I trotted out the trusty WireShark and Fiddler tools today and ran through the latest iteration of AAD Connect setup. In so doing, I’ve added a few endpoints to the test:
adminwebservice-s1-co2.microsoftonline.com… [ Continue reading ]
Update: This tool has a new shortlink: http://aka.ms/aadnetwork
Since the tool passed the 500 download mark a few weeks ago, I’ve started getting more questions (internal and external) about a few of the tests and checks. … [ Continue reading ]
A few users reported bugs with logging that I have updated. There was also an unreported bug when searching the XML generated by Get-ADSyncServerConfiguration for the connector’s AD user, which I have also resolved.
You can get the updated tool at https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/AD-Advanced-Permissions-49723f74… [ Continue reading ]
A few months ago, I debuted a new tool for AAD Connect deployment (read about it here: AAD Connect Network and Name Resolution Test or download it here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-AD-Connect-Network-150c20a3) which allows you to test a number of conditions to make sure your server and environment are suitable for deploying AAD Connect.… [ Continue reading ]
Update: I’ve added several additional parts to this tool since it was originally released, including some debug logging, an Azure credential check to ensure that your identity is part of Global Admins, additional cloud endpoint checks, and a more thorough system inventory.… [ Continue reading ]
Two updates for the tool in a week? Yes! It is so!
At the behest of my good friend Darryl and one of his customer’s needs, I have updated the the AAD Connect Advanced Permissions tool with the following:
- Allow the underscore (“_”) character to be used in an OU name path
- Allow CN= to be used as part of the OU filter name path, since some organizations may want to try to scope permissions specifically to CN=Users.
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On the recommendation of my good friend Darryl, I’ve added some things to my AAD Connect permissions tool:
- Better logging of errors. When running the tool for a large organization that had $ characters in its service account names, the tool would report successful but not leave any log files or indicators where things may have happened.
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I have created a more detailed example of how to do this here: https://www.undocumented-features.com/2018/09/14/fixing-office-365-anonymous-group-write-back-and-external-delivery/
Office 365 Groups are glorious creations. There are, however, some instances where they don’t work as you anticipate (or hope).… [ Continue reading ]
Since it’s initial creation, I’ve made a few updates to the Advanced AAD Connect permissions tool. The most recent updates:
- 2017-10-11 – delegating write permissions to the CN=adminSDHolder,CN=System container
- 2017-10-05 – delegating write permissions to the ms-DS-ConsistencyGuid property
These two updates should allow for a more complete AAD Connect permissions delegation experience. … [ Continue reading ]
This week, I received an email from a colleague asking if there was a way to work around the default behavior described in https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/connect/active-directory-aadconnectsync-implement-password-synchronization:
Password expiration policy
If a user is in the scope of password synchronization, the cloud account password is set to Never Expire.… [ Continue reading ]
Updated with additional requirements and scenarios, 2017-10-26.
I recently worked with a customer that needed assistance in configuring the additional permissions required for AAD Connect delegation. After chasing down an incredible number of prerequisite information, I decided it would be more helpful to my customer to put together a tool that would help them configure the various permissions delegations.… [ Continue reading ]
From time to time, you may find that you need to selectively filter out users going to Office 365. The easiest way to do it is with a scoping filter. We do have some documents on setting the cloudFiltered attribute in the metaverse to True, but that requires creating new rules. … [ Continue reading ]
This afternoon, I ran into a customer with a very interesting configuration–a 300-user department with 15 domain controllers spread among 6 sites.
Which, given our guidance in the past didn’t seem that out of line (redundant domain controllers at each site to process logons).… [ Continue reading ]
This afternoon, while configuring AAD Connect for a customer, I ran into a new error when I clicked Install at the end of the installation wizard:
An error occurred executing Configure AAD Sync task: Unexpected exception thrown.
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For those of you that have embarked upon the trek to Office 365, you’ve undoubtedly run (or at least heard of) IDFix. It detects and fixes a number of conditions that will cause the directory sync to report errors.… [ Continue reading ]