Category Archives: Active Directory

Azure AD Connect– In-place Upgrade

How to perform a in-place upgrade to AAD Connect (Azure Active Directory Connect).  When using DirSync tool there are two ways to upgrade to the AAD Connect: in-place upgrade method…

How to update the DNS root hints

Updating the root servers on the DNS servers, by default when DNS server is installed a list of root servers comes with the server. In this Tutorial we are going…

Managing Google Chrome using Group Policies

How to manage Google Chrome from a central location using Group Policies. Solution The first step is to download the admx files to be added to the Group Policy Templates….

Managing Synchronization with AAD Connect

Using AAD Connect synchronization settings to validate, trigger synchronization and check the status. Solution For those administrators that are coming from previous versions the synchronization process was changed on this…

How to install Azure Active Directory Connect

Synchronization is evolving in a fast pace to keep it up with Microsoft Azure/Office 365 products. In the past we had/still have FIM, DirSync, AAD Sync, and nowadays AAD Connect…

Configuring Directory Synchronization in Office 365 Admin Center Preview

How to start the synchronization between on-premises and Office 365 using the Office365 Admin Center Preview. In this Tutorial, we are going to run the initial wizard which will validate…

Managing Office 2016 using Group Policies

Adding administrative templates to support your Office 2016 is critical for administrators that want to manage certain components from a central location. Solution The process is simple, the first step…

How to update Group Policies admx templates to Windows 10

In this Tutorial we are going over the process to update the Group Policies files (admx) to support the latest version of Windows 10 including Microsoft Edge. Solution If you…

AAD Sync – Modifying a filter rule

How to modify an existent filter rule and validating what changes in the Azure Active Directory using AAD Sync. Solution To demonstrate how a change in existent filter rules can…

AAD Sync– Creating filter rules using object attributes

Using Microsoft Azure Active Directory Sync tool to filter out objects using the SyncRulesEditor tool. During the installation of the tool the administrator can configure it as manual and work…