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Author: Allan Rafuse

Allan's IT career has moved him to several Canadian provinces and even to Sweden for four years. He has been nominated for the Cloud and Datacenter Management Microsoft MVP. Due to his Veeam experience in backup, restore, and DR scenarios, Veeam has accepted Allan into the Veeam Vanguard program. Allan has always been a senior member and key player in implementing Windows infrastructure projects, virtualized platforms (Hyper-V and VMWare) and cloud projects. His love is building roadmaps and lifecycle of the Windows Server environments, DR, automation and the development of ITIL processes for OSD, configurations, and performance. He is an expert at scripting solutions and has an uncanny ability to reduce complexity and maximize the functionality of PowerShell. Allan has recently rejoined the TriCon Elite Consulting team again as a Principal Consultant. Allan can be found on twitter @AllanRafuse and blogs on http://www.checkyourlogs.net

Total Posts: 60

Azure Active Directory – Problem Updating UserPrincipalName (FederatedUser.UserPrincipalName], is not valid)

Ever need to change an Azure tenants user’s UPN from one of your verified to another? This needs to be done for a few reasons, but usually this is done to migrate people between departments / sub companies in cases where their email has changed. Unfortunately, ADConnect tries to do this, but fails. How do we fix this? #PowerShell!

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#ADFS and Azure AD Authentication with a #Netscaler 11.1 acting as a Proxy

This is quite a rare scenario, but they do exist more than often in IT! After hitting one of Microsoft’s Azure/Office 365 landing pages that sends you to your ADFS login screen via Netscaler, you encounter a HTTP 400 error message after a successful authentication. Simple reason for this, there is a bug in the Netscaler software. Keep reading.

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How to Force a #SCCM Task Sequence to Fail

Task Sequences are used heavily in Operating System Deployment (#OSD), but they are also used to control the workflow of installing applications, migrations, updates and even patching. Just like any piece of work in the IT world, we need to go through a Dev, QA, Prod lifecycle while developing these. More often than not, even the simplest Task Sequence needs a little debugging. Perhaps in your own Task Sequence you’ve developed, or perhaps you inherited the Task Sequence.

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