How to install CA in two-tier hierarchy

Hello all, In this post, I will show you how to install Certification Authority in Windows Server 2016 in two-tier hierarchy. Based on hierarchy, you need to install offline root CA and least one subordinate CA and configure it. Although offline CA can be domain member, installing on a server that is a domain member…

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How to configure Windows Server Failover Cluster

Hi everyone, Failover clustering is technology that provides you with an ability to implement services in highly available manner. Many organizations that have business critical services rely on failover clustering technology in order to achieve better availability and service stability. Before you implement failover clustering, you need to identify services or application that you want…

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SQL AlwaysOn – Step by step

Hello everyone, In this post, I will describe process of configuring AlwaysOn on SQL Server 2016. Always On availability groups feature is a high-availability and disaster-recovery solution for your SQL databases. Before you start with configuring, you need to meet some prerequisites. For successful implementation, you need: SQL Server Standard 2016, or older in Enterprise…

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How to move Catalog Data in Exchange

Hello folks, If you want to move mailbox database from one location to another, process is pretty simple. But, sometimes catalog data will not be moved automatically, even though folder is copied. That will cause that index files will have been able to created on primary mailbox database location. Also, you will not be able…

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How to create VM in Azure (Azure Portal)

Hello everyone, One of the most basic task (and most common) in Azure is creating virtual machine. Like most resources, you can create a VM in few different ways: Azure Portal Azure PowerShell Azure CLI ARM Terraform … Using Azure Portal, process is pretty simple. You need to select image from Marketplace, and fill all…

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How to disable Dir Sync in Office365

Hello all, Even though disabling Dir Sync is not daily task for Office 365 admins, you should know how to do that if you need to do that. In older versions of Office 365 Admin Center, disabling Dir Sync was one of option from UI, but option is removed a long time ago. Process is…

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How to configure LAPS

Hello everyone, In today’s modern IT world, security is hot topic. All of us are witnesses of many security breaches on daily basis, and most of them are initiated with credentials compromising, especially local administrator account. In this post, I will tell what is LAPS and how you can configure LAPS in order to protect…

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RDP connection issue with patched / unpatched clients

Hello everyone, If you a fan of updating systems, you probably have (or will have) issue with RDP connecting to some (or many) servers. Error is pretty stressful, because everything was fine before update … With the release of the March 2018 Security bulletin, there was a fix that specifically addressed a CredSSP, “Remote Code…

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SSO with ADFS for Azure AD / Part III

Hello again, Once when you have installed and configured ADFS and ADFS proxy, you can start with configuring Office 365 for SSO. This task is final in configuring SSO with ADFS for Office 365. If you want to finish SSO implementation successful, you need to Install Azure Active Directory module (I like to install on…

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How to create custom name self signed certificate using PowerShell

Hello, Few days ago, one of my clients start with implementation of ASP.NET application in three different environment (Dev, QA and Prod). Their request was pretty same as usual, except one condition. They want self-signed SSL certificate on IIS server with custom name for each application. I said “OK”, but when I tried to create…

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