Author Archive: Roy Apalnes

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Deploy Marketplace Image using PowerShell

Not ready to jump on JSON template modification when the Marketplace template doesn’t fit your requirements? We can use PowerShell to get the same marketplace image deployed with our own modified configuration.

This image from Palo Alto can only…
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Moving Marketplace images into existing resource groups

Not only Palo Alto, but alot of the templates hosted in the Azure Marketplace has restrictions to how we can deploy these resources. And it is mostly because the vendor wants to help you, but it doesn’t always fit with…
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Who has admin roles?

Sadly, there is still (not yet) an easy graphical way of listing who in your organization is enjoying administrator roles in Office 365, but there is a way using PowerShell. I had my hopes up when we received an Azure…
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Azure Active Directory, Exchange Online, Lync Online, PowerShell, SharePoint Online

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Automapping mailboxes to Outlook

Automapping mailboxes to Outlook means the mailbox you gain access to will be automatically added to your Outook Client or Outlook Web Access (Exchange Online). No need to add additional mailboxes after an administrator have granted you permission. Life is…
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Howto configure Password Change in ADFS

Users are always allowed or forced to change their passwords, either by a phone call to servicedesk or from their domain joined computer when at the Office. By enabling this feature in ADFS, you make self-service password change more available for your end-users. Possible reducing the incoming…
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Azure Server Management Tools

Management tools is a feature in the Azure Portal, currently in Public Preview, but it is ment to administrate servers hosted outside Azure.  Giving us a single administrative interface, but it also works for Azure Virtual Machines. Does it require…
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Windows Server 2016 GA in Azure, what are the new skus?

The Publisher is still MicrosoftWindowsServer and the Offer is WindowsServer, but what are the new Skus and Images? 2016-DataCenter 2016-DataCenter-with-Containers 2016-Nano-Server The first and at the moment only version or build of 2016-DataCenter is 2016.0.20161010. 2016-DataCenter build 2016.0.20161010 2016-DataCenter-with-Containers build 2016.0.20161012…
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Publishing RDWeb/RDGateway with Azure AD App Proxy Error in Firefox

Everyone working with Azure Active Directory are used to have multiple browsers opened, in order to simulate mutiple users. And I often find myself even using In-Cognito or In-Private mode in my browsers to. At the moment I am running…
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Azure Active Directory, Windows Server 2012 R2

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ADFS Service Principal Names

ADFS prompts for credentials and successfully authenticates, but you receive HTTP 400 bad request or page not found with the address https://adfs.domina.com/adfs/ls/wia. This is usually because someone tempered With the Service Principal Names, and that can be for multiple reasons….
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Azure VM Status: Failed.

All VMs seems to be running healthy and there are no extensions with issues, but the VM still reports status failed. This is usually because the Azure have a glitch, which means it happens uncontrolled and for no reason, but…
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