Azure Information Protection – The procrustean problem.

Rights Management Microsoft rights management solutions be it WRM or AD-RMS have been in my opinion for many years, a solution waiting for a problem; many organisations wanted to protect and control their documents and emails from being read or altered by recipients the content was not intended for, but the product lacked some important functionality, one … Continue reading Azure Information Protection – The procrustean problem.

Recover a domain name from an expired trial Office 365/Azure Active Directory tenant.

I regularly work with multiple Azure Active Directory and Office 365 tenants, recently I wanted to utilise a domain that was attached to a tenant that had expired in December 2015, but did not know how to recover it. The various portals that you can utilise offer very little guidance. Azure Active Directory was a … Continue reading Recover a domain name from an expired trial Office 365/Azure Active Directory tenant.

Azure AD Connect: User Realm Discovery Failed.

Recently I faced an issue with Azure AD Connect. The scenario: A Windows Server 2012 R2 box with direct access to the internet with Azure AD Connect installed and running under the context of a service account. As Azure AD Connect was running in the context of a service account, it wanted to utilise a … Continue reading Azure AD Connect: User Realm Discovery Failed.

Azure AD Connect: Initialize-ADSyncDomainJoinedComputerSync

Azure Active Directory Connect (AADConnect) is the tool that connects your on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory. At the end of the setup there is a rather unhelpful message asking you to run "AdSyncPrep:Initialize-ADSyncDomainJoinedComputerSync" Translated to English this means. (also see Update 20/07/2016) Open PowerShell and set your execution policy to unrestricted. set-executionpolicy unrestricted … Continue reading Azure AD Connect: Initialize-ADSyncDomainJoinedComputerSync