How to move an Azure Subscription to a different Tenant

In this post I will explain how to move an Azure Subscription to a different Azure Tenant (Directory). I often use this to move my MPN subscription to a Greenfield tenant to test new functionalities without worrying about settings I’ve made in the past. But this can also be use to bundle multiple Visual Studio subscriptions in one tenant or […]

How to export an Azure AD account to the Active Directory

With Azure AD Connect it’s easy to sync users from the Active Directory to the Azure AD, but it’s not possible to sync users from the Azure AD to the Active Directory. In this blogpost I will show how you can export an account and how to resolve some common issues.   How are users synced   First we need […]

CSV in Excel: Get data in the right columns

It’s really annoying when you open a csv file and you see all the data appear in the first column, but luckily the solution for this is really easy.   First select the first column, then select the tab “Data” and press the button “Text to Columns” in the Ribbon.   In the Columns Wizard press next at the first […]

How to view the Azure AD Connect schedule and force a sync

By default the Azure AD connect will perform a sync every 30 minutes. To view the Sync Schedule settings like the used synccycle and when the next scheduled sync is planned, you can use the ADSync module. This module is part of the Azure AD Sync connector and is located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure AD Sync\Bin\ADSync folder. To use […]

How to get notified about Azure issues

With Azure becoming more important for most organizations, there is also a need of being informed about any outages. With Service Health alerts you can configure in a few simple steps actions like: email alerts, push notifications, web hooks and automation runbooks which are executed when an alert is triggered. In this blog I will demonstrate how to configure a […]

Lift & shift servers to Azure with the Azure Migrate

In July 2019 the (Current Version) of Azure Migrate was released. In the previous version only assessment of on-premises VMware VMs was supported, in the current release support has been added to also migrate Hyper-V VMs and On-Premises Servers (november release). With the release of the Current version Azure Migrate has become a portal where the migration can be centrally […]

Setup Server 2019 Enterprise CA 5/5: Deploy Policy Templates

Previous: Setup Group Policy   After Setting up an Enterprise CA some Certificate policies are available without additional configuration. In this post I will demonstrate how to add Certificate Template and publish it. Deploy Policy Templates   1. On the Subordinate CA start the “Certification Authority” and select “Certificate Templates”. In the right pane all the out of the box […]

Setup Server 2019 Enterprise CA 4/5: Setup Group Policy

Previous: Subordinate CA   The CA Servers are now configured. Now the domain computers/servers need to trust the certificates which are created by the Subordinate Server. This is done by adding the Root CA certificate to the “Trusted Root Certification Authorities” store.  The certificate can be added in multiple ways, but the easiest way is by adding it with a […]

Setup Server 2019 Enterprise CA 3/5: Subordinate CA

Previous: Offline Root CA   With the Offline Root CA completed, we can now setup of the Subordinate CA server. This server is authorized by the Root CA to issue the certificates. During the setup the CA role will be added and configured. The server will also be authorized by the Root CA  The Subordinate CA Server is the SUBENT-CA02. […]

Setup Server 2019 Enterprise CA 2/5: Offline Root CA

Previous: Overview   The Setup will start with the Offline Root CA server. This server will only be used to authorize the Subordinate Server after that it will be turned off and only turned on to renew the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) & Subordinate CA Certificate. The offline CA Server is the OFFENT-CA01 and is a non-domainjoined server.   Setup […]