasswordLess? Passwordless authentication is a method of verifying a user’s login without the need for a traditional password. Instead of relying on a password, PasswordLess authentication uses alternative methods to verify a login, such as biometrics (e.g. fingerprint, facial recognition), ha0072dware tokens, or one-time codes sent to a trusted device.  …

How to give AAD Connect account permissions

AAD connect Installation   During the AD connect customize setup installation, you will see the below window to enter the Service account cred. 1: Create New AD account: This will ask you to enter Enterprise Admin credential to create new AD connector account like MSOL_cer44rwXXX In AAD connect when you check Connector properties you will…

Getting Error issuing replication:8452 while running Repadmin Syncall on AD Server

Issue: While running the below command on Active Directory Domain Controller getting an error issuing replication:8452 repadmin /syncall /AePdq Cause: This issue occurs due to manually created connections as shown below screenshot. You can check this in AD Sites and Services Resolution: To resolve this issue, you can remove all the manually created connections and…

How to register app in Azure

Azure is a cloud computing platform that provides a wide range of services to businesses and developers. One of these services is Azure App Registration, which allows you to register and manage your applications in Azure. Registering an app in Azure is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. In…

Solving the Black Screen Issue with Azure Virtual Desktop

AVD: Guide to Fix Black Screens

Troubleshooting the Black Screen Problem in Azure Virtual Desktop Fixing Sign-in Issues with Azure Virtual Desktop: A Guide to Resolve Black Screens Understanding the Black Screen Issue with Azure Virtual Desktop Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a powerful Solution from Microsoft, for businesses and organizations that need to provide remote access to their work environment.…

Intune Error %20to%20authenticate%20user

Intune AutoPilot – invalid_client error failed%20to%20authenticate%20user   After the user credentials are validated in the Intune AutoPilot enrollment, the following error message comes up. invalid_client error failed%20to%20authenticate%20user. The detailed error is as below. Something went wrongLooks like we can’t connect to the URL for your organization’s MDM terms of use. Try again or contact your…

VM share disk between VMS on VMware

This article is a reference to the blog post by TheItbros as they have slightly wrong steps mentioned. So, I have just corrected and re-posting the blog.   How I found it wrong is: Today, when we configured things following his article, found it’s not working. So we did a lot of troubleshooting and finally…

How to Check and Enable TLS 1.2

What is Transport Layer Security (TLS)? Transport Layer Security cryptographic protocol that provides end-to-end security, or TLS is a widely adopted security protocol designed to facilitate privacy and data security for communications over the Internet. A primary use case of TLS is encrypting the communication between web applications and servers, such as web browsers loading a website.…

Can’t restore deleted mailbox even license assigned to the User in office 365

Issue: User has left the organization and re-joined after 2yr. I have assigned the E3 license to the user mailbox after which mailbox should be restore as Mailbox was in Inactive with Litigation/Org. hold on it. Now it’s giving me an error stating enable-mailbox failed with an unknown error. Below is the screenshot: Environment: Hybrid…

WVD Update Error: 3000046

On 02/12/2021, We got hit by the following error while connecting to the WVD after a restart. Error: We couldn’t connect because there are currently no available resources. Try again later or contact tech support for help if this keep happening. Resolution: When we check the status of the session host, it was unavailable.     Get-RdsSessionHost…

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Microsoft 365 Double Key Encryption(DKE)

On 7/21/2020, Microsoft released a new encryption which is going to help in securing mission critical data. This is a major breakthrough in the Microsoft security world. We have been using Microsoft Azure Information Protection and this will add another label. However it is not that simple to create the label for Double Key Encryption (DKE) because you need to create an app.

O365 Adoption: Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

Much Awaited Microsoft released an office 365 learning pathway. This is a Microsoft effort to increase the office 365 adoption and it provides Microsoft catalog of trainings. It is simple to deploy, here is how we deploy it. Provision SharePoint site for App Catalog Deployment. Go to the following URL and create an app site…

W2016: System State Backup Failed

Windows 2016 System State Backup was failing with the following error.     “The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect” Log showed me the following error:     Error in backup of C:\windows\\systemroot\ during enumerate: Error [0x8007007b] The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. Resolution: It is tough to find the broken registry…

Exchange 2019: Installation System Requirement and Prerequisite

This blog is talking about System Requirements and Prerequisites of Exchange 2019 setup. Study and prepare your Infrastructure for the Exchange 2019 Deployment. System Requirements Coexistence: Exchange 2010 and earlier versions are not supported. Exchange 2013    Supported with Cumulative Update 21 or later, including Edge Transport servers. Exchange 2016    Supported with Exchange 2016 Cumulative Update 11 or…