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FIM Self Service Password Reset: Account Enablement

Posted by Sami Van Vliet on Jun 19, 2013 5:52:51 AM

I recently worked on a project where the client had some users who may not be logging into their accounts for 6 months or more, but their corporate policy was to disable accounts that had been dormant for more than 3 months.

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Topics: Forefront Identity Manager, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, FIM, Microsoft Active Directory, Password reset, Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), Identity Management, Microsoft AD, FIM Password reset, Blog, Self-Service Password Reset, Active Directory, AD

File Server Resource Manager and AD RMS

Posted by Sarah Duncan on Jun 3, 2013 8:06:31 AM

You may have heard of the ability back in Windows Server 2008 R2 to use the File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) feature (part of the File Services role) together with the AD RMS Bulk Protection Tool (a command-line tool) to automatically apply rights protections to documents stored on a file server based on things such as key words in the files. That was a nice feature, but a little clunky to use with the command-line AD RMS Bulk Protection Tool. The good news is that the AD RMS integration has now been incorporated into the File Server Resource Manager on Windows Server 2012, eliminating the need for the AD RMS Bulk Protection Tool in this context. The AD RMS Bulk Protection Tool can also be used outside of FCI whenever you need to bulk encrypt or decrypt a batch of files.

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Topics: Active Directory Rights Management Services, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft Active Directory, Data Protection, FCI, RMS, command line tool, AD RMS Bulk Protection Tool, Blog, Active Directory, File Server Resource Manager, AD, AD RMS, File Classification Infrastructure (FCI)

Authorization Error Enabling AD RMS for Exchange

Posted by Sarah Duncan on May 2, 2013 9:06:08 AM

Recently I encountered an odd authorization error while trying to enable Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) for an on premise Exchange 2010 server and thought the world might benefit from my experience in resolving the issue.

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Topics: Active Directory Rights Management Services, Microsoft Active Directory AD, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft, Exchange server, Blog, Active Directory, AD RMS, IT management

AD FS 2.0 Rollup 2 and Customized Pages

Posted by Sarah Duncan on Mar 27, 2013 10:46:56 AM

Update Rollup 2 for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0, which was released last year, addresses five issues:

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Topics: SAML, Federation, Microsoft Active Directory AD, Active Directory Federation Services, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft Active Directory Federated Services, AD FS, Microsoft Active Directory, SAML 2.0, Blog

Shocked by an Android

Posted by Sarah Duncan on May 23, 2012 8:08:50 AM

Stunned is the word for it. There I was getting to know my new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, a tablet running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). I configured the built-in Exchange ActiveSync client (using certificate-based authentication, but that's a discussion for another day) and was browsing around the interface when I spotted an oddly familiar-looking icon. "Hmmm," I said, "I wonder what that button does."

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Topics: Active Directory Rights Management Services, Microsoft Active Directory AD, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, IT Security, Industry Trends, Microsoft Active Directory, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Data Protection, Ice Cream Sandwich, RMS, Rights Management System, Android 4.0, Android, Blog, AD, AD RMS

SCCM 2012 – Migration Made Easy – Part 2

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jan 17, 2012 4:00:00 AM

In Part 1 of this blog series I presented an overview of the requirements for preparing a migration from Configuration Manager 2007 to 2012. With that information in hand I believe that you should have a general understanding of the pre-requisites necessary to begin your migration process.

Migration Objects

We’re going to cover the types of objects that can be migrated and how they are translated to Configuration Manager 2012. Bulleted below are all of the objects that can be migrated from ConfigMgr 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012.

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Topics: Microsoft System Center 2012, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, System Center migration, SCCM 2012, Desktop Security, System Center 2012 migration, Infrastructure Management, System Center 2012, sccm microsoft, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft AD, Systems Management, ConfigMgr 2012, Blog, SCCM client, Configuration Manager 2012

Best Practices for Preparing your Infrastructure for Office365

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jan 12, 2012 4:24:00 AM

Office365 is a cloud based solution that provides hosted email, collaboration, and IM solution, enabling organizations to quickly implement these capabilities without needing to implement large, in-house infrastructures to support the products. However, as organizations look to move to cloud based solutions, and Office365 in particular, due diligence and planning should be given to preparing the internal security infrastructure, and the user experience aspect. There are 3 steps that you can start tackling to prepare for your deployment (we assume, of course, that the Office365 service itself is secured).

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Topics: Active Directory Rights Management Services, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Desktop Security, Office365, Microsoft Active Directory, DirSync Tool, Microsoft AD, ADRMS, Blog, Microsoft Office365, AD

SCCM 2012 - Migration Made Easy - Part 1

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Nov 3, 2011 5:00:00 AM

As we all wait in anticipation for Configuration Manger 2012, there are a number of concerns that present themselves from an administrator’s perspective. One of those primary concerns, and the topic of this post, is the lack of upgrade path from SCCM 2007. At first glance it seems like a show stopper as companies may balk at a whole new infrastructure while already having one already in place for SCCM 2007. However, as Microsoft has made giant strides forward in terms of Systems Management and Hierarchy Simplification with ConfigMgr 2012, they have also reduced the pains of migration immensely. With the release of ConfigMgr 2012 RC some of you may be gearing up for testing, with that in mind the first part of this three part blog will highlight the requirements for preparing a migration along with any caveats and information pertaining to the migration process.

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Topics: IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, SCCM 2012, Desktop Security, Infrastructure Management, Microsoft SCCM, sccm microsoft, Microsoft Active Directory, SCCM, migrate SCCM 2012, Systems Management, ConfigMgr 2012, Blog, SCCM client, migration to SCCM 2012

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