How to Demote or Decommission a Domain Controller

In the realm of Active Directory management, maintaining a streamlined and efficient infrastructure is paramount. Whether you’re consolidating servers, decommissioning outdated hardware, or optimizing network performance, demoting a domain controller requires careful planning and execution to ensure minimal disruption to your organization’s operations. Understanding Domain Controller Demotion A domain controller in Active Directory plays a … Read more

How to Transfer FSMO roles to another Domain Controller

In the realm of Windows server management, Active Directory stands as the bedrock for centralized authentication, authorization, and directory services. Understanding its intricacies, especially when it comes to Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) roles, is crucial for maintaining a healthy and efficient directory infrastructure. FSMO roles are specialized tasks assigned to specific domain controllers within … Read more

Managing Recurring Outlook Meetings for Departed Users in Office 365 Exchange Online

In any organization, managing personnel changes is crucial, especially when it comes to administrative tasks like maintaining Outlook calendars and meetings. One common challenge faced is handling recurring meetings scheduled by employees who have left the organization. In Office 365 Exchange Online, these meetings continue to recur unless explicitly managed, which can lead to confusion … Read more

Cannot send an email on SMTP Port 25

Microsoft Stopped SMTP from sending emails on PORT 25. A shocking update from Microsoft was released in March 2022 where the SMTP relay stopped working on Porta 25. What we found:Port 25 is stopped working with Azure VMs What configured:As others in the IT sector industry have configured Relay for sending an alert, notice, and … Read more

DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance)

What is DMARC? Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) is a free and open technical specification that is used to authenticate an email by aligning SPF and DKIM mechanisms. By having DMARC in place, domain owners large and small can fight business email compromise, phishing, and spoofing. With DMARC you can tell the world how to handle the unauthorized use of your … Read more

Intune Autopilot

Paragraph Intune Autopilot – invalid client error failed%20to%20authenticate%20user After the user credentials are validated in the Intune Autopilot enrollment, the following error message comes up. invalid client error failed%20to%20authenticate%20user. The detailed error is as below. Something went wrongLooks like we can’t connect to the URL for your organization’s MDM terms of use. Try again or … Read more

How to restore AVD/VM in Azure

  How to perform the Restore of VM in Azure and in What situation.   Restoring virtual machines (VMs) in Azure could be required in various scenarios, including: Data Loss or Corruption: If data within a VM is lost or becomes corrupted due to accidental deletion, hardware failure, software failure, or malicious activities, restoring the … Read more

Restoring an Azure File Share Path from Azure Backup

Azure provides robust backup solutions for ensuring data resilience and business continuity. Azure Backup allows you to securely store copies of your data in the cloud, offering peace of mind in case of accidental deletions, data corruption, or other unforeseen issues. In this guide, we will walk through the process of restoring an Azure File … Read more

Troubleshooting Issue with Sending Emails from a Shared Mailbox in Microsoft 365

Have you ever encountered a situation where a delegate with full permissions and SendAs rights on a shared mailbox still couldn’t send emails, receiving bounce-backs stating, “You do not have permission to send the message on behalf of the specified user”? If so, you’re not alone. This issue often stems from a hidden setting that’s … Read more