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

Error Re-configuring ADFS

I recently had to re-deploy an ADFS farm, and ran into the following error while finishing the ADFS configuration: Unable to open the physical file: “C:\Windows\WID\Data\AdfsArtifactStore.mdf”. Operating system error 2: “2(The system cannot find the file specified.)” Not only is the error a bit misleading, it also doesn’t give you any ideas on how to … Read moreError Re-configuring ADFS

Migrating to Office 365: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Last night marked the launch of a new Cloud / Office 365 user group hosted by the team at Long View Systems – I had the pleasure of being the inaugural speaker, and we ended up having a great discussion around the various migration strategies available when moving email into Exchange Online. It was awesome¬†getting … Read moreMigrating to Office 365: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Force ADFS Database Sync

This’ll be a quick one – I ran into an issue last night where my secondary ADFS servers were not updating their database settings from the primary, and hadn’t updated in over 10 days. This was causing problems, as I had made some changes to ADFS to configure Yammer SSO, and the correct claims rules … Read moreForce ADFS Database Sync

Creating a New User (Remote Mailbox)

This is the second of three posts detailing how to create new users in a Hybrid environment. In this case, it was Exchange 2010 on premise, Hybrid to Exchange Online, with ADFS / DirSync, and SSO. There was some confusion with the Help Desk staff on how to manage their environment going forward, so I … Read moreCreating a New User (Remote Mailbox)