Active Directory

Save money with RDS Session Host Pools on Azure or Azure Stack.

Introduction One of the great things about consumption based billing is that you only pay for what you use. In most cases that’s just a great marketing strap line as servers tend to be up all the time. However, if you are using RDS Session pools running on Azure or Azure Stack, then the solution I have developed below will really provide you with one of the cheapest Virtual Desktop / Remote working solutions out there. Now that I have had this stable solution running in multiple implementations for a long time, I wanted to share this with the wider...

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Extracting LDAP Searches from Domain Controllers

That million dollar migration question. Who is talking to my Domain Controllers and what are they saying? These questions are critical when considering a logical Active Directory change to mitigate against service outages. It is inevitable that even after ensuring all LDAP binds are made to the domain DNS name, there will be static Distinguished Names utilised which need to be understood. This article will guide an Engineer through the steps required to enable LDAP logging and store the events in an easy to digest format. I came across a very good article written by Mark Morowczynski.  This article was...

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