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ImmutableID – mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid – AADConnect – ADMT – new series

My posts on the ImmutableID seem to continue attraction from all over the world, and thus, let’s continue the fun. In a new series of posts we will be looking at the influence of the ImmutableID and Cross-Forest Anchor (name given by me, not sure if it is the actual name for it) in an […]

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USG VPN’s and Dynamic IP’s

Running a Unifi USG gateway does have its challenges every now and then. One of my friends asked me how I would solve the problem of dynamic IP addresses being used in a S2S VPN configuration. Now normally, when you look at the USG documentation, if the S2S is managed by a single USG controller […]

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High-Available Architectures and SLA impact

Basis of SLA’s An SLA is an agreement on service availability, performance and responsiveness. In this paper, only the availability SLA part is addressed. When indicating SLA’s however in this document, we are talking about the Minimum time a service or component needs to be available, or the maximum time allowed to be down. When […]

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Exclusive: Azure Gateway OpenVPN P2S profile creator

Since only a few days (and for the few that read this before the Ignite launch: in a few days) the Azure Virtual Network Gateway will support P2S connections based on OpenVPN. This means that the connections from all your clients to Azure networks becomes a whole lot easier. Connect with your phone, tablet, Mac […]

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Breaking the 1Gbps barrier with Synology and Windows 10

[Update: seems even a Surface Pro 6 with docking station is capable of using SMB multi-channel using 2 NIC’s.. if you use the onboard NIC on the docking station, but also the USB-Ethernet converter in the dock’s USB port, you can actually achieve 2Gbps speeds as well! And, with the upgrade to a 10Gb switch, […]

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Azure P2S VPN with MFA

As Microsoft enabled the Radius option in the Azure Gateway VPN configuration, it now means you can enable MFA on your P2S connections! There is a caveat however. It only works if you have replicated your users from an Active Directory into Azure Active Directory. If you have cloud-only user, it doesn’t work (yet..) I’ll […]

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AZURE STACK DEVELOPMENT KIT – INSTALLER (Creating the ISO)

In my previous post I mentioned the way to create a USB/ISO for booting / installing the ASDK system. Now I’ve automated the creation of the ISO image (so you don’t have to) and with Microsoft buying GitHub, I also pushed all the code onto GitHub as well.  In there you will find the following […]

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Azure Stack Development Kit – Rebooting ADFS mode

When you have deployed your ASDK in ADFS mode and you want to shutdown/reboot the host, you might notice that the service never comes up again.. while a shutdown through the host directly is not-supported you are able to shutdown the ASDK using the AzS-ERCS01 privileged endpoint. To shutdown your ASDK do the following from […]

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Azure Stack Development Kit – Custom AD

(Not supported by Microsoft alert!) Azure Stack uses Active Directory technologies for identity management and authentication. By default, Azure Stack has 2 modes in can operate in. It can be used in a AAD mode utilizing Azure Active Directory for identity permission assignment as well as federated authentication or it can be setup in the […]

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Enable/Disable Accelerated Networking on Azure VM’s

Microsoft Azure has the option to enable Accelerated Networking on VM’s. More information on the feature can be found here but this post is not to tell you about what good it does nor how it works.. no, this post is to introduce a new script that will enable/disable the function for you! update: it’s […]

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