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Always On VPN – Design

Below workflow diagram that will be used to follow to implement this solution – Detailed workflow for deploying Always-On VPN connections for remote domain-joined Windows 10 client computers. Planning And Design This blog series assume that you have following already in place: Windows Server 2016 Domain Controller Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Active Directory Certificate …

Always On VPN using Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 Clients

This blog series started after the struggle with implementing Always On Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections for remote employees by using Remote Access in Windows Server 2016 and Always On VPN profiles for Windows 10 client computers. Although Microsoft have provided lot of documentation but it is never easier to find all the requirements in …

ADFS – Migrate Relying party Trusts to New Server

Overview I just came across the requirement to migrate a relying party trusts (RPT) from existing ADFS Server to New ADFS Server. I did not wanted to do it manually as there are many of them. I searched and quickly found an article with great script from Sarah Duncan – https://blog.keyfactor.com/migrating-relying-party-trusts I then modified the script to …

System Center – Orchestrator

Currently in my work role, it’s more about automation. We have been using monitoring tools, but they can only do much. So I started looking for tools like Microsoft Orchestator, where it can do more than just alerting on the event. “A complete Orchestrator installation includes a management server, one or more runbook servers, a …

Preparing for Azure AD Connect – Fix Active Directory objects with idFix

Preparing for Azure AD Connect – Fix Active Directory objects with idFix I have been working on various projects, where by getting so much to learn. Currently the project I am working on is Azure AD integration. Due to the limitation of what can be synced to AD in cloud, only way synchronization is allowed. …

SCCM Documentation – Summary of Distribution Points

Next Step is to get Summary of Distribution points and some of there are important details. Some of the important details when configuring Distribution points are: Branch Cache PXE Multicast Content Validation Allow Failback Source So When scripting this, First to get list of All distribution points and then gather hardware and some software configurations …

SCCM Documentation – Summary of Management Points for Site

To Get All Management points for SCCM site in a multi site oriented scenario is as per follows: cls $CMSites = Get-CMSite ForEach($CMSite in $CMSites) { $CMManagementPoints = Get-CMManagementPoint -SiteCode $CMSite.SiteCode Write-Output “Summary of Management Points for Site $($CMSite.SiteCode)”  ForEach($CMManagementPoint in $CMManagementPoints) { $CMMPServerName = $CMManagementPoint.NetworkOSPath.Split(‘\\’)[2] Write-Output “$($CMMPServerName)” } } You will get the list …

Windows Slow Logon

It is really hard to detect whats exactly causing windows slow logons. Most of the time it is caused by Group Policy and combination of Folder redirection or permissions for something. So I started troubleshooting slow logon for some users, where time varies from user to user. One of the user reported 45 minutes to …

SCCM Documentation – Get SCCM Site Maintenance Tasks

Lets get Site Maintenance Tasks for SCCM Server in current environment. What are we achieving here, is to display and report what is configured for Site Maintenance tasks- example below So to get the desired result, we will run the following powershell commands cls $CMSites = Get-CMSite ForEach($CMSite in $CMSites) { $SiteMaintenanceTaskWordTable = @() $SiteMaintenanceTasks …

SCCM Documentation – Site Configuration – Site Roles

Now Site Roles, have a read on Microsoft Docs about the Site roles “Configuration Manager uses site system roles to support management operations at each site. When you install a Configuration Manager site, some site system roles are automatically installed and assigned to the server on which Configuration Manager Setup has run successfully. One of …