Category Archives: Cloud

Best practice steps to blocking and archiving users in Azure AD and Exchange hybrid environment (Azure AD Housekeeping)

If I put it in different way, How to do Housekeeping of unused or unwanted user accounts on Azure AD and Exchange hybrid environment, you may have existing process in place for the accounts in Active Directory, Just needs to understand and consider couple of important steps related to Azure AD and Azure AD connect(AADC)… [Continue reading]

Force Active Directory Sync through Azure AD Connect to Office 365/Azure with console and Powershell Commands

By default Azure AD Connect performing sync every 30 minutes and you don’t want to force the Sync as the time interval is very less, you can wait for next replication cycle, still you can do it if you want to

Reed Also: Active Directory on Cloud

Power-shell command to check Azure AD sync scheduler

To check current configured sync … [Continue reading]

Virtualized Active Directory without Physical Domain Controller

Virtualizing entire Active Directory without Physical Domain Controller

As an Active Directory Administrator I would think like, Can we setup or create a 100% virtual Active Directory without Physical Domain Controllers? It mitigates the risk of virtualization platform malfunction that will affect entire Active Directory platform, is this correct? Will discuss Pros and Cons of Virtualizing Windows Active Directory Domain … [Continue reading]

Active Directory On-premises User name did not match with their Office365 User name

If you connect your on-premises active directory toAzure Active Directory and force Directory synchronization then your local AD users account been replicated to Azure AD, user accounts in both the AD will be synch with 100 percentage and local On-premises user able connect Office365 their local user and domain login, some time you may see a mismatch between on-premises … [Continue reading]

Can we Replace on-premise Domain Controller with Cloud-based Active Directory

If you are looking for cloud-based Active Directory as a replacement for on-premise domain controller, like Active Directory without on-premise domain controller, we have an Azure Active Directory is cloud-based identity and access management service hosted in Microsoft datacenter, If you are looking to get rid of physical Domain Controller then Virtual machine in Azure or AWS is an option … [Continue reading]

Windows Server Containers Features on Windows Server 2016

Windows Server Containers are new approach to build and deploy applications instantly and it will be part of Microsoft upcoming server operating system Windows Server 2016, Containers is next level of physical and virtual servers which is necessary for today’s cloud and Mobile world, try to explain Containers basics and features and benefits

Also Read: Nano Server Features on Windows [Continue reading]

Office 365 DirSync Error: Unable to update this object because of missing attributes

One of our reader has an issue with the Office 365 syncing with their on-premises active directory, getting below error while running DirSync, error is as follows

Unable to update this object because the following attributes associated with this object have values that may already be associated with another object in your local directory services

IdFix DirSync Error Remediation [Continue reading]

Difference between DirSync, Azure AD Sync and Azure AD Connect

Before I start discuss about the difference, just want to share what these tools are used for and why we need to know the difference

DirSync, Azure AD Sync and Azure AD Connect are used to sync on-premises Active Directory to cloud based directory service like Azure AD instance, Office 365, Dynamics Online and other Microsoft Cloud Services[Continue reading]

Active Directory on Cloud

Active Directory on Cloud (Azure Active Directory)

May be a year back I couldn’t think Active Directory on Cloud, technology is always changing and now we have Azure Active Directory or Azure AD/ AAD, is a cloud-based identity and access management service hosted in Microsoft Azure datacentres

We can’t ignore the fact that this can be a game changer for … [Continue reading]

Amazon cloud outage questioned the Cloud reliability again

Netflix, online video Streaming and movie rental site been down for some subscribers this Christmas Eve, this incident again questioned the cloud reliability

AWS (Amazon Web Services) is hosting a many websites and online services, Amazon Web Services experiencing an issue with the Elastic Load Balancing Service which caused an outage for some online services

Netflix is hosted [Continue reading]