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I am looking for some info / assistance with the following scenario.
My current setup is as follows:
Domain A
Domain B
Trust between domain A & domain B
Exchange 2010 server running on domain A
Mailboxes from domain A are LINKED to users in domain B
Azure AD Connect sync setup with O365 OU Filtering
So, I need to migrate all mailboxes from domain A exchange server onto O365 and allow the users in domain B to access them.

Now I see that few users are not syncing to the distribution group in cloud, so I take the user out of scope in domain A and run force sync again take back the user in scope and run force sync, this works fine and user is getting sync to distribution group. But even doing this, some users are not getting in the group in O365.
I checked that, when I take that user out of scope from both domain and run force sync, this is not deleting the user in O365. I tried deleting user from O365 from powershell and in on-prem bring user back to scope in both domain and run sync, this time it works but I lost the old emails by deleting the user.
I know I can restore all those emails.
Can somebody tell me, how to proceed in this scenario?

thank you
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I am trying to work my way through the tricky world of Azure and AD connect. In short I have a central sites with a domain, I have multiple smaller sites with just a few machines. I want to join those machines also to the domain. I was thinking rather than trying to join the machines over a VPN to the domain could I simply create a member server in azure which would allow for the smaller sites to connect directly? Is this even possible
I can connect to my windows 2016 core server using server manager, run "computer management" , and look at a number of things but when I try to connect to disk  management I get the "RPC server is unavailable".
This service is running on both the server and the client. I have disabled all Firewall services on the windows 2016 server and used Netsh Advfirewall to allow remote management.
What am I missing here ?
I am trying to deploy Intune to all the computers in my company.  Unfortunately, MS requires the user to be a local admin to join Intune.  These are all AD Domain Joined.  I am looking for a way to give the logged in user local admin rights, have them connect to Intune with their username and password and then remove them from the local admin group.  So far I have this for my script:

Net localgroup administrators “domain\%username%” /add
Start ms-device-enrollment:?mode=mdm
Timeout 300
Net localgroup administrators “domain\%username%” /delete

It works fine if a domain admin right clicks and runs the batch file as administrator.  I would like it run as a logon script one time.  I also tried to copy the file to common startup folder so it would run at logon, but get access denied on the first line.  The rest of the script runs without error.  Has anyone had success joining computers to Intune without manually making users local admins?
 have a collection of 12K photos of people (pass type) and I need to try to detect frauds, for example, a person who registered two more times.so I have to show an example photography and know if in the images of my collection there are similar images, one thing that comes directly from the microsoft API:

Face - Find Similar

Given query face's faceId, to search the similar-looking faces from a faceId array or a faceListId. faceId array contains the faces created by Face - Detect, which will expire 24 hours after creation. While "faceListId" is created by Face List - Create a Face List containing persistedFaceIds that will not expire. Depending on the input the returned similar faces list contains faceIds or persistedFaceIds ranked by similarity.

But I do no know how to invoke it.
Can anyone help?
I am setting up windows server 2016 for the first time and wanted to know if I wanted to setup additional server AD, hyper-v, other servers to add to a domain etc, would I need to have a separate server for each (physical) or create them as I've seen in videos after installing the initial windows server 2016?

This is for a home production environment?
Hello everyone,

I'm looking to do a Failback from ASR for a few of my servers but lost the "process server" I used to have on premise. How do I failback without it or do I first recreate a new "process server"?

Thank you!
I need to change all the users' logon name domain name
so instead of john@companyA.com change to john@companyB.com
In user's properties Account tab.

How can it be done please?
I need to create a script to spin up an Domain Controller (RODC and Writable) from the script in the event of the emergency.  In case the DC  tanks Admins should be able easily spin up a replacement using a script.  This would eliminate a human errors and increase a recovery speed.
Can someone point me to the right direction, how its being done and experiences.
Thanks in advance!
Modern Authentication is NOT enabled.

Is this possible?
When I block all from the outside I do not see Teams identifying itself here:

I only see:

Caller identity: 
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; Trident/7.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E) 


Caller identity: 

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how can I see what region I am connecting to?

I am looking for these values in AZURE, can I get them with the PowerShell console >?

I would also know how to get this info in the GUI as well !!!!!!

thank you !!
We have two users with following licenses:
Test.User1@abc.com (E3)
Test.User2@abc.com (Kiosk)

We want to add "Test.User2@abc.com (Kiosk)" as delegated full access mailbox in "Test.User1@abc.com (E3)".

On AD Connect / AD Azure local server we used below mentioned command to allow access.
Add-MailboxPermission -Identity Test.User2@abc.com -User Test.User1@abc.com -AccessRights FullAccess

1. We need to add delegated mailbox manually (not configure automatically in Outlook 2016).
2. We try to click on delegated mailbox, outlook hanged and showing following error (The set of folders cannot be opened. The file :\users\Test.User1\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Test.User1@abc.com.ost is in use and cannot be accessed. Close any application that is using this file. You might need to restart your computer.)

