Networking 101 for Disaster Recovery to @MSAU @Azure using Site Recovery

Definitely worth a read before implementing any DR to Microsoft Azure plan.


Azure Active Directory Sync is now GA! #FIM2010 #DirSync #AADSync

Now AADSync is GA. Do not try to install on an existing AADSync/DirSync server. Just power the old server off and deploy a new server.

Identity Underground


New Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync) has reached general availability.

Here are more details about this – and here is the related documentation.

If you just want to get started, just click here to download AAD Sync.

As discussed on the release blog post:

“AAD Sync capabilities in this release include the following;

  • Active Directory and Exchange multi-forest environments can be extended now to the cloud.
  • Control over which attributes are synchronized based on desired cloud services.
  • Selection of accounts to be synchronized through domains, OUs, etc.
  • Ability to set up the connection to AD with minimal Windows Server AD privileges.
  • Setup synchronization rules by mapping attributes and controlling how the values flow to the cloud.
  • Preview AAD Premium password change and reset to AD on-premises.”

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How to defederate your domain from Office 365

Recently I defederated my domain from Office 365.  I followed these steps here.

I ran this command

Convert-MsolDomainToStandard –DomainName –PasswordFile C:\temp\passwords.txt

Interestingly the passwords.txt file remained empty.  Old documentation says that it will enter user passwords here.

I tried the command without specifying a password file.  It still prompted me for this.  End result was this still worked and the domain was defederated.