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Using Valimail to help with SPF,DKIM,DMARC monitoring with Microsoft 365
This post revolves around the e-mail concepts for SPF/DKIM and DMARC to increase your e-mail reputation as well as protecting your domain from being misused by others i.e impersonation. We will also go through the tool provided by Valimail to have this monitored, all integrated with your Azure AD for SSO.
Enabling Microsoft “Cloud enabled LAPS” (Local Admin Password Solution)
LAPS – Local Admin Password Solution, has for a long time been one of those great tools to have in the toolbox when it comes to securing your devices from lateral movement from a potential attacker. And Microsoft LAPS have been around for quite some time already.
This tool was orginally available for deployment to server/desktop devices connected to a traditional domain (on-prem) setup.
This changed as of April 2023, and Microsoft have now introduced Microsoft LAPS (Preview) with support for configuration with Intune, and saving the passwords to Azure AD, giving us – once again – a native LAPS solution to handle the local admin account.
Solving terrible performance in application using folders with high filecount
Recently I was troubleshooting terrible application Performance for a windows application.
This application is using files and directories located on a file server.
The file server OS was Windows server 2016 and the clients are Windows Server 2019 Citrix terminal servers.
The application uses seperate client folders containing files pr client, with alot of files inside the various folders – some more than others.
In this specific there were tens of thousands of files in some client folders.
Performance on the application was intermittently slow, and it could take upto 15 minutes to switch between one client and another inside the application Read on to get the solution
Microsoft Teams unable to send and receive calls after update to 1.5.x
Users are currently experiencing outage to expected functions inside Microsoft Teams. Vital functions inside the apps like the ability to do calls, video, meetings etc, are broken for a random group of users across a multitude of user groups.
Around where I am based the discussion started to show itself at the end of january. Troubleshoothing has been ongoing since then, with limited results to an acualt fix.
The temporary fix have been around rolling back to version 1.4 for users that have experienced the issues. But, as Teams gets updated automatically, this is very temporary.
There has also not been very clear as to why only some users have been affected.
During the last week or so, this has become more clear.
Read on for details and a temporary workaround until this gets resolved
How to configure screensaver settings on non-enterprise editions of Windows with Intune
his is another post to deal with one of thelimitations of the various licensing editions of Windows.
To be specific, there are certain features that are only available if you have an Enterprise or Education edition of Windows.
This post beeing around the limitation of controlling the settings around enforcing and controlling the screen saver on devices via intune.
As always, every problem has a solution, or a viable workaround.
Solved: Error opening files from SharePoint / OneDrive
Have been seeing some users getting the following errors when trying to open files from OneDrive for Business.
It doesn’t happen on all files, but for some, no specific event causing the behavior. .
If the user takes a copy of the file giving the error, then opening the copy, works as expected
Holding back the upgrade to Windows 11 with Intune
With Windows 11 pushing its way towards your environment’s devices, you may find the need to hold back this upgrade to some or maybe all your devices, for any reason. Holding back the upgrade can be done via Intune for easy deployment to your devices. Script can be found in the post.
Solved: Visma Lønn, random errors when showing “print” previews
This is just a quick post for an issue with Visma’s “Visma Lønn” application, that it may be nice to be aware of.
In Norway there are a few companies using “Visma Lønn” for payslips etc.
Some users may experience issues when doing some of the processes in the application, especially reports that involve the “Crystal reports” component.
When generating the reports, and when expecting the preview to show inside the application window, the user may get some “random” error messages.
Read on for the cause and workaround
Solved: Logitech Webcam + Citrix CVAD seamless apps = reconnection problem
Sometimes its the small things causing problems in IT. Alot of hardware, drivers, software etc, can make a mess of each other. Recently I experienced this with the combination of Citrix Published Applications and a device from Logitech. Read on for details.
Manageability – Part 1: Naming Conventions
When it comes to managing anything within IT, it will always be a good thing to keep things organized, in one way or another. You should also make sure that the way you organize things, is made understandable for others as well (maybe you share the responsibility of management with a group, or may do so in the future).
Make it a habit to creating an organizational model that others can jump in or out of over time, that is logical and understandable by others than yourself. Document the logic/model that is defined, and make sure not to deviate from the actual definition as time goes by.