How To Upgrade Azure AD Connect Software
Sep04

How To Upgrade Azure AD Connect Software

  Upgrading to the latest version of Azure AD Connect is a fairly painless process and solves a recent issue with high CPU usage. Here’s how you do it. First download the latest version of Azure AD Connect onto the server which currently runs it from here       Although the upgrade process keeps your current settings I always find it useful to view the current configuration to better undstand whats being used just in case the...

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Azure AD Connect Microsoft Online Reporting MonitoringAgent Startup High CPU
Sep04

Azure AD Connect Microsoft Online Reporting MonitoringAgent Startup High CPU

A recent update to Windows Server has caused Azure AD Connect to hog CPU time on some servers. To fix this download the latest version of Azure AD Connect and upgrade your installation. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=47594 The upgrade requires no reboots or down time the only issue is that the sync process will be stopped until the upgrade is complete. Upgrading the software typically takes 10-20 minutes...

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Azure Intune Compliance policy Not evaluated Error 65001 (Not applicable)
Jul10

Azure Intune Compliance policy Not evaluated Error 65001 (Not applicable)

Recently I’ve been trying to move fully over to InTune for device management and compliance but ran into an issue getting devices to show as compliant in the portal. Some devices report in fine but others show compliance policies as ‘Not evaluated’ or they show the Default Device Compliance Policy in an error state showing the error state 65001 (Not applicable). I opened a case with Microsoft support who have...

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Using LOGICnow’s Max Backup service with Azure for offsite disaster recovery
Feb09

Using LOGICnow’s Max Backup service with Azure for offsite disaster recovery

We’ve been using LOGICnow’s Max Backup service for a while now to provide cloud backup and business continuity to our clients. Recently we’ve been playing with Azure to provide a DR solution that can be turned on within a few minutes without the expense of  having hardware laying around doing nothing. This can be done using windows backup and the Azure backup services but if you need offsite hot standby servers and a...

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Azure: How to filter subscriptions in the preview portal
Jan10

Azure: How to filter subscriptions in the preview portal

If you haven’t noticed yet changes are coming in the Azure portal (Appart from the constant updates). I logged in today and I was sent straight into the preview portal so I guess I had better start using it! The preview portal is Microsoft’s new look portal for Azure which has been in development for a while now. Its specifically tailored for use on touch devices but it does have some way to go before its ready but I...

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