Securing the RDP connection Using Azure MFA for windows 2012/ 2012R2/2016 with RD Gateway and NPS server.

Hello All, In my previous articles, we explained a step by step how to secure the remote access (RDP connection) using Azure Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), at that time we mentioned that the same procedure can only applied to windows 2012 and earlier and it’s not supported to be applied to windows 2012 R2 and above. …

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Configure AD FS to use Email Address as Alternate Login ID – Case Study

Hello Experts, Recently, i saw some requests asking how to Allow AD FS to authenticate against Email address instead of username, to understand the concept more, let’s imaging below scenario: Customer have an AD Connect to sync objects from local Active Directory to Azure AD, usually when you deploy AD Connect using Express setting or …

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Azure ADConnect Export Failed with Permission-issue error (Insufficient access rights to perform this operation)

Hello Guys, while i am working in one of the ADConnect deployment, we faced an issue in the export operation with error “Permission-Issue” for some users as appears in below snapshot: from above console, when we clicked on the one of the effected users to expand the error, we got below snapshot with an error …

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Getting Started with Azure Active Directory Graph API

Hello Everybody, In this article we will discuss the concept of Azure Active Directory Graph API and how to start using Graph API. In local active directory, when any application integrated with local AD want to look up for objects in the directory it used Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) in order to perform the …

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Azure AD Pass-Through Authentication – Concept Overview

Hello Azure Lovers, In this Paper,we will discuss the concept of Azure AD pass-through authentication which will enable the organization to keep the users’ password in on-premises and redirect all cloud authentications to be against local active directory. To download the full document, visit Microsoft Technet: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-AD-pass-through-d0c97543  Ahmad Yasin is a Microsoft Cloud Engineer and the …

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Understanding AZURE AD Connect Sync Scheduler

Hi All, we prepared a document to discuss the concept of Azure AD Connect Sync Scheduler, we tried to demonstrate the concept and let you have a good knowledge on it in addition to how modify the schedule using windows Azure PowerShell based on your requirements, we assumed you have a basic knowledge of Azure AD Connect …

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Office 365 [Solved] – Migration Permanent Exception: You can’t use the domain because it’s not an accepted domain for your organization

Hello folks, In one of our Migration projects from on-premises exchange to Exchange online (Office 365), we enabled Directory Synchronization using AD Connect tool, All on-premises users was synchronized to Azure AD successfully. After enabling Hybrid Configuration wizard, we migrated a lot of mailboxes without any issues, few number of mailboxes failed to be migrated …

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Customize Azure Multi-factor Authentication – Part 1

Hello All, In First part of Azure MFA series, we discussed the general concept of Azure MFA and how you can integrate it with your systems based on your requirements. In the second and Third part, we implemented a real MFA scenario to secure the remote desktop access to servers (RDP). In this part we …

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Exchange 2013 Hybrid Configuration wizard – subtask checkprereqs execution failed

Hello All, I worked with one of the customer to deploy Hybrid setup between exchange 2013 and office 365. The customer have two Exchange 2013 servers multi-roles, and after we synchronized local Active directory with azure AD using AD Connect we tried to enable hybrid configuration wizard. once we enabled hybrid configuration wizard we faced the …

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Fortigate Single Sign On (SSO) Agent mode with active directory Integration

Hello All, In this article we will explain the best way to configure FSSO agent mode with Microsoft LDAP. There are many videos and articles explain that, but we will give you the best way with best performance, just go with this article step by step. We will use in this scenario  one Fortigate (1000D), with …

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