Category: Manuals

What is Azure ARC and how to deploy it for on-premise (virtual) machines?

In the last few years we see an evolving hosting landscape. Emerging cloud hosting and even cloud offboarding for certain workloads. But with this increasingly complex environments we need to find a way to manage and governance our clouds. With Azure Arc you can governance, manage and maintain your...

How to deploy Entra ID Application Proxy (Manual)

Entra ID Application Proxy is a service that enables remote access to applications from any device with a web browser without the need for a VPN. It provides secure access to on-premises applications by proxying requests through the Azure cloud. One of the other features is that Entra secures...

Windows Hello for Business and changing security policies (lessons learned)

Last weeks I had some challenges with a customer requiring more strictive PIN permissions for Windows Hello For Business. My initial thought was, I’ll just change the Intune Policy, and people will receive the new policy settings and job done. During the test phase with my own tenant, and...

Enable Inter-Hub traffic Azure Virtual WAN through Azure Firewall (Manual)

Since Azure WAN came out I’ve configured multiple Azure Virtual WAN environments. But since september 2023 it is now possible to automatically assign firewall routes to all your VPN tunnels. By default traffic from 1 VPN tunnel to another VPN tunnel will bypass the firewall. With this new Inter-hub...

How to deploy Azure NAT Gateway (Manual)

Microsoft recently announced that direct internet connection for virtual machines will be deprecated at the end of September 2025. So how are we going to grant virtual machines with internet access without an Azure Firewall? We can use Azure NAT Gateway to grant internet access. So lets get started!...

Deploy Azure Application Gateway V2 with http to https redirect

Azure Application Gateway is an advance type of load-balancer. Where an Azure Load-balancer routes traffic on the transport layer (OSI Layer 4 | TCP + UDP) the Application Gateway is a way more advanced load-balancer. It can route based on URL as well on path’s. On top of that...

Deploy Azure MySQL Flexible Server using Private End-Points (Manual)

In this manual I am going to show you how to deploy Azure MySQL Flexible Server with data encryption enabled using a Service Managed Keys (SMK) for data at rest encryption. What is Azure MySQL Flexible Server? Azure Database for MySQL Flexible Server is a fully managed Azure database...

Setup Azure File Share with Entra ID hybrid identities

I hear a lot of people that want to get rid of their traditional file server and don’t want to move to SharePoint for various reasons. As an alternative we can use Azure File Share with integrated Entra ID authentication. This manual contains al the information required to setup...

Get started with Azure Functions (Manual)

Azure Functions is a serverless solution that allows you to write less code, maintain less infrastructure, and save on costs. Instead of worrying about deploying and maintaining servers, the cloud infrastructure provides all the up-to-date resources needed to keep your applications running. As you build your functions, you have...

How to register Azure B2C tenant in the Azure API Managent (Manual)

From within the Azure API Manament portal there is a default authentication option for your API consumers. The better option is to configure a connection with an Azure B2C tenant. This will enable you to enforce MFA and conditional access policies on your API applications. In this manual it...

How to solve in Azure: The subscription is not registered to use namespace ‘xxxxxx’

Sometimes it happens that if you want to deploy a new type of resource in Azure that you receive the following error: The subscription is not registered to use namespace ‘*********’. See https://aka.ms/rps-not-found for how to register subscriptions. Today I received the above error for the namespace Microsoft.AzureActiveDirectory. And...

How to create an applocker policy (Manual)

Windows AppLocker is a technology first introduced in Windows 7 that allow you to restrict which programs users can execute based on the program’s attributes. In enterprise environments it is typically configured via Group Policy, however we can leverage the XML it creates to easily build our own custom...

IP Groups in Azure Firewall

If you are planning on using Azure Firewall you will definitely need to start using IP Groups. This will make your life so much easier and save you a lot of time in future changes because it will allow you to group and manage IP addresses for Azure Firewall...

How to deploy fonts to Windows clients using Intune. (Manual)

Last week I had a customer that wanted to deploy multiple fonts to all his clients. Since there is no default option to deploy fonts to Intune clients, it is time to do some PowerShell magic, in Intune. How to install fonts on your device? If you have new...

Restrict Azure App Permissions to Specific mailboxes only

With Microsoft disabling basic Authentication starting October 1st 2022, I see a lot of vendors asking us IT Pro’s to create an Azure App registration with mailbox permissions to read out just a single mailbox. However, by default this Azure App grants permissions to every single mailbox in your...

Azure VM cannot connect to RDP (NLA, Manual)

Today I had to restore a virtual machine from a backup from 2 weeks ago. Once booted I received the error message that I was not able to connect because of the following error: The remote computer that you are trying to connect to requires Network Level Authentication (NLA),...

CSP: Granular Delegated Admin Privileges (GDAP) explained

Microsoft has been working on improving security. In the last few years every CSP customer has had the request to grant Delegated Admin Privileges (DAP) at least once. Without it is hard for the CSP Partner to grant and assign licenses, however not impossible. Of course it is convenient...

Azure AD Connect Export and Import configuration

Today I had to fix an AD Connect server that stopped working over the weekend. Unfortunately there was now way of fixing AD Connect sync and we had to reinstall AD Connect. However I didn’t want to lose the configuration that was made in the past. Since the end...

Automatically assign license(s) to groups in Office 365 (Manual)

When you want to align license assignments in Office 365 it might be helpful to automatically assign licenses to users by adding them to groups. This way you can make sure that everybody gets the right license and avoid mistakes. The problem with medium or large companies is that...