Configuring Active Directory for RDS 2012 VDI Collection

Just a quick post to show you how to configure Active Directory for VDI in RDS 2012/R2. So in the demo, I have two servers, the DC which also has RDS installed and the Hyper-V Server named HV01. Before we start, its a good idea to create the Organisational Unit required for the VDI Collection.... Continue Reading →

Load Balance AFDS and ADFS Proxy in Windows Azure with KEMP

This article will show you how to load balance ADFS and ADFS proxy servers in Windows Azure using my favourite Load Balancer "KEMP". KEMP are one of the first vendors to release a layer 7 load balancer on the Windows Azure Platform. You can check out the Azure VLM Specs at At the time of writing this article:... Continue Reading →

Unable to open the miisclient “DirSync” Server 2012

I came across this error when trying to open DirSync's FIM Sync in Server 2012, the application miiclient is located under: C:\program Files\Windows Azure Active Directory Sync\SYNCBUS\Synchronization\Service\UIShell Change the compatibility setting to Windows 7 and then you should be able to access FIMSync console.    

Create Managed Service Accounts using a Gui

For those who are wanting to create Managed Service Accounts (MSA), I have found a tool from that allows you to manage and create MSA's. See TechNet for further information on MSA's  

Cloning a Domain Controller Server 2012: Hyper-V

Ensure the domain controller is placed in the Clonable Domain Controllers Security Group Creating the Allowable Applications List: get-addccloningExcludedApplicationList Generate a exception xml: Get-ADDCCloningExcludedApplicationList -GenerateXml Creating the Clone Configuration File: New-ADDCCloneConfigFile -Static -IPv4Address <newipaddress> -IPv4DefaultGateway <ip address> -IPv4SubnetMask <Subnetmask> -IPv4DNSResolver <DNS IP> <Second DNS IP> - CloneComputer Name <domain controller name> -SiteName <site Name> You... Continue Reading →

Connect to Office 365 Exchange Online from PowerShell

Please see the new improved way .....>>>   Just a quick post on how to connect to Office365 Microsoft Exchange online: Download and install PowerShell for office 365 Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell (64-bit version) Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell (32-bit version)  Open Azure PowerShell: $Cred = Get-Credential... Continue Reading →

Deploying RDS 2012 Single Server – Session Based deployment

This guide will show you how to deploy RDS 2012 on a single 2012 Server enabling the use of Remote Desktop Sessions and RemoteApps. Point to note: This demonstration shows how to deploy RDS using Quick start. I will demonstrate how to deploy RDS using Standard deployment in a later post. Preparing for RDS 2012... Continue Reading →

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