Resize Azure Managed Disk

I recently was trying to resize the OS Disk of an Azure VM that I had just created, and ran into an error while using these instructions. In case you missed it, make sure you stop/deallocate your VM before trying to update the disk – otherwise it’ll just fail on you. For the record, this … Read moreResize Azure Managed Disk

Oops! Access to Azure Active Directory is not available

When trying to access the Azure AD admin portal from within Office 365 recently, I ran into the following error: Now, this shouldn’t be an actual problem, as Office 365 is built on the Azure AD identity platform, and clicking on the link to the admin portal should just work properly – but then *should* … Read moreOops! Access to Azure Active Directory is not available

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

Find which server DirSync is installed on

As consultants, we often find ourselves in environments that haven’t been properly managed, and usually not properly documented – which is generally why we get called in. In this particular situation, I was asked to install and configure DirSync / AAD Connect for a client – only to find out that it was already installed! … Read moreFind which server DirSync is installed on

Creating OME Transport Rules

Once you’ve enabled Azure Rights Management in the Office 365 portal and configured your tenant, your next step is to create transport rules that will encrypt (and optionally decrypt) email messages based on the settings you choose. Start by going to the Exchange Admin Center, and click on Mail Flow, then Rules. Click the + … Read moreCreating OME Transport Rules

Tenant changes required for Office Message Encryption

When setting up Office 365 Message Encryption (OME), there are some changes to your tenant’s IRM (Information Rights Management) configuration which requires connecting to Exchange Online through Powershell. Once connected to Exchange Online, start by checking your existing IRM Configuration by running the following command: Note that there is no RMS Online Key Sharing Location … Read moreTenant changes required for Office Message Encryption