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: 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

Directory Services: MVP Renewed.

I am once again honoured to be a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for Directory Services. Since first becoming an MVP in 2009, the Directory Services designation has evolved to cover many complimentary technologies and solutions in both on-premises and cloud solutions, such as traditional Active Directory to Azure Active Directory.  Microsoft's rate of innovation … Continue reading Directory Services: MVP Renewed.