Run Multiple Teams Clients Simultaneously

I am unapologetically a huge fan of Teams. I use it constantly, and have almost completely stopped using Skype for Business for my day to day work – apart from a few outliers, and a few features that haven’t quite hit parity between the two… I’m all in! That said, one of my biggest frustrations … Read moreRun Multiple Teams Clients Simultaneously

PowerShell: Reset WAP Configuration

I was working on a project where we were both upgrading ADFS and migrating it from Azure to AWS – it was way more difficult than it should have been, and ADFS sure did not play nicely on AWS. Maybe it’s gotten better now, but it was overall quite the headache – the WAP servers … Read morePowerShell: Reset WAP Configuration

Troubleshooting Hybrid Azure AD Join

Hybrid Azure AD Join and Conditional Access One of the cool features of Azure AD Conditional Access Policies is being able to require that machines be domain joined, essentially locking down your access to corporate devices only, and preventing non-managed or non-trusted devices from being able to access your business data. You can see from … Read moreTroubleshooting Hybrid Azure AD Join

Troubleshooting ADFS/CBA: Error 342

I ran into this error today while configuring Certificate Based Authentication (CBA), and it was a weird enough of an issue that I thought it would be useful to post it, and share the fix. After configuring my CRL so that it was published publicly (this is required for both your Root CA, as well … Read moreTroubleshooting ADFS/CBA: Error 342

PowerShell: Connect to Lync Online

The issue: unable to discover PowerShell endpoint URI I don’t run into this error very often, but it’s happened enough times in the last few weeks that I really wanted to come up with a permanent/elegant solution. This error can happen when Lync/Skype is configured in a hybrid deployment, and autodiscover is pointing back on-prem … Read morePowerShell: Connect to Lync Online

Understanding Office 365 ProPlus Servicing

How do updates work in this new paradigm? In my recent experience with deploying Office 365 Pro Plus, the methodology for deploying updates is still somewhat mystifying for most administrators – diagrams like this one don’t really help us to understand exactly how we want to (or should) apply updates: I mean, in theory it … Read moreUnderstanding Office 365 ProPlus Servicing

Accessing mail options on a resource mailbox

I ran into an issue recently where I needed to access the mail options on a resource mailbox, which of course has no license, and can’t be logged into directly. After a bit of looking around, I found I was able to access the mail options directly using the following URL: https://outlook.office.com/owa/mailbox@domain.com/?path=/options/mail Just replace mailbox@domain.com with … Read moreAccessing mail options on a resource mailbox

Fixed: PXE Boot Process loops 4 times

I ran into this issue on a recent Windows 10 deployment for a client – when the machine attempted to PXE boot from the WDS / MDT server, it would go through four iterations of the PXE boot cycle before finally getting the correct boot image from the server. Worse, if you have WDS configured … Read moreFixed: PXE Boot Process loops 4 times

Azure Point 2 Site VPN: DNS config is wrong

Just ran into this issue when I created a P2S VPN on my Azure Virtual Network – I downloaded the client and connected ok, but I realized I could only connect to my servers via IP, not by FQDN. Checking my local IP settings, I realized that the DNS Server on my VPN connection was … Read moreAzure Point 2 Site VPN: DNS config is wrong