Category: Windows

Ay of Microsoft’s Operating Systems. From Windows Server 2000 up to the most modern and their client operating systems.

Philips Hue PowerShell 1

Philips Hue PowerShell

I’ve been quietly working on a little project (or two) of my own on GitHub since I got some Philips Hue lights a while back. Philips makes accessing the bulbs programmatically very easy with...

Filtering objects from Azure Active Directory 4

Filtering objects from Azure Active Directory

Microsoft recently made Azure AD Connect generally available and in doing so introduced a method for filtering users based on their membership in a specific group. Unfortunately, this is considered a pilot mode for...

Integrating SimpleSAMLphp with ADFS 2012R2 32

Integrating SimpleSAMLphp with ADFS 2012R2

In my previous two posts, I’ve discussed two solutions for using Azure Active Directory authentication from a bespoke PHP web application. In the first post I essentially re-wrote an article that originally was written...

Single Sign-on to Azure AD using SimpleSAMLphp 26

Single Sign-on to Azure AD using SimpleSAMLphp

In my last mammoth post, I posted an update/re-write to an article originally written on the Azure website that used some libraries provided by Microsoft to enable custom PHP applications to sign-on to Azure...

Single sign-on with Azure AD in PHP 9

Single sign-on with Azure AD in PHP

So, what’s this massive post about? I recently read an article on the Azure website about using Azure AD authentication with bespoke PHP applications. While the article is quick and concise – it has...

Upgrading to Azure AD Connect from AADSS 0

Upgrading to Azure AD Connect from AADSS

Microsoft recently released to GA (Generally Available) Azure AD Connect which is a much simplified installation and replacement for DirSync and Azure Active Directory Sync Services. Under the hood, it’s the same as Azure...

How to block updates in Windows 10 0

How to block updates in Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 introduces seamless update installation – but what should you do if it’s installing an update or driver that keeps breaking your PC? On the sly, Microsoft have announced a troubleshooter to...

Handling website maintenance in IIS 1

Handling website maintenance in IIS

I’m the proud owner of a few websites, all of which run from an IIS 8.5 server. I also help friends and family run a few sites from the same server and some are business...