Another Reason Why The AVD Session Hosts Are Failing To Load FSLogix User Profiles

Azure Files plays a big role in the Azure Virtual Desktop depolyments and for FSLogix to work in the intended way, the storage account needs to be joined to the domain. It can be either extending the on-premises domain to Azure by setting up a domain controller in the respective region or by setting up … Continue reading Another Reason Why The AVD Session Hosts Are Failing To Load FSLogix User Profiles

FIX: Windows 2019 CIS Benchmark Image Stopping the Azure VM Becoming the NTP Server After Transferring the PDC Emulator

In a Windows Domain environment the time is always working in a hierarchical manner. Server that holds the PDC emulator role holds the NTP Server and the other DCs will sync time from it and the members will sync time from those domain controllers. At times you have to change the FSMO Roles to a … Continue reading FIX: Windows 2019 CIS Benchmark Image Stopping the Azure VM Becoming the NTP Server After Transferring the PDC Emulator

How to analyze Conditional Access Policies with ‘Report Only’ Mode?

Conditional Access Polices can be setup in 3 main modes. On/ Off/ Report Only. On and Off modes are self explanatory where "Report Only" mode needs additional work. This post will go in detail on how to use the Report Only mode before you actually switch to ON. Read more about Conditional Access Policies https://shehanperera.com/2022/05/03/aad-cap101/Continue reading How to analyze Conditional Access Policies with ‘Report Only’ Mode?

Azure Automate Hybrid Worker Groups to Automate On-Premises Workloads

While Azure Automate can run PowerShell and Python scripts to make the cloud workloads to automate I like to focus on the PowerShell side of things. With PowerShell, you have the ability to connect to connect to modules like Exchange Online, MSOL, Azure AD, Az Storage and etc. Similar to that you can use the … Continue reading Azure Automate Hybrid Worker Groups to Automate On-Premises Workloads

Azure AD User Automation For Better Identity And Access Management

Why automate such a workload? Few reasons though Better Identity and access managementNot having to update too many locations for these type of requestsMeet demands/ less stress on the frontline IT This is the age of automation and everyone is in the automation bandwagon to automate the tech workloads in the cloud or on-premises. If … Continue reading Azure AD User Automation For Better Identity And Access Management

Azure AD Connect Cloud Provisioning. The new feature that may come in handy!

Microsoft have finally answered the prayers of the IT admins! Long story short, gone of the days where the IT admins had to make sure 2 AD forests can see each other and the ports are opened, before it adds to the Azure AD Sync tool as another directory, so the users from that directory … Continue reading Azure AD Connect Cloud Provisioning. The new feature that may come in handy!

Azure Files – Create File Shares in Azure and Authenticate via Azure AD Domain Services

Almost everyone is familiar with the traditional Windows file servers/ shared drives concepts and its a heavily used Windows Service. Users are very familiar with how to access those directories, request access to certain files and folders and request for file recovery if it's deleted.So far this mechanism has been used/ still using with on-premises … Continue reading Azure Files – Create File Shares in Azure and Authenticate via Azure AD Domain Services

Azure AD Group Based Licensing

As opposed to adding cloud based licenses per user basis or via PowerShell to automate license assignment with a security group, Azure's group based licensing is easy to do and will save a lot of time.This setup is ideal for the organizations which has a number of licenses for different types of users. Also will … Continue reading Azure AD Group Based Licensing

The Hybrid Exchange Server Dilemma

This article is for anyone who is struggling and thinking how to get rid of the On Premises Exchange Server now all the mailboxes have been migrated to the cloud and no need of coexistence, federation and mail flow required. As you may already know (maybe) Microsoft recommends us to keep the last Exchange Server … Continue reading The Hybrid Exchange Server Dilemma