Counter Measures:
1. We reconfigured "Test.User1@abc.com" profile after deletion of its .OST, but issue remain same.
2. We opened ticket on Microsoft they failed to resolve this issue, and ask me reinstall Office 2016 by downloading fresh media from their site.

Remember, same delegation properly worked on Exchange on-line portal means on web access.
Hello guys,

I´m triyng to read some values with powershell from this txt file Hlth, BBU state...
ANy ideas how to read proper values? All I need is a proper value from BBU and hlth

Thank you very much!!

Status Code = 0
Status = Success
Description = None

Number of Controllers = 1
Host Name = KRE-VM02
Operating System  = Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

System Overview :

Ctl Model                 Ports PDs DGs DNOpt VDs VNOpt BBU sPR DS  EHS ASOs Hlth
  0 LSIMegaRAIDSAS9271-4i     8   4   1     0   2     0 Opt On  1&2 Y      4 Opt  
How can I Setup HyperV VDI using RemoteFX?

Windows 2016
I am trying to build a storage spaces direct failover cluster with intel DC P3600 AIC cards.  Windows server 2016 install sees the card but won't let me install on them even with the driver.  I think is due to the BIOS being legacy and not uefi. The cards work and can be accessed if I boot off a regular drive but not the card.  Any ideas.

Just looking for thoughts for the above?  Next step will be to migrate our VMs, but concerned with security, connectivity, performance.

Any info would be great.

Hi experts!

I recently created a LinkedService in Azure Data Factory to copy data from an on-premises MySQL databsae to a SQL Azure database. I followed the walktrought guide in the official Microsoft Azure documentation. However, when I check the Pipeline I notice it runs with no errors, an small 5 min. duration, but none row copied. So if I got to the LinkedService definition I notice an error saying "Credenciales no establecidas" ("Credentials not set").

Any advice on what is causing this error?

Please check in attachments screenshots of the error, as well as LinkedService/Data Copy Activity definition and Pipeline runs logs.

Help will be greatly appreciated.
When I try to boot to the thumb drive it doesnt let me

only when I choose legacy BIOS one time boot menu

then I install windows and still doesn't let me boot regular I have to choose again the legacy BIOS....

and suggestions?
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Company is on BIND DNS.  I setup a new AD with new Zone for that AD.  
In Windows DNS have BIND Forwarders IPs with Unable to resolve in Server FQDN.  
Do I need to enable BIND Secondaries?  

What else I need to enable on BIND and Windows DNS to have users connected to successfully resolve new AD?
I have a generic email account i want to eliminate, and I'm not an Azure AD expert.  My IT guys are telling me they can't eliminate that email account because it's tied to Azure AD, and if they do, it might break things.  How can I investigate this generic account.  It poses a security risk as I'd prefer NOT to have that generic account used as a service account.  If IT guys leave, I don't want them taking that login credential with them.

Is there any truth to an email account being needed for Azure AD to function?  We have an On Premise AD DS that syncs with Azure AD and Office 365.


I am looking to move forward with a customer who require a joined up networks.

Each site will require its own server for file storage and an on-premise application which is localised to each location. They then have a master office, which needs to be able to access each site, this will be done through Remote Desktop to each site, so that works fine. However, the users move around, and thus they need to be able to login to devices at each location using their normal username and password. We also require SSO to OneDrive and Outlook as they use Office 365. Their shared documents will be on sharepoint.

Can we use Azure for this as an active directory or will we still require a domain controller? Thats fine, we can do that with a site-to-site VPN, i think it would be better due to internet speeds to be independent if possible or use a cloud-based DC.

Have a question related to O365 and how to take over an Tenant.

We have recently got an contract with a company with an existing tenant and Azure AD sync. The users appear in portal.office.com as Synched with AD.

We will not take over their AD but build it from scratch. Several reasons for this decision.

We will sync the new AD to the existing Tenant.

So my question : the users that already exist in the O365 Tenant. What to do ?
They currently are synched towards the "old" AD.
What would best practice be ?
Sync between AD and Office 365 not working
Got Azure AD connect.
Am new to both sync and AD connect, not sure where to begin my troubleshooting .
Could anyone please help me with this.
I have also attached a screenshot. please have a look
Thank you
Please provide me with resources that describe how to setup, use, maintain, and support Microsoft Network Policy Server (NPS) with Server 2016 and Server 2012.


Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through datacenters. It provides both platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Cloud Services is a PaaS environment and can be used to create scalable applications and services; there are specific software development kits (SDKs) provided by Microsoft for Python, Java, Node.js and .NET. Azure also has file and storage services, data management, analytics and DNS services